What is TIR?

TIR, or Traumatic Incident Reduction, is a systematic method of locating, reviewing and resolving traumatic events. Once a person has used TIR to fully and calmly view a painful memory or sequence of related memories, life events no longer trigger it and cause distressing symptoms. TIR has proven useful in relieving a wide range of fears, limiting beliefs, suffering due to losses (including unresolved grief and mourning), depression, and other PTSD symptoms. The TIR technique can be traced to roots in psychoanalytic theory and desensitization methods; however, it is carried out in a thoroughly person-centered, non-judgmental and respectful context.

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Who can attend the TIR Workshop?

Successful graduates of the TIR Workshop include psychologists, mental health counselors, school counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, ministers, police chaplains, hospice workers, critical incident debriefers and peer counselors. Unlike some other methods of addressing trauma, professional licensure is not a prerequisite for use of TIR. The necessary practical and ethical conditions for use of Traumatic Incident Reduction will be discussed in this workshop.

"In the early 90's, my Practice involved 70 hours/week of face-to-face psychotherapy in which the number of my clients/patients with trauma related matters was growing alarmingly. Through increasing medical referrals, my Practice was progressively becoming unmanageable, and I began to seek more efficient ways of dealing with trauma. By chance, I came across an article written by Dr. Robert Moore of Florida, extolling the virtues of a new approach to resolving trauma known as Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). Unable to get support from my colleagues to bring a trainer in TIR out to Australia, I went to Menlo Park in 1994 to train at Moore's recommendation with Gerald French, the most experienced trainer in — and along with Frank Gerbode, MD, and others, one of the developers of — this new method.

The results I have obtained since returning to Australia with this innovative therapy are nothing short of miraculous. TIR has done nothing to reduce my workload, but it has increased my efficiency enormously. My trauma-related patients now number something like 45/week, up from the 20 or so that I was seeing at the time I went to California, and at the same time TIR has, in fact, enabled me to produce better, faster, and much more thorough results in dealing with trauma and related matters than have any other techniques at my disposal. Quite fantastic, really. More than worth every bit of the time and expense involved in traveling to America for the training."

Alex D. Frater
Certified Trauma Specialist

"TIR is a wonderful blend of combination imaginal exposure therapy and Rogerian work that is well-supported in the field. The beauty of it is that it is a self-directed flooding technique that is well-tolerated by Vietnam vets [and others] with authority problems, and it has changed significantly the way I do therapy."

Kenneth Green, Ph.D.
Vet Center Team Leader
Fairbanks, AK

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