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Traumatic Incident Reduction Workshop being held in Dover-Foxcroft 8/27-30/2011

Posted July 23, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A 4-day Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 through Tuesday, August 30, in Dover-Foxcroft. TIR is a rapid (compared to traditional therapy) method of effectively reducing traumatic stress from emotionally and/or physically painful events in the past in a completely safe environment, free of distractions, judgments, or interpretations. TIR is a unique method of treatment; it is highly focused, directive, and controlled, yet wholly person-centered, non-interpretive, and non-judgmental. In competent hands, TIR is a powerful tool for use in the rapid and successful resolution of virtually any trauma-related condition. TIR has also been successful in treating specific phobias, depression, and anxiety, as well as other unwanted feelings.

This workshop covers the nature of trauma, the consequences of traumatic incidents, and the TIR technique, a one-on-one, highly-structured, yet person-centered approach to resolving the emotional charge contained in traumas and permanently eliminating their negative aftereffects in a brief amount of time. It also contains data on how past traumas may be triggered, and how unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes, and pains (“themes”) arising from past trauma may be traced back to their origins and eliminated. The workshop also teaches Unblocking, a technique that is highly useful in preparing a client for TIR and for handling issues that are not directly trauma-related relationships. Unblocking can be applied to broad areas of life (e.g. “your self-esteem,” “your career,” “your relationship with your spouse,” etc.).

Workshop Presenter, Ragnhild Malnati, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor, specializing in trauma, including grief and bereavement, using TIR and related techniques. Her private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland, encompasses personal growth as well as trauma and its associated disorders. She is also a lecturer and international trainer for the TIR Association, and has developed and co-authored curriculum procedures and workshop manuals since its start in 1984.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practicing social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, clergy, and critical incident stress debriefers. Participants in all professional disciplines will be provided with documentation of 28 credit hours for use in securing Continuing Education credits from their respective licensure boards and/or professional associations. Individuals who are not already mental health professionals may also be trained to be TIR Facilitators as the highly structured nature of this work and the built-in safeguards make it well suited for any intelligent person with a desire to provide effective help to learn. The TIR Workshop presents a new paradigm of safety and effectiveness for helping others. Upon completing this training, a practitioner can expect to get good results applying what has been learned. It is recommended that the newly-trained practitioner do a post-workshop internship to quickly raise his/her level of skill and confidence. An internship may also be conducted long-distance. This TIR Workshop is a pre-requisite to the Life Stress Reduction (LSR) Workshop being held in October in Winterport.

The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 12. The workshop brochure, objectives, outline and FMI about TIR, go to www.TIR.org (Professionals Training and The TIR Workshop). You may also contact the the Trainer, Ragnhild Malnati, LCSW-C, at (301) 445-6444 (Raggi@comcast.net) or Cynthia Scott, TIR Intern, at 564-2604 (Scott.CynthiaM@gmail.com).

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