The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP)

by Diane Rooker


The Richards Trauma Process

If you are suffering from symptoms of trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), counselling with The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) can help you. This is an incredibly fast, effective, and safe way to short-circuit trauma that is being stored in your body and subconscious mind.

By going through TRTP, you can move from a state of ‘fight or flight’ to a position of empowerment. TRTP has also shown great results in treating anxiety, depression, fears and phobias.

Read below to find out how Diane Rooker of Pearl Counselling can help you using TRTP.

What is The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP)?

TRTP is a revolutionary way of looking at and treating trauma, named after its founder, Judith Richards. It combines elements of various therapies, such as:

  • ego-state therapy
  • cognitive therapy
  • choice therapy
  • parts therapy
  • emotion-focused therapy
  • gestalt
  • mindfulness
  • motivational interviewing
  • dream rehearsal therapy
  • hypnosis

By using aspects of these recognised therapies, TRTP offers a unique way to resolve trauma in sufferers.

How does The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) work?

It is well understood by experts that in order for you to resolve trauma, two things must happen:

1. you need to reach an empowered state of mind
2. your body needs to know that the traumatic events are over.

TRTP recognises that trauma isn’t stored in the conscious mind, but, rather, in the subconscious mind and the body. So it treats and resolves trauma right at the source.

How does TRTP achieve these outcomes?

TRTP immediately targets the core unconscious beliefs that are keeping you in a damaging thought pattern, emotional state, or behaviour cycle. By severing ties with your core issues right away, you can avoid the chance of self-sabotaging wellness in future sessions.

An important part of the process is to shift you from a state of trauma and panic (fight or flight or freeze) to a calm state where you know and feel within yourself that the trauma is in the past. To do this, TRTP removes the emotional scars from your past that are revisiting you as trauma. Then you can progress to empowerment, rather than being at the mercy of your trauma.

By treating the underlying cause of the trauma, and not just the symptoms of trauma, TRTP offers a long-term solution to trauma and PTSD. As the creator of TRTP, Judith Richards, has noted, she has observed people who are still experiencing positive outcomes more than 3 and a half years after treatment.

Find out more about The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP).
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More about TRTP

TRTP™ takes the emotional charge from the past, moving the client to a place of empowerment in relation to the trauma. Because hypnosis is used, the therapist can then speak directly to the body and to the unconscious. The client is shifted from fight/flight/freeze and moved to an empowered, self-regulated state. The sympathetic nervous system is calmed. The memory of the trauma is placed firmly in the past. The client quickly moves from their state of fight, flight, freeze – ‘I’m not safe!’  To, ‘It’s over.  I’m safe now…’  Calm returns, on all levels. Symptoms cease.

TRTP™ does not merely address the symptoms of trauma. It deals with the underlying cause of the problem, removing the emotional charge from the past and returning the person to a state of empowerment, returning the sympathetic nervous system to calm. Trauma is not stored in the conscious mind. Trauma is stored in the subconscious mind and in the body. (Levine, can der Kolk, Ogden) TRTP™ works where the trauma is stored, and addresses it there.

TRTP™ also arrests client self-sabotage before it begins. It does this in the first session, by changing the unhelpful negative unconscious core beliefs to the positive.  For example, if the unconscious has the belief, ‘It’s not safe to get well’ – self-sabotage will be the result. The unconscious will keep the client safe, according to its own beliefs. If this unconscious core belief is changed to ‘It’s safe to get well’ – then obviously, a positive outcome will be achieved more quickly, without the unconscious attempting to keep the client ‘safe’ in unwellness.

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