Let’s get clear on what TRTP is not:
TRTP is not cognitive or emotional focused therapy, exposure therapy, soma therapy.
It does not use CBT, EMDR, EFT, ACT etc. Nor is it based in any of these therapies.
As one student said,” I don’t think I’d put your work in any of those categories and that in itself is intriguing.’ Is this CBT, EMDR, ACT, EFT etc.? The answer is, No.
Q. What makes it different from other modalities?
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.
Q. What clinical presentations does it resolve?
We are currently doing case studies on the outcomes of TRTP with extreme complex PTSD, PTSD, multiple dissociative disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, fears and phobias and other trauma-related issues.
Q: I’m finding the outcomes of this process sound too good to be true.
It does sound too good to be true.
Using current mental health practices, extraordinarily positive, quick outcomes are generally rare. The usual outcome is one of slow, incremental change.
We seem to have an entrenched view that if a person has been sick for a long time, it will take a long time for them to become well.
But what if that’s no longer necessary?
It makes sense that if a different outcome is being achieved, a different approach must be being used. It stands to logic that with TRTP we are doing something different. And we are.
Q. How long does it work for?
We have followed some past clients for over 3 ½ years with continuing positive outcomes.
Q. How did you learn how to do this therapy? Where? What is your training and experience?
Judith did not simply learn TRTP from somewhere / someone else. TRTP came into being as the result of her own harrowing journey through extreme trauma and PTSD breakdown, and her own resourceful navigation through to the other side of it. She is not a psychologist. However, she does know trauma – inside out and from every angle. AND she knows what is required to step someone through to the other side of their pain.
Her students achieve the same ‘staggering’ results with clients which she achieves.