Traumatic Incident Reduction Metapsychology (TIRM)

Bruce Perry

Shelley E. Taylor
First author of Biobehavioral Responses to Stress in Females:
Tend-and-Befriend, Not Fight-or-Flight


Gender Differences in Behavioral Responses to Stress


Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)

Gábor Máté MD: Attachment = Wholeness and Health or Disease, ADD, Addiction, Violence(YouTube)

Gábor Máté MD: Attachment = Wholeness and Health or Disease, ADD, Addiction, Violence(Vimeo)

Failure of people to do their own work, their own healing and confront their own traumatic wounds leads to denial. Professionals become even more entrenched and resistant, neglecting not only their own work, but rejecting effective therapies for their patients. It isn't about needing more study. It isn't about not having the tools or the information, it's about emotional denial of one's own pain.
As Jung said, “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.”
Yet the professional, the physician, the psychotherapist, the psychiatrist, the social worker, the mental health counselor all have an ethical obligation to the well being of those under their care. Failing to face and heal their own trauma directly undermines that obligation.
In the words of Eldridge Cleaver, "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem."

Lissa Rankin: Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves?




Pre/Post Test Link to PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Growth Measurements




"Let people tell their story, tell of their pain.
And let others listen.
We discovered that in telling,
that people begin to experience a healing."


--Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 2000.