Traumatic Incident Reduction Workshop:
Become Certified in an Evidenced-Based Practice to Resolve Trauma! No degree required!

January 4-8, 2016
Location: Miami, FL

May 2-6, 2016
Location: Miami, FL

August 22-26, 2016
Location: Miami, FL

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Traumatic Incident Reduction is a powerful, evidence based practice that can quickly and permanently resolve Trauma Spectrum Disorders such as PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. Because it is NOT psychotherapy or counseling, it requires no license to practice. Further, the discipline that supports this technique is the same discipline needed to support a powerful and effective massage practice!

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a technique of Applied Metapsychology, a discipline for supporting personal growth and healing. On average, clients, even those with complex trauma histories, can resolve the ongoing effects of the traumatic incidents in their lives in between 20 and 25 hours of services. Through thousands of successful case histories employing several separate validated scales measuring PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Growth, collected over 18 years, the discipline is now listed on the National Registry of Evidence Based Practices, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and is a major initiative in the global movement toward Trauma Informed Care!

Course Outline

In this five-day workshop you will learn:
  • The Psychobiology of Trauma
  • What makes traumatic events different from normal experience?
  • How the brain responds to traumatic events.
  • How the biochemistry of traumatic stress can damage the body and brain, resulting in a downward spiral of maladaptive and degenerative responses.
  • How unresolved trauma can develop into a variety of disabling mental conditions as well as result in substance abuse.
  • How to Create Safety for Victims of Traumatic Events
  • Safe Communication Skills
  • Rules for Facilitating the Technique- The Discipline
  • Determining if someone is ready for TIR
  • Techniques for Resolving Traumatic Events, as well as When and How to Use Each Technique
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction
  • Thematic Traumatic Incident Reduction
  • Unblocking
  • Practice in Delivering and Receiving Each Technique
  • Requirements for Certification by the TIR Association Give 50 Hours of Client Sessions
  • Receive 10 Hours of Personal Sessions (You may trade with others working on Certification)
  • Provide a Video of You Giving a Client Session for Evaluation

  • Presenter Bios:

    Teresa Descilo, MSW, MCT is the Founder and Executive Director of the Trauma Resolution Center, formerly known as Victim Services Center.  Founded in 1995, the TRC is the first trauma-focused Community Mental Health Center and state licensed substance abuse program in the US. Teresa has always believed in the resiliency of the human spirit and in the ability of each being to expand consciousness and tap inner strengths. She has explored many paths and cultures over the decades and has collected many effective techniques for dealing with stress, raising awareness and connecting to one’s spiritual source. She always found it unreasonable that anyone should be permanently labeled and identified with any condition, as most things pass or can be worked through with some discipline and diligence, with the benefit of gaining strength and awareness. Teresa founded her agency on these values. The agency has kept validated measurements since its inception and the data shows that people who complete the program no longer meet the clinical cut-off for post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or anxiety -  in an average of 25 hours of treatment. The agency’s core service is a client-centered exposure treatment called Traumatic Incident Reduction, which is delivered in a holistic setting.

    Michael Brechtel, MEd, JD, LMT is an engaging transformational educator, author and empath. Michael has been teaching about trauma, self-care, ethics and intimacy for the past decade. “The person I am meant to change is myself. What I am meant to change is reflected in those I meet. I am finished when I see God in everyone.” A massage therapist since 1999, former Director of Education at Educating Hands School of Massage in Miami and Professional Massage CE Provider since 2004, Michael holds a BS in Secondary Education and an MEd in Vocational Education, as well as a Juris Doctor. He has taught public school, community college, massage therapy, and continuing education for massage therapists and licensed mental health professionals.

    About This Class:

    "Teresa Descilo’s TIR workshop is a truly valuable professional learning experience. This is one of those all-too-rare workshops that goes beyond concepts and theory to provide concrete instruction and practice in applied intervention skills. I strongly recommend it for any practitioner who works with clients with post-traumatic stress disorder.”

    Steven N. Gold, Ph.D.
    Professor, Center for Psychological Studies
    Director, Trauma Resolution Integration Program
    Nova Southeastern University