Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist Dr. Laura Bokar Featured on ABC7 News Chicago

Dr. Laura L. Bokar, LCPC, LMFT, ACS, was recently featured in a special segment for ABC7 News Chicago entitled Hope and Help for Veterans. As a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist, Laura spoke on the healing effects that veterans can experience by engaging in Rapid Resolution Therapy.

For more videos on Rapid Resolution Therapy, click here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy March 2011 Newsletter

The Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy has launched its first newsletter! Each month, IRRT subscribers will receive the following:

• Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) Training Tidbits: Anecdotes and lessons pulled from Dr. Connelly’s trainings and other workshops
• Client success stories from Certified Practitioner Tara Dickherber
• Rotating articles and success stories from other Certified and Master Practitioners
• Upcoming training schedule and information on tuition discounts
• IRRT updates such as research studies, new programs, marketing material for your private practice, IRRT in the news, and other updates

If you would like to read this month’s newsletter or sign-up for coming months, please click here: IRRT Newsletter

Mental health practitioners with great client success stories or relevant articles, please send them to to be featured in an upcoming issue.

Happy reading!

The Institute For Rapid Resolution Therapy Partners with the University of Portland and Manatee Glens for PTSD Research Study

The Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy has partnered with the University of Portland and Manatee Glens to conduct a research study to scientifically demonstrate the effectiveness of Rapid Resolution Therapy™ (RRT) for the treatment of trauma patients, specifically those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The study that begins on February 26 and continues through May 30 will be conducted through Manatee Glens, a non-profit behavioral health hospital and outpatient practice. Participants in the research study can be anyone who has experienced trauma, big or small such as domestic violence, rape, or incest; a car accident, fire, gang fight or military combat; and/or unresolved ongoing grief. These individuals may be experiencing anger, resentment, guilt, shame, nightmares, phobias, and/or panic attacks. Registration is required with Manatee Glens.

Manatee Glens screens all candidates prior to the study, where half will be placed with a RRT therapist and half will receive the traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from Manatee Glens. Participants will receive pro bono services for RRT treatment, provided by either the founder of RRT, Dr. Jon Connelly, or RRT Certified Master Practitioners.

The goal of the study is to provide evidence-based-research of the effectiveness of RRT as a treatment modality for trauma. "There is increased recognition in the mental health field of the importance of conducting research within clinical settings, such as outpatient settings, where mental health service actually takes place," says Melinda Paige, Ed.S, LMHC, NCC, a Certified Master Practitioner in RRT. "Since RRT has a 30-year history of anecdotal clinical evidence, the goal of this study is to measure these reported decreases in posttraumatic symptoms and document this evidence in the trauma literature." Unlike other approaches to trauma treatment which require the client to experience painful emotions while reliving the trauma, RRT clears the effects of trauma gently and painlessly. RRT is an integrative and holistic approach that completely resolves the psychological and physiological effects of trauma.

Candidates interested in applying for participation in the research study may apply in person at the Manatee Glens Walk-In Center located at 371 6th Avenue West in Bradenton or Manatee Glens Access Center at 2020 26th Avenue East in Bradenton. For more information about this study, please contact Research Coordinator Dr. Sharon Richie-Melvan at 352-476-5599. Other members of the research team include Diane Vines, PhD (University of Portland) and Melinda Paige, Ed.S (Georgia State University); with critical guidance from Roger Weed, PhD, and Greg Brack PhD, both from the Georgia State University.

Rapid Resolution Therapy™ was developed by Dr. Jon Connelly. He is the author of Life Changing Conversations – The Power of Transformational Communication, which demonstrates that dramatic therapeutic breakthroughs can be facilitated in a single psychotherapy session. With over 30 years of experience working with individuals and training professionals, Dr. Connelly also is the founder of The Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence, a non-profit (501C3) organization providing mental health professionals with state-of-the-art training in advanced clinical methods of eliminating the negative influence of trauma. You can learn more about him and RRT at or

Founded as a nonprofit in 1955, Manatee Glens is a state-of-the-art behavioral health institute located in Bradenton, Florida. Through their private hospital and outpatient practice, they provide personalized care to local patients as well as those from across the state and around the country. Manatee Glens helps families in crisis with mental health and addiction services and supports the community through prevention and recovery. For more information about Manatee Glens, please call 941-782-4150 or visit their website at

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Participant of Dr. Connelly’s Training Describes Her Life-Altering Experience

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Theresa shares how the Clinical Hypnosis with Rapid Trauma Resolution workshop was the most dynamic and empowering training she had ever experienced. Theresa describes how the workshop was life-altering to her personally and in her career.

A Woman Describes How Dr. Connelly Healed Her from Rape

A woman shares her story of how Dr. Connelly cleared her from being molested as a young child. She describes how Rapid Resolution Therapy is “the unbelievable insight into bringing someone out of that dark hole.”

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Describes How She Uses Rapid Trauma Resolution with Adolescents

Clinical Director and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Susan shares how Clinical Hypnosis with Rapid Trauma Resolution has not only impacted her professionally but personally. Susan describes how Dr. Connelly’s method is quicker, cleaner, and way more effective in working with her teenage girl and adolescent boy clients.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Trauma-Informed Care: Why It Matters

In The National Council on Behavioral Health’s February newsletter, “Notes” from their CEO, they issued a “call to arms” for trauma-infomed care throughout all levels of the mental health delivery system.

The article led off with this quote from a former client:
"During every incarceration, every institutionalization, every court-ordered drug treatment program, it was always the same: I was always treated like a hopeless case. All people could see was the way I looked or the way I smelled. It wasn’t until I finally entered a recovery-oriented, trauma-informed treatment program a little more than four years ago, where I felt safe and respected, that I could begin to heal…Someone finally asked me ‘What happened to you?’ instead of ‘What’s wrong with you?" ~ Tonier Cain

Read the full article here: