Monday, July 30, 2012

IRRT Research Study Update

By Sharon Richie-Melvan, Ph.D.
Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy 
IRRT Research Director

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the 19 certified practitioners who have volunteered to participate in the IRRT Study 2 Research Project thus far! Every qualified CP who attended the California Level III retreat volunteered to be part of the study and we are so very grateful. If you have been thinking about it, know that it is not too late to participate. Contact us today if you want to be a part of this ground breaking study.

Please note that our study administrator Denise Smith just relocated from Philadelphia to Florida. Her new telephone number is 352.419.4434 and new mailing address is 15 N. Archwood Drive Inverness, FL 34450. We have changed all her contact information on the new study packets. Even though Denise does yeomen work sending out the study packets and processing the CP qualification forms and client consent forms; her valiant efforts were thwarted this month with Florida's weather challenges. Please understand that we have had some unexpected delays in processing a few study packets. They are on the way to you!

We heard your suggestions and have made changes to simplify the study packets and the study process. All new packets now contain multiple copies of our screening form the Life Events Checklist (LEC), stamps and envelopes pre-addressed to Dr. Tom Dikel in Gainesville. If you need more supplies just call Denise. Also new in the process is that there is no need to individually mail in the LEC forms of those clients who are screened out or those who decline to participate. Instead feel free to batch the forms and mail them in weekly. The LEC's are a critical part of this research process, so that we can show evidence that we have accounted for every single client seen by a CP during their participation in the study.

To ensure that each IRRT Study 2 CP is getting our research process updates in a timely manner, we will begin sending out individual emails. Please keep those ideas and suggestions flowing back to us, call me (352.476.5599) if you have questions and know how very much each of you are appreciated!

Article courtesy of Dr. Sharon Richie-Melvan, Ph.D., Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. Dr. Sharon also co-authored the book, "Angel Walk: Nurses at War in Iraq and Afghanistan," with Dr. Diane Vines, Ph.D, Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist. Within the book, Dr. Sharon recommends Rapid Resolution Therapy as a PTSD treatment approach.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Help Others Receiver IRRT Treatment

Your help is needed to spread the word of RRT. If you can agree to a 30-minute per week commitment, you can help more people receive the good treatment across the US. All we need is your willingness to read from a script and interest in spreading the word. You love what you do and want others to be better at it, also. 

Here's how it works:

You will be provided with a list of a dozen practitioners to contact in order to invite them to attend an upcoming Level I training. You will call them, following the script in leaving a message or talking to the practitioner. They will visit the website for a sample video and call Lynne to book their training and get a discount for doing it! You will email me with updated contact information. That's it!

If you're willing, we would love to have your help with this small time commitment. For more information and to signal your interest, please email Autumn at

Thanks so much,

Autumn Hahn, LMHC, CCHt
Director of Outreach, Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy

Level I Trainings:                                      

Sept. 7 - 9, College Park, GA

Oct. 26 - 28, Orlando, FL

Nov. 16 - 18, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug. 3 - 5, Denver, CO 

Oct. 12 - 14, College Park, GA 

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, Orlando, FL

Dec. 14 - 16, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Monday, July 23, 2012

Success at the Level I Training in Chicago!

By Tara Dickherber, M.Ed, LPC Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy Executive Director, Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Last month, June, I attended the Level 1 training in Chicago. What a joy this training was. We had more than 30 people in attendance, many new to RRT. I left with a better understanding of how to effectively use purposeful communication to get my clients where we are both looking for them to be. I was also left with a deep appreciation for the work that Dr. Connelly does as a teacher and mentor.

I've been to several trainings since I first started training in RRT 3 or 4 years ago. RRT is a layered process, and it takes a lot patience to learn this process, but it also takes talent and patience to teach this process. When clinicians come to a Level 1 training and they feel driven to learn more, there's just so much to teach them, yet I know our minds' can only absorb so much information at a time. I found a new respect for Dr. Connelly's ability to teach RRT in a way that continues to build one's ability and comfort level with RRT.

I began to think about how doctor's learn and are taught in medical one, do one, teach one. I know I watched with awe and excitement in my first Level 1 training. I went home and used it as much as I possibly could and came back to Level 2. I again watched Dr. Connelly in awe and excitement and went home and practiced more of what I learned. But eventually I came back to a Level 1 training and people brand new to RRT started asking me questions, asking for help and guidance because I already had been practicing RRT for a year. In helping and teaching myself I began to learn even more, to understand it even more, and also became more effective with my RRT abilities when my clients came to see me.

I have heard people say that, once certified, they prefer to only attend Level 3 trainings. And I love Level 3 trainings too! But to be fully honest, my skills and comfort level with RRT deepens and strengthens when I attend Level 1 and Level 2 trainings.

If you're considering attending your very first Level 1 training please do so with an open mind and readiness to have fun. (I think I almost pee'd my pants a few times laughing so hard during our time in Chicago!) If you haven't been back to a Level 1 or 2 training in a while, then please come back and have some fun with us learning AND teaching! 

***Join us this August in Georgia for the Heal The Healer Retreat, specifically designed with Rapid Resolution Therapists in mind! Click here for more information about this transformative workshop.

Be well, Be happy - Tara

Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, LPC

1360 S 5th St., Suite 394, St. Charles, MO 63301

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Show, Don't Tell

By Autumn Hahn, LMHC, CHt
Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy 

RRT comes with a guarantee of sorts. That is to say, the technique of Rapid Resolution Therapy has a built-in way of showing you that the facet of your mind that has been feeding you misinformation is becoming corrected to be more in line with the rest of your mind that works absolutely fine. If you ask people who have been in therapy if it is working, they give you vague answers like "I feel a bit better." Maybe they can even give you concrete examples like "I have fewer nightmares than before I started therapy." These are good things, of course. The alleviation of suffering is what therapy is about, and one of the few ways it is tied to healing medicine. I am one of those people that believes what she is shown. Prove it to me. Show me that it works and I will believe that it works. Tell me that it works, and I'm far less interested. In graduate school, therapy was a lot of talk - literally - and a lot of people saying that it worked.

Clients come in believing, or hoping, that therapy will work, because they've been told it will. Maybe a client has even had therapy in the past with some successful results. RRT therapists have the added benefit of being able to show them, almost instantly, that it works. For us, it starts with the first few minutes of the visit. We are conceptualizing the client as free of the presenting problem, as whole and complete, as free and clear. Contrast this with traditional therapy who is considering the diagnosis, treatment plan, and precipitating factors. There is a change in the way you think of clients - as people with a setback that can and will be quickly overcome - from traditional therapy which thinks of clients as people who are sick and need to start getting better, slowly, over time. Which is more exciting? Which is more positive? Which kind of client do you want to be? The enthusiasm that RRT therapists bring to the session is far greater than can be achieved by even the most spunky strengths-based traditional therapist because we remove the false-veil of illness and radiate wellness that we can see in the client that just needs to be adjusted in order to shine throughout their being.
The language we use in a session is specific. That's the hypnosis bit. We're trained to remove all poison from our wording to promote healing with each sentence. It's a craft that we hone through repeated trainings, conference calls, forums, and by utilizing one another as resources. We immerse ourselves in this culture of wellness and everything else seems to make people sick. Sure, we can have you close your eyes, and you feel your hands are glued together, and so forth, but we're going to give you whatever is most productive for the session; utilizing our time so that you are restructuring that little part that's confused, defragmenting your mind's computer, getting your symptoms alleviated so you can return to your happy life.

By the end of your treatment, you will know, positively, that there has been change. You will understand that your inner bunny has been telling you that good-feeling means continue and bad-feeling means change, so you change, and your inner bunny rewards you with good feelings. That is self-fulfilling and self-motivating. Some of the techniques seem a little strange or silly, and are certainly non-traditional, but roll with it, play along, and you'll see. We'll literally show you a visual representation of how there has been change. We can't tell you to feel better and expect it to work. We have to show you, and we will.

Autumn Hahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist at the Clear Mind Group, LLC, in Weston, Florida. You may reach Autumn by email at or by phone at 954-612-9553.

Monday, July 16, 2012

CP Courtney Armstrong Interviewed on Healing Grief & Loss Through RRT!

Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy 

Certified Practitioner Courtney Armstrong, LPC, had the pleasure of meeting with Jed Mescon on WRCB's Three Plus You in Chattanooga, TN. Click here to view the video segment where they discussed ways to heal through grief and loss that are contrary to what people think!

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and nationally known speaker on trauma and grief. She is the author of Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace After Sudden or Violent Death of a Loved One.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Guest Blogger CP Jacqueline Gibb: The Amazing Brain!

The way the brain/mind works for me is through imagination, creativity, knowledge of books with excellent research to support empirical findings in psychiatry and psychology as well as the beauty of humanitarians and spirituality who have all had a part of touching the human spirit through kindness and compassion.

Our amazing brain/mind is faster than any computer we own, and each one of us have been gifted with our own brain. BRILLANT!

I have witnessed the resiliency of our amazing brains/minds by simply understanding and connecting to another person emotionally. I have witnessed our amazing brains able to delete guilt, shame and reduce sadness through Rapid Resolution Therapy. Brilliant!  With that said our brains can have more room to absorb joy, love, peace, kindness and compassion.

Sometimes our amazing brains can't do this on our own and become "stuck" in our emotional pain. This is when a helping professional can be a good source for your amazing brain/mind. To help your amazing brain be the best it can be taking care of yourself and when in doubt go with your gut and if it doesn't feel right, don't do it.  Stay SAFE first.

The Amazing brain is able to reason and have logic. Superb! The next time you see someone who might be a little different or a lot different, it's ok!  They are as unique as you are. They have an amazing brain/mind too!

Isn't it silly that our society along with other societies have isolated our amazing brain with stigma of mental illness? The only difference between physical pain and emotional pain is that physical pain is with nerve endings that pinpoint the source of our pain in our bodies. Our emotional pain is not as clearly measured yet, but we all feel it. Emotions are good! They let us feel alive, and our emotions let us know when we need some assistance.

Thank you for looking into my amazing brain/mind and seeing how it works!

Jacqueline Gibb, MS, Certified RRT Practitioner, is the founder of the Mental Health Education Foundation with nearly 17 years in the mental health field as well as 33 years in broadcasting, national promotions and television. Jacqueline's knowledge of the media and the mental health field is a rare combination but an important one. Jacqueline's client center care approach balances the respect of individuals going through emotional pain and reaching a better outcome with dignity. For more information, please visit

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"Mini-Missions" - New Book From Certified RRT Practitioner Autumn Hahn

***Congrats to one of our Certified RRT Practitioners Autumn Hahn on her first published book!***

After starting and stopping more times than I can count, over several pieces of fiction and non-fiction, I've published my first book!

"Mini-Missions: Simplify and Add Joy to Your Life in Less Than 30 Minutes" is a small book, like a stocking-stuffer, gift-exchange, or bathroom-reading kind of a book. It is meant to be flipped open at random and one task read. Then, you spend 5-30 minutes doing that mission, and it will have a positive effect on your life by reducing stress, increasing happiness, or making your home a nicer place to enjoy. Topics range from friendship to finances and everything in between. There are 52 mini-missions included - one for each week of the year.

I conceived of this from little things that came up in my life that took a short amount of time, and I was glad when I had done them. I collected the ones I'd already written (initially posted to my Clear Mind Group Facebook page) wrote more, and divided them up in sections. At final count, there were 57 mini-missions, but I didn't like a few of them, so I deleted those and was left with 52. It occurred to me that there are 52 weeks in a year and it was kismet. I took the photograph for the cover myself at Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale a couple of months ago and thought it fit the bill. I self-published it through Create Space and Kindle Direct Publishing, and here we are!
Mini-Missions is available for purchase at Amazon for only $8.50 paperback or $3.50 for a Kindle download.

It makes a great gift for those odd occasions that require a small gift, like graduating from treatment, finishing a project, being a house guest, or Secret Santa with coworkers. Recommended for adults, but has no adult content.

Autumn Hahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist at the Clear Mind Group, LLC, in Weston, Florida. You may reach Autumn by email at or by phone at 954-612-9553.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Guest RRT Blogger Mark Chidley: When Something Is Split Off

“Man, I just can’t get myself going.” I know the lawn needs cutting, and I even bought a $900 riding mower, but when I go out there and go to get on it and turn that key, I just hate it. I find myself saying, “The hell with it. I don’t care if it grows two feet, I’m not cutting it.”

In my work with hoarders I’m finding what lies beneath procrastination is often frozen or split off hurtful experiences. We isolate these and banish them to the nether regions of our minds where they continue to cast a shadow and have an effect. In RapidResolution Therapy we learn that after laying a strong foundation of connection and clearing major abusive incidents, there are sometimes “minor” incidents that still rise to the front to be taken care of and likewise cleared up. With mind already shifting and looking forward toward the new life we’ve intended together with the client, mind can now safely scan back and pick out just the right incident or string of incidents that still casts a shadow.

The fellow above had actually gotten his home about 90% cleaned up but found that certain “chores” still brought up the old resistance and the urge to give up in disgust. I asked him to stay with the picture of the ongoing success that we both knew about and, while staying with that, let mind scan back and pick out something that needed clearing. Without hesitation he went to age 12 when his dad would make him cut the front yard with an old rotary push mower and cut it again and again until it was just right. 

He then made him transplant all the tulips, weed the entire flower bed, basically expecting the performance of a professional landscaper out of his son. If anything was amiss, he would dismiss him, sending him away, to do some lesser task inside the house. In other words, at age 12, if he couldn’t function like a professional, he would get demoted on the spot, treated as a rather useless day laborer and dismissed from his father’s favor. He continued, “I remember getting so frustrated with the whole thing, I’d just kick the shovels, kick the mower, and throw bags of dirt around.” He hadn’t thought about any of this consciously in years and years, and yet here it was still casting a shadow.

So I had him join me in looking back on the boy.  I told him we or no one else would look at that kid as reacting differently or worse than any other kid on the block. He was in the middle of a tough situation and he was surviving, just getting through it in the best way he knew how. Nothing happening there said anything about him. Certainly no impartial bystander would expect a kid in that situation to handle it better and most would wonder what was going on for the dad to put all that on the kid. From a more enlightened spot in the present, where we both realized he was now in terms of being an adult with 90% of his home cleared, I had him look back and watch as the boy watched us with what we realized, and slowly start to get what we knew. I asked him to watch for the change in the boy’s eyes, watch for a certain light coming into the eyes, the sign that he was getting it. He saw it, opened his eyes, and nodded his head, breathing a big sigh.

The next time we met he greeted me with a wry grin. “You know for the last couple weeks, I’ve been making a game of mowing the lawn.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “Well, there are a couple little boys that live next door. They watch me out of their window. So I went and asked their mom if it’d be okay if I let them ride on the mower with me. She said, ‘Sure’. So I bring them up in the seat and just for a moment let them take the wheel and try keeping it in a straight line. I keep my hand on the wheel, give it a bump if they lose their line, but just let them give it a try. The mom came up to me the other day telling me how they came in that night and couldn’t stop talking about riding on the mower. What a big kick they’d gotten out of that. And that helps me, ’cause I see what fun they’re having.”

When things that have been split off are reunited, the part of the self stuck in that experience is reabsorbed. As the experience is made part of the self again in a way that’s okay, mind frees all sorts of energy.  It takes all that inspiration, and puts pen to paper in new ways–ways that are unpredictable, poetic, and amazing to behold. The energy freed up from things in the past joins the energy that comes together with the combined intention of therapist and client, and as Jon Connelly so often states, it has to expand, it can’t go anywhere else but to source. It fuels the total transformation of the client stepping into his or her new life now, fully present, clear, flexible, with mind bringing into awareness all sorts of new benefits and possibilities. I couldn’t have planned a more elegant application of the use of this energy. His mind did it perfectly.

(Note: All stories are shared here with client’s permission. Names are omitted to protect confidentiality.)

Mark A. Chidley, LMHC, Certified Rapid Resolution Therapist, CAP, a fully licensed mental health counselor and certified addictions professional, offers counseling services at his office Kelly San Carlos Executive Center in Fort Myers, Florida.He has been in private practice since 1997. He holds certifications in Rapid Trauma Resolution(2010), Imago Relationship therapy (2001), and now specializes in the treatment of couples as well as individual trauma recovery and anxiety issues. He brings rich experience from a combined 26 years of hospital work and mental health counseling.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Last Week to Register for IRRT Healer the Healer Retreat and Get $150 Discount!

Last Week To Register and Get The $150 Discount Plus New Additions to Relax Mind-Body Throughout the Weekend!

Center for New BeginningsDahlonega, GA, August 3-5, 2012

Hello Healers! This is the last week to register for Heal the Healer Retreat with a $150 discount! Thank you very much to those of you who have already registered! We look forward to seeing you soon! For those of you haven't had a chance to register yet, there is still time to take advantage of the $150 early registration discount which is available for all registrations received by July 2, 2012.

Please continue reading below for some exciting new features of the Heal the Healer retreat and for information about travel and registration to make your planning easier. It's an exciting time as our first Heal the Healer retreat is around the corner. 

We will take a trip to the beautiful Amicalola Falls in Dahlonega, GA, near the Center for New Beginnings. RRT is about creating healing experiences for our clients in session. Likewise, the Heal the Healer retreat will conclude with a trip to Amicalola Falls. We've created an experience in nature for release, allowing mind-body to let go of what's no longer needed to make room for growth and renewal during the workshop. We look forward to sharing this experience with our fellow healers!  

*There will be availability on Friday and Sunday for massage. The price per half hour is $20. (More details to follow soon!)

Retreat Schedule

Day One: Applying RRT in the Real World
Friday, Aug. 3, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Understanding the essentials of RRT 
  • Research that supports RRT 
  • Adapting RRT to your practice setting
  • Easy ways to master your language skills
  • Heal the healer practice groups w/supportive coaching from Melinda, Molly, and Courtney
  • Opportunities for massage and nature walks
Day Two: Honing Your Hypnosis Skills
Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Understanding the basics of hypnosis and why it works
  • How to do inductions with just about any client
  • Using Hypnosis and RRT with Children and Teens
  • See live & video demonstrations by Master Practitioners
  • Heal the healer practice groups w/supportive coaching
  • Opportunities for massage, hot tub soaks, or touring Dahlonega
Day Three: Building a Successful RRT Practice
Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • How to describe RRT to potential clients
  • Choosing the ideal niche market in your community
  • Obtaining steady word-of-mouth referrals
  • Secrets to internet marketing and easy website building
  • Heal the healer practice sessions w/supportive coaching
  • Opportunities for massage and nature walks

When: August 3 - 5, 2012

Where: Center For New Beginnings, 129 Center Point Drive, Dahlonega, GA

The Center for New Beginnings retreat center is located in Dahlonega, Georgia about 90 minutes from the Atlanta airport. For those of you flying in, Anne from the Center for New Beginnings suggests booking your shuttle through Fuller Transportation; they can be contacted for individual reservations at the following number: 404-349-7006

***Last Week For Early Registration*** Sign-up by July 2 to get the following rates. After July 2, rates increase by $150.
  • Double Occupancy $750: This price includes tuition, Friday and Saturday night double occupancy, with all meals starting with lunch on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. 
  • Single Occupancy $850: This price includes tuition, Friday and Saturday night double occupancy, with all meals starting with lunch on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. 
  • Commuter Cost $600: This price includes tuition and meals only.
Registration: Please contact Lynne by email or phone to reserve your space for this training at / 800-587-2623. Registration opens on May 20, 2012, and space is limited. For more information visit

Cancellation Policy: If you contact us before the seminar date, you may exchange for recording and handout materials from the seminar (if available); OR a certificate to attend another seminar by Courtney Armstrong, Molly Sanford, or Melinda Paige; OR a tuition refund less a cancel fee of $150 that you will receive after August 3. Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand, or unforeseen circumstances. While Promoting Healing, Inc., will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Promote Healing, Inc., liability is limited to the tuition fee only.