Friday, September 28, 2012

Guest Blogger CP Tara Dickherber: Stuff Versus Your Emotional Mind!

Most people think that's it's "stuff" (people, places, things) that cause them painful emotions.  Well let's look at it this way, it's our mind's response to stuff that is problematic and THAT's what CAN BE adjusted.

Like for example if a rabbit is hanging out in a field doing rabbit things and a wolf approaches, rabbit will become scared and run away.  MOST people would say that wolf scared rabbit.  But seriously does wolf want to scare rabbit?  Heck no, it'd be soooo much easier for wolf to catch breakfast if that rabbit didn't get scared and run away.  Here's another way to look at this scenario: rabbit sensed wolf approaching, rabbit's MIND created fear making it strong, alert, and motivated so that rabbit could run really fast and get away from wolf thus stop from becoming breakfast.

To be honest so many times therapy has been about complaining about stuff.  So much so that, this is what many potential clients expect; to come in complain about stuff, feel slightly better, and then have to come back a week or two later to get another little shot of feeling better.  The reality is that no therapist can change the stuff in your environment.  However this therapist can change your mind's response to the stuff in your environment.  

Accelerated sessions with Rapid Resolution Therapy can make those adjustments quickly, painlessly, effectively, and with long term lasting results.  In doing so I no longer have to offer weekly and bi-weekly sessions.  In fact most people only see me 1-3 times total.  Yes you read that correctly 1-3 times.  I've been questioned about after RRT my providing on-going counseling/ one has needed it.  Now I may refer out for marriage counseling, because I do not now nor have I ever offered that type of counseling. 

So if your mind is creating painful emotions as a response to stuff in your environment come in and get an emotional tune up!

Be well, Be happy-

Tara S. Dickherber, LPC
Senior Certified Practitioner in Rapid Resolution Therapy

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Upcoming Level III Training in Georgia and Level 1 &2 in Orlando!

*REMINDER* Level III Training in Dahlonega, Georgia

Dr. Jon Connelly along side with both Master and Certified Rapid Resolution Therapists will be offering advanced training in Clinical Hypnosis with Rapid Resolution Therapy training in Dahlonega, Georgia, this November 9 through 11.  

During the Level III Training, you will refine and enhance your RRT skills in one-on-one sessions and small-group forums. For each training, you will receive 25 continued education contact hours.

Dahlonega Level III Training
***Limited availability for this training so register soon if interested***
  • When: November 9 -11
  • Where: Center For New Beginnings, 129 Center Point Dr., Dahlonega, GA, 30533
  • Lodging:
    • Single Occupancy: $350 (includes Friday/Saturday night accommodation and all meals from lunch on Friday through lunch on Sunday)
    • Double Occupancy: $250 (includes Friday/Saturday night accommodation and all meals from lunch on Friday through lunch on Sunday)***Double Occupancy rooms include one queen size bed and one full size bed. The cost for double occupancy is per person. If there is someone you would like to share a room with please let Lynne know.***
    • Commuter: $150 (includes all meals from lunch on Friday through lunch on Sunday)
  • Tuition Cost: $595
  • Registration: You may register online by clicking here or contact Lynne at 1-800-587-2623 /

Upcoming Level I and II Trainings in Orlando, Florida
Level I and Level II Clinical Hypnosis with Rapid Trauma Resolution trainings will be held October 26 to 28 and November 30 to December 2, respectively. You'll have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Jon Connelly, Certified Rapid Resolution Therapists, and fellow mental health practitioners in open group forums and small break-out sessions. 

For more information on the training, please visit Please register early as spots fill up quickly.

See you there! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

How I Cleared a Perceived "Sex Addict" in Just One Hour!

By Trey Cryer, MS, CAP
            Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy      
My client is a 42-year-old Indian married (separated male) doctor who was recommended to me by his previous alcohol/drug treatment center.  He told me that as a child in India he was used as a "sex toy," and his father did not protect him. Today he craves sex with no preference whether it's with a male or female. To heighten the experience he also uses alcohol and cocaine. For protection from STD's he only does oral sex.

When we met he told me he had been to the best treatment program in America 3 times for 90 days each and was finally told that they could not help him. He kept insisting, "My therapist told me that I am a sex addict."

I asked him if he would be willing to put his previous beliefs in a box for an hour or so. Then I suggested that we look at things a different way that would work better for him. Finally I asked what was troubling him, that if we cleared it, it would make a great difference. He responded, "When I am driving on the thruway and talking to my mother on the phone, I get so angry that I want to go faster and slam into a bridge! I hate that she never made my father protect me when I was a child."

From then on it was easy, using symbolic representation, model, film clips, and an accelerator. Probably the most useful piece then was the "change of internal geography." I followed this with how bad things leave impressions (the hand slamming into the sand), and how the mind perceives bad "stuff" and attaches meanings.

He repeated, "When my mind makes me feel bad, it wants me to do something. The thing it wants me to do is: STOP SOMETHING FROM HAPPENING IN THE WORLD!" I added that the mind sometimes confuses past and present and used the "nothing needs to be done by me! - out of range - does not exist" routine.  I kept reminding him how sharp his mind was, and that he did not have to do anything; his mind did it for him. I showed him several times the "hand fingers energy thing."

He went into a trance easily and responded quickly to suggestions. I took him to his village in India. I did some internal geography reinforcement and "clearing and cleaning" as he went "down and in." I asked him what he experienced. He told me that he saw his entire family standing in front of their cottage in his village, hand in hand, smiling at him. His mother told him to go inside. He opened the door, and the whole cottage radiated in gold and "Jesus was there."

It is now four months later. He has reunited with his wife and children, has had no sexual acting out, attends outpatient group therapy for alcohol/drugs and is abstinent from all drugs and alcohol. I never needed to bring up any of the sex stuff now or when he was a child nor "sex addiction." I chose not to "mine for gold." I thought it was perfect for right now.

Most important: He is clear, clean, light and happy!

Certified RRT Practitioner Trey Cryer, MS, helps his clients to restore a sense of wellbeing within his practice in Delray Beach, FL. As a Certified Addiction Professional since 1975, Trey specializes in addiction treatment, substance and alcohol abuse counseling. Trey also is associated with the oldest private treatment center in Florida, "The Beachcomber," for more than 15 years. To contact Trey, please visit

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CP Dr. Jason Quintal Interviewed on News Channel 8 About RRT!

Certified Practitioner Dr. Jason Quintal was recently interviewed by Tampa Bay, FL, News Channel 8 Gayle Guyardo. Dr. Quintal spoke about how Rapid Resolution Therapy is successfully used to treat PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Click here to watch the news clip!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Using RRT To Treat Addictions and Cravings

I realized just today that I have not talked about the effectiveness of RapidResolution Therapy Training and RRT on treating addictions and cravings.  Yes you read that correctly addictions and cravings.  Anytime I have a chance to see, hear, or watch Dr. Jon Connelly treat addictions and cravings I am in awe.  He has an amazing talent for this particular issue and has a very interesting view point about addictions. 

In fact recently I applied a small portion of his work for addiction to drugs/alcohol to a client that we could say was addicted to her severely abusive, soon to be ex-husband.  Within minutes she no longer wanted anything to do with him.  And I ran into her a few days later and she was happily moving forward with her divorce.  I'll be honest, when I use this part of RRT I am always amazed and grateful that I have this in my back pocket.

So if you're a therapist who ever happens to work with clients who have addictions (drugs/alcohol/food/people) this part of the Rapid Resolution Therapy Training will be a big help to you and your clients!!


Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, LPC
1360 S 5th St., Suite 394, St. Charles, MO 63301

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CP Wayne Brown Invited to Present RRT at "The Moment of Change" Conference This Fall

Certified RRT Practitioner Wayne Brown is invited to present at the annual "The Moment of Change" conference this fall. Held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, attendees will hear from the industry's top experts on innovations in integrated treatment over the 4-day conference. 

Wayne will hold his workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Rapid Trauma Resolution. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CHt), Wayne maintains a successful consulting and psychotherapy practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Wayne is committed to the mental health and well being of his clients.

Participants can earn up to 21 continued education credits for attendance. Register before September 21 and receive a $50 discount! Visit or call 877-345-3274 for more information on the speakers, venue, registration, and what you can expect at "The Moment of Change" national conference.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The International Academy for Advanced Clinical Hypnosis

 By Jon Connelly, Ph.D., LCSW
Certified Practitioners with the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy will receive an additional certification with The International Academy for Advanced Clinical Hypnosis as an additional benefit beginning in September 2012. This is a credentialing organization I founded and developed several years ago which I have reinstated in order to provide clinical hypnosis certification for IRRT Certified Practitioners. In addition to certification with The International Academy for Advanced Clinical Hypnosis, RRT Certified Practitioners training with the IRRT earn 25 continuing education contact hours per weekend training and hours toward obtaining certification by the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy. 

Interested RRT Certified Practitioners will be listed on the The International Academy for Advanced Clinical Hypnosis website at For more information about this new certification, email

I appreciate your involvement in developing your skills in RRT and serving your clients with the highest quality mental health treatment.



Dr. Jon Connelly is the founder and developer of Rapid Resolution Therapy, a revolutionary psychotherapeutic approach to emotional and behavioral difficulties. 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. Dr. Connelly 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. He has over 30 years of experience working with individuals and training professionals.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Female Soldiers Who Are Subject To Sexual Assault


By Tara Dickherber, M.Ed, LPC 
Certified Practitioner, Rapid Resolution Therapy 

We at the Institute for Survivors of Sexual Violence and those certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy have made a commitment to treat survivors of sexual violence - to provide such services to those who can and cannot afford it. Recently I came across a magazine article and documentary currently out in select theaters now.

The documentary is called the The Invisible War. It investigates the subject of our female soldiers and sexual assault within the armed forces. The article I came across and read is from Forbes Magazine, the topic is also sexual assault in the military, Sexual Assault in the Military: Petition Pleads for Offender Registry. I learned a few things in accordance to the magazine article and the documentary.

Like did you know that for women serving in the armed forces the rate of sexual violence is not 1 in 4, but 1 in 2? Did you also know that the soldiers who are convicted of sexual violence serve less time than if they had been convicted of using/abusing drugs while serving our country? And lastly did you know that once convicted of sexual assault they are likely not placed on a sex offender registry with in the military and when they are done serving our country that conviction may not follow them into civilian life? Yeah, neither did I! 

Yes learning about this ignites some frustration within me. It also ignites within me the drive to get the word out to our returning soldiers that there is hope. Rapid Resolution Therapy can resolve their trauma, quickly, effectively, and painlessly.  What broke my heart the most was hearing statements from survivors about how their lives had been so drastically changed after being raped, how they will always be haunted by this situation, and seeing how some women walk around on a daily basis with knives to help them feel safe.  

I may not be able to get the military to change their policies and views on sexual assault, but I sure can rapidly and painlessly clear survivors of sexual violence. I also know there are 200-plus other Certified Rapid Resolution Therapists who can do the same, so let's make sure that our soldiers know we are out there and available to help!

Be well, Be happy - Tara

Tara S. Dickherber, M.Ed, LPC

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