THE RICHARDS TRAUMA PROCESS (TRTP)

The most effective process to recalibrate your nervous system and feel amazing!

TRTP is a process which helps turn down the volume on turbulent thoughts, difficult emotions and unhealthy behaviours. If you want to lessen reactivity and cultivate greater calm, resilience and clarity – this is the process for you.

Areas that may be addressed on an individual level may be:

  • stress and burnout
  • anxiety and worrying
  • depression and sadness
  • trauma
  • life transitions
  • difficulty focusing and emotional reactivity
  • chronic pain and illness

The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP)

To be honest, I wish the name of this process didn’t have the word “Trauma” in it because it really is a process for anyone who has experienced stressful events in their life or has been subject to prolonged periods of stress.

If  you are a person that spends a lot of time in “the zone”, a woman carrying the invisible load and being a high achiever, or just managing the hectic pace of life this three session process will benefit you.  So feel free to read the word Trauma through that lens if you would prefer.

TRTP™ is an elegantly simple, yet comprehensive, step-by-step process, which aims to resolve a range of life experiences  from extreme trauma to significant periods of stress – along with the associated experience of anxiety, depression, fears, phobias and general life anxieties and issues.  TRTP achieves this quickly, effectively and safely.

My passion for TRTP™ comes from both my own personal experiences of the transformative effects of the process as well as consistently witnessing the transformations clients make through this dynamic and powerful process . While I still believe in and utilise many other modalities I believe this process is incredibly helpful in restoring the body back to a state of homeostasis. From there we can practice and hone all the other tools and techniques required to completely thrive in our hectic modern lives.

The TRTP model is based on the idea that it is the unconscious that runs our patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour/way of being.  TRTP changes a person’s experience of being.  This automatically changes how a person thinks and feels.  TRTP goes to the underpinnings of distress – the prehistoric feelings of ‘I’m not okay, or I am not safe’ which is caused by distressing events continuing to play in the unconscious and body as if they are happening now. These distressing events have not been stored in memory properly.  Without venturing back into the detail of the past, TRTP returns a person to ‘It’s over and I’m safe now’ by turning off the video loops of those distressing events and storing them in long term memory where they belong.  TRTP restores the ability for automatic self-regulation after a distressing event – homeostasis.

Moreover,  this process helps free clients to engage in mindfulness based strategies more effectively once sabotaging unconscious limiting core beliefs are addressed and the charge is released form the past.

TRTP™ is a unique and dynamic sequenced series of steps, which, if separated would not be as powerful. TRTP™ incorporates deep imagining, addressing the trauma and stress where it is stored – in the unconscious and in the body. (Levine, van der Kolk, Rothschild, Ogden). TRTP™ is in alignment with the two requirements stated by van der Kolk, Levine and other trauma experts:

For trauma/stress/anxiety to be resolved –

The person must (somehow) be moved to an empowered position in regard to the trauma/stress.
The body must (somehow) know that the event(s) are over and it’s safe.

So just to recap, TRTP™ initially resets underlying, unconscious core beliefs, which keep you stuck in patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour. By attending to these at the beginning of the process, self-sabotage is avoided in subsequent sessions. TRTP™ then takes the emotional charge from the past, without revisiting/re-traumatising, moving you to a place of empowerment in relation to the trauma.

TRTP™ shifts you from fight/flight/freeze to an empowered, self-regulated state. Your sympathetic nervous system is calmed and traumatic memories are placed firmly in the past. That is, you will move quickly from fight, flight, freeze – ‘I’m not safe!’  To, ‘It’s over and I’m safe now…’ Calm returns on all levels and symptoms generally cease leaving you feeling empowered and free to live the life you so richly deserve.