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The majority of, if not all, presenting issues that lead individuals to seek counselling have traumatic underpinnings (whether the client is aware of them or not). Common concerns include, but are not limited to: 

car accidents

history of physical, sexual, emotional abuse

post-traumatic stress disorder

obsessive compulsive disorder


chronic illness/pain



unwanted persistent feelings, emotions, sensations, or pains (FESAPs)

challenging or unfulfilled relationships

These are just a few of the many personal struggles that Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) can help with. TIR is a highly effective technique in which the therapist (facilitator) guides the client (viewer) through a series of questions until the client arrives at his/her own conclusions/resolution.

What makes TIR different from other modalities/techniques?

Unlike other traditional therapeutic modalities, TIR goes beyond offering clients coping strategies to help "manage" their symptoms, and instead provides resolution & relief which allow individuals to truly "let go" of their suffering. 

  • TIR is highly directive, yet non-interpretive and non-evaluative.

  • TIR is 100% person-centered & client-driven.

  • TIR sessions have no fixed length, the sessions end when the client reaches an appropriate "end point". This ensures that the client is not left in a triggered state.

  • TIR uses repetition as a powerful tool to reduce emotional charge once it has been located.

For more answers to FAQs, click here.

What is Unblocking?

When an individual experiences an emotional "charge" connected to a specific topic, it is because they are not fully aware of something related to it. There are many ways in which individuals "block" information from their awareness including: suppression, resisting, overlooking data, withholding data etc.

In order to help prepare clients for TIR other "lighter" techniques, such as Unblocking, are used to unlayer a client's concerning issue(s) so that it becomes easier for the individual to focus on traumatic incidents with TIR. It is also used in situations when TIR does not fit the specific concern(s) of the client.

Unblocking is used to effect a rapid reduction of charge from a specific area of difficulty.

To find out if TIR is right for you click here or contact me directly to schedule a 15-minute no fee phone consultation.

If you have been a victim of a crime, you may qualify for counselling benefits through the Crime Victim Assistance Program.

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