The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP™)

  • Do you suffer from the effects of a previously stressful event or period, anxiety, depression, fears, phobias or have an autoimmune condition that never improves?
  • Perhaps someone you love has experienced stress or emotional trauma in their lives?
  • Do you feel like you’re not enough, your needs don’t matter?

You may then be interested to learn more about The Richards Trauma Process™, created by Judith Richards.  TRTP™ is an elegantly simple, yet comprehensive, step-by-step process, which aims to resolve extreme trauma and trauma-related issues – anxiety, depression, fears and phobias quickly, effectively and safely.

The TRTP™ process, enables you to easily change sabotaging thought patterns that underpin unwanted behaviours. There is no need to venture back into the detail of the past, keeping you feeling safe and empowered. Where needed, this process helps free clients to engage in mindfulness based cognitive strategies more effectively once sabotaging unconscious limiting core beliefs are addressed.

TRTP™ is a unique and dynamic sequenced series of steps, which, if separated would not be as powerful. TRTP™ incorporates dynamic reimagination, addressing the trauma where it is stored – in the subconscious 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 to be resolved;

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

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. I’m safe now…’ Calm returns on all levels and symptoms generally cease.

TRTP™ will address any symptoms as well as underlying cause of the trauma, safely removing the emotional charge from your past and returning you to a state of empowerment and calm.

How Is TRTP™ Different To Traditional Ways Of Resolving Trauma?

TRTP™ is a highly effective blend of multiple psychotherapies. At its core there is directive hypnotherapy but it embraces many schools of thought.

TRTP™ “ is a truly eclectic therapy. It is a very structured, yet dynamic process. It includes components of Gestalt, Mindfulness, Ego-state Therapy, Choice Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Parts Therapy, Emotion-focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dream Rehearsal Therapy and others” (Judith Richards). Where traditional treatment like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help you manage the symptoms, and prescribed medication reduces or dulls the symptoms, in most cases TRTP™ resolves the symptoms so that you can live a life free of trauma. *