Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) was developed back in the 1980s by a psychiatrist named Dr. Frank Gerbode. His aim was to create a method which would help individuals cope with distressing events from the past in order to prevent pent up emotions from surfacing in the future.
Dr Gerbode found that these types of memories never go away, no matter how many years they lie dormant at any given time an incident can act as a trigger and the memory will be seen like it was only yesterday. The process of TIC is to stimulate these memories once again in order to then erase them.
When the patient has reached the stage where they are able to view the event inside their head as if they were playing a film reel, the psychiatrist then asks questions which encourage the patient to face their experience with open eyes. It often requires more than one session to walk through every detail but by going through this process of ‘rewinding’ and having the patient view their experience multiple times, they will eventually understand that the past can’t be controlled and changed and it is with this thought that they will eventually move forward.
Original article from Health News