Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a very focused eye movement therapy and, as such, has produced quick, effective and safe results in treating adults and children affected by trauma. Incorporating ART in the counseling process may enhance the effects of therapy.
ART utilizes a natural process which has similarities to the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage of sleep. In our REM stage of sleep our eyes move back and forth quickly, and some believe our brains utilize this time to process information and store it away, which may make us feel better about things when we wake. While an individual is focused on a problem and concurrently engaged in eye movements, the brain is able to make new connections with the individual's strengths and problem solving abilities.