As a master-level ART clinician, Janice guides individuals through an established protocol which helps to access the creative part of the brain, similar to REM sleep, which is capable of eliminating negative and distressing images of past or future events.
The memory of the distressing event remains as facts, but the emotions surrounding it are resolved. Research has confirmed that the use of rapid eye movements has calming benefits and helps to desensitize distressing memories and feelings. ART integrates eye movements with mindfulness, breath work, visualization, and grounding techniques. After a session, a client is left with emotional relief and an increase of positive emotions. The creativity of ART results in clients feeling empowered to view and cope with situations differently.