How Traumatic Incident Reduction Sessions Work

From initiation, to sessions and duration


In an initial meeting, the Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator will explain how Applied Metapsychology techniques work and how they differ from other forms of therapy. When the introductory session is complete (at NO CHARGE), a client may decide to proceed with an intake interview.


Each Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) session has a goal of releasing mental and emotional “charge”. The overall goal of our work together is, through the release of charge, and subsequent insights gained, to empower the client to take control of his/her life. We know that the client is having success when he/she is making decisions and changes in his/her life.

Sessions are scheduled to give clients the time needed to review issues/incidents with no interruptions. Each session ends only when a client has reached a positive end point. This can mean that sessions may run longer than typical therapy sessions, or sometimes may be shorter than expected.


An intake interview provides the client and facilitator an opportunity to consider issues and situations the client might wish to address. Together they will make a plan to address each issue or situation in turn, with the client deciding on priorities. The facilitator decides which techniques will best suit each item to be addressed, and from there a specific action plan can be generated.


Many clients ask, “How long will it take?” The answer to that question depends on what “it” is. Clients who come with one major concern have achieved their goals in a short number of sessions (3-5). Others who have more complex lives with several incidents and issues may spend 15-20 (sometimes even up to 40) sessions achieving their life stress reduction goals.

The important fact is: This is not an indefinite process. This work is focussed and effective. With a willing and committed client who does the work required, goals can be achieved in a reasonable period of time. TIR facilitators work to empower clients who can then take responsibility for their case progress and lives. We do NOT encourage client dependency. This is one of the key principles of and reasons for the effectiveness of these techniques.


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