‘Any “bad” incident in life can either be overcome or can get stuck in our bodies and/or our psyches. According to Dr. Gabor Maté, an incident becomes traumatic when the person who went through it does not have any support or does not have the right support to facilitate healing and let it go. It consequently forms an emotional “cyst” in our psyches, which needs to be protected, overridden or suppressed. No matter how we react to it, it can continue to have an impact on our health and our sense of freedom, controlling our daily lives, without us being aware of the process.’ — Adela
Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a client-centred approach to guiding clients in addressing and releasing unwanted emotional or behavioural after-effects of traumatic incidents – grief and loss (loved ones, financial status, etc.), accidents, injuries, domestic and other forms of violence, and any painful life experience. TIR rapidly reduces post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).— Margaret Nelson
Certified TIR & LSR Facilitator and Senior Trainer
TIR is simply a method designed to enable people to examine such traumas in a systematic and complete way.— TIRW manual, 2009
Adela is a certified TIR Facilitator (TIRF) and is presently enrolled in the Advanced TIR internship program. She works with people who have undergone mild to severe trauma, such as child abuse, sexual abuse, accidents, natural disasters, war, and violent crime. The results have been encouraging. Clients have reported feeling more organized, grounded, lighter, as well as experiencing more joy in their lives.