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Breaking the Bonds of Trauma

Rise & respond

Sessions Now Available 


Have you been experiencing any of the following symptoms of Acute Stress...

  • Feeling suddenly panicked?

  • Dreading going to work?

  • Unwanted, disturbing thoughts or memories?

  • Feeling inexplicably tense or wound up?

  • Avoiding memories, thoughts, or feelings?

  • Feeling frightened, as if something awful is about to happen?

  • Feeling irritable, cut off or isolated from those around you?

  • Difficulty concentrating or sleeping?

  • Trouble feeling happiness or pleasure?


What is a rise & respond
After Action session

The goal of an After Action Session is to provide rapid relief for people experiencing the symptoms of Acute Stress.


After Action Session IS:

     · A somatic-sensory stabilization intervention to help reduce the symptoms of Acute Stress by changing how vividly and emotionally charged an experience is stored in the brain. When the events are thought about in the future, they feel more like “just memories” without the previously associated distressing emotions and somatic symptoms.

     · An individual stabilization intervention conducted within an online group of up to 8 people. It is similar to how a yoga or meditation class allows individuals to move through their own individual experience within a group setting. This enables us to serve more people in less time than individual sessions.

    · An intervention provided by a licensed mental health therapist that utilizes a stress stabilization technique that has been used in various crisis situations throughout the world.  

After Action Session is NOT: 

     ·“Group therapy.” It is an individual intervention designed to provide symptom relief; conducted in a group setting. Confidentiality is maintained throughout, as the intervention does not involve talking or describing the experience.

     ·“Stress management.” Unlike stress management, which teaches people how to manage the impact of increased stress through the use of coping skills, the goal of an After Action Session Session is designed to reduce or eliminate disturbing emotions, images, body sensations, or thoughts.  

     ·“Debriefing.”  Crisis debriefings are conducted after a crisis or critical incident is over.  An After Action Session is designed to provide Acute Stress symptom relief while the crisis is ongoing. It’s more like mental health PPE. 

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