Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories, an NLP-based Protocol for PTSD Treatment

We now have 5 published clinical trials that show a consistent greater than 90% of participants get a non-clinical score post treatment for PTSD.

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Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories, an NLP-based Protocol for PTSD Treatment

Posted by Lisa de Rijk on

Kash has been twisting my arm and has asked me to do a short blog updating the status of the RTM protocol!!

We now have 5 published clinical trials that show a consistent greater than 90% of participants get a non-clinical score post treatment for PTSD. Not only that, the latest publication by Rick Gray demonstrates that we have been able to see the same results in ‘jobbing’ therapists. That means that once it comes out of the research laboratory environment, mainstream therapists are getting the same results as the experts in 3-4 treatment sessions!!! This is unprecedented in the therapy world.

I have been appointed as Visiting Research Fellow at Kings College, London, and act as clinical lead for the world’s first Randomised Clinical Trial (RCT) comparing the RTM protocol with Trauma Focussed CBT (the gold standard treatment) with military veterans in Belfast. It is a feasibility study, and the data is looking good enough to go for a full scale trial. Not only that we are looking at taking a different study out to a different population group through the Kings work.

Rick Gray is leading on another comparator trial in the US, but that is still in progress so I can’t say more at the moment.

We now have around 40 therapists and coaches trained in the UK to deliver the protocol and some of this team will get involved with our research as we go forward.

Probably the most exciting bit is the recognition of Emerging Evidentiary Medicine Status  by the International Society for Stress Studies, for the RTM protocol. What this means is that we now have enough evidence to get more research funding, get recognised by Insurance Companies for treatment and get a place at the table with NICE!!

Those of you who know more, will know how excited all of this makes me! Those who don’t know me and want to know more, feel free to drop me an email lisa@awakenconsulting.co.uk or connect with me on Linkedin which is where I tend to update most frequently.

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