The Richards Trauma Process

The Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) is a specialist hypnosis therapy that has been developed from the research of world trauma experts Drs Peter Levine and Bessel van der Kolk. Created by Judith Richards, TRTP carefully combines aspects of various theraputic modalities with the latest scientific findings about the effects of trauma on the Hippocampus. In a very gentle way, without retraumatising, TRTP engages our imagination in the service of profound healing to restore the proper function of the Hippocampus.

The Hippocampus is the part of the brain responsible for taking our experiences and turning them into narrative memories, it is also the type of memory that we are most familiar with. During traumatic events the Hippocampus freezes and, instead of filing the event in narrative memory, the emotional content of the trauma lodges in our sensory or implicit memory where it plays over and over, just like a video of our emotions 24 hours a day 7 days a week in our unconscious mind.

The good news is that through TRTP we can stimulate the Hippocampus and release it from the freeze response. Once the Hippocampus is no longer frozen the memories of traumatic events get filed back in narrative memory and we are no longer triggered when we think about them. We are restored to wholeness!

The founder of Australia’s first trauma centre Dr Martha Landman has this to say about TRTP:

For years I have achieved outstanding results in the treatment of trauma. However, nothing prepared me and my clients for the progress they would make with The Richards Trauma Process™…. Dissociative clients reported faster integration than with any other methods applied before. TRTP gives people a clean slate and puts the past in the past once and for all.

To learn more about TRTP from Judith Richards herself, please watch this video: