Quick REMAP Workshops Scheduled for Switzerland

November 25, 2011
Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT -- Psychotherapist Quick REMAP Workshops – Switzerland
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Training dates for the Quick REMAP Level 1 & 2 Workshops have been announced for Switzerland in October of 2012.

The workshops will be held in Basel, Switzerland.  Basel, the second largest city in Switzerland, is located on the Rhein river near the intersection of Switzerland, Germany and France.

The Quick REMAP Level 1 workshop will be on October 3 & 4 and the Level 2 workshop will be on October 5 & 6.  The training is being sponsored by Germany psychologist Gertrud Fahnenbruck.  Both workshops will be presented in English.

Quick REMAP Demonstration Video — 2008 Germany

November 19, 2011
Quick REMAP Demonstration Video - Germany 2008  Quick REMAP Demonstration Video
  by Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT
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This is a demonstration video that was filmed in 2008 at a Quick REMAP Level 1 Workshop in Germany.  The video is 32 minutes in length and illustrates what a Quick REMAP treatment session might look like in clinical practice.  Jutta Bockhold, a psychologist and Quick REMAP trainer in Hamburg, was kind enough to volunteer as the demonstration subject for this video.  The video was filmed by Bernd Nolde and Hartmut Gerber.  Bernd edited the film.

The video illustrates the use of the Quick REMAP process in the treatment of emotional features including grief, sadness and anger relating to a veterinarian mishandling putting her dog to sleep.

Quick REMAP Level 1 Workshop in Ahrensburg Germany

Ahrensburg Castle

The Quick REMAP training took place in Ahrensburg, Germany which is just outside of Hamburg.  The Ahrensburg castle was a very short walk from the hotel where the training took place and offered the opportunity for a pleasant stroll after a day of learning the REMAP process.


Omega-3s Reduce Anxiety

November 18, 2011
Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT -- Psychotherapist Omega-3s Reduce Anxiety 
by Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT | Email




In my practice, I normally recommend Omega-3s as a beneficial intervention for individuals suffering from depression.  Now there is another reason that underscores the importance and usefulness of Omega-3s.

A research study1, published in the November 2011 issue of the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, found that taking Omega-3 fatty acids that were high in EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) reduced anxiety by 20% and inflammation by 14% in otherwise healthy medical students.

The supplementation consisted of a 2.5 gram dose daily with a ratio of 2085 mg of EPA to 348 mg of DHA (docosahexanoic acid).  This was approximately a 6:1 ratio.  Reductions in anxiety levels were measured using the Beck Anxiety Inventory.

The research was conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Studies at Harvard Medical School have already linked high EPA Omega-3s to a reduction in depression, even for those with bipolar disorder.2  Other studies have also supported the usefulness of of high Omega-3s in treating depression.3  This new research provides the first evidence that Omega-3s can produce an anti-anxiety effect for individuals without an anxiety disorder.

Combining Omega-3 supplementation with a behavioral intervention, such as Quick REMAP, may offer a doubly potent approach to helping people manage the effects of anxiety.  Cognitive therapy interventions can also be blended well with Quick REMAP and Omega-3 supplementation when thinking patterns contribute to the anxiety.

1. Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R., Malarkey, W.B., & Glaser, R. (2011). Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation and anxiety in medical students: A randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 25(8), 1725-38.

2. Stoll, A.L., et al. (1999). Omega 3 fatty acids in bipolar disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry 56, 407-12.

3. Peet, M., & Horrobin, D.F. (2002). A dose-ranging study of the effects of ethyleicosapentaenoate in patients with ongoing depression despite apparently adequate treatment with standard drugs. Archives of General Psychiatry, 59(10), 913-919.

Treating Domestic Violence PTSD with Quick REMAP

November 13, 2011

Treating Domestic Violence PTSD with Quick REMAP is a PowerPoint case study that is illustrating how the Quick REMAP treatment method can be used to resolve the distress associated with a traumatic assault.  Treatment results are measured with the Impact of Event Scale, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Heart Rate Variability Analysis (HRV).  The slides contain links to more detailed information available on www.remap.net and www.remapinstitute.org.

This post traumatic stress disorder client was successfully treated during one 55 minute treatment session.  Although this is a little faster than the two-session average that is noted in the REMAP Pilot Study and the individual case studies with PTSD/war traumas survivors, it does demonstrate how rapid relief can sometimes come for clients who respond very well to Quick REMAP.

Quick REMAP Training Dates for the US and Europe

November 6, 2011
Quick REMAP Training Dates for Europe and US Scheduled for 2012


Quick REMAP Workshop dates have been set for the US and Europe for 2012.

US training locations include cities in Texas and Oklahoma.  Presentations are scheduled in Europe for Germany and Belgium with a possible addition of dates in Switzerland.  I will be leading all of these trainings.

For details about dates and locations, please see the REMAP Institute training calendar.

Quick REMAP Level 1 Workshop details.

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