Research

    Soothing the Sympathetic Nervous System with the REMAP process:
    Results from Treating 8 Trauma Survivors and
    Measuring Treatment Effects with Heart Rate Variability Analysis

    By Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT, Mary Ross, Ph.D. and Frances Mcmanemin, Ph.D.  © 2006

    Many people who have traumatic experiences, panic attacks, phobias and general anxiety disorders experience a fight or flight reflex that will not shut off or that is repeatedly triggered by various signals that are interpreted as threatening even when there is no present danger.  Subcortical activity in structures such as the amygdala (think of this as your body’s alarm system) has been implicated in the fight or flight reflex.  When these subcortical circuits engage, the prefrontal cortex goes offline and the autonomic nervous system (ANS) reacts.  (Read the full article on the remap.net website.)


    Treating Military Combat PTSD with Quick REMAP
    Treatment Results with a Vietnam Veteran and Two Iraq War Veterans

    By Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT

    The following slide presentation illustrates treatment results from three individual case studies that were measured with the following inventories:

    • State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (state version) — scores above 48 are clinically significant
    • Impact of Event Scale (for PTSD) — 33 is the best cutoff for a PTSD diagnosis
    • Subjective Units of Distress Scale — a 0——10 scale (10 = worse distress)
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    Treating Domestic Violence PTSD with Quick REMAP
    Treatment Results with a Domestic Violence Victim

    By Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT

    The following case study utilizes the same psychological inventories to assess treatment results (the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Impact of Event Scale and the Subjective Units of Distress Scale).  However, this study also incorporates a physical measure, Hart Rate Variability Analysis.Treating domestic violence ptsd with quick remap

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