Quick REMAP — Level 1 Workshop

    Quick REMAP Workshops

    Steve is the developer of the REMAP process and is an innovator and leading expert in the area of mind-body psychotherapy.  He has presented on the REMAP process at several international conferences and at national, state and local conferences.  He has twice presented the Full REMAP process training at Ohio State University Medical School.  REMAP training has been given in the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe.  Steve is in private practice in the Dallas, Texas area.  He holds three mental health licenses in Texas: Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

     When Words Are Not Enough to Regulate Emotions

    Amygdala, Limbic System

    Amygdala —    Limbic System

    Dr. Bessel van der Kolk has collaborated on neuroimaging studies that show that the brain’s executive functions become impaired when traumatized people attempt to focus on their trauma.  “The imprint of the trauma doesn’t sit in the verbal, understanding, part of the brain, but in much deeper regions—amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus, brain stem—which are only marginally affected by thinking and cognition.  These studies showed that people process their trauma from the bottom up—body to mind—not top down.”

    “To do effective therapy, we need to do things that change the way people regulate these core functions, which probably can’t be done by words and language alone.”

    Bessel van der Kolk, MD author of “Psychological Trauma”

    Quick REMAP incorporates evidence-based, mind-body interventions that help the emotional midbrain to calm down and allow the regulation of intense emotion.

     What Can Reach and Calm the Midbrain

    • Research at UC Irvine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is showing that specific acupuncture points have specific effects in specific areas of the brain.
    • Bruce Rosen, MD of Harvard has shown through fMRI studies that activating two key acupuncture points calms the amygdala, the hippocampus and the anterior cingulate cortex—the specific areas of the brain involved in mood, pain and cravings.
    • Research has shown that mindfulness produces changes in the electrical activity in regions of the brain associated with reductions in anxiety.
    • Research at the Yale School of Medicine shows that an ear acupressure point decreases acute anxiety, depression and stress on psychological indicators and lowers heart rate.
    • Early experiments with the REMAP process utilizing  Heart Rate Variability (HRV) analysis are showing significant positive changes in the activity of the heart and a calming of the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight response) in PTSD clients.

    Quick REMAP with Vietnam Veteran PTSD












    On this scale, 33 is the best clinical cutoff for a diagnosis of PTSD.


    The slideshow above illustrates the treatment results with three different military veterans who served in either Vietnam or Iraq.  The Impact of Event Scale for measuring PTSD, the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for measuring sympathetic nervous system arousal and the Subjective Units of Distress Scale show pretreatment, post treatment and follow-up results.

    Quick REMAP: What People are Saying

    “You provide a terrific model for your practitioners to follow, and you do it so eloquently.  I’m not a novice at therapy.  Your methods seem to be head-over-heels above everything that I have been exposed to.  You have an intellectual approach, and a pioneering spirit in your work, which truly raises the bar to new heights.”

    Ken Breen, Therapist  New Jersey

    [Regarding the REMAP materials–demo DVDs, Quick REMAP Handbook, REMAP CDs, Charts]

    “The more I see, the more I am amazed, really amazed!  It is such a wonderful tool.  There is no exaggeration in saying that it’s the next level up in psychology interventions.  I really think it is.  Well done!”

    Simon Lov, Therapist from the UK

    “I used the 4-point protocol with a 9 year old, an 11 year old, and a 12 year old.  It worked with all three!!!”

    Deborah Stovall, LPC  Texas

    “I’m actually a bit amazed at how well this system works!  I have had lots of great results.  Wow!”

    Tracy Roe, LPC  Texas

    “ I attended a live workshop just before ordering your DVDs.  WOW, I AM IN AWE.”

    Henry Coyle, Counselor  Ohio

    “I’m really amazed about the results.”

    Jutta Bockhold, Psychologist   Germany

    “I have been using the 4-point protocol since the conference and want to tell you how wonderful it is!  I have another client who wanted to heal the residual trauma of 2 abortions.  Yesterday she told me that her whole life has felt different since her Quick REMAP session.  Thank you for your excellent work.”

    Gloria Arenson, Psychotherapist  California

    “I’m awed at the process!”

    Sue Campbell, MA, LCSW   Arkansas

    “I used Quick REMAP with my most skeptical and deeply suffering client. (Afterward) she said, ‘I can’t explain it, but I didn’t know I’ve been carrying this weight almost all my life, and now it has lifted.  I feel so much better.’  I have no words to thank you and to tell you how important it is to spread and share this work.”

    Alexa Bresnan,  LICSW   Massachusetts

    “Since I learned REMAP I have already worked with 26 clients.  I am getting interesting and amazing results.  So, I have a new favorite tool.”

    Annette Harmuth-Vollbehr, Psychologist   Germany


     Workshop Agenda — Day 1

    9:30 — 11:00

    • Explain midbrain vs. thinking brain—roles in anxiety disorders
    • Discuss exposure therapy, systematic desensitization & counter-conditioning for the emotional midbrain
    • List mind-body, behavioral interventions
    • Practice evidence-based breath regulation: 6-breath per minute technique

    11:00 — 11:15

    • Break

    11:15 — 12:45

    • Review evidence-based acupressure research studies: Harvard, Yale, etc.
    • Explain the 4-point protocol–behavioral intervention
    • Identify a specific treatment event
    • Compare two imaginal exposure options: mental movie vs. story technique
    • Demonstration
    • Practice in dyads

    12:45 — 2:00

    • Lunch

    2:00 — 3:30

    • Practice a mindfulness technique:  KAVE
    • Compare emotional detachment vs. emotional flooding
    • Explain the possible use of visual field techniques (eye location / movement)
    • Demonstration
    • Practice in dyads

    3:30 — 3:45

    • Break

    3:45 — 5:15

    • Explain the 8-point protocol—behavioral intervention with a mindfulness component
    • Practice in dyads
    • Q & A

    Workshop Agenda — Day 2

    9:30 — 11:00

    • Review Day 1—Q & A
    • Review a 3-part cognitive intervention
    • Identify the best cognitions to treat
    • Demonstration
    • Practice in dyads

    11:00 — 11:15

    • Break

    11:15 — 12:45

    • Explain the 12-point protocol—behavioral/cognitive intervention
    • Demonstration
    • Practice in dyads

    12:45 — 2:00

    • Lunch

    2:00 — 3:30

    • Q & A
    • Explain the 16-point protocol—behavioral/cognitive intervention

    3:30 — 3:45

    • Break

    3:45 — 5:15

    • Practice in dyads
    • Q & A

     Continuing Education Hours

    Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

    Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 20 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

    Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

    12 CE Hours Provided by Steve B. Reed for Texas

    LPC provider # 1039, LMFT provider # 394, Social Work provider # 2314,

    LCDC (accepts LPC providers)

    Quick REMAP Certification

    The Quick REMAP Level 1 Workshop is the first step in the certification process for therapists who wish to become Quick REMAP Certified.  For the complete criteria for certification, see the Quick REMAP certification section.

     Locations and Dates

    Dallas — April 9/10, 2016     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Office of Steve B. Reed

    375 Municipal Drive, Suite 230, Richardson TX 75080  972-997-9955


    Dallas — March 20/21, 2015     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Hawthorn Suites

    250 Municipal Drive, Richardson, TX  75080  972-669-1000


    Dallas — September 28/29, 2013     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Hawthorn Suites

    250 Municipal Drive, Richardson, TX  75080  972-669-1000


    Oklahoma City — June 23/24, 2012     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Fairfield Inn & Suites

    4521 Southwest 15th St., Oklahoma City, OK  73108  405-604-3223

    Dallas — May 19/20, 2012     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Courtyard by Marriott

    1000 S. Sherman Street, Richardson, TX  75081  972-235-5000

    Houston — March 10/11, 2012     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15831 JFK Blvd., Houston, TX  77032  281-442-4600

    Austin — February 25/26, 2012     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Crowne Plaza Hotel

    6121 N. I-35 / US 290, Austin, TX  78752  512-323-5466

    San Antonio — January 28/29, 2012     Quick REMAP Level 1

    Drury Inn & Suites

    95 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX  78216  210-398-8100

    Quick REMAP Workshop -- Register

    How to Register 

    Step 1 — Select a Location for Quick REMAP Level 1 in the USA

    __Dallas  March 20/21, 2015

    Step 2 — Determine the number of participants and price.

    Quick REMAP Level 1 US Workshop Prices 2012





    *Registrations received 10 days prior to the seminar date.

    **Price per person when registering at the same time.

    Step 3 — Choose how to pay.

    Register by Phone: Call 972-997-9955

    Register by Mail:

    Open this link to a PDF registration form.

    Print and complete the form.  Then mail the form to:

    Steve B. Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT

    375 Municipal Drive, Suite 230, Richardson, Texas 75080 USA


     PDF version of the Quick REMAP Level 1 Workshop, 2015 Brochure

    Note: dates and location have changed for 2016 workshop






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