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Freeing People From Trauma and Changing Mental Health.

Trauma is a worldwide epidemic. People are suffering more than ever and most are just given drugs to mask the troubling symptoms. With years of success in practice, we know Instinctual Trauma Resposne® resolves the root cause of trauma, and the symptoms are eliminated. We need more than anecdotal evidence. We need research to prove it. Help us show the world how to simply, quickly, and effectively free people from the chains of trauma.

Become an ITR Certified Trauma Specialist

Become an ITR Certified Trauma Specialist at They offer a FREE Accelerated Traumatology Course 101 online and other courses for interested individuals, foster parents, educators, and professionals. Free CEs available for NASW and NBCC. Anyone can take the ITR courses.


Find a Specialist will connect you with certified ITR Specialists that can guide children and adults alike through an intensive ITR program to resolve any traumatic events including pre-natal and pre-verbal events. The ITR specialists will work with you virtually or in-person depending on location. 20 hours or more within 1-2 weeks allows momentum and fast resolution.



The ITR web-based app is a proprietary tool for doing work online. It is an easy to use web-app tool that allows for drawing and writing to accomplish the ITR program tasks. A person can do the whole ITR program in one integrated solution with the specialist in full view. This saves on travel and the person has access to their work in between sessions and after sessions for self-help or follow-up work with their primary health care provider.


What is Trauma?

During ordinary, day-to-day events, both sides of our brain process and store what we experience. However, when you have a life-threatening experience or you witness another person in such circumstances, your verbal brain can be overwhelmed and your executive function (the ability to think your way out of the trauma) fails. You can no longer organize your experience in a logical way. The parts of the brain that deal with survival take over. If you cannot fight or flee the situation you will go into the freeze. The body and brain are hardwired to help us survive. This is called the Instinctual Trauma Response (ITR).

The ITR components occur in order for almost any overwhelming or life threatening experience. Some experiences may have several components over again as the event goes on over a period of time. Many people get “stuck” in one of the aspects for an extended period of time. This is known as a “fixed state”.

ITR Components: Startle, Thwarted Fight/Flight, Freeze, Altered State of Consciousness, Automatic Obedience, and Self-Repair.

Going into the ITR affects your memory for the event. You may feel that the fragmented memory is “stuck” in the non-verbal parts of the brain, where there are no words and no sense of time. We call these fragments “mental shrapnel.” These bits and pieces of the trauma then become triggers that intrude into life at unexpected times. The result can be bewildering and can change how an individual views him/herself, others, and the world at large.

” Trauma is the biggest mental health problem of the 21st century and it is the most treatable.”

Dr Louis Tinnin, Pschiatrist and Co-Founder of ITR




Help For Trauma Education and Research is getting research underway! We are partnering with several organizations and implementing an assessment tool for Intensive Trauma Recovery to be able to track the intensive clients. We are always looking to work with organizations interested in PRACTICE-BASED EVIDENCE. This is the key to changiing the mental health field. Clients tell us all the time that the Evidence-Based therapy approaches they have used barely work if at all. Its time to pull the curtain back and expose the lack of efficacy in the filed for most of the trauma approcahes bneing used today.


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