Reconsolidation Therapy™: Treated 70% of Patients with PTSD

It is fast, effective, and not prone to relapse! Thanks to a 3-day training program offered to professionals, this therapy is very easy to implement.

Based on the recent discoveries in neuroscience, the innovative Reconsolidation Therapy™ has been the subject of numerous large-scale clinical trials. This method combines the use of a pharmacological agent with psychotherapy. It aims to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for people who have been exposed to an intense emotional shock (i.e. an accident, aggression, attacks, or natural disasters). This therapy strives to treat post-traumatic stress disorder rather than mask its symptoms, becoming a marker of a therapeutic revolution in psychiatry.

The Reconsolidation Therapy ™ – A source of immense hope for victims of PTSD

This method has impacted individuals internationally, as seen through the numerous studies conducted in Canada, USA, France, and Nepal. More than 50% of symptoms have decreased during clinical trials and 70% of patients undergoing this 6-week treatment have shown significant improvements. This method consists of combining the use of a beta-blocker and psychotherapy, laying the foundation for a new paradigm for treating PTSD.

From Research to Scientific Validation

Dr. Brunet’s Reconsolidation Therapy™ is the culmination of 30 years of research in post-traumatic stress disorder.

Today, with the help of French doctors and Canadian and American scientists, Alain Brunet has proven to the scientific community that it is possible to reduce the impact of traumatic memories and treat PTSD.

A Universal Therapeutic Breakthrough

Dr. Brunet designed a unique therapeutic experimentation protocol, which was introduced on a large scale in France. The “Paris Mémoire Vive” project, conducted in partnership with the Paris Hospital Network (AP-HP), has treated up to 400 patients with PTSD following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice. This exceptional project shows that it is now possible for victims of PTSD to recover in 6 weeks.

An Effective Therapy with Quick Benefits and Simple Patient Management

Diagnosing PTSD

Following an exposure to a gruesome traumatic event, the experience is created and stored as an intense emotional memory. It constantly resurfaces with the same intensity at each recollection of the incident. Sensory perceptions may trigger the recall of the event.
To find out if a person can benefit from the Reconsolidation Therapy™, they must complete a trauma assessment questionnaire.
This PTSD diagnosis makes it possible to establish whether the subject is indeed in a state of post-traumatic stress and whether they are eligible for therapy.

What is Reconsolidation Therapy™?

Memory Reconsolidation Therapy is a brief psychotherapy. The patient must take a beta-blocker and follow a precise protocol to reactivate their memory, if not the medication is ineffective. The patient is asked to write a narrative of their trauma and must read it aloud at each session. The reencoding process is hindered by the beta-blocker the moment the emotional memory shifts from short-term memory to long-term memory. This process does not alter the memory, rather it reduces its intensity. After 4 to 6 weekly sessions, most patients experience a significant decrease in their post-traumatic stress symptoms.

The Benefits of Therapy

At the end of each session, the patient completes the same PTSD assessment in order to measure the evolution of their symptoms and progress.

By administering the beta-blocker with the Brunet Method™, it reduces the emotional impact of the traumatic memory and transforms it into a “banal bad memory”.

The post-traumatic stress symptoms are reduced, allowing the patient to return to their normal life.

The Science behind Blocking Memory Reconsolidation

The Role of the Amygdala in Memory

When an event becomes engraved in our memory, two parts of the brain are simultaneously activated: the amygdala and the hippocampus. They represent the memory control center.

The hippocampus is located at the center of our episodic memory and holds the facts of the memory; whereas the amygdala retains the emotions attached to the event. If an emotional event is worth remembering, the amygdala and the hippocampus save the memory in the long-term memory. The stronger the emotion, the more memorable it will be.

If you recall an important memory, you will remember some of the emotion attached to it, but less intensely. For victims of post-traumatic stress disorder, memory does not fade over time. It is constantly relived by the individual, with the same intensity experienced at the time of the event.

The Emotional Deterioration of Memory

Latest discoveries about the brain and how memory works have shown that when you recall a memory, it is possible to change it.

This was (re)discovered by James Misanin (1968), Susan Sara (1997) and Karim Nader (2000). Through their experiments on rats, they demonstrated that a memory is malleable when it leaves the memory folder. As a result, it is possible to reduce the emotional part of the memory that is too intense, in order to decrease its distressing symptoms.

The chemical process of re-recording the memory is disrupted by the combination of the memory reactivation and the blocking of reconsolidation, caused by the beta-blocker. The memory generated is thus emotionally deteriorated. Although it still remains present, it is much less intense.

Testimonies from Patients who have been Treated

What do they think about this therapy and what progress have they seen?

Reconsolidation Therapy

Based on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, Reconsolidation Therapy™ has been the subject of much scientific research over the last 20 years, allowing today hindsight in its high efficiency. This innovative treatment method involves taking a beta-blocker (propranolol) before each 25 min. therapy session.

Reconsolidation Therapy™ aims to treat Trauma- and Stressor-related Disorders (DSM-5, 2013), like posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, complicated grief. These disorders are typically caused by an emotional shock such as losses, bereavements, accidents, assaults, attacks, natural disasters, etc.

Training content

The training is taught in small groups by a clinician with extensive experience in using Reconsolidation Therapy™. This accredited course includes 16 hours of lessons (in person or online), spread over 2.5 days. It comes with a 6-hour academic reading program (in English), a copy of the ppt slides, and a personalized, reusable copy of the three step-by-step treatment protocols (Dx, Rx and Tx).

Cancellation and refund conditions

If a trainee cannot attend part or all of the training, the training organization will offer, at its own discretion, to:
-postpone the training to a later date.
-attend the part of the training is missing at a later date.
-no reimbursement will be made by the training organization.

If the training organization cannot provide the training, the trainee will be offered:
-a replacement teacher.
-a training deferral (of the entire training or only the missing hours of training).
-a refund of the entire training.
-no financial compensation other than reimbursement for the training will be paid by the training organization in the event of cancellation of the training.

An approved training organization

CABA (CONSULTANTS ALAIN BRUNET & ASSOCIATES) Inc. is a business registered in Québec (Canada) that offers accredited training to mental health professionals. In Québec, the training is accredited by the Quebec Board of Psychologists and, by extension, by all Boards of professionals in the province of Québec. In the rest of Canada, the training is recognized by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

In Switzerland, the trainings are recognized by the Fédération Suisse des Psychologues (FSP). For all other cases, we recommend that you check with your professional association whether you can obtain continuing education credits before you register for any training.

Who Should Attend ?

All professionals who can legally practice psychotherapy in their jurisdiction may attend this training. This typically includes board registered physicians (general practitioners and psychiatrists), psychiatric nurses, social workers,
psychologists, counselors, sexologists, and psychotherapists. It is not necessary to have prescribing privileges to attend the training or to use Reconsolidation Therapy™.

Reconsolidation Therapy

Based on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, Reconsolidation Therapy™ has been the subject of much scientific research over the last 20 years, allowing today hindsight in its high efficiency. This innovative treatment method involves taking a beta-blocker (propranolol) before each 25 min. therapy session.

Reconsolidation Therapy™ aims to treat Trauma- and Stressor-related Disorders (DSM-5, 2013), like posttraumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, complicated grief. These disorders are typically caused by an emotional shock such as losses, bereavements, accidents, assaults, attacks, natural disasters, etc.

Training content

The training is taught in small groups by a clinician with extensive experience in using Reconsolidation Therapy™. This accredited course includes 16 hours of lessons (in person or online), spread over 2.5 days. It comes with a 6-hour academic reading program (in English), a copy of the ppt slides, and a personalized, reusable copy of the three step-by-step treatment protocols (Dx, Rx and Tx).

Spécificités de la thérapie de la reconsolidation

Basée sur les dernières découvertes en neurosciences, la thérapie innovante de la Reconsolidation™ a fait l’objet de nombreuses recherches scientifiques permettant aujourd’hui un recul sur son efficience. Cette méthode associe la prise d’un agent pharmacologique à une psychothérapie brève.

Elle vise à traiter les troubles engendrés par des chocs émotionnels intenses (pertes, deuils, accidents, agressions, attentats, catastrophe naturelle). S’attachant à réparer les troubles post-traumatiques, elle est le marqueur d’un protocole thérapeutique innovant.


Contenu de la formation

La formation à la Méthode Brunet™ comprend 16 heures de cours, réparties sur 2,5 jours. Elle est assortie d’un programme de lecture de 6 heures (en anglais).

Pour connaitre avec précision le contenu de la formation et le programme d’apprentissage intégral, cliquez sur le lien de la page détaillée.

Elle vise à traiter les troubles engendrés par des chocs émotionnels intenses (pertes, deuils, accidents, agressions, attentats, catastrophe naturelle). S’attachant à réparer les troubles post-traumatiques, elle est le marqueur d’un protocole thérapeutique innovant.

A qui s’adresse cette formation ?

  • à tous les médecins (généralistes et psychiatres)
  • infirmiers, autres professionnels para-médicaux, travailleurs sociaux susceptibles de prendre en charge des patients atteints de troubles de SPT
  • aux psychologues, psychothérapeutes,
  • aux autres professionnels / thérapeutes : déjà formés aux TCC, à l’hypnothérapie, à l’EMDR, à la sexologie, à l’art-thérapie, à la psychanalyse, …

Cette formation permet d’apprendre à utiliser la Thérapie de la Reconsolidation™ appliquée à la résolution des traumas.

Un organisme de formation agréé

CABA (Les Consultants Alain Brunet et Associés) Inc. est une entreprise du Québec (Canada) qui propose des formations aux professionnels en santé mentale. Au Québec, les formations de CABA sont accréditées par l'Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) et, par extension, par TOUS les ordres professionnels du Québec. Au Canada les formations sont reconnues par la Société Canadienne de Psychologie (SCP).

CABA Inc. a obtenu l’agrément d’Organisme de Formation enregistré en France sous le NDA 93990559883. Les formations sont reconnues par le Datadock (France).

En Suisse, les formations de CABA Inc. sont reconnues par la Fédération Suisse des Psychologues (FSP). Pour les autres cas de figure, nous vous recommandons de vérifier avec votre association professionnelle de la reconnaissance desdits crédits avant de vous inscrire.


Possibilité de prise en charge de votre formation

En France, le professionnel installé en exercice libéral au moment de la formation peut faire une demande de financement de sa formation par le FIF-PL.

Vous trouverez de l’information sur le site www.fifpl.fr.

La formation sera bientôt éligible dans le cadre du Compte Personnel de Formation (CPF).

Conditions d'annulation et de remboursement

Si le stagiaire ne peut assister à une partie de la formation ou à la totalité de la formation : 

  • Il lui sera proposé, à la discrétion de CABA Inc. :
    •  un report de la formation à une date ultérieure.
    • d’assister à la partie de la formation qui n’a pas été suivie.
    • Aucun remboursement ne pourra être réalisé par l’organisme de formation.

 

Responsabilité de l’organisme de formation :

  • Si le formateur ne peut pas dispenser la formation, il sera proposé au stagiaire, à la discrétion de CABA Inc. : 
    • Un enseignant remplaçant.
    • Un report de formation (de la totalité de la formation ou seulement les heures manquantes de formation).
    • Un remboursement de la totalité de la formation. 
    • Aucun dédommagement financier autre que le remboursement de la formation ne sera payé par l’organisme de formation en cas d’annulation de la formation.