Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Therapeutic Advances

Reconsolidation Therapy™ or the Brunet Method ™ is a revolutionary therapy that is particularly effective in treating people with PTSD *.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a syndrome that was initially discovered among veterans. Today, however, PTSD is known to affect many individuals involved in a variety of traumatic events such as accidents, rape, assault, or natural disasters. The lifetime prevalence of developing PTSD following the exposure to a violent incident is 15% among the general population. Moreover, PTSD can lead to the development of other mental illnesses.

Insufficient Care for Victims in Post-Traumatic Stress

Although psychological disorders are accurately diagnosed by medical professionals, people with PTSD have not received adequate, simple, and effective treatment.

Alain Brunet made it his mission to find a way to treat people suffering from traumatic stress. It all began in 1989, while Dr. Brunet was a psychology student at the University of Montreal, during the time of the Polytechnique shooting. This experience made him became aware of the immense lack of care for those who remain affected by psychotraumatic disorders. From that day forward, Alain decided to devote his life to finding an effective cure for treating patients with PTSD.

The Brunet Method™ Turns a Traumatic Memory into an Ordinary Bad Memory

Alain Brunet’s Reconsolidation Therapy™ does not aim to erase memories, like deleting a file from a hard drive. Rather, it alleviates the excessive emotions associated with a memory, allowing the patient to free themselves from their post-traumatic stress disorder.

Based on recent discoveries in neuroscience regarding the functioning of memory, Reconsolidation Therapy ™ is a simple, fast, and effective method for treating the memories of victims who have suffered an emotional trauma.

Without the use of antidepressants, the Brunet Method™ gradually and sustainably reduces the emotional burden of a traumatic memory in just six weeks. The method developed in Canada by Dr. Alain Brunet and his team (2008) combines brief psychotherapy with a beta-blocker. This therapy has allowed patients to reclaim their lives and provides hope for millions of people around the world.

The Brunet Method™ that is Scientifically Proven to be Effective

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of people exposed to traumatic events develop a trauma-related disorder

A French mental health survey conducted by Professor Louis Jehel following the tragic AZF chemical factory explosion in Toulouse and Cyclone Xynthia revealed that among the populations involved in large-scale accidents or natural disasters, 25% of direct victims could develop PTSD disorders.

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of patients treated with Reconsolidation Therapy™ respond favourably to treatment

The therapeutic method developed by Dr. Alain Brunet allows 70% of patients treated to free themselves from their traumatic memories and resume a normal life. Following the attacks in Paris, Dr. Brunet proposed a unique protocol called “Paris Mémoire Vive” to the Paris Hospital Network (AP-HP), which aimed at training 200 clinicians in this innovative method to treat post-traumatic stress. The clinicians were recruited from 20 Parisian and provincial hospitals participated, including “La Pitié Salpétrière”, which is recognized worldwide for its brain institute.

An Efficient and Faster Method versus Conventional Therapies

The efficacy of Alain Brunet’s Reconsolidation Therapy is often compared with that of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. While both methods are effective, they have their limitations. For example, many have frequent relapses when being treated with psychotherapy, whereas others may have to discontinue treatment due to the side effects of antidepressants.

Psychotherapy or anti-depressants?

  • Psychotherapy is effective in some cases; however, it is relatively slow. In fact, 50% of patients relapse after one year. The practice of psychotherapy also requires extensive training. Therefore, finding a trained therapists can be difficult and costly.
  • Antidepressants are also effective, but they must be taken daily for at least one year. A significant proportion of patients drop out after a few weeks: 32% of them discontinue treatment due to side effects (loss of libido, nausea, weight gain, etc.), and 30% of them relapse after one year.

Brunet's Reconsolidation Therapy™

With fewer relapses and dropouts during treatment, Reconsolidation Therapy is more efficient and faster. Training medical and mental health professionals on this method to treat patients is a simple and quick process that only takes three days. Once trained, the therapy can be quickly implemented.

 If the treatment does not work for some patients, it can still be effective. The therapeutic method can be effective several weeks later at the completion of the treatment protocol.
This was the case for Lou, the third patient followed by the team of “Envoyé Spécial”, the French television program. Some patients may develop a stronger resistance to treatment than others. (You can see his treatment process in the “Envoyé Spécial” found in the Media section.)

This innovative therapeutic method was adapted to deal with large-scale disasters, such as the Paris or Nice terrorist attacks. In response to the traumatizing events which occurred in both cities, the “Paris Mémoire Vive” protocol was created and launched in May 2016 to increase the use of the treatment.

A Revolutionary Method to Help Victims of Post-Traumatic Stress

Testimonials from Patients who Benefited from the Reconsolidation Therapy™

After receiving the therapy, I was finally able to talk about the attack without reliving the pain. Before, I would have cracked. Without this treatment, I think I would have made a big mistake!

Max

A victim of the Paris terrorist attacks that took place on November 13, 2015. Max enrolled in the "Paris Mémoire Vive" study protocol.

I can go out again without jumping at the slightest sound. I can drive again without stress. I have returned to work and can cope with the ambient noise of the crowd. A weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, which has allowed me to move forward.

Emmanuelle

A victim of the Nice terrorist attacks that took place on July 14, 2016. Emmanuelle enrolled in the "Paris Mémoire Vive" study protocol.

When reading my story, I suddenly realized that there was no longer an attachment. It was like reading a book.

Joël

Victim of an armed robbery.

The memory is still there, but it doesn’t hurt me anymore. Life can go on.

Louise

A victim of assault

I want to receive training!

Are you allowed to practice psychotherapy? Are you in contact with patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders and would like the proper training to treat them?

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 the trainee cannot attend part of the training or all of the training, they will be offered the options to:

  • Postpone the training to a later date;
  • Attend the part of the training, which could not be followed, at a later date.

All sales are final. No refunds can be made by the training organization.

Responsibility of the training organisation/trainer (except in cases of force majeure)

If the trainer cannot give the training, the trainee will be offered a:

  • Substitute teacher: the trainee remains free to refuse this replacement;
  • Report of the training (the entirety of the training or only the sections missed of the training);
  • Reimbursement of the entire training

No financial compensation, other than the reimbursement of the training, will be paid by the training organization in the event of cancellation of the training.

Force majeure clause for the training organization (the service provider)

In cases of force majeure (transportation, strike, pandemic, pandemic, illness/accident of the trainer or a member of their family, natural disaster, failure to obtain visas, work permits or other permits, laws or regulations introduced subsequently, interruption of telecommunications, energy supply, communications or transport of any kind, or any other circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the provider – a non-exhaustive list, the training organization cannot be held responsible for the cancellation or postponement of the training. The trainee will be offered a:

  • Reimbursement for training;
  • Substitute teacher: the trainee remains free to refuse this replacement;
  • Postponement of training (the entirety of the training or only the sections missed of the training).

No financial compensation other than the reimbursement of the training will be paid by the training organization in the event of cancellation of the training.

Case of force majeure clause for the trainee (the client)

In cases of force majeure (transportation, strike, pandemic, illness/accident of the trainee or a member of their family, natural disaster, failure to obtain visas, work permits or other permits, laws or regulations subsequently introduced, interruption of telecommunications, energy supply, communications or transportation of any kind, or any other circumstances beyond the trainee's reasonable control – a non-exhaustive list) , the trainee cannot be held responsible for their absence (a supporting document will be requested: doctor's note, etc.). The trainee will be offered a:

  • Reimbursement for training;
  • Training report (the entirety of the training or only the sections missed of the training).

No financial compensation other than the reimbursement of 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 18 hours of lessons (in person or online), spread over 2 days, with an additional third day consisting of online supervision sessions with the trainer (selected at a later date). 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.