By Steve B. Reed ©
Quick REMAP protocols are designed to provide relief from
the intensity of emotionally distressing events in the
shortest possible time. These simple protocols compliment
the precision of the Full REMAP protocol that is customized
to each individual. Early findings suggest that the Quick
REMAP (4-point) protocol is well suited for both everyday
traumas and the most acutely stressful events. If the issue
being treated involves significant anger or sadness, then a
Quick REMAP protocol with a larger number of treatment
points may work better.
REMAP process was developed in response to the observation
that a one-size treatment protocol does not fit all needs,
all of the time. If a more comprehensive form of treatment
is necessary, then the Full REMAP protocol provides the best
option. However, there are times when a brief protocol may
be preferable. Such times can include:
Being at the end of a treatment session and you access
something intensely painful;
any point in a therapy session where the emotional
intensity becomes so great that it interferes with
your ability to communicate about your internal
When you are between treatment sessions and need a tool
that is easy enough for fast self-help.
REMAP protocols are perfect in such situations.
REMAP protocols are built with “evidenced-based” treatment
points. These are acupressure points that have been the
subject of research at some of the most prestigious
institutions of higher learning, including Harvard Medical
School and the Yale University School of Medicine. These
acupoints have been shown to produce profound calming
effects. These effects include:
Reduction in blood flow to
the brain’s alarm center (the amygdala) producing a
relaxation reflex at a deep brain level,
Increase production of
serotonin (a calming neurotransmitter) throughout the
Calming in the electrical
activity of the brain,
Slowing of the heart rate,
Turning-off the fight or
flight reflex (calming the sympathetic nervous system)
Evoking a relaxation
response (an increase in the para-sympathetic nervous system).
These changes have been
documented with sophisticated medical instruments. These
instruments include the fMRI, EEG, Bispectral Index, and an
ECG that measures Heart Rate Variability. Reductions in
emotional distress have been documented with psychological
testing and various self-report measures.
Quick REMAP combines these
evidence-based treatment points into brief interventions
that can produce startling results. In practice,
psychotherapists and clients are both experiencing the
profound and rapid healing effects that are possible with
this approach. Often times, they are seeing impressive
results within a single treatment session.
The goal is to have a rapid
and effective treatment tool that can reach and soothe a
part of the brain that is only minimally accessible by
language. The precise sensory stimulation provided by these
treatment points creates a desensitization response within
the emotional brain (limbic system). In effect, it
neutralizes painful memories and teaches the brain that it
no longer needs to set-off the “fight or flight” reflex in
response to things associated with painful memories.
This sensory-based method
calms the emotional brain (limbic system) so effectively
that it enables the thinking brain (cortex) to be fully
on-line. This makes Quick REMAP the perfect companion to
balance and enhance cognitive therapy treatments. Insight
and understanding can be seen more clearly, when one is no
longer looking through a filter of intense emotional pain.
Although it is easy to learn
and easy to apply, Quick REMAP provides a powerful means of
freeing oneself from the recurring distress associated with
overwhelming and high stress events.
would like to use this approach successfully, then you will
Have some important facts about the acupressure
Find the locations of the Quick REMAP rapid relief
Understand how to identify a specific enough event to
Know how to organize a list of events that need
Learn how to tune-in to the issue you want to heal,
Know some ways to track your progress with Quick
Discover how to activate the rapid relief points and
Learn a few other steps that will allow the process
to work well.
find relief from painful events through discovering Quick
REMAP. When you are ready to step onto the healing path,
Quick REMAP awaits.