PTSD* : Reconsolidation Therapy ™ Heals Emotional Memory
PTSD* (post-traumatic stress disorder) affects 15% of people who have witnessed a traumatic event (such as attacks, wars, accidents, aggression or natural disasters.
The Brunet Method™ Effectively Treats Victims: Scientifically Proven
350 therapists currently trained in the Brunet Method
patients treated following the attacks in Paris and Nice
The Brunet Method ™ offers hope to millions of people around the world
Based on recent discoveries in neuroscience regarding the functioning of memory, Reconsolidation Therapy ™ is a simple, fast and effective method for reducing the strength of emotional memories for victims of trauma.
The Brunet Method™ was developed in Canada by Dr. Alain Brunet and his team. In just six psychotherapy sessions accompanied by a beta-blocker, the treatment gradually and sustainably reduces the emotional burden of a traumatic memory, without the use of antidepressants.
This allows the patient to reclaim control of their life. It is a huge hope for millions of people around the world suffering from post-traumatic stress.
Alain Brunet, a professor of psychiatry at McGill's Douglas Research Centre, told The Current's interim host Laura Lynch
The Brunet Method™ is unanimously recognized by the press as an effective innovative therapeutic method.
The Psychologist who Fixes Memories Following the Terrorist Attacks
Alain Brunet has become one the great specialists of PTSD, for which he has developed an amazing treatment. The main concept is to combine psychotherapy with the reactivation of a traumatic memory using a beta blocker. The beta blocker is a drug that decreases the intensity of emotions associated with a memory.
The French media discovered the Brunet Method™ in mid-April when the researcher from McGill University came to Paris to present his project, “Paris MEM”. This study will test this method in hundreds of individuals suffering from PTSD, mainly due to the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015.
Post-traumatic stress disorder: A cure?
Following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, many people – both directly and indirectly affected – have developed PTSD. Touched by this dramatic news, Alain Brunet, the director of research in psychotraumatology at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) offered his support to the Director of the Paris Hospital Network (AP-HP). Dr. Brunet’s method offers an approach with many benefits.
The objective is twofold: to train staff with his method and to advance research (with the added possibility of evaluating this method on a larger scale). The doctors involved aim to include 400 patients in their study, with the hope of comparing Brunet’s method with other forms of treatment.
Dr. Alain Brunet discusses the use of Reconsolidation Therapy™ for heartbreak on the Savage Lovecast.
The Brunet Method ™ transforms a traumatic memory into an ordinary bad memory
Alain Brunet’s Reconsolidation Therapy™ is not meant to erase memories, like deleting a file from a hard drive. Rather, it reduces the excessive emotions associated with a memory, allowing the patient to free themselves from their post-traumatic stress disorder.
Testimony of victims of aggression who developed PTSD and followed the treatment
When reading my story, I suddenly realized that there was no longer an attachment. It was like reading a book.
The memory is still there, but it does not hurt me anymore. Life can continue.