Psychotherapy for the rapid treatment of grief and trauma

Revisioning is a new evidence-based psychotherapy that rapidly treats prolonged grief,  PTSD, depression, and addictions. 

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How Revisioning Works

Revisioning is the only psychotherapy to target the mirror neuron system, the center of empathy.   Revisioning is an adaptation of a neurological rehabilitation technique used to treat phantom limb pain.  Grief and Trauma cause neuroplasticity in the identity centers of the brain.  Revisioning can reverse this neuroplasticity and reconnect clients with happiness and calmness within minutes.


"I want to give a big shout out to Dr. Rider for helping me get back on the right path.  My twin brother died and the pain of that loss seemed unbearable.  I was overcome with anguish, grief, and sorrow and began questioning life itself.  But the techniques that Dr. Rider uses and the professionalism by which he uses them provided immediate and positive relief.  I have peace and hope for a bright future.  And, I'm smiling again." JW

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What is the Revisioning Center for Grief and Trauma

The Revisioning Center is a treatment, teaching, and research facility.  Treatment can be very short-term for complicated grief and PTSD.  Many therapists refer their clients to the center for specific treatment of grief or trauma, who then return back to their therapists.  The Revisioning Center is also a training facility where licensed therapists can take the 2-day certification class.  Research on Revisioning is currently underway in Arizona and Denton.  

Revisioning Theory

Revisioning works through simulating the re-attachment in a mirror of elements of lost identity following grief or trauma.

Revisioning has been found to activate the Mirror Neuron Network and de-activate the default mode network.  Also, traumas do not have to be re-lived in Revisioning.


Description of Revisioning by Dr. Mark Rider

Typical patient results following Revisioning include:

▪  Ability to look at photos without distress and sadness. ​

▪  Ability to walk into a loved one's room and touch belongings without distressing sadness.

▪  Decrease or elimination of suicidal thoughts.

▪  Ability to regain 'lost' self identity and coping ability.

▪  Increased self-confidence and decreased self-blame.

▪  Feeling comforted by thoughts of your loved one instead of distress about their absence.

​▪  Decrease in flashbacks and nightmares.

▪  Decrease in depression and emotional numbing due to PTSD.

​▪  Decrease in disturbing memories from trauma and self-medication..

​​▪  Decrease in anxiety and insomnia.


Client Summarizing Revisioning Treatment

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