The methodology of TIR is to walk a person through a traumatic incident repetitively by the means of specifically designed questions. This method supports a person to bring chargers (triggers) to the surface for often prompt release. Once no charges (triggers) are left attached to a traumatic incident, the memory of that traumatic event will fade peacefully into the abyss and for most people will become no more than a story with no emotional value – just like any other insignificant moment of their life.
TIR works in a sequence of 3 individual steps. The first step is called ‘Exploration’. In this session, the client will talk about one specific, predetermined, trauma related subject – a situation, a person, a place.
The next step is called ‘Unblocking’, where the facilitator will ask a series of questions about the chosen item, which will help the client release many triggers surrounding a traumatic incident before looking at the actual event. What’s unique in this step is that each question will be asked repeatedly, which will help a person to look at an item from many different angles and further ease the release of charge. Unblocking is done over the course of several sessions.
The last step of this session sequence is called ‘Traumatic Incident Reduction’. In this final session, the client will look at a specifically chosen traumatic incident connected to the previously worked on item to release it .
When we hold on to charge (triggers), they block everything out that lies underneath. By releasing those charges, that what was buried beneath, will rise up next. This is how TIR works. By releasing layer by layer of traumatic memories and charge, we will gradually arrive at the root cause and once this root cause is released, the associated trauma will become no more significant than any other event in our lives.