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Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Workshop October 2018

Sharie Peacock, RN, MEd., LCPC

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Workshop
~28 Credit Hours~

American Red Cross 
2401 Congress Street
Portland, ME

October 18-21, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Prerequisite:  None.  Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is not considered psychotherapy or counseling.  Therefore, a degree or license to practice this method is not required.

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a unique method of trauma treatment.  It is a one-on-one, highly structured, yet wholly person-centered approach to resolving the negative charge contained in traumas and eliminating their negative aftereffects in a brief amount of time.  In competent hands, TIR is a powerful tool for use in the rapid and successful resolution of virtually any trauma-related condition.  TIR has also been successful in treating specific phobias, depression and anxiety, as well as other unwanted feelings.

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices SAMSHA-NREPP

This workshop covers the nature of trauma, the consequences of traumatic incidents, and the Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) technique.  You will also learn how past traumas are triggered, and how unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes, and pains ("themes") resulting from past trauma can be traced back to their origins and eliminated.  The workshop also teaches Unblocking, a technique that is highly useful in preparing a client for TIR and for handling such issues that are not directly trauma-related.  Unblocking can be applied to such areas of your life as "your relationship", "your job", "your self-esteem", etc.

TIR is one of four approaches to trauma investigated and emphatically endorsed by Drs. Charles Figley and Joyce Carbonell in their groundbreaking study at Florida State University.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of practicing social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, clergy, and critical incident stress debriefers.

What Others are Saying:

"As a clinician who has been in practice 20+ years, TIR has been the most helpful method that I have used, by far, with my clients.  While other therapies have been useful in other ways, TIR is the only method I know that has permanently resolved their trauma."
~Brenda Thompson, MS, CAS, LCPC, Certified TIR & LSR Facilitator, Lisbon, Maine

"We are very impressed with the power and simplicity of TIR in helping trauma sufferers work through their frightening experiences and find great relief."
~Charles Figley, PhD., Tulane University's Traumatology Institute

Program Objectives:
As demonstrated through examination and supervised activities, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the theory of the traumatic network
  • Explain the theory and practice of Traumatic Incident Reduction
  • Explain the theory and practice of Unblocking
  • Describe clients for whom TIR is not appropriate
  • Predict how reactivation (triggering) affects clients' everyday lives
  • Utilize communication exercises to increase rapport with clients
  • Describe unresolved traumatic incidents as incomplete activity cycles
  • Apply Traumatic Incident Reduction to a successful result
  • Apply Unblocking to a successful result
  • Use these structured, directive techniques in a client-centered way


1.  Introduction to TIR
          a.  What is Traumatic Incident Reduction?
          b.  Circumstances calling for the use of TIR
          c.  When you can't use TIR
          d.  Present consequences of past traumatic incidents
          e.  The nature of traumatic incidents
          f.  Triggering of past incidents
2.  Facilitation
          a.  End Points
          b.  Differences between TIR and other methods
          c.  The Rules of Facilitation
          d.  False memories
          e.  Emotions, acute emotions as indicators
3.  Communication Exercises
4.  Preparing a client for TIR
          a.  Unblocking and when to use it
          b.  Repeating instructions without variation
          c.  Session outline
          d.  Remedial Recall List
5.  TIR Technique
          a.  Assessing in TIR
          b.  Finding items to address
          c.  Basic TIR
          d.  Thematic TIR
          e.  End Points in TIR

Event Information:

Workshop Hours: Thursday-Sunday, October 18-21, 2018, 9 AM to 5 PM each day.

Location: American Red Cross Building, 2401 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. Entrance and parking in the back of the building. Light refreshments will be provided.

Lunch: There are several choices for lunch within a 10 minute drive and there is a kitchen available should you prefer to bring your own.

***This is an intensive and interactive 4-day workshop.  Please wear comfortable clothing.

About the Presenter:

Sharie Peacock is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Nurse, Certified TIR and LSR Facilitator and Certified TIR Trainer in private practice in Portland, Maine, at the Maine Trauma, Stress Resolution and Training Center.  She has specialized in trauma treatment since 1993 after completing graduate school at the University of Maine in Orono. She has been a certified Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator since 2000 and utilizes TIR and related techniques exclusively in her practice.

Continuing Education: This program is approved for 28 contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Provider # 886415259.

This program is co-sponsored by the Maine Trauma Stress Resolution and Training Center and AMI. AMI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. For further information on continuing education requirements, contact Sharie Peacock or

The continuing education credits for this TIR-related program may also be submitted to the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists towards certification and re-certification as a Trauma Specialist, a Trauma Responder, and a Traumatic Service Specialist.

Participants in all professional disciplines will be provided with documentation of 28 credit hours for use in securing CE credits from their respective licensure boards and/or professional associations.

Our Refund Policy: If you choose to cancel your registration you will be given a full refund less a $75 processing fee up to 14 days before the start date of the workshop. Participants wishing to cancel their registration after this time waive the right to a refund, but will be issued full credit toward a future workshop date.

Have questions about Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Workshop October 2018? Contact Sharie Peacock, RN, MEd., LCPC

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American Red Cross of Southern Maine
2401 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04102

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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