Rapid Eye Technology

RET In Emergencies


While an authoritative approach is a necessary factor in scene control, rapport is a key element in communication. Educating workers in rapport and pain diversion techniques will assist in the reduction of retraumatization for the worker and the patient.

During stress no one's reaction or coping skills are the same. However, trauma storage in the brain is similar. Desensitizing eye movement works on specific parts of the brain. By rapidly moving the eyes in specific designated directions, the neuropathways of the brain are opened. Psychologically and physiologically, trauma storage( known as an emotional attachment to trauma) is then released. The IRT process allows for a pattern interrupt to the brain wave activity and the trauma storage process.

This procedure has also proven invaluable in pain control when no meds are available. Professional application for these techniques include but are not limited to: mental health professionals, doctors, nurses, massage or physical therapists, police and sheriff, correctional facility staff, teachers, military staff, hospital and emergency personnel at all levels. The IRT course is intended to assist all of the above named professionals but is focused on emergency workers in dealing with individuals experiencing trauma.

Compassion Fatigue Prevention

Compassion Fatigue is happening every day to a host of trauma workers. Labels for this phenomenon range from Delayed Stress Syndrome, Vicarious Traumatization, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and burn out. While Compassion Fatigue has been an ongoing historical dilemma, insight to relief and restoration for the emergency worker is relatively new.


Immediate Release Technique (IRT)

Ranae Johnson, founder of the Rapid Eye Institute, developed the Immediate Release Technique (IRT) curriculum based on over 25 years of behavioral research and applied science. IRT provides trauma victims with a safe, drug free technique for the rapid release of panic, negative emotions and behaviors while assisting with pain control.


What Is RET?

And Why Does It Work So Well?

Rapid Eye Technology (RET) is swiftly making its way into the main stream with its value being proven both clinically and in the field.

RET, physiologically and psychologically, opens up the neuropathways where the energetic memories of our personal and inherited traumatic experiences are trapped. For instance, being trapped in the birth canal, trapped in a car accident, or trapped in a relationship, are all on the same neuropathway.

Neurons in the brain stem switch on the same way they do in REM sleep, causing communication at the cellular level throughout the body. Energy confined at the cellular level by emotional or physical trauma is thus accessed allowing energy discharge through a fast eye blinking process. Clients release issues and emotions at a comfortable rate without reliving incidents.


1st Responders

Continuing Ed Course

RET ClassCourse Title: IRT Emergency Worker Crisis Response Tool / Compassion Fatigue Prevention

Credit Hours: 12 Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Prerequisites: Prior training in handling patient abreaction (i.e. EMT, police, psychologist, nurse, MD, hypnotherapist, RET Technicians, etc.)

Pre Authorization: None

Class Location/Dates: Please contact us or check our calendar of events.

Course Length: 12 hours total consisting of three 4-hour segments.

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Where Can I Get Training?

RET Trainers offer training for 1st responders and others interested in using Rapid Eye Technology in this exciting field.

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