Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ Research
Comparison of Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ to CBT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Integrated Eye Movement Therapy and Counselling
This is an email I received detailing the preliminary research on Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ by the NWT Psychological Services. The two therapeutic approached that IR has been compared to are Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and standard Counseling, CBT and IEMT (Integrated Eye Movement Therapy). These techniques are commonly used by the psychological services across the country and are regarded as being some of the most effective available.
“Early suggestions would indicate that on average treatment programmes are two sessions shorter when compared to standard CBT and IEMT”
I thought this early preliminary data may of use. In our clinic and in our wider practice we have observed the following results:
In the twenty nine weeks (from 15th March-4th October 2015) we have noted an over all reduction of 5% in the DNA’s of patients when accessing Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ compared to patients attending for Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and standard Counseling.
Our research when using Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ as an initial intervention when treating trauma and complex trauma would indicate (when compared against the use of standardized trauma interventions such as CBT and IEMT) the following results :
DNA rates have reduced over all by 3.0 % and retention rates in therapy (where people opt to remain in therapy) has improved over all by between 3-5%.
Around 7% of patients have reported Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ as being “especially useful by not requiring specific and or exquisite detail of the trauma at an early stage of treatment” This has also been reported by between 7-9 % as a factor in remaining in treatment.
In the last twelve weeks up to and including today there has been no DNA or cancellations by patients where Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ is used as the primary intervention. This is a trend not reflected in other modalities of treatment within the practice.
Early suggestions would indicate that on average treatment programmes are two sessions shorter when compared to standard CBT and IEMT (Integrated Eye Movement Therapy) . Thus meaning a faster treatment regime.
The feed back on Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ has been very encouraging in the treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS diagnosis 70% of clients overall report finding it “effective” as a stand alone treatment and that they would recommend the treatment.”
As the clinical lead and a practitioner using Mindfulness Based Inner RePatterning™ I can confirm an enormously positive response around DIR. I am especially excited about the early indications I see in the treatment of trauma and complex trauma.
As more data becomes available I will of course let you know.
David. M. Kinvig MSc, PGDip, Adv Dip Coun (Accred) (MBACP. MBABCP. AAMET)