Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR)
is a trauma psychotherapy

DBR aims to access and process traumatic experience by tracking the original sequence of physiological responses that occurred when the deep brain had been alerted to a threat or an attachment disruption.

Interim Results of First Clinical Trial

We’re delighted to announce the interim results of the first study to evaluate the effects of Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) therapy on PTSD symptoms, published 15 August 2023.

The clinical efficacy of DBR is being tested rigorously by Professor Ruth Lanius and her team in London, Ontario. A preliminary analysis of the effect of eight online sessions of DBR on patients with PTSD has been published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology. It shows a large effect size compared with the waiting list control condition.

The study, and therefore the recruitment of patients in Ontario, Canada, is continuing. Neuroimaging of patients, before and after DBR or after an equivalent time on the waiting list, is included in the study design and will be the subject of separate reports.

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We’re delighted to announce the results of the first study to evaluate the effects of Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) therapy on PTSD symptoms, published 15 August 2023.

The clinical efficacy of DBR is being tested rigorously by Professor Ruth Lanius and her team in London, Ontario. A preliminary analysis of the effect of eight online sessions of DBR on patients with PTSD has been published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology. It shows a large effect size compared with the waiting list control condition.

The study, and therefore the recruitment of patients in Ontario, Canada, is continuing. Neuroimaging of patients, before and after DBR or after an equivalent time on the waiting list, is included in the study design and will be the subject of separate reports.

Introduction to DBR

Deep Brain Reorienting was developed by Dr. Frank Corrigan mainly for the treatment of attachment shock; but it can also be applied to the processing of other unresolved traumatic experiences.

The indication that past events continue to have an impact is that there are clinically significant symptoms which would not be present if the experiences had not occurred.

Introduction to DBR

Deep Brain Reorienting was developed by Dr. Frank Corrigan mainly for the treatment of attachment shock; but it can also be applied to the processing of other unresolved traumatic experiences.

The indication that past events continue to have an impact is that there are clinically significant symptoms which would not be present if the experiences had not occurred.

Upcoming Training Schedule

DBR training is for mental health professionals; psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other health practitioners who have experience of working with early adversity and trauma.

Frank Corrigan has been training therapists in DBR since 2018 in the UK and internationally. If you would like to join those trauma therapists who are reporting good results with this approach, you can book your DBR training by completing a brief registration form.

DBR Therapists

Find a therapist from the growing international network of professionals incorporating DBR in their work.

DBR consultation groups and individual supervision are also offered.

DBR Therapists

Find a therapist from the growing international network of professionals incorporating DBR in their work.

DBR consultation groups and individual consultations are also offered.