Traumatic Incident Reduction Association

Marian Volkman, Certified/Accredited TIR, LSR, and Ability Enhancement Trainer & Technical Director

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An Interview with Marian Volkman:

VV: How long have you been a TIR trainer?

Marian: Since the 1980's

VV: What inspired you to become a TIR trainer?

Marian: I find the technique, (and Applied Metapsychology, the larger subject that supports it), to be so rewarding and effective that I wanted to share it with other people who are helping people and who could use these excellent tools with great benefit.

VV: What do you find rewarding about it?

Marian: First of all I get to meet so many wonderful people. I never get tired of introducing people to TIR and then sharing with them the array of techniques that support and expand the use of TIR (offered in the two following workshops). With this effective training line-up we are seeing graduates of the workshops not just facilitate resolution of individual traumas with their clients, but also help to bring about substantial life improvements.

VV: Are you willing to travel to deliver training, if so under what conditions?

Marian: Yes, I am. My schedule is fairly busy, so we definitely have to plan ahead. I will certainly travel to deliver a workshop to a group of six to eight students. Smaller numbers may be negotiated. Actually I love to train a number of people in one area on TIR at one time. There are advantages to everyone that way. I have delivered courses in several cities in the US as well as in Canada,Italy, England and Russia.

VV: Do you have a private practice?

Marian: Yes. Much as I love doing the training I would not want to give up practicing. I never get tired of doing this work. I experience it as an honor and a priveledge to be allowed to assist.

VV: Besides TIR, what other things are you interested in?

Marian: Human potential, our spiritual nature, ecology, botany, great fiction, practical philosophy, morphic resonance, great films, cooking, gardening, sewing and design, and Landmark Education.

VV: Describe your professional background?

Marian: After an eclectic education and after practicing trauma resolution work for many years I was able to document my education and experience and earn the Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) certificate from the Association for Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS).

Back in the early 1980's I met Dr. Gerbode and have worked with him ever since. I have now worked in the fields of personal growth and trauma resolution for 34 years and it continues to be the most rewarding thing I could imagine doing.

VV: What other courses are you currently teaching?

Marian: Besides the first level TIR Worshop, I teach TIR-Expanded Applications, Life Stress Reduction - Techniques and Case Planning, Schema Workshop, and the 8 levels of Applied Metapsychology Facilitator Workshops.

Available Workshops

Calendar last updated on 4/19/2015
Traumatic Incident Reduction Workshop  
Jun. 23-26, 2015Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Contact: Ability Enhancement Services
Email: marian@tir.org
Phone: 734-662-6864Register Now!
Sep. 17-20, 2015Staines-upon-Thames, England
Contact: Gemma Keeley
Email: gemma@everymindmatters.uk

Traumatic Incident Reduction - Expanded Applications Workshop  
Dec. 11-14, 2015Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Contact: Ability Enhancement Services
Email: marian@tir.org
Phone: 734-662-6864
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