One of the main issues client’s present with are phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even clients who present with other conditions frequently have PTSD underlying the condition making it much more difficult to treat. Many clients who present with anxiety, anger, depression, self-esteem and confidence issues and some relationship issues often have some traumatic experience, or a series of traumatic experiences at the heart of the problem and without tackling this root cause the presenting problem can seem to stubbornly hang around. Often the presenting problem is the client’s own unconsciously attempted solution to the real problem.
You can learn to treat phobias, trauma and PTSD here for just $14.99 USD (usual RRP $149.99) in my new Treating PTSD, Trauma and Phobias With The Rewind Technique eCourse.
I remember working with a client who used to have angry outbursts at their husband. She didn’t know why she got so angry with him and did domestic abuse towards him. During our first session she revealed that as a teen she had been raped. She thought she had moved on from it, she could talk about it fine, she was aware that it was part of her history, but because she felt like she had moved on she hadn’t made the connection with her current situation. What led us to discover the connection was analysing what it was in the relationship which made her angry. It was specific tones of voice, specific ways she was touched and specific words and phrases. All of these were aspects of the traumatic experience from when she was a teenager. Once we de-traumatised the rape incident her anger stopped. The anger was a solution, it was protecting her on a primal level from being raped. If anything which pattern matched to that incident occurred it made her become angry so that she would fight to prevent coming to harm, even though now there was no harm going to happen, it was just her husband who she loved being loving.
It is very common for people with phobias – most commonly of spiders, flying (especially when someone is about to go on holiday), and dentists, to come for psychological therapy, but many therapists don’t recognise the traumatic roots of other stuck clients problems.
There is a fast and effective way of treating phobias trauma and PTSD and that is to use the Rewind Technique (you can access my Treating PTSD, Trauma & Phobias With The Rewind Technique course for just $14.99 USD (or equivalent price in other currencies plus any taxes) here – Usual RRP $149.99 USD).
The Rewind Technique is a rapid way of breaking the trauma pattern relinquishing its hold over the client. It is common for the Rewind Technique to work in 1-3 sessions. When treating phobias this means someone who perhaps has restricted an aspect of their life for years – like has always wanted to holiday abroad but has never been able to fly, or may have missed opportunities for this reason, or may have poor dental hygiene due to a fear of dentists, or may have restricted their life due to being scared to leave their own home – can suddenly experience freedom in as little as a single session, like the elderly lady I helped who had been involved in three accidents on the road and when out walking and had developed a fear of leaving her home. She hadn’t left her home for over thirty years and yet within 30 minutes we were both sat on the beach eating ice-cream discussing how life will be different now she can leave her home. This 30 minutes was life-changing for her. All I did was use the Rewind Technique with her, which you can learn to do here.
Some people have problems which seem quite complex, like a teen I worked with who had about 20 phobias, had anger problems at home, at school and when out with friends, had been seen by a psychiatrist for many years without any improvement in his behaviour, anger and anxiety or phobias and whose education was suffering due to poor behaviour and lack of attendance at school. In a single conversation with his mother I worked out that all of his issues stemmed from one school experience, I met with her son for less than 30 minutes, used the Rewind Technique on the incident from when he was in primary school and all of his phobias went away, his anxiety and anger problems went away, his school attendance improved, he became a happier and calmer teen and started doing well. This was a transformative moment for that teen and his mother and all it took was a single session with the Rewind Technique – which you can learn here for $14.99 USD.
An advantage of the Rewind Technique is that you don’t have to know any details. As long as the client knows what they are working on you don’t need to know. You can have a codeword so that you can say something and they will understand what you are referring to, but you don’t need to know what you are referring to. For example, I have worked a lot with teens and children who were physically, emotionally and sexually abused. There was a child who wouldn’t go in the bathroom, wouldn’t have a bath or shower. He was about ten years old and in a care home. I knew his background and why he was in care. Talking about sexual experiences with a stranger is uncomfortable for anyone, being a child and talking about them is even more uncomfortable. The child would get angry if you tried to get him to shower or bathe, he was getting bullied by other children in the care home for smelling and he would get angry if people tried to talk about what happened to him or tried to get him to talk about what happened to him. I used the Rewind Technique with him over about a 30 minute period. I told him he didn’t have to tell me anything about whatever has happened to him, he didn’t have to talk about it, I wasn’t going to ask him to tell me anything about it. I just asked him to give me a codeword for whatever it was that had happened that was making him angry. He said ‘bathroom incident’. I then did the Rewind Technique just referring to what we were working on as ‘the bathroom incident’. I didn’t ask him for any details about the incident, what the incident was, what happened, when, how often, how he felt about it. I just helped him gain freedom from what had happened. Within less than 30 minutes he was comfortable going into the bathroom and having a bath or shower. This meant he no longer got bullied in the home for smelling, his anger significantly reduced (he no longer got angry in relation to the bathroom or what happened to him) and his behaviour improved.
The Rewind Technique is an incredible technique for every psychological therapist’s toolbox. You can learn the Rewind Technique for just $14.99 USD here. (Usual RRP $149.99 USD).
The Treating PTSD, Trauma and Phobias With The Rewind Technique course covers:
- How to treat phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and trauma that underlies many other psychological problems (like: depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and addictions) with the Rewind Technique.
- What causes phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder
- How to handle challenges you may face with clients
- The principles behind the Rewind Technique and how to effectively deliver the technique
- How to get creative with those principles so that you can create your own versions of the technique, like creating stories around the technique
- What other issues the Rewind Technique works well for treating
To aid your learning there are additional notes and I have included 12 of my self-hypnosis PTSD and phobia treatment mp3’s (worth over £95 GBP) that you can use yourself or listen to as examples of using the Rewind Technique to treat different phobias and PTSD.
The tracks are:
- Fear of enclosed spaces
- Fear of flying
- Fear of going outside your home
- Fear of needles
- Fear of open spaces
- Fear of puppets
- Fear of rats
- Fear of vomiting
- Generic phobia cure
- Fear of spiders
- Fear of snakes
- PTSD treatment for soldiers
This Rewind Technique course also includes five practice exercises and five quizzes to help test and embed your knowledge and comes with a 30-day no questions asked money back guarantee.