What are Time Line Therapies?
Time Line Therapies are very powerful, highly effective and rapid techniques for the removal of harmful negative emotions; limiting decisions (I can’t, I shouldn’t); phobias; depression; anxiety; circumstances where the mind affects the body; negative thoughts and also for visualisation for achieving future goals.
What is the Gestalt?
In Time Line Therapies, the Gestalt is the line of events that make up the problem. The First Event as it is called, is the root cause of the problem. This is the time when you might have first experienced anger and every time you got angry you used the response you learnt at that time.
Every time you got angry from that point on is called a Significant Emotional Event (SEE) This can be easily visualised as a string of pearls:
How do Time Line Therapies work?
Time Line works by focusing on the “First Event” and breaking the pattern so the subconscious mind can create a new pattern that works better than the old pattern. Then each Significant Emotional Event can be dealt with in the same way so that the pattern no longer exists.
When we were young children (typically between birth and 7), our subconscious made patterns of new experiences (called the “First Event”) and played back patterns of previous experiences that match (called “Significant Emotional Events” or SEEs.)
Look at what crying does for a child, it could be a sign of hunger, a need for attention, etc.
As we grow up into adulthood, when we experience that emotion, we use our childhood skill to deal with it. Seeing adults throw tantrums or react with violence is simply the result of a reaction to an emotion they learnt but no longer serves them.
By focusing on that emotion in the “First Event” and then breaking the pattern frees that person to experience the emotion as an adult and use skills available as an adult to deal with anger.
Health Conditions Treated with Time Line Therapies:
- Chronic illness
- Fears and Phobias
- Indifference / Stagnation
- Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome