*A Trauma, Phobia, & PTSD Cure – 10 Year Follow Up

I have found this procedure to be a very effective cure for PTSD traumatic flashbacks. It also works well on simple phobias and visual intrusive memories.

This procedure was originally called, “The Fast Phobia Cure” in the late 1970s, then in the 1980s it was called “The NLP Trauma/Phobia Cure”, in late 1980 someone renamed it , “The Rewind Procedure”, “The Theater Procedure”, and lately the  “Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM)”.  But no matter what is called, it works!

Caution: Do not use on depression!

This first video interview was a ten year video followup on a with an air traffic controller that had a work event that caused his PTSD. The followup interview was in 1999 and the near collision between two jet airliners took place in 1989 at Houston.

Back then I was a part-time psychotherapist and a full-time air traffic controller. Five years after this incident, I codeveloped the Federal Aviation Administration’s Critical Incident Stress Management Program for air traffic controllers.

Brian’s symptoms for 9 months were high blood pressure, visual flashbacks, feeling inadequate, and problems sleeping. After doing this 15 minute procedure, no follow up interventions were necessary. He passed his FAA physical with flying colors.

This procedure should first be used on a mildly unpleasant memory to test if the procedure works for you. I am going to guide you through the technique just as I did with Brian. Make sure you are in a safe place without distractions when listening to the audio.

Be sure to listen to both audios and follow the instructions by first working on a mildly unpleasant emotional feeling to test its effectiveness!

This 5 minute audio is for the mildly unpleasant event:

This 4 minute audio is for the trauma or phobia event:

I have used this procedure with more than 300 clients since 1984 with PTSD symptoms and with clients with a simple phobia.

My youngest client was 5 years old with a phobia response to thunderstorms and my oldest client was 93 years old. He couldn’t drink water; however, he could drink other liquids. He had a drowning experience in a river at age 6.

The procedure is effective over the telephone, in person, or virtually with clients with unspeakable horrendous experiences.

“An annual report from VA also offers information about PTSD in Veterans using VA care. Of the 6 million Veterans served in fiscal year 2021, about 10 out of every 100 men (or 10%) and 19 out of every 100 women (or 19%) were diagnosed with PTSD.” So over 700,000 veterans have a PTSD disability rating!

This procedure has had many studies over the past 40+ years. It works! In the past I had wondered why the Veterans Administration had not used this modality with any of the over 700,000 military veterans receiving a PTSD disability rating. I have concluded that the “RTM” procedure is too effective in curing PTSD!

This 5 minute video with five veterans giving positive feedback ten years ago on the RTM Procedure from the site below: Note: the therapists were not affiliated with the VA.


This is a link to three of the numerous studies:






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