*“Back to the Future” Part I on Anxiety & Panic Attacks

“Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me you built a time machine…

More than likely you have never thought about the origins of the emotions you experience. My belief is that 99.9% of our emotions originated before we were eight years old. What would happen if you went back to a time just before the event that created the first time you experienced a less than resourceful emotion (like anxiety or panic) and you were age 4? Then you found a resource state like “Peace” even further back at age 6 months? Then you had the six month old get a helper (action man) to help the 4 year old? Sounds complicated, but it really isn’t. Remember this movie?

Listen to this six (6) minute audio of a Zoom session I had with a sixty-four year old man in the U.K. who use to suffer anxiety and occasional panic attacks when he traveled. He will heal those emotions with this “Clean Language” intervention by going “Back to the Future”.

For TherapistThis process is about building a very strong foundation before the trauma and using “clean language”. I had the client go back in time before the trauma. I probably got the idea of using “Peace” from the Andreas sisters’s “Core Transformations” work. From Donna Weber she gave me the idea of using a “helper”. A helper could be an animal, an object, a person, or a symbol. This accomplishes three things for the client: 1. Most of the time the client is unaware of what the traumatic event was. 2. The actual intervention normally is less than 20 minutes, because there is less to deal with because a strong foundation with “Peace“ and the “Helper“ provides resources that make the trauma almost a nonevent emotionally. 3. The client is the hero of the experience because of the “Clean Language” used – not the therapist. I also advise the clients to allow the child to pick the helper – not their adult. This experience empowers the child by allowing them to to pick the resources (only they know) to heal the traumatic experience.

I have used this procedure successfully for the past twelve years. I believe this process is one of the most gentle, kind, and effective interventions for the treatment of traumatic memories and debilitating emotional states in use.  I also use this procedure for change work on the: *Imperative Self Map*

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