A psychotherapy blog with more “how-tos” than any book on Amazon

Welcome to ClintMatheny.Com, where I share insights, strategies, and practical advice for emotional well-being. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty-nine years of my seventy-eight years and  I’ve witnessed the growing demand for mental health services in today’s world. Unfortunately, there are too few therapists to meet this …

# “Nancy – Healing 6 Years of Sexual Abuse & Restoring Vision in One Session – 3 month followup

There is a one hour video of this C-PTSD “Clean Language” intervention that only psychotherapist can view. Below is an 8 minute follow up audio interview done 100 days after the session.  Email me if you want to view the video session clint77090(at)Gmail.com. This might be helpful:  what-is-clean-language-therapy/ This interview …

#What is “Clean Language” ?

Note: All postings with a # symbol are “Clean Language” therapy interventions. Clean language therapy is a type of psychotherapy that utilizes specifically worded questions and open-ended responses, which allow clients to access the subconscious and explore their narratives, thoughts, and feelings, in a nonjudgmental and safe way. It relies …

#”Back to the Future” 3 Year Old Heals Her Night Terrors -with A 2 Year Follow Up Interview

To better understand this client session with a three year old, see the Part 1  post on this subject. Both clients had their younger selves “frozen in time”. What does that mean? Our psyche protects us by stopping the worst moments of a traumatic event from happening to protect our …

A Five Year Old’s Trauma and Nightmare Causes 23 Years of Depression

This session on depression took place in 1985. There are two other post on this blog dealing with depression: https://clintmatheny.cdn-pi.com/healing-major-depression/ &  healing-depression-disassociation-using-clean-language-16-year-follow-up/ A 28 year old man I will call “Bill” came to see me for depression. Bill told me that he had been depressed since age 5. I asked …

# Healing IBS & PMS Using “Clean Language Therapy” – 4 year followup

This video has two follow up interviews on Deborah’s two “Clean Language metaphor”sessions with me. https://clintmatheny.com/what-is-clean-language-therapy/ During the first session in 1995, Deborah’s Esophagitis, Spastic Colon (IBS), and Gastritis were healed. I wasn’t aware of her medical conditions at the time of the session and the session was not directed …

Learn How To Stop (PTSD) Nightmares

British Psychologist, Justin Havensis is the creator of the, “Dream Completion Technique” (DCT) for healing PTSD nightmares. Justin has recently taught over 1,000 Ukrainian therapists his technique. Worldwide he has taught over 3,000 therapists this very effective technique. This procedure can be self -administered; however, some people may need the …

Giving Advice to Others

“If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.” — Confucius Have you given personal advice by starting your sentence with, “If I were you?” “If I were you”, I would have your emotions, the same body, and the same personal history. In other …

# “Imperative Self Analysis” A Representation Of Your Personality Like No Other

Did you know that you have an emotional palette of 5-7 emotions that you repeat daily unless you are experiencing an unusual event? We are each unique because of our emotional palette. Our emotions drive our behaviors and impact our health in both positive and negative ways. Your emotions are …

Recommend Books & Links

“Transforming Your Self – To become who you want to be” by Steve Andreas is probably the most important book of this century on “how to” change your self-concept. “Core Transformation” – By Connirae and Tamara Andreas on is about identifying behaviors, feelings and reactions that you don’t like about …

Cure Your Fear Of Flying

For over thirty-eight years I have worked with hundreds of people to eliminate their fear of flying. If you can not imagine being relaxed in a seat on an airliner you are not alone and you are putting yourself under unnecessary stress. When you are imagining a threat, it activates …

How Time Flies

I have had numerous hobbies in my 78 years. I recently reflected on one of these (aviation). In just 40 years aviation was greatly transformed in this short period of time: In 1903, the Wright Brothers flew a powered airplane an incredible 120 feet. Forty years later in 1943, the …

For Aviation Enthusiasts

After my previous post, I had many request for more air traffic controller emergency stories. This somewhat violates my  purpose for the blog, so these are my last posts on this subject. Maybe someday I might make a separate website for my other FAA experiences. I am also a licensed …

How To Make Your Own Placebo

I am assuming you have read and watch the two previous placebo videos from my posts I don’t believe a placebo actually heals – rather it enhances a person’s own healing potential. In 1990, I had an accident that shattered my right ankle. I used an abbreviated healing procedure that …

Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? Robert Waldinger is the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, …

Pale Blue Dot 🔵

In 1991 Voyager 1 had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System when, Carl Sagan asked NASA to turn Voyager’s camera around to take it’s last pictures of Earth across a great expanse of space. The attached video’s accompanying words spoken by Segan and written six years …

Time Line Therapy

This 22 minute YouTube video by Forrest Knutson will enlighten you. Be sure to read the user comments after watching his YouTube video. I have used timeline therapy in my practice for over thirty-four years. I do not recommend this procedure for use on intensive emotional states by non therapists …

The Greatest Love of All

Whitney Houston’s song, “The Greatest Love of All” was a big hit during the 1980s. The song basically said that to love yourself was the greatest love of all. Unfortunately Whitney was never able to feel this love for herself and died from an overdose of drugs trying to escape …

Change the Way you Listen

Tamsin Hartley published a book a few years ago titled. “The Listening Space – A New Path to Personal Discovery”. Her book is about not only about how to listen to others, it is also how you can change ways to listen to yourself with the use of “Clean Language …

* “The In Technique”

Tom Stone started using this very effective therapy modality that he calls,  “ The In Technique ” over twenty years ago on painful emotions (PTSD, grief, anxiety, etc). I have used it for over ten years. Tom and I both believe that when we were infants we learned to avoid …

*EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Self Administered

This procedure when used can desensitized any emotional feeling. EMDR has been around for over thirty years. EMDR and EMI were most likely discovered around the same time by Francine Shapiro and Connirae Andreas. Both noticed people’s eyes movements when they were doing the NLP Trauma/Phobia Cure. I believe EMDR …

*Dynamic Spin Procedure

By using the Dynamic Spin technique, you can free yourself from negative thinking or self-criticism. You can also reduce or eliminate any physical discomfort, self-doubt, or emotional barrier that prevents you from achieving your goals in a short time. The best way to test this technique is to apply it …

*Self BrainSpotting

BrainSpotting is a therapeutic tool to heal traumas and to desensitize unwanted emotional states. BrainSpotting was developed over twenty years ago by David Grand, PhD. Ten of thousands of therapists around the world have been trained in this modality. David Grand’s 3 minute video: There are many excellent YouTube videos …

Do we have “Free Will”?

Are you absolutely sure you have “free will”? Does a person that has claustrophobia have free will to relax or panic in confined spaces? Does this same person have “free will” to get help to eliminate their phobic responses to confined spaces? If you have read my previous post you …

The Integration Of Self

My language patterns are going to be very unusual in this post. Most likely you have never heard/seen anyone write this way. It might be helpful to have a pen and paper to write down the location of these “identity parts”. When we are learning something new, it can be …

Your Most Important Question

This question that you are always asking yourself will determines how successful you will be as you move through life. This most important question you are always asking yourself is usually outside of your conscious awareness.This question you are always asking yourself is called the “Virtual Question”. From my experience …

The Terrible 3 Letter Word

That three letter word is “try”. I mean using it “to attempt to do something”. The word “try” is a very powerful word to many people’s unconscious minds. The word “try” means fail. That is where the saying comes from: “try and try again until you succeed”. Listen to the …

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