There are only a few therapists in the USA that are trained in this model of therapy. David Grove created this model called, “Healing The Wounded Child Within” to help clients heal their traumas without re-traumatizing them. Unfortunately David passed away in 2009 at the age of 57 years old.
In 1994, I only saw Nancy for a hour session. Nancy was experiencing a severe disassociation disorder. She had been sexually molested by her father from the ages 2-8 years of age. This video starts with a 2 year old and ends when the 8 year old is empowered to stop the sexual abuse. Therapists that want to see this one hour session with Nancy in it’s entirety, please send a request using the comment section; however, this is a process that I stopped using over twelve years ago.
In 2008, I started doing a revised intervention that I believe is kinder to the child within and I call it, “Back to the Future “. What Nancy experienced in 1994 with David’s procedure was truly transformative. I just found that some of my highly traumatized clients were fragmenting and it was taking hours to reintegrate their fragmented self back together again (yes just like the nursery rhyme, “ Humpty Dumpty“). Rather than me continue to try explain this fairly new procedure, see the intervention link below I did with a four year old child within a sixty-four year old man that was experiencing anxiety and panic attacks.
Below is an amazing 8 minute followup audio interview with Nancy three months after our one hour session. Note that she went from a short focal vision and tunnel vision before the session to normal distance vision with normal peripheral vision. She had been frozen in time both emotionally and physically (her eyes). She had to updated her eye glass prescriptions three times that year.
Nancy no longer lives in Texas. I talked with her about releasing this 26 year old video in February 2020. She thought it might help others and again approved the release of this video.