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 pain and painful emotions.
Think about what we as humans do to avoid painful emotions. Our addictions include alcohol, drugs, food to the excess, meditation, and distractions like reading fictional books, sex, movies. Workaholism is a common coping mechanism, as it’s easier to ignore one’s inner demons when you’re working and don’t have time to think about them. The list is endless. We will do almost anything that will mask, avoid, or desensitize these painful thoughts and emotions.
The 13th century poet Rumi wrote, “the cure for pain is in the pain”.
What would happen if you were to spent less than ten (10) minutes doing this procedure or one of the other six trauma procedures on this blog? With this procedure all you have to do is focus on the emotion’s energy place of a painful emotion for less than eleven (11) minutes, rather than doing the same habitual behaviors of your past to avoid the emotion.
Watch this 5 minute video on Tom helping a Army sergeant heal his PTSD symptoms in less than 5 minutes:
This 6 minute video is the feedback from other veterans that have used this technique:
If you do this exercise on the audio below your opinion might change on what is possible.It will take less than 10 minutes to do just that!
First use this on a moderate feeling to test that it works for you before using it on a full blown trauma. Remember to Focus on The Energy of the negative feeling, rather than the memory or thought.
This audio is 2 1/2 minutes long:
The In Technique
1. Elicit the trauma/PTSD state enough to get a reaction. (The client must be able to feel the reaction to do the process.)
2.Have the client verify that they can feel the problem response in their body.
3. Have the client close their eyes.
4. Have the client feel the energy field of the feeling in their body, and then notice where it’s located.
5. Have the client notice where in the energy field the energy is strongest and most concentrated.
6. Have the client put their attention on the place where the energy is most intense, and observe it.
7. Suggest that the energy might stay the same for awhile, but then it will decrease in intensity.
8. As the feeling gets less, have the client focus more closely on the most intense part of the energy until there’s nothing left.
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