If you were to study the successful client interventions on this blog and really broke down my strategy on each one, you would find that they all have two things in common:
1. The first thing is I had rapport with the client -they trusted me.
2. I had the client do something different from what they did before on their limitation or trauma. Brains are flexible and will cause an emotion to change if we change any part of the experience by changing the visual, kinesthetic, or auditory parts of the experience. All of the successful interventions on my blog did exactly that. It isn’t magic or brain surgery!
Here is a procedure that uses the emotion’s energy (internal kinesthetic) to change an emotion you would rather not have.
Tom Stone started using this intervention that he calls, “ The In Technique ” over twenty years ago on painful emotions (PTSD, grief, anxiety, etc). 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 fifteen minutes doing this procedure or one of the other six trauma procedures on this blog? On this procedure all you have to do is focus on the emotion’s energy of a painful emotion for less than fifteen (15) minutes, rather than doing the same habitual behaviors of your past.
Watch this 5 minute video of Tom helping a Army sergeant heal his PTSD symptoms in less than 5 minutes:
Some of you may find it hard to believe something so simple can be so transformative. If you do this exercise on the audio below your opinion might change.
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.
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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