Rewind Trauma Therapy
"Always remember - if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength because you have survived" - Michelle Templet
What is Rewind Trauma Therapy?
Rewind trauma therapy involves dealing with trauma without having the need to describe the traumatic event itself, described by the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy as:
"Closure without disclosure"
The therapy involves instructing the client to view their traumatic event from a perspective of a third person and then to"step into" the event which will then rewind at high speed. The theory behind the technique is that the rewind part of the traumatic event acts as a way of reprocessing the traumatic memory and creates a kind a filing cabinet and key through which the event can be accessed at the will of the client.
Who is it for?
Rewind Trauma Therapy is a type of therapy used specifically for people with PTSD or anyone who has experienced a traumatic event, including:
The survivor (directly involved)
The person who heard about the event and then arrived to see the situation
The person who heard about the event and then imagined what happened
The perpetrator of the traumatic event
To assess whether the therapy is suitable I go through a questionnaire called an IES (Impact of Events Questionnaire) and an intial assessment. Only if the person's current life is significantly impacted by the traumatic event/s is the therapy suitable e.g. if the client is experiencing regular flashbacks, nightmares, unwanted recall etc.
How long will it take?
The first session is the assessment session which will highlight whether the therapy will be suitable or not. If the therapy is deemed suitable another session will be made at the next opportunity. After this, there will be a re-assessment after 2 weeks to see if there is a reduction in the original questionnaire score and another at 3 months to see if the reduction has been maintained. It may be that the therapy will need to be performed more than once due to the client's interpretation of the rewind technique.
It is important to note that no therapy is able to erase the traumatic memory but that Rewind Trauma Therapy can significantly reduce the debilitating symptoms experienced by PTSD sufferers. The success of Rewind Trauma therapy can be reduced if a person is experiencing significant levels of anger, depression, guilt and drug/alcohol dependency which will need addressing before Rewind trauma therapy can be carried out.
I offer FREE Rewind Trauma Therapy to Armed Forces Veterans - Please contact me to discuss further