Time Line Therapy™ (TLT) is a powerful therapeutic process that has evolved from hypnosis and NLP, developed by Tad James, Ph.D. in the 1980s.
It was developed by applying a therapeutic process to the concept that we store our memories in a linear manner in an internal memory storage system.
TLT provides one of the most powerful processes and techniques for personal change and growth by facilitating the elimination of the painful emotions attached to memories or events in the past. TLT also focuses on what we can learn from those events and use what we learn as a resource for the future. Time Line Therapy™ techniques and practical processes produce long lasting transformation much quicker than what is currently called “brief therapy”, with a minimum of discomfort to the client.
Some examples of painful emotions are: anger, rage, sadness, hurt, regret, fear, guilt, remorse.
TLT also enables you to clear limiting beliefs that can leave you stuck in the past and stops you from creating what you want in your life. Both unwanted negative emotions and limiting beliefs influence every area of our lives.
How can Time Therapy™ help clients?
One of the many advantages of TLT is that it enables the client to release and clear gestalts or (chains) of an emotion rather than one at a time as most other emotional release techniques do.
For example, if the client has anger issues, TLT facilitates the releasing and clearing ALL anger from the past and not just the anger attached to a particular event.
In other words the anger is released from its roots.
I believe that this is one of the main reasons why the client is able to get the result they want so quickly and experience lasting results.
Some people get confused and think that it is the memories of painful events are cleared, this is not the case it is only the negative emotions attached to the memories that are cleared in TLT.
Memories are our history and it is not ecological or appropriate to clear them.
TLT is invaluable in enabling individuals to resolve negative emotional issues from the past and clear limiting beliefs and decisions that may have prevented them from moving forward as well as achieving their goals for the future.
Some examples of limiting beliefs are: “I don’t deserve it”, “I am just not good enough",
"I can't have the relationship that I want", "I can't earn good money", "I can't lose weight", etc
The vast majority of clients with emotional issues get the result they want in or around six hours, rather than months and years, this can be completed over one complete intervention session or over several.
Where more complex conditions such as PTSD or trauma or physiological conditions are also involved, it may take a while longer.
One of the main advantages of Time Line Therapy™ is that instead of talking about the problem week after week the client gets to do something about it.
TLT is usually used in conjunction with hypnosis and NLP and together they provide a powerful therapeutic model.
Why is important to release negative emotions attached to the past?
Mind-body medicine and PNI (psychoneuroimmunology) studies explain the effects of unresolved negative emotions and how they affect the physical health and can lead to the development of symptoms and illness in the physical body.
Also, from the point of how we perceive stress and respond to it is influenced by the unresolved emotional issues and can also influence the intensity of the stressful experience.
Clearing the negative emotions and limiting decisions from the past along with practices such as meditation, yoga, becoming consciously aware of your thoughts and your behaviours is likely to significantly enhance the practice maintaining mind-body health.