PTSD Memories That Constantly Bombard You - There’s A Way Out
The problem is uncontrolled remembering.
You don’t want tools to help you forget.
You want tools that give you more control about remembering.
You want to remember in a different way.
“What sort of PTSD do you have?” Is A Trick Question
Because the structure of all PTSD is the same - involuntary replay of painful memories.
Because PTSD is what you do, not what you have.
iraq vet nightmares
More: watch the clip here, skip to 12:15 for the “after”:
interview: Tratarea Stresului Post Traumatic - Tehnica Rewind - Interviu cu Dr David C. Muss - 1
closure without disclosure http://www.davidmuss.co.uk/
The Rewind Therapy http://www.davidmuss.co.uk/therewindtechnique/
Case Histories http://www.davidmuss.co.uk/therewindtechnique/case-histories/
book: the trauma trap muss https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Trauma-Trap-David-Muss/dp/0385402414
Rewind case study book
book: frances masters https://www.amazon.com/PTSD-Resolution-Defeating-Panic-Reclaiming-ebook/dp/B00A9FOD36
Theory: Richard Bolstad
In his book “The Trauma Trap”, Dr David Muss MD documents his extensive use of this NLP Trauma Process with victims of PTSD: A policeman involved in the Hillsborough soccer disaster describes how his flashbacks (sudden horrific memories of the trauma), insomnia and alcohol abuse disappeared after two sessions. A patient (Barbara Drake) tells how one session with Dr Muss completely resolved flashbacks and other symptoms resulting from a sexual abuse experience. These and the other stories documented by Muss parallel our own experiences as trainers and Master Practitioners of NLP. Muss says “I know that it has worked for every patient I have dealt with so far, without exception.” (Muss, “The Trauma Trap”, 1991, p 10). Muss did a pilot study with 70 members of the West Midlands Police Force, who had witnessed major disasters such as the Lockerbie air crash. Of these, 19 qualified as having PTSD. The time between trauma and treatment varied from six weeks to ten years. All participants reported that after an average of three sessions they were completely free of intrusive memories and other PTSD symptoms. Follow-up ranged from 3 months to 2 years, and all gains were sustained over that time.
Dr Richard Bolstad
Memory Reconsolidation: A New Metaphor For NLP Work
Theory: Richard Gray
PTSD: Extinction, Reconsolidation and the Visual-Kinesthetic Dissociation Protocol
Richard M Gray, Richard F. Liotta
NLP and PTSD: The Visual-Kinesthetic Dissociation Protocol.
The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming. Routledge. 2012.
(chapter on rtm vkd)
Combat PTSD - Another Way Out (FasterEFT)
- “Most days were filled with terrors of past events, images, feelings, faces of friends that had died, faces of who I called the enemy at that time.”
- “Five years in the VA system. They want to help you, but they don’t have the tools.”
- “You don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to have the dreams. You don’t have to have the impending doom. You don’t have to have any of those memories any more that just constantly bombard you. There’s a way out.”
- “That overwhelming fear, that feeling of being trapped, that thing that I was running to, in every job, in every relationship, that whole time in my life, those 20 years, was gone.”
- “I went into all my combat memories. Memories as a police officer. And especially I went back to my childhood memories.”
- “And once that was over, once I’d started doing this, I realised that these things were my choice and that I could get rid of them and that I had a powerful tool.”
“Hello, my name’s Renaldo Phillips. Five months ago, I was sitting on my couch where I spent most of my days. Those days were filled with terrors of past events that had happened to me. They were filled with images, feelings. Faces of friends that had died. Faces of who I called the enemy at that time.
I spent 5 years in the VA system. I tried every healing modality that was there and it did not work and it provided very little relief - in fact at points I was getting worse. The people that work in the system are very caring, they’re passionate about what they do, they want to help you, but they don’t have the tools.
We have the tools now, and you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to have the dreams. You don’t have to have the impending doom. You don’t have to have any of those memories any more that just constantly bombard you.
There’s a way out.
In less than 10 minutes I was able to experience something that changed my world. I’d taken a memory that 20 years prior had changed the course of my life:
I had jumped in to an airfield about one o’clock in the morning. Our plane was taking fire, I really wasn’t aware that it was taking fire at the time. I heard the noises, I had an idea of what it was, I jumped out into total blackness. The tracers were coming up, and I’d reached down to untie my weapons case that was around my leg and as I untied it, I noticed the ground was already there. We’d jumped from about 500 feet, and the amount of time in the air was extremely quick. I hit the ground and I didn’t have time to lower my rucksack which was in front of me hanging off of these rings underneath my parachute and I was trapped underneath it.
I was attempting to get out of it, of course the sounds of the battle were already going on and from out of the darkness I saw someone running into the smoke and I reached my hand out to him and I wanted them to stop and just gimme a hand just to get part of that rucksack off so I could get out quicker and I realized when I reached my hand out that it wasn’t one of my fellow soldiers that had jumped in with me, it was an enemy soldier and in that moment, I’m not sure what happened in his mind but I pulled my hand back and he continued to run basically over the top of me and continued to run with his rifle at port arms and he didn’t shoot me and as I realized that he hadn’t then I thought maybe he was going to change his mind and come back so I started to work quickly to try and get out of my gear and again I couldn’t and finally after a few seconds of trying I just relaxed and got out of my equipment and then moved on.
But right then something pretty powerful was instilled in me.
I’d had that trapped feeling, I couldn’t get out, that I was going to die and in less than 10 minutes, that overwhelming fear, that feeling of being trapped, that thing that I was running to, in every job, in every relationship, that whole time in my life, those 20 years, was gone.
It left quickly and I was astonished and I realized at that point that this was what I was looking for and I just continued to apply that over and over again over the next 3 to 4 days in everything in my life.
I went into all my combat memories. Memories as a police officer. And especially I went back to my childhood memories. ‘Coz then I started to realize that these were all connected, that I’d felt the same trapped feeling as a young man, and that I’d felt it in between also, in that 20 years and I’d also projected it forward into my future.
And once that was over, once I’d started doing this, I realized that these things were my choice and that I could get rid of them and that I had a powerful tool.
And from my life I’ve always served people, those have been my intentions when I’ve gone in there, to do something worthy for someone else and to help them and so it was natural for me then to move on and to then want to take this, FasterEFT, and bring that to as many people as I could and as Robert Smith says, to heal himself, and to touch as many people in the world as he can along the way.
And that’s my intention, and that’s my hope for you.”