Time Line Therapy™ is a fast and effective process for creating changes that relate to memories (past and future), including changing an individual's interpretation of their personal history. It is especially fast and effective in changing the chain of events that created a specific collection or group of unwanted behaviours or internal states.
Think about a time when you were a child and you encountered a difficulty. Let us say you were hungry. If you could not make yourself understood readily and the food did not appear when you wanted it, the situation could appear to you as child (in your map of the world at that time) quite threatening. You may have had limited choices about what to do to get attention and to be understood. Many of our behaviours are developed at an early age in what is called the imprint years and then installed as habits. Unravelling this is part of what Time Line Therapy™ is all about.
Based on many of the same principles of Gestalt Therapy, Time Line Therapy™ enables someone to look back at their past from a different perspective in the full knowledge that they are now able to access more resourceful behaviours and or states, which would have resulted in a more effective outcome. With this full knowledge it is possible to re-evaluate the past and quickly and effortlessly release negative emotions, limiting beliefs, limiting decisions and any anxiety about the future. People can preserve the learning from a past event and access it when needed in the future.
Originated by Richard Bandler, Time Line Therapy™ was developed by Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall.
Time Line Therapy and The Basis of Personality - Tad James and Wyatt Woodsmall - ISBN 0-916990-21-4