This is the kindest method, I have discovered, for quickly removing (or alleviating) the symptoms of trauma or phobia without continuously exposing the client to the triggers that give rise to panic and heightened emotional states.
This is where the Rewind Technique is explicitly different from counselling alone.
Who and what is it for?
The Rewind Technique is for individuals suffering due to:
- Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cPTSD = multiple events)
- PTSD (single events)
- Some anxieties
Rewind Technique Briefly Explained
Typically, many of us will experience single, or multiple, traumatic events at some stage in our lifetime; for many these will become processed naturally over time, no longer impacting on sleep, moods, diet, work, or relationships. For others, however, the effects can become symptomatic – interfering in everyday life – some examples are by way of:
- ‘flashbacks’ that cause heightened states of emotions
- anger or irritability
- inability to function in all the usual environments
- avoidance strategies
- excessive eating/drinking/working