The Rewind Technique is a tried-and-tested approach to treating PTSD and phobias. For many years, severe anxiety-based conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder or phobias were considered treatable only through long, painful exposure therapy, and in some cases, not at all.
Now, thankfully, we have access to a comfortable, and effective, treatment that can greatly reduce (and even remove) traumatic or phobic symptoms quickly.
Although research into the Rewind Technique is still in its infancy, one UK study of 30 clients carried out by The Human Givens Institute produced some interesting findings.
When asked to rate this treatment:
- 40% of clients rated it as extremely successful
- 53% of clients rated it as successful
- 7% of clients rated it as acceptable
It was noted that none of the clients, in the study, rated this method of treatment as poor or as a failure.
Wellbeing prior to, and after, treatment:
- Prior to Rewind, on average the clients rated their wellbeing as 12 out of 50.
- Seven to 10 days after treatment, the average score was 30.3 out of 50.
- Three to six months later, the average score was 32.2.
This represents an improvement of 167.4% on their original ratings.
A four-year study of 47 people carried out within NOVA showed similarly impressive results:
- 57% of the 47 clients were treated with Rewind alone.
- 26 would have met the criteria for PTSD.
- After treatment, none of the 47 treated met the criteria for PTSD.
- There was also a significant reduction of all sub symptoms associated with PTSD; five categories had zero reports after treatment. (see: Testing treatment for trauma in Human Givens Journal Volume 14, No 4, 2007)
The Benefit of Rewind
A significant benefit of this treatment, is that it does not require you to relive the traumatic incident(s).
Many with trauma, or phobias, have been treated using approaches which drag them back through the experience again which is highly unpleasant. This does not happen with Rewind; I do not even need to know the details of what happened to you.