Fast technique resolves trauma, PTSD

In the video link below, Tom Stone of Great Life Technologies demonstrates a quick and simple method for quickly resolving PTSD and emotional traumas.


Tom Stone’s process for eliminating PTSD

From my analysis of Tom’s video, the steps are:

  1. Elicit the trauma/PTSD state enough to get a reaction. (The client must be able to feel the reaction to do the process.)
  2. Have the client verify that they can feel the problem response in their body.

  1. Have the client close their eyes.
  2. Have the client feel the energy field of the feeling in their body, and then notice where it’s located.
  3. Have the client notice where in the energy field the energy is strongest and most concentrated.
  4. Have the client put their attention on the place where the energy is most intense, and observe it.
  5. Suggest that the energy might stay the same for awhile, but then it will decrease in intensity.
  6. As the feeling gets less, have the client focus more closely on the most intense part of the energy until there’s nothing left.

I have only done this process a few times, with myself and a friend. The feelings associated with the problem completely disappeared within a couple of minutes. I can’t think of my problem states the same way any more.

Typically, a process that can permanently eliminate a negative feeling can also eliminate a positive one. I haven’t tested a positive emotion with this process yet. However, I did try eliciting a mildly positive feeling and increasing the size of the intense part of the energy field. That greatly increased the intensity of my emotion.

What makes this process work?

I actually don’t know why Tom’s Trauma Resolution Techniques process works, but I have some ideas:

  1. The process shifts the client’s attention from kinesthetic emotion (visceral K) to a different kinesthetic modality (background K). The client disassociates from the emotional part of the feeling, while simultaneously staying at least partly associated into the background K kinesthetic, and perhaps associating into the background K feeling more.
  2. The process shifts the client’s attention from experiencing an emotion to observing a component of it. This automatically and implicitly creates meta-position.
  3. The brain uses background K to code metadata about emotions, such as their intensity. This process first has the client pay attention to the metadata (background K) rather than content (the scary emotion). Then it has the client change the submodalities of the background K in ways that will automatically decrease emotional intensity to zero.

These steps are identical to Richard Bandler’s “spinning feelings” intervention, which is also very effective at defusing emotional traumas. The Bandler and Stone processes differ in eliciting and changing different submodalities of background K. This has me wondering whether other background K submodalities also code for emotional intensity or content. If so, will changing them also resolve traumas?

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Fast technique resolves trauma, PTSD — 3 Comments

  1. This looks interesting.
    I think I’ll find 20 or so people to try this out on and get back to you what the results were; you know how much I love to get paid whilst practicing.

    My take on this is the guy is using a subtle foreground/background shift between the visceral and the energetic “K”.

    some of his pacing and language patterns are interesting I’ll memorize those and then see if those can be shifted or are they required in that format.

    more later… when I know more…

    peace love trance


  2. Interesting process–thanks for sharing it.

    There are also similarities here to Connirae Andreas’ “Acceptance and Dissolving Meditation” found on her Healing Meditations CD. In her process, you begin similarly by calling up a unwanted emotion, focus directly on the sensation, but then “put all of me into part of me” (a language pattern to attempt to bring 100% focus to the sensations in question), and then bring 100% acceptance to the sensations with language something like “I understand that this sensation is the best possible response my being could be having right now.” There is also an expectation that the sensation will dissolve when it is fully accepted in this way.

  3. Duff, I didn’t know about Connirae Andreas’s “Acceptance and Dissolving Meditation” technique. Thanks for sharing it.

    A lot of similar techniques get invented because they have an underlying core that works. To me, the core process is more interesting than the particular methodology, because (a) it tells me more about how the brain works, and (b) once you understand how a process works, you can modify or improve the intervention to work better with more people, and even create new techniques that utilize the same principle.

    Michael, I’m very interested in what you find out about how Tom Stone’s process works and which elements are/aren’t necessary.


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