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Rewind therapy - safe treatment for traumatic memory

I am currently offering this treatment at a reduced cost of £35 per session. Please give me a call on 07726536960 to discuss further or send me an email.

Rewind Therapy Technique is a highly effective treatment for people suffering from ptsd or trauma - in simple terms it helps the brain to process memories so that they are no longer triggering.

How are traumatic memories different to normal memories?

In everyday life, memories are laid down as immediate impressions in the brain, organized as a coherent narrative in the hippocampus, then finally stored in the neocortex as ‘long term memory’…. a bit like creating books to put in a library! You can take these story-memories out of the neocortex library any time to think about - they feel past, and eventually they fade with time.

However, when people experience trauma, the brain doesn’t process these memories the same way. As a result, traumatic memories don’t become story-memories. They don’t feel like they’re in the past because they don’t get filed in the Neocortex library.

During a traumatic event, human beings go into survival mode and so instead, memory becomes encoded in the ‘fight or flight’ part of the brain (the amygdala), instead of in the neocortex library. They stay ‘locked’ in this part of the brain as a survival pattern, on high alert - ready to reactivate if a similar emergency arises. You can imagine that the amygdala is a bit like a scared overly-sensitive animal, always on the look-out for memory triggers even when there isn’t any danger.

How does Rewind therapy (RT) work?

RT helps to remove triggers and supports clients to become more stable. It works by reviewing traumatic memories through the lens of disassociation, thereby processing traumatic memories so that they can be filed properly i.e. moved from the ‘present-focused’ amygdala into the neocortex library.

The best thing about Rewind Therapy is that you don’t need to tell me about the trauma (if it helps you to do so, or your feel you need to, I will listen, validate and support but it isn’t an active part of the therapy).

The technique involves making an imaginary ‘film’ of the event – seeing yourself in the film helps you not re-experience trauma.

Clients might undertake two or more sessions to remove embedded traumas. More complex traumas might additionally include counselling to support you as you discover the authentic person that lies beneath, and rebuild your life, career and relationships as you resolve your trauma.

How effective is Rewind Trauma Therapy?

Dr Muss (IARTT), previously Director of the PTSD Unit at the BMI Edgebaston Hopsital, Birmingham, developed the Rewind technique and has stated that Rewind Trauma Therapy is about 80% effective on average according to preliminary trials held at Cardiff University (2022).

Please contact me if you would like to discuss receiving this treatment.