Timeline therapy© has always fascinated me ever since I started to use it.
How does it work?
Well, we all have a concept of time and we can create a linear timeline abstractly in our mind which we can then use as a therapy process. At some time in our life we may have learned to use a negative emotion as a ‘normal’ reaction to a situation, such as anger. Anger however is not a good reaction and can cause us real problems.
So in Timeline therapy © we find out when that first occasion was and remove or alter our perception or judgement of it. Once we accept that first change, the rest of our Timeline changes and it removes the unwanted influence of anger.
The really interesting part is that the root cause event can be BEFORE we were born, even before we were conceived. Negative behaviours can be passed on by the influence of previous generations and by genetic predisposition. More commonly it is by an event between the ages of 0 and 7 years, because these are the years when we are imprinted with the behaviours of those around us.
Imprinting can though take place in the womb. Why not? Surely a baby is in such a close physical and emotional bond with the mother, it will share her emotions. This is why it is so important to have a stable life during pregnancy.
So if you are under the influence of powerful negative emotions you want to get rid of, Timeline therapy © may well fit the bill.