What is Time Line Therapy™?
By Veronica G. Hartman
Time Line Therapy™ is a collection of techniques that allows you to gain emotional control of your life, by clearing many types of issues related to negative emotions and limiting decisions.
For a moment, consider the implications of the word time. In today’s modern world there certainly doesn’t seem to be enough of it, it has a value that is hard to put into words, and it is a great excuse when we don’t want to do something. “I just don’t have the time”, is a common reason given when we really want to say no. The word time defined by the dictionary states, that time is the system of sequential relations that any event has to any other, as to past, present, or future. Whereas, the word line, means a number of persons or things situated along an imaginary mark or line. The word therapy implies treatment of a disease or disorder, by some remedial or curative process.
Taken together, the phrase Time Line Therapy™ would indicate a process of treating diseases and/or emotional disorders, which occurred through sequential events in relationship to the past and which have an effect upon the future, and are arranged in a line or linear fashion. Just as a computer has data stored in memory, the human chemistry of the brain has the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and retrieving impressions, and/or recalling previous experiences.
These impressions or experiences are what we call our memories. The emotions involved in significant emotional experiences or memories, hold the key to the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of a person. Emotional experiences which had negative emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, guilt, abandonment, rejection, or shame were often repressed and unconsciously created similar events.
These similar experiences create gestalt’s (which are a collection of memories around a particular subject) within the psyche and contains within it, the emotion which holds all of the events together. In essence, you might have a series of similar events all connected through the one repressed emotion, of which you may be totally unaware. Sound familiar? How many times have you or someone you knew, continued to repeat the same experience over and over? Same dance, different partner.
Time Line Therapy™ is the process by which you change the tune of those experiences, by disconnecting the negative emotion which is the trigger of the event. When a computer stores information on a hard drive, it can only store what is input. It does not know if the information is correct or not, nor does it know that the information generated off of the incorrect information, continues to create erroneous results. In a similar fashion, the conscious mind can be unaware that similar events being experienced are actually from the unconscious perception of the first event.
Time Line Therapy™ is a process born from the technique of Neuro-Linguistic Programming by which the emotional perceptions of the memories are stored within, and can be shifted to congruently utilize in the present. The memory itself is not changed, only the perception of it. This is done by recognizing the “learnings” of what the event was about.
The unconscious mind does not learn from repressed negative emotions, it learns from the lessons of the experiences.
Memories are the recollections of life through the ability to retain significant events. The good memories of love and joy bring comfort in times of difficulty and sorrow. Sometimes, memories are all we have left of a person, place, or relationship. Yes, memories are the long winding road of the past, which is each person’s own unique time line. Upon this road of time, is the treasure chest of life’s emotional experiences.
Time Line Therapy™ is the key to unlocking the memories of the treasure chest of the past to create the memories of the future.
Give yourself the key to your future memories today!
By Veronica G. Hartman
The majority of undesirable behaviors that one has, are often connected to a negative emotion or limiting decision. For example, the behavior of weight gain has a lot to do with what is eating you, as well as what you are eating! Often, we overeat simply because of boredom, loneliness, or for comfort. Imagine the implications of what it means at the unconscious level, that the first experience one had with food was its relationship to survival. No wonder, the weight continues to come back when stressful emotional situations present themselves!
Time Line Therapy™ is a powerful technique that is very effective in releasing the emotions, that drives the behavior of eating for comfort so that you begin to eat to live, not live to eat!
Another example is that of smokers who often think they smoke out of habit, which is true and yet you have to wonder; how did that habit begin? Often, it started from a feeling of insecurity that masquerades as being part of the crowd, after all, everyone else is doing it!
Or perhaps it is just to take a break….. suggesting the possibility of being overwhelmed by too much to do, or not wanting to do the task at hand. Regardless of the emotional trigger that tells you it is time to smoke or eat, the process of Time Line Therapy™ can release the emotions and remind yourself that you have alternate choices!
What Clients Say!
Wings of Freedom
Date:2/17/2005 1:40:54 PM Central Standard Time
I just returned from a trip over the Auburntown Bridge (you can ask Dr. Coomes about it sometime) and I wanted to tell you what a difference you have made in my life. Overcoming my phobia (I still can’t believe it!!)has been the most significant thing in my life since the birth of my children. I want to thank you so much for your help, my new set of wings, and this wonderful freedom. I’ll be keeping in touch, as I am very interested in taking your course, anyway, thanks again, what you did for me is truly astonishing.
Subj: Happy with Results!
Date: 2/13/2008Time: 9:27:31 AM Central Standard
Good Morning! I hope today is a great day for you!
I received my CD yesterday, thank you so much! I’m doing VERY well! I’m so happy with my results! I find my energy level is high… my emotions are pretty high as well! I suppose suppressing them for so long may be the reason for my surge. I’m sincerely grateful to you!
Subj: Impact of Time Line
Date: 2/15/2008Time: 11:07:14 AM Central Standard
I’ve been meaning to call you. I wanted to tell you what happened with my mom a few weeks ago. She was having a very bad day. She and I were talking and she (due to her health and looming passing) wanted to be sure to communicate to me her love for me, etc. I was saddened by her condition and was very emotional to see the state she is in. Then, she shifted the conversation to her pregnancy (with me) and the many surgeries I have had. It was the most amazing thing. The emotion just turned off. The tears stopped and I was completely detached. It took me a couple of minutes to realize what was going on, but this was one of the Time Line points you worked with me on. I cannot tell you how freeing it was to realize that my attachment and guilt and shame were totally gone around this MAJOR trauma/event in my life. I knew the Time Line had a major impact but this was really the first time I got to see it in action.
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