Therapy for PTSD, Anxiety and Depression

REWIND Therapy for Trauma and Symptoms of PTSD

REWIND Therapy for the treatment of trauma and symptoms of PTSD

 From £70 (including follow up session)

REWIND therapy is a safe, fast and effective treatment for symptoms caused by psychological trauma. Many of us will face trauma at some time in our lives.  Witnessing or experiencing an event that causes fear, helplessness or horror can produce an intense, emotional response leading to the development of PTSD. 

Symptoms may include a combination of emotional and behavioural difficulties, intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing.  Psychological trauma is any sudden, shocking unexpected event that overwhelms our ability to respond adequately.  These events include, but are not limited to:

  • Road traffic accidents, plane or train crashes
  • Terrorism and bombings
  • Accidents at work
  • Sexual or violent assaults
  • Physical or verbal abuse, including bullying
  • Rape or sexual abuse
  • Serious illness, a sudden threat to life i.e.heart attack, loss of a body part
  • Miscarriage, stillbirth or difficult birth
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PTSD is treatable

REWIND therapy can be effective in significantly reducing symptoms after just one session.

PTSD is treatable even when problems persist many years after the traumatic event.  It is never too late to seek help. REWIND therapy can be effective in significantly reducing symptoms after just one session.  During the Rewind Technique, you access the trauma whilst in a safe, relaxed state. 

I will guide you through a sequence of observing the trauma in fast forward and then in rewind. We will do this as many times as necessary in a single session. I will talk you through the process and ensure you always stay relaxed.  This allows the brain to reprocess and store the traumatic memory as an ordinary, albeit unpleasant, and non-threatening memory rather than one that continually activates a terror response. 

People often say that after REWIND they are surprised that they don’t feel ‘bothered’ by the trauma anymore. The event is not forgotten, but when recalled it doesn’t pack the same punch, so it won’t be accompanied by those old feelings of anxiety, fear or panic. 

Home visits are available for REWIND therapy or alternatively, the session can be held online via video call.

Payment is required 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. The cancellation policy for REWIND therapy is 48 hours, this is due to the limited availability of appointments. If further counselling is required to address other issues or concerns, then these will be charged at the regular counselling rate of £45 per 50 minute session (plus mileage for home visits).

 

The Rewind Technique

A safe, fast and effective treatment for symptoms of PTSD caused by an isolated traumatic event.

Why do traumatic memories not fade with time?

When an event first happens, it is received by a part of your brain (amygdala) that is responsible for emotions, survival instinct and deciding what memories are stored where. This part of your mind also alerts you to danger and stimulates the flight or fight response.

Memories are usually passed from here to your hippocampus, which converts short term memory to long term memory. In a life-threatening situation, our brains produce high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which blocks the natural process of memory conversion. Sensory overload occurs and traps the memory in your hippocampus. It becomes a vicious cycle when the amygdala is then alerted due to a stuck memory, and your emergency warning system kicks in.

The Rewind Technique enables your brain to recode the way you store memory. We recall the memory in a state of disassociation and relaxation, which then doesn't alert your emergency warning system. Your memory can be accurately activated in a part of your brain where memories fade and feel less recent (this is what happens with your happy and neutral memories).
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What is the Rewind Technique?

The rewind technique is a fast and effective treatment for PTSD and trauma
Many people with trauma or phobias have been treated using approaches which drag them back through the experience again; a highly unpleasant thing to have to do.

This doesn't happen with the Rewind Technique when treating trauma and PTSD. In fact, I don't even need to know the details of what happened to you.

During the Rewind Technique, you access the trauma whilst in a safe, relaxed state. I will guide you through a sequence of observing the trauma in a forward 'film' and then in rewind. We will do this several times in a single session. I will talk you through the process and ensure you always stay relaxed. This allows the brain to reprocess and store the traumatic memory as an ordinary, albeit unpleasant, and non-threatening memory rather than one that continually activates a terror response. People often say that after, they are surprised that they don't feel 'bothered' by the trauma anymore. The event is not forgotten, but when recalled, it doesn't pack the same punch. So it won't be accompanied by those old feelings of anxiety, fear or panic.

How many sessions do I need?

If we are treating a single traumatic incident, I would expect a good result after one session of REWIND therapy. However, the trauma you have been through will be different from what someone else has endured. All our minds are beautifully diverse, which means I can't promise you a level of result after one treatment. The cost of REWIND therapy includes a follow-up session.  This is where we assess how effective REWIND  has been and agree any future treatment.

For multiple or complex  trauma, we will deal with the most difficult ordeal in the first session, and then if need be move onto the others in subsequent sessions. You will find that once the worst memories are dealt with, the power goes out of related memories too.

Once we have dealt with your trauma, you may choose to have further counselling to address any issues or concerns that have arisen around your PTSD. There is light beyond your trauma, and I will help you find it so that you can recover and start to live your best life. 

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Where does it take place?

Your PTSD treatment can be carried out in your own home or via video call. To maintain confidentiality, please ensure you have use of a room where you will not be overheard or disturbed. 
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Research results for the Rewind Technique

Although research into the Rewind Technique is still in its infancy, one study carried out by the Human Givens Institute in the UK showed the following results on a study size of 30 people.
  • 40% of clients rated Rewind as extremely successful.
  • 53% rated it as successful.
  • 7% rated it as acceptable.

No one rated the Rewind Technique poor or as a failure.

  • Before therapy, on average 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 per cent on their original ratings.

A four-year study carried out within NOVA (part of the Barnardo's charity) showed similarly impressive results:

Study size: 47 people, 57% of whom were treated with Rewind alone.

  • 26 would have met the criteria for PTSD.
  • After treatment, none of the forty-seven people 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.

(Human Given journal Volume 14, No 4- 2007)

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