Time Line Therapy by Tad James

Time Line Therapy by Tad James

Author:Tad James
Format: mobi, epub
Tags: NLP
Published: 2010-11-29T08:00:00+00:00



"I'd like you to STOP... and relax for a moment... and recall a memory from the past... and now an event from the future.

Now point to the direction that is the future and the direction that is the past."

The answers will be one of two typical responses: A) Through Time

"Left to right," or "up to down." (If past, present and future are in front of the plane of the eyes.) Through Time people have their memories stored left to right.

Time is continuous and it may be "long" for them. They are aware of duration. Their memories are usually dissociated. Their memory is what we call temporally sequential—time for them is linear, it has length, it seems long.

They think that time equals value and frequently want to get their "money's worth" in terms of your time. If you spend an hour and a half, they'll want two. For them time and value are often equivalent. "I paid my money and I deserve to get every minute that's coming to me. I want to get all the time I paid for..."

If you have an appointment with them at 2:00 p.m., they expect you to be there at 2:00 p.m., not 2:01 p.m. They often have a hard time "putting their past behind them."

They have collapsed several experiences into a single gestalt and may have difficulty in remembering a specific time; for example, when you ask them to recall a specific time when they were happy, they may have trouble because they have collapsed all happy times into a single experience. So when they access memory, they will be jumping back and forth between a series of experiences. Because of this, their memories are sometimes more dissociated, and it may be harder to anchor a specific experience.

If this is the case, you can say to them, "What I'd like you to do now is take pages of your memory and turn them backwards like pages of a book until you find that specific time (snap fingers) NOW..."

B) In Time

"Front to back," or "up to down," or any combination where the past, present or the future is inside or behind the plane of the eyes.


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