What Are Time Based Techniques?

With thanks to John Overdurf for his generous use of the title and work he does with NLP techniques: Also thanks to Julie Silverthorne.

Why “Time”?

Throughout history, humankind has been aware of the passage of time. Aristotle was the first to mention the “stream of time” in his book Physics IV. William James spoke of linear memory storage as early as 1890. In the mid-20th Century Milton Erickson created his own techniques based on memories mapping onto a time line that is held in the mind as pseudo-space.

“…….when I looked at the manual I went a wee bit flat – I’d seen this before. My experience on the workshop however was phenomenal and that initial excitement came back and is growing. On that day in Brighton I got that rare mix – important learnings and significant personal change.  I was inmterested in synesthesias generally. I really liked how Dilts described it in Changing Beliefs. There’s nothing quite like actual experience however. Through this workshop and my experience of both the teaching and the approach you’ve really added to my understanding. The whole aspect of gestalts and generalisations that just run and run and run is now so much clearer. Wow, and that’s huge for me. Was it a good investment? It was most certainly worth every penny and indeed quite a few more.”

Paul Tracey

Humans unconsciously store memories and know the difference between a memory from the past and a projection of the future. Behavioural change in an individual takes place at an unconscious level. People don’t change consciously. The Time Based Techniques (TBT) allow you to work at the unconscious level and release the effects of past negative experiences and change “inappropriate” programming in minutes rather than days, months or years.

What’s different about Time Based Techniques?

Some other Time Techniques use mostly just a visual model to work with. With TBT we’ve changed that so now you can work with time travel in any of the senses (also called Modalities…. of Visual, Audio, feelings, even tastes and thoughts)!

Also the ‘travelling’ part is made super easy by a simple-to-use technique where a practitioner harnesses the modalities mentioned above to instantaneously transport clients to anywhere in this lifetime or past lifetimes, if that’s where the problems arose.

We have done away with the concept that is just one ‘root cause’ as well. You can use any of the memories that the clients unconscious comes up with.

The whole process has been slim-lined, rather like conversational anchoring, to be utilized in a conversation…and not stop the client to set up a difficult process. We tend to use the clients own inner emotions and clues to let us know what modality (Visual, Audio, etc), to travel back in…and it will happen in the moment.

In NLP we say that naturally occurring states are the most powerful, so why stop the client if they are already accessing a powerful state? “ummm, excuse me, I see that you are going into an emotion…let’s set up the technique I am going to use” ??!!  Then, in the old methods, you’d spend 30 minutes telling them how the process will work.

With Time Based Techniques, the practitioner doesn’t stop the flow at all but simply uses the clients physiology and other ‘spots’ to let them know what modality to travel back with and do it in the moment, utilizing a naturally occurring state!

“I also loved the practice session in the afternoon.  Within just 5 minutes, Nigel helped me to disentangle something and there was a beautiful (and still lasting!) opening in my mind. I look forward to further newsletters from you and to seeing you again in the future.”

Michael Kaufmann

So what can you do with Time Based Techniques?

The ability to be free from your past, create your future. You can make it so… with Time Based Techniques.

As an application of NLP, Time Based Techniques are a collection of protocols that allow you to gain emotional control over your life. Inappropriate emotional reactions, such as bursts of anger, periods of apathy, depression, sadness, anxiety, and chronic fear, are responsible for preventing people from achieving the quality of life they desire. Limiting decisions, such as “I’m not good enough”, “I’ll never be rich,” or “I don’t deserve a great marriage,” create false limitations and hamper your ability to create reachable and attainable goals and outcomes.

Created by John Overdurf, Time Based Techniques enable you to eliminate many types of issues in your past, thus allowing you to move forward toward your goals and desires.

Years of development and successful work with clients have resulted in Time Based Techniques becoming known worldwide. They are a revolutionary new approach that has become so popular because of its ability to create quick, long lasting results.

Time Based Techniques – a new revolution

Time Based Techniques are becoming more and more popular in the field of cognitive behavioural psychology among therapists and organisations. They are slowly and quietly become a widely used technology in human potential, personal growth, psychological treatment of various symptoms and disorders, as well as in the business community, to re-direct businesses toward increased success.

Using time as a base for working with clients,  I was amazed at the results I had from treating Megan, a six year old for Asthma that she’d had for three years. After only two hours using this technique, we had cleared her of the ailment. This is what her mother Christine, had to say:

”I have been heartily recommending your practice wherever I go… the world needs people like you!”

Christine Wilson, Maidenhead

There is no absolute requirement for content (story/history) to release negative emotions and for removing old unwanted beliefs. This allows the client to let go of their problem gently and easily.

So how do Time Based Techniques work?

Time Based Techniques are based on guiding the client to their own learnings that are always there to replace the problem.

This leads the client to be empowered to do the techniques successfully, have the experience of doing it themselves and have the permanent experience of the emotion or limiting belief being banished forever.

Time Based Techniques work very quickly. The approximate time required to get a result for a client with different forms of therapy are as follows: –

Freudian – 100 hours to five years!
Behavioural – 10 weeks
Ericksonian – 15 hours
Time Based Techniques – 2 hours or less!!

It appears the destiny of human kind to move more rapidly through these next phases. As computer science and technology moves on, here is the equivalent set of tried and trusted methodology to take therapy into the 21st Century.

Who will benefit from Time Based Techniques Training?

If you are interested in Achieving Professional Excellence, NLP and Time Based Techniques can help you achieve, maintain and enhance excellence. Senior staff, managers and human resource personnel use these techniques to develop strong teamwork and relationships, and to foster positive interpersonal skills. Negotiations and problem solving sessions are enhanced to create solution-oriented, win-win approaches. Salespeople learn how to deal with their own limiting beliefs, therefore being able to concentrate on their clients wishes. They learn how to build deep levels of rapport, learn how to be aware of another’s world, so a dance can take place making the sales relationship long-term and mutually satisfying. Presenters and Educators learn new paradigms for inspiring and engaging students, as well as effective techniques for dealing with challenging learning environments. Therapists learn new skills and techniques that supplement their repertoire, and gain additional insights into helping clients make the changes that support their own process of healing. Medical Professionals learn techniques to better elicit information from clients, and to help the client be more comfortable with and receptive to treatment, thus supporting them to heal gracefully and holistically.

Training in Time Based Techniques is currently offered as part of the NLP World Seven Day NLP Practitioner Training Course.