by Tad James, M.S., Ph.D.
Creator of Time Line Therapy Techniques
Copyright © 1998, 2003

The Use of NLP and Time Line Therapy™ Techniques In Treating Depression
 

I have worked with a number of depressed clients, even Clinically Depressed, and on Prozac for 20 years, and we have had great success with Time Line Therapy for this. Depression is different from most other things we work with in NLP in that it is a "Clinical" issue. So.....

First of all, it is inappropriate to work with depression unless you are qualified. Since depression can be a forerunner to other behavior such as suicide, this essentially means you should not treat depression unless (1) are a licensed professional or (2) the client is referred to you by an MD, Psych., MFCC, etc. One rule of thumb is: If the client is dangerous to self or others refer the client to someone who can take care of those possibilities -- refer them to an MD, Psych., MFCC.

General Considerations:

  1. Ask, other than seeing me, what else have you done for this condition?
  2. Be selective -- you don't want to be someone's next failure if they have seen many & failed.
  3. Don't start the therapy if they: don't want to be there, or don't want to change, and remember to check out the possibility of secondary gain,
  4. Remember it is illegal to interfere with client-MD relationship. It is, however, a good time to work with client if MD gave up on them.
  5. It is illegal to prescribe (even homeopathic) -- send them to health food store. It may be all right to say, "This is what I would do if I were diagnosed with ____________."
  6. Ask if they have seen an MD. If they have it, ask to see the written diagnosis.
  7. Remember you heal no one. It is against the law for you to cure anyone: Tell clients they heal themselves depending upon the rapport with their Unconscious Mind. Tell them you can only help them make symptoms disappear, the body can act as though totally healthy.
  8. You need to believe people are in control of their state. A major part of the intervention is to have them be responsible for living.
  9. As you proceed, take a detailed personal history. In the beginning, don't open up issues if they don't want to yet.
  10. While finding out the content of repressed memories is not necessary in Time Line Therapy, it is necessary to know the client's history sufficiently so we can determine the intervention and the Significant Events in the past that are important to deal with.

General Outline:

  1. Take a detailed personal history -- find out the root cause of depression
  2. Be aware of any trauma or repression in the past
  3. Time Line Therapy to release all sadness in the past
  4. Time Line Therapy to release all depression in the past
  5. Time Line Therapy to eliminate any related Limiting Decisions
  6. Future Pace for people who don't believe it

Other Notes on Depression:

  1. Possible to treat in one session -- plus follow-up to be sure it's gone.
  2. The client will need to see their MD to reduce anti-depressives afterward.
  3. Check on diet: often related to blood sugar.
  4. Can also treat when on medication.
    Future pace beyond when medication is worn off.
    May need to re-do when off medication.
  5. Watch out for slow motor signals even if they deny being suicidal.

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For more information about the use of Time Line Therapy™ techniques, please contact: Tad James, M.S., Ph.D. at: 1-888-440-4823. It is not appropriate to use Time Line Therapy® for treating serious  emotional issues unless you have taken a training in the technique at the NLP Practitioner or Master Practitioner level.

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Why Study NLP & Time Line Therapy®?

While many people study NLP and Time Line Therapy¨ techniques for their own personal growth and development, they are also of the utmost value to the professional. Some professions using NLP include Salespeople, Business Executives, Managers, Business Owners, Lawyers, Teachers, Trainers, Counselors, Educators, Doctors, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Consultants, Hypnotherapists, Psychologists, Athletes, Entertainers and Performers. Regardless of profession, the majority of NLP participants are searching, and finding, better and more effective ways to increase their performance and improve their effectiveness.

How will studying NLP and Time Line Therapy® techniques benefit me? Through using these techniques, your personal happiness and professional success will be much more consistent, and much more predictable. Your effectiveness working with others will be dramatically increased, and your ability to empower yourself for optimum results will be increased. You will be able to generate empowering emotional states within yourself at will, eliminate any negative emotions or limiting decisions, identify and change limiting beliefs, inspire yourself with a compelling future that will have much better chances of coming true, and create patterns of excellence from any role model you choose.

Achieving Professional Excellence. Whether you're already succeeding in your profession, having some difficulties, or if you're transitioning into a new position, NLP and Time Line Therapy® techniques can help you achieve, maintain and enhance excellence. Managers and Entrepreneurs use the information 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 to build deep levels of rapport, elicit and fulfill the criteria and values of clients, and develop effective methods for handling buyer's remorse or future objections so the sales relationship is long-term and mutually satisfying. Trainers and Educators learn new paradigms for inspiring and engaging students, as well as effective techniques for dealing with challenging learning environments. . Mental Health Professionals 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 in a more responsive fashion.

 


To find out more about taking a Time Line Therapy® training see our sister website


To find out more about taking a Time Line Therapy® training see our sister website NLP Coaching . com. To read more about Time Line Therapy™ see our on line resource guide..

For more information about the use of Time Line Therapy™ techniques, please contact: Tad James, M.S., Ph.D. at: 1-888-440-4823. It is not appropriate to use Time Line Therapy® for treating serious  emotional issues unless you have taken a training in the technique at the NLP Practitioner or Master Practitioner level.

Click here to enroll in a Time Line Therapy® Certification Training.