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Monday, January 24, 2011

Are Flashbacks Haunting You?


Have you ever reacted to something you did not want to do but found yourself doing it anyway? Probably you were triggered into a flashback. Flashbacks of past abusive or traumatic situations can be so frightening because you have no control. Understand you had no control when the original situation which occurred and your mind was not able to process the situation at that time due to the overwhelming fear of dying and the extreme hurt and pain. Your mind protects you like that.

But plain and simple a flashback is just a message from your subconscious that it is time to mentally process an old traumatic recollection that had been stored in a dissociative area. Your subconscious deems you strong enough now to handle what happened. Unfortunately you get very scared because you did not get the message.  

Looking for a way to make friends with your old recollections? Can you control flashbacks? Well there is a way. It is possible to reduce the influence of a flashback quickly and safely? 

Everyone is influenced by past life experiences one way or another. Your past memories influence and drive you to feel, think and behave in certain ways without your permission. It seems as though there are triggers everywhere and almost impossible to avoid.

Types of Flashbacks

There are 4 types of flashbacks a person can experience after a  traumatic event. These flashbacks may occur within in 30 day, months  or years later.

1. Emotional

2. Organ

3. Physical 

4. Mental

5. Visual

 Rapid Reduction Technique 

Can you let go of the “old” and make room to accept “new” into your life. Is it possible to break the emotional upheaval flashbacks and claim your past? Yes, there is a way  - Rapid Reduction Technique® 2.0, know as RRT® 2.0. Rapid Reduction Technique® 2.0  is an enhancement to the original RRT® that has been so successful for memory restructuring for so many survivors with PTSD for more than 14 years. 

Now RRT® 2.0 works for anyone. You do not have to be a survivor of abuse, trauma or combat to rip the benefits. Your memory influences your success, performance and how you function daily. Not only does RRT® 2.0 decrease the intensity of a recollection and disconnect the trigger, this new updated method assists in uncovering the root cause behind unwanted memories which is core beliefs. Core beliefs form behind each memory you record. Core beliefs can be dis-empowering,  shift your mindset, increase resistance, and change your core values as well as cause confusion in your life. 

RRT® 2.0 takes longer than the original RRT® but the benefits of RRT® 2.0 are worth so much more. RRT® 2.0 frees you from past barriers that impede you from achieving future intentions and success. RRT 2.0 also rids you of the connected core belief which at times does more damage than the traumatic memory. In one session, you become freed from old unwanted memory. 

Take Away

So strive to improve your life, eliminate the influenced your past has on your present, your thoughts, your feelings and your behavior. Do not remain a slave to unwanted memories when there a quick way to break the chains.

More Information

For more information visit my website or http://www.drbilltollefson.com/drbilltollefson/ or 

watch the video on RRT at http://drbilltollefson.hubpages.com/hub/HealingTraumaticFlashbacks  

        Coach Bill

Exciting News

I would like to share some exciting news. Last September I enrolled in a training course to increase my coaching skills with Dr. Patrick Wanis, Ph.D., Celebrity Life Coach. Dr. Wanis has been on Fox News, CNN, Dr. Phil Show and Oprah as well as many radio shows. He has written books and offers DVDs on his techniques. The course was on Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique or SRTT. He only accepted 17 students in the country for the course.
The training course was 7 weeks long with a field practicum reviewed and supervised personally by him. I benefited and gained a lot of knowledge from Dr. Wanis’s teaching and mentoring. I learned in depth how to work with the subconscious or emotional mind. I felt the experience was well worth the hard work, assignments, time and study.
I am proud to announce that today I received my certification. Out of the 17 students who enrolled, I was 1 of 5 who completed the certification process. Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique is for individuals who would like to learn why they have been stuck in their life and not having the life they are seeking.
I am now one of 5 certified by Dr. Wanis in the country to conduct SRTT. SRTT is a very powerful healing and transformational tool that I can add to my coaching practice to mentor survivors of abuse and trauma seeking to heal from overwhelming past life events.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Invisible is NOT the Answer to Safety After Abuse


In my many years of helping others I have heard the statement “I just want to disappear” over and over again. Many people who are depressed and anxious express such a statement when he or she feel that their thoughts or emotions are out of control. This is very common for individuals with PTSD also. Many survivors think that “disappearing” is the only way to become and stay safe. 

Just disappearing is not the answer. Many who experience crisis or failed relationships in his or her life want to hide to become invisible. He or she reverts to cutting ties with family, friends or support systems, sinking into addictions, isolating or withdrawing. Diluted thinking breeds this type of negative thinking and it comes from the feeling of being empty, alone; such as “if I am invisible, no one will see me and I will not be hurt”. This diluted thinking does the reverse and in fact my end up making him or her more unsafe.

The more we are unseen and alone, the more doubt enters the mind. This leads to self-judgment, self-defeating and self-sabotaging thoughts. These thoughts lead to feeling of weakness or a feeling of being “less than”. If others perceive that he or she is weak then there is a good chance they will be hurt again so they think they have to be invisible.

What is the answer?

Invisibility is not the answer to safety. To be honest it is the opposite behavior that keeps him or her safe. Go against the first instinct to run and hide. Become more social and increase your social contacts, being more with family and friends as well as establish a strong support system.

Working these suggestions will generate different thoughts pattern and change your mindset. Then the manifestation of strength will happen. Really it is what is given off to others is what keep him or her safe.

Click here to learn more and download a free Book on the home page.

         Coach Bill