Run The Movie Backwards Technique
This technique is credited to NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). It is also called the Fast Phobia process.
Use this strategy after a traumatic event, to help heal your emotions. It can be used right away after an event or years later if you have unresolved feelings. If you are dealing with any residual emotions from a memory of an event, such 911, a loss such as death or divorce, abuse, hurricanes or any other event, use this technique.
To learn this technique, choose something to work on. Choose an event that has some mild emotional charge for you, but is not a huge trauma. It’s better to practice on something small first, then use it for the big stuff.
On a scale of 1-10 with 1 is low and 10 is high, calibrate how emotional you feel when you think about the event you are working on. If you feel calm and at a 1, you might not need this process. If you feel very upset, call it a 10. You may be somewhere in between. The higher the number, the more times you will want to rewind the movie. You will learn how to do that in the technique. Please read the process all the way through before you start.
Step 1: Enter the Theatre
Imagine you are in a movie theatre, and ready to watch a movie of the event you want to clear, on a movie screen far across the room. Place one of your hands on the center of your forehead. This will help your body to release the trauma. Imagine you have the movie remote control in the palm of your other hand. You can stop, start and rewind the movie anytime you want.
Step 2: The Movie Screen
Imagine a black and white framed snapshot of yourself, on the left hand side of the screen. In this snapshot you are safe before the event that you are reviewing.
Imagine another black and white framed snapshot of yourself, safe after the event, on the right hand side of the screen. It can be right afterwards, years later or now. Make sure you see yourself as safe and secure in the snapshots.
Step 3: Watch the Movie
Watch the movie of the event one last time. Watch it in black and white and in correct chronological order, while keeping your hand on your forehead. See yourself safe before and after the incident. At the end stop and take your eyes off the screen for a few seconds.
Step 4: Change the Pictures
Change the two safe pictures at both ends of the movie screen to color.
Step 5: Run the Movie Backwards
Starting at the right hand side of the screen, at the end of the movie, run the movie of the event backwards in color very quickly. Rewind it as quickly as possible, in two seconds or less. Then white out the screen and bring your awareness back to your body and your seat in the theatre.
Run the movie of the event backwards again several times. You are done looking at this movie in chronological order. Rewind the movie of the event very quickly, until you feel calm.
Step 6: Jump In
Once you have watched the movie backwards many times, probably 5 – 25 times, you can add the next step. Imagine jumping into the safe picture at the end of the movie and run the movie backwards with you in it. Again do it in two seconds or less and then jump back out, back to your seat. Do it backwards this way a few more times.
Step 7: Recalibrate
After you rewind the movie several times, recalibrate your feelings about this event. Repeat the backwards movie process until you reach a calm calibration of 1-3.
- To dissociate even further from the event memory, you can imagine moving to the projection booth and watch yourself, watching the movie. This moves you even further back from the emotions of the event while you rewind the movie.
- Make circus or other music when you rewind the movie.
- Be as elaborate as you want in bringing support and allies into the theatre in your mind. Children and adults love to bring super heroes, animal allies, spirit helpers and parents to be with them.
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