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A lot of people ask me what is Time Line Therapy® Which is a technique used in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) how does it work and how will it help me?
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Time Line Therapy® is a collection of techniques that allow you to gain emotional control over your life, using a process of active imagination.
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,” “I can’t sell” “I’ll never have enough money” create false limitations and hamper your ability to create reachable and attainable goals and outcomes.
Time Line Therapy® helps you overcome anxiety, fears, and Phobias too.
Time Line Therapy® techniques enable you to eliminate many types of issues in your past, thus allowing you to move forward toward your goals and desires.
The specific collection of techniques called Time Line Therapy® produces long-lasting transformation very quickly and easily.
The process is faster than what is currently called Brief Therapy. These powerful Time Line Therapy® techniques are becoming the method of choice to make fast, effective, long-term changes in behaviour.
Be free from your past, create your future by achieving your goals and objectives. Make it so with Time Line Therapy®.
If you want to know more and address issues which are holding you back, then contact me for an appointment. You will feel better.,
Mike Walton is a certified trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy® In Matlock, Derbyshire the East Midlands, Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Mike has become known as “Magic Mike” because of his results with clients, using these interventions.
Do you sometimes wonder what these interventions are about and how they may help you if you knew? Now is your chance.
This event will help you understand some of the “mystique “ surrounding the power of the Unconscious Mind and how it affects your life……..constantly.
So if you are curious about:
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Time Line Therapy® in the East Midlands, Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
How the Unconscious Mind directs your behaviour and hence your results.
What the Prime Directives of the Unconscious Mind are and how the UM determines your outcomes.
The presuppositions of NLP and how they influence your behaviour.
What hypnosis is and how it works.
What negative emotions and limiting beliefs stop you achieving your personal or business goals and objectives.
Time Line Therapy® and the ability it has to change your life.
Knowing about YOU could change your life, find out more at this free event.
The fact is people sometimes people refuse to seek help because they lack the understanding of the answers. Three hours with Magic Mike in Matlock, Derbyshire could change your perception completely.
Neuro Linguistic Programming, also known as NLP, is a series of tools and techniques that help the user take better control of their unconscious mind and its impact on their daily lives. It often sits alongside other similar techniques like Time Line Therapy® And is now available at my clinic in Matlock, Derbyshire.
Here is a brief introduction by Master Trainer David Shephard of The Performance Partnership in London.
Once learnt, these techniques can be used for all manner of purposes, one of which is dealing with depression and anxiety. The idea is that by visiting the ‘first event’ – the first instance of a negative feeling like anger, fear, sadness or guilt – and then going past the event to a time when the negative emotion didn’t exist, we can ‘release’ those feelings and begin to lead a more positive life.
When it comes to anxiety, the same process can be used to ‘travel’ forward on our timelines, envisaging the positive possible outcomes of a future event rather than the negatives. This in turn changes your approach to the upcoming event and increases your chances of a successful outcome.
How is my life like a timeline, and how does this impact me on a daily basis?
If someone was to ask you in which direction are your past and future you will likely describe it in relation to your own body – left to right, back to front, up to down. This automatic feeling that the past and the future are in opposite directions, and that we’re in the centre, suggest a continuum from your past, through now, to the future. That’s your timeline, and it’s really as simple as that.
What part does my unconscious mind play in anxiety or depression?
Your unconscious mind is the storehouse of your emotions. If you’re feeling anger, sadness, happiness, excitement – that’s all coming from your unconscious mind. Your conscious mind is simply the observer of your emotions. If we want to work around our emotional freedom, balance and choice, then we need to work with our unconscious mind – and specifically techniques that work with our unconscious mind.
Our unconscious mind and negative emotions
Our unconscious mind represses memories with negative emotions. We all have that memory from so many years ago that when we think about now still brings up negative emotions.
When we encounter an event that creates a negative emotion, our unconscious mind takes that memory, puts it into a drawstring bag and draws the bag shut. The memory and the associated emotion are still there, but it’s not playing our mind all the time.
But every now and then your mind brings these memories up again. Your mind says “Do you want to think about X now” and of course the answer is no, so you draw the strings shut again. It wasn’t until 1993 when I learnt time-based techniques that I learnt another way – opening the bag and tipping those memories out. The fact I had the choice about that was such a massive thing.
So how do you do it?
It is so possible and so easy that all of us have done it before without realising it – we instinctively know how to do it, but we don’t know how to do it in a constructive way. We’ve all got negative emotions, and we’ve all had negative experiences, that we’ve not let go and find it impacts the way we respond to things in the future. You’ll have had an experience where something has happened and you’ve said “Why did I get so angry about that?”. It was likely not the event itself that made you so angry, it was instead down to the ‘luggage of life’ – those emotions we pick up along the way that colour our thinking going forward.
Think of an event where something made you angry. Then think ‘Where was the anger for that event 15 minutes before it started?’. It didn’t exist. Think of a specific event where something made you feel scared. Then think ‘Where was the fear for that event 15 minutes before it started?’It didn’t exist.
You’ve heard the expression ‘If I could turn back time’. Well in our minds we can. Equally, you’ve heard the saying ‘If I’d known then what I know now…’. Again, we can revisit those moments from our past knowing what we do know now, and we can use that to let go of the past.
We have our timeline and we have events in the past that have given us a negative emotion. Because of the way the unconscious mind organises and stores our memories, there’s a memory in there that is the ‘first event’, the first time you ever felt sad, angry, hurt, guilty.
Where was anger in your world 15 minutes before the first time you ever felt it? It didn’t exist. Neither did sadness, guilt or fear. If we work with your unconscious mind to find that first event and then went 15 minutes before that, and before we went there we knew all the things we now know, then we wouldn’t have felt that emotion. These are called the ‘learnings’.
Your unconscious mind will know that first event because it’s its job to know.
Where would the first event be? It can be in several places on our timeline. Firstly, we’d look in the first seven years of our life, what Morris Massey would call the imprint period, where the emotions around us are imprinted on our minds. We experience the full range of negative emotions in those years, so the first event might be there.
We also allow for that negative emotion to be in the womb. We’re also looking for it being in a genealogical timeline that’s been passed down to us. An example – if people say ‘All the men in the XX family are angry men, scared men’ etc, it becomes a family tradition of sorts.
We’re also seeing that events in our ancestors’ past can be imprinted in our DNA, so maybe the first event is from that. We’re also looking at can they come from past lives – religions like Hinduism and Buddhism believe have that we’ve lived many lives and that we bring karma into our current lives to learn (not as a punishment, as some people think).
It doesn’t matter whether you believe in genealogical, cellular coding, past lives or even that we sense emotions in the womb. It doesn’t matter. It just matters what your unconscious mind gives you as the first event.
Why? Because the first event isn’t real, it’s an internal representation. So let’s say your unconscious mind finds an event that happened when you were seven. You’re not going back as a seven-year-old, you’re going back as an adult. So you can reframe that memory, change the way it makes me feel and behave, and therefore the result it has on your life today.
A word on belief
Beliefs are not real, they are an internal representation, so at some point we must have made a decision that a particular belief was true for us. Imagine if you were able to find a time when you decided you weren’t good enough.
Maybe it was something at school. Imagine going back and revisiting the five-year-old you as an adult – the things you decided you weren’t good enough at then aren’t valid any more. So we unbind them, along with the negative emotions that come with them that still impact us today. Remember, we keep the feeling of memories we had at five unless we go back and remove that ‘limiting decision’.
That’s about changing the past – how can NLP help with anxiety?
Anxiety is a big one at the moment. There’s a lot to be anxious about in the world that we have no control over. If we allow that to control our lives, we won’t be enjoying the best of our lives. So how can we beat anxiety?
There is only one way to feel anxious, and that’s focusing on the outcome that we least want. Let’s say it’s a presentation you’re giving; even if it goes well, you’ll feel bad right up until it goes well. So what if we could jump forward to 15 minutes AFTER the event and look back to know having imagined it going exactly the way you wanted it to go. The anxiety goes away. Going into any event in a calm, balanced way will increase the chances of it going well – even if it’s an event we can’t control.
Release the anger, sadness, fear, hurt and guilt from your past. Get rid of limiting beliefs like ‘I’m not good enough’. But also, imagine how good your future could be.
Does that guarantee success? No. Does it increase the chances? Yes.
The number one phobia in U.K. is SPIDERS and number two is PRESENTING AND PUBLIC SPEAKING. In America it’s the other way round. Here is some information which you may find helpful. I practice in Matlock, Derbyshire, If you have a FEAR or PHOBIA contact me and let’s sort it.
Phobias and Hypnotherapy
A recent case study on curing a phobia of spiders with a client through hypnotherapy illustrates the effectiveness of hypnosis.
So let’s look at phobias in more detail.
A phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.
Phobias are more pronounced than fears. They develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object.
If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that’s causing them anxiety. As well as restricting their day-to-day life, it can also cause a lot of distress.
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. You may not experience any symptoms until you come into contact with the source of your phobia.
However, in some cases, even thinking about the source of a phobia can make a person feel anxious or panicky. This is known as anticipatory anxiety.
Symptoms may include:• unsteadiness, dizziness and lightheadedness • nausea • sweating • increased heart rate or palpitations• shortness of breath • trembling or shaking • an upset stomach
If you don’t come into contact with the source of your phobia very often, it may not affect your everyday life. However, if you have a complex phobia such as agoraphobia (see below), leading a normal life may be very difficult.
Types of phobia
There are a wide variety of objects or situations that someone could develop a phobia about. However, phobias can be divided into two main categories:• specific or simple phobias • complex phobias
The two categories are discussed below.
Specific or simple phobias
Specific or simple phobias centre around a particular object, animal, situation or activity. They often develop during childhood or adolescence and may become less severe as you get older.
Common examples of simple phobias include:
Animal phobias – such as dogs, spiders, snakes or rodents
Environmental phobias – such as heights, deep water and germs
Eituational phobias – such as visiting the dentist or flying
Eodily phobias – such as blood, vomit or having injections
Sexual phobias – such as performance anxiety or the fear of getting a sexually transmitted infection
Agoraphobia often involves a combination of several interlinked phobias. For example, someone with a fear of going outside or leaving their home may also have a fear of being left alone (monophobia) or of places where they feel trapped (claustrophobia).
The symptoms experienced by people with agoraphobia can vary in severity. For example, some people can feel very apprehensive and anxious if they have to leave their home to go the shops. Others may feel relatively comfortable travelling short distances from their home.
If you have a social phobia, the thought of being seen in public or at social events can make you feel frightened, anxious and vulnerable.
Intentionally avoiding meeting people in social situations is a sign of social phobia. In extreme cases of social phobia, as with agoraphobia, some people are too afraid to leave their home.
What causes phobias?
Phobias don’t have a single cause, but there are a number of associated factors. For example:• a phobia may be associated with a particular incident or trauma • a phobia may be a learned response that a person develops early in life from a parent or sibling (brother or sister) • genetics may play a role – there’s evidence to suggest that some people are born with a tendency to be more anxious than others
Symptoms of phobias
People with phobias often purposely avoid coming into contact with the thing that causes them fear and anxiety. For example, someone with a fear of spiders (arachnophobia) may not want to touch a spider or even look at a picture of one.
In some cases, a person can develop a phobia where they become fearful of experiencing anxiety itself because it feels so uncomfortable.
You don’t have to be in the situation you’re fearful of to experience the symptoms of panic. The brain is able to create a reaction to fearsome situations even when you aren’t actually in the situation.
People with phobias often have panic attacks. Panic attacks can be very frightening and distressing. The symptoms often occur suddenly and without warning.
As well as overwhelming feelings of anxiety, a panic attack can cause physical symptoms, such as:• sweating • trembling • hot flushes or chills • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • a choking sensation • rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) • pain or tightness in the chest • a sensation of butterflies in the stomach • nausea • headaches and dizziness • feeling faint • numbness or pins and needles• dry mouth • a need to go to the toilet • ringing in your ears • confusion or disorientation
In severe cases, you may also experience psychological symptoms, such as:• fear of losing control • fear of fainting• feelings of dread • fear of dying
Phobias aren’t usually formally diagnosed. Most people with a phobia are fully aware of the problem.
A person will sometimes choose to live with a phobia, taking great care to avoid the object or situation they’re afraid of. However, if you have a phobia, continually trying to avoid what you’re afraid of will make the situation worse.
The good news is a phobia is a learnt behaviour. When we are born we only have two fears, one is the fear of falling down the other a fear of loud noises. So just as a phobia is learnt it can be unlearnt and hypnosis using hypnotherapy is especially effective.
So if you need to eliminate a fear or phobia in East Midlands, Derbyshire, Matlock or South Yorkshire contact Mike Walton Hypnotherapy.
Everyone knows that being a successful sport involves maintaining high levels of physical fitness. However, this is only part of the strategy required for success. According to research, sports performance has more to do with mental abilities than physical abilities. To many people this may sound like a strange concept, but thousands of sports people have recognised the power of their mental state having a positive effect on their sports performance.
Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer both said 80% of golf is in the mind. My club professional said to me during one coaching session “your trouble is you think too much about your game”
I offer sport psychology in Matlock, Derbyshire or on zoom worldwide.
Hypnosis has been used for many years to help professional sports enhance their natural ability and famous golfer Tiger Woods regularly uses hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming
Mind control in sport
Successful sportspeople are often able to control their state of mind so they have a psychological advantage which prevents them from underperforming or giving into their nerves. Hypnotherapy seeks to engage the client’s mind in a positive way to help them focus on their goals and achieve them. Being able to control negative thoughts and emotions is the basis of sports psychology and can often be achieved through hypnosis, NLP and Thought Field Therapy.
Sports people often refer to being in the ‘zone’. This means that they get totally absorbed in what they are doing and barely notice outside distractions when performing at their best. Hypnosis can often help individuals access the ‘zone’ so that they can use this to enhance their performance.
How can hypnotherapy help with sports performance?
Hypnotherapy can help often help with golf, running, football, cricket, boxing, darts, swimming, and most other sports. Every athlete, whether currently successful or not, has internal resources. Accessing these inner resources and putting them to work is often the advantage successful athletes have.
Hypnotherapy can improve and enhance an individual’s mental attitude by helping them to relax, removing anxieties and boosting confidence. Each individual is different, so results will vary from athlete to athlete, however in general, individuals can use hypnosis to maintain composure, overcome distractions and fears and gain confidence in their ability.
The brain can’t distinguish between doing something or imagining doing something so visualising winning a competition can help tune your mind for success. If the human mind is capable of imagining something, it’s capable of making it happen.
Hypnosis can help athletes:• improve their confidence and self-belief• remove negative thoughts or beliefs• increase motivation and dedication• use deep relaxation and concentration to imagine success• maintain composure and overcome distractions.
An American soldier was taken prisoner during a conflict. He was in solitary confinement during his capture. He was a golfer and to pass time he played a round every day in his mind. After his release he went to his local golf club and discovered he had reduced his handicap to single figures simply by using his imagination and visualising.
If you have issues or simply really want to improve your performance, in any activity, hypnosis may help.
Contact me, in Matlock, Derbyshire, East Midlands,you will feel the benefit………..
The biggest part in the game of golf is about your mental ability. For example: when you hit a bad shot you already knew this was going to happen during your pre shot routine.
You could not access the right feeling, could not hear the right sound or were not able to say those things to your self to be absolutely confident about your shot!
The 5 Step Golf Process™ is developed to improve your mental game of golf. This is the way to assist your mental process and get you the results you want!
5 Step Golf Process™
Walk up to the ball, this can be the tee, on the fairway, in the buncker or on the green, important is to be in the “golf state” when you do this.
Step 1: Golf State
Happiness, sadness, fear, anger and confidence are examples of different mental states we might be in.
For example: when your tee shot was crap, it’s highly possible that you get angry at your self and still feel that anger at he moment of hitting your second shot.
Guess what happens..?
It is easy to say that mental states are only triggered by external influences. The fact is we create them ourselves.
So put yourself at cause. You are in charge of your mental state, you are able to find the perfect golf state and be in that state during every shot you make, on the driving range as well out on the course.
1. Notice what is going on, and stop everything
2. It is only about golf, right now
3. Get physiologically comfortable for golf
4. Control your breathing
5. Withdraw your attention momentarily (go inside)
6. Concentrate on one point
7. Contemplate, expanded awareness
8. Become one with the course
Step 2: Dissociation
Before you hit your shot, stand behind the ball and see yourself. In your imagination hit the perfect shot: see your perfect swing, hear the impact on the sweet spot.
Imagine the exact flight of the ball, see were it lands and where it stops.
1. Take information in how to adapt to the weather conditions and distance what hazards to delete or distort from the picture you have from the hole to play
2. Visualize how you watch yourself hitting a perfect shot, dissociated from now, take the learning from this position
3. Select your club based on 1and 2
Step 3: Association
Walk up to your ball and get in to the position you saw yourself in during your perfect shot.
Get yourself associated with that perfect shot. Feel and hear your perfect swing.
See, hear and feel your perfect impact. See and hear the ball fly away in the exact direction you want it to go, see its flight and where it stops. See it al happening from your own eyes.
1. Firing of circle of excellence grip, anchor on the golf club
2. Alignment golf ball to visualisation to target
3. Step into the perfect swing picture, integrate learning from visualisation
4. Make practise swing according to convincer strategy max. 3 times
Step 4: Utilisation
You make sure you feel 100 % convinced about your shot and only focus on that what
you do want to happen! Let your perfect swing come to you, then swing it!
1. Trigger and run your strategy to win and convincer strategy
2. Trigger and run your motivation strategy to play the shot, feel the positive Kinaesthetic
3. Let your energy go through the ball through the target whilst you are running your strategy to play the
Step 5: Feedback sandwich
Finish your swing perfectly. Keep standing in your final position a and give yourself feedback on the shot.
Always give yourself feedback in a way that is positive! What went
good? What can I do better next time and an overall positive statement.
1. End position in the golf state in balance
2. What went well, 2 or more things to do better next time
3. Positive self talk
4. Run reassurance strategy for good golf
The Golf in Mind process will help you to hit every shot with 100% confidents, no matter where the ball might be, and makes sure you will learn from every shot.
Now I can help you using NLP and Hypnosis. I play golf and associate with everything I have written. To maximise Golf in Mindcontact me to understand how by improving your mind you will improve your golf………..feeling better already?
Golf Psychology Evening – Monday 21 January at Alfreton Golf Club
Just wanted to say thank you very much for a great evening last night at Alfreton GC. It was really interesting to hear what you said and from the discussions and interaction of our County Ladies, I know that everyone found it extremely enlightening.
It was good because it didn’t simply revolve around golf but is for every day and how we manage situations and ourselves.
So many thanks again – Imagine, Believe, Achieve is a great reminder we have within the County Ladies Section – I now need to remind my husband when he plays golf too!
Hopefully see you at the Ladies v Matlock Men match on 26 April.
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My specialities include weight loss, smoking cessation, nerves and tension around presentations and public speaking, and enhancing sports performance, especially golf, although I help with a range of sports issues.