Throughout our history, humans have been aware of the passage of time. Everyone is capable of imagining their own “Time Line”, a line of time where we store all of our memories. This linear representation is how we unconsciously know the difference between a memory from the past and an imagined event yet to happen in the future, or a present experience of now. Time Line Therapy™ uses this linear representation of time as the basis for a process, which clears away negative emotions, limiting beliefs and limiting decisions made in the past. It was created by Tad James, an NLP Master and Trainer.
Have you ever overreacted emotionally to a situation and wondered why?
Has your negative emotion ever seemed out of proportion to the event that caused it?
Time Line Therapy™ traces these memories back to their roots and clears away the negative emotions attached to them, along with any limiting decisions that have been built around the resulting negative belief.
There are six negative emotions: anger, fear, sadness, hurt, guilt and shame.
Guilt and shame are man-made emotions, and they are after-the-fact emotions that arise from our judgments about the event we experienced. Guilt and shame were created in the attempt to get people to do what others wanted them to do.
The other four emotions are pure emotions, and they are only negative when they are stored in the body. Anger is how we know our boundaries have been crossed, fear stimulates our fight-or-flight response, and sadness and hurt are how humans experience loss and grief. These emotions become a problem only when they have become disproportionate to specific events, and when they are stored in the body.
Along with negative emotions come limiting decisions or beliefs about ourselves that do not serve us well, such as, “I’m not good enough…”, “I don’t deserve….”, “I’m too fat”, “I’m a loser”, I’m not very smart”, “Rich people are dishonest”, and so forth.
None of these beliefs are actually true. We only perceive them as true and when we believe them, we are creating a self-fulfilling – and self-limiting – outcome for ourselves. When we eliminate these beliefs or decisions, we have much more freedom to make positive choices for ourselves.