Closure without disclosure: The Rewind Technique

What if I told you that you can achieve permanent closure of your trauma without having to talk about what happened to you? The Rewind Technique makes this possible for you too. 

I recently undertook training in the Rewind Technique with Dr. David Muss, who founded and developed this treatment approach for trauma 30 years ago. Since this time it has become internationally recognised as indispensable in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and it’s currently undergoing a randomised controlled trial at the Cardiff University. 

Benefits of the Rewind Technique

The main benefit of the treatment is that the client doesn’t need to share details of the traumatic incident. The therapist only needs to know minimal information about the nature of the trauma. 

Compared to traditional talk therapy, the Rewind Technique only requires 1-2 sessions to deal with single event traumas. This makes it a time and cost-effective solution. 

The technique can be used for survivors of complex or prolonged trauma too. 

The main goal of the technique is to stop the “involuntary recall” - nightmares, anxiety, flashbacks, avoidance, irritability, concentration challenges, pre-occupation, and intrusive thoughts. 

What type of traumas can the Rewind technique help with?

Single event trauma 

This means experiencing a one-off life-threatening incident. This includes road traffic accidents, death, fire, muggings, burglarises, or sexual/physical abuse. 

Complex trauma 

Complex trauma is suffering multiple traumatic incidents over a prolonged period of time. This includes sexual, physical, or emotional abuse and combat stress. These events usually require several sessions to process each memory, but depending on how the involuntary recall is present it may be dealt with in one session.

Who can benefit from the Rewind Technique?

Direct victims of trauma

Witnesses of a traumatic incident

Emergency responders 

Next steps

You don’t have to take my word for it - you can see the benefits for yourself!

You might already tried other types of therapies and they haven’t been successful.

You maybe don’t want to talk in great detail about what happened to you.

You might processed a large bit of your trauma with traditional talk therapy but you can’t seem to shake off the nightmares, flashbacks, and getting triggered.

If you are interested in trying the Rewind, please get in touch with me. I run my online counselling practice based in Cardiff which means you can access my services from the comfort of your own home regardless of where you are based in the UK.

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