research study, from NLP-World
Written by on August 18th, 2008
Time Based Techniques And Treatment
Of Medical Conditions Such As Asthma
To make it clear, Mr Tad James and the Time Based Techniques Association are not affiliated with, and do not sponsor, endorse or approve of NLP World’s or Mr. Elston’s activities, goods or services.
A one year research study (May 1993-May 1994) into the treatment of asthmatics, using NLP, was done in Denmark.
Results have already been presented at a number of European conferences, including the Danish Society of Allergology Conference (August 1994), and the European Respiratory Society Conference (Nice, France, October 1994)
The study was run by General Practitioner Jorgen Lund and NLP Master Practitioner Hanne Lund, from Herning, Denmark. Patients were selected from 8 general practices. 30 were included in the NLP Intervention group, and 16 in the control group. All received basic medical care including being supplied with medication. Most had never heard of NLP before, and many were completely unbelieving in it, or terrified of it. Their motivation to do NLP was generally low. The intervention group had an initial day introduction to NLP and Time Based Techniques, and then 3-36 hours (average 13) of NLP intervention. The NLP focus was not mainly on the asthma; it was on how the people lived their daily lives. The interventions used were:
– Clear anger, sadness, fear, hurt, guilt and any limiting decisions using Time Based Techniques.
– Use the NLP Trauma cure on the origin of the asthma.
– Use the NLP allergy cure.
The results affected both the people’s general lives, and their asthma. Patients tended to describe their change subjectively as enabling them to be “more open”, get “colossal strength and self confidence” “a new life” etc.
The lung capacity of adult asthmatics tends to decrease by 50ml a year average. This occurred in the control group. Meanwhile the NLP group increased their lung capacity by an average of 200ml (like reversing four years of damage in a year!). Daily variations in peak flow (an indicator of unstable lung function) began at 30%-40%. In the control group they reduced to 25% but in the NLP group they fell to below 10%. Sleep disorders in the control group began at 70% and dropped to 30%. In the NLP group they began at 50% and dropped to ZERO. Use of asthma inhalers and acute medication in the NLP group fell to near ZERO.
Hanne Lund points out that the implications of this project reach far beyond asthma management. She says “We consider the principles of this integrated work valuable in treatment of patients with any disease, and the next step will be to train medical staff in this model.” Hanne Lund can be reached at: NLP Creative Kommunikationa, Bredgade 11, DK 7400 Herning, Denmark.
Time Based Techniques is a technique that claims to be able to remove emotions and beliefs in under 4 hours, using time as the vehicle inside a particular structure.
Aristotle was the first to mention the “stream of time” in his book Physics IV. William James spoke of linear memory storage as early as 1890. Finally, the concept, nearly forgotten, was revived in the late 1970’s by the developers of NLP.
In 1985, Tad James applied a therapeutic process to this concept of an internal memory storage system. The result is a technique, which produces long-lasting transformation very quickly, faster than what is currently called Brief Therapy.
It is widely accepted that Time Based Techniques and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) are used in conjunction with each other as almost every training in Time Based Techniques has been preceded with a training in NLP. After Dr. James trademarked the technique, he insists that a Practitioner must have had NLP training before he can be qualified in Time Based Techniques.
At NLP World, we do not train TLT anymore as we have moved onto Time Based techniques as a more expansive model.
For history sake, on a less scientific stage, yet equally as interesting, Henrietta Roussoulis, a journalist for The Independent On Sunday newspaper, undertook an experiment with Time Based Techniques to see if it could release her of a childhood phobia response to closed spaces (IOS 22nd February 2004). In under one hour, she tested the techniques and remarked that the session had worked to a certain extent, and that “…although [Terry] Elston cannot work magic, one more session would probably do the trick”.