Health pro's reduce stress + pain with Mental Landscaping...

Body workers, homeopaths, nutritionists, physios, chiropractors, naturopaths, reflexologists, and doctors often see patients with chronic symptoms or conditions for which there is no quick fix. They see the client suffering and do all they can within their field, yet sometimes the client's recovery plateau's or the problem repeats. Often professionals suspect there's more contributing to the route cause and they would like to help if they could, but they don't know what to do.. The mind and body are inextricably linked and people recognise that stress and anxiety have a huge impact on the physical body.  But if you are not a talking therapist or are bound by codes of conduct or protocols - what can you do? 

Thought Pattern Management provides additional ways for you to add value to your clients, support them, empower them and have additional services to offer in your tool kit. 

One of the easiest ways to assist is to help your patient notice how they are representing the problem condition in their mental landscape. You can learn to do this in conversation.  "Mental Landscaping for People changers" 

- Add value by helping your clients notice how they are representing their condition / pain / anxiety/ sadness / conflict/ hope etc - in their mental landscape. You will instantly help them gain new awareness. This usually provides obvious clues as to what they can do to make things better in their landscape.  And when people change things in their landscape, they feel better.  



A physio trained in TPM noticed that her clients chronic back pain was not responding to conventional treatments. She helped him explore his mental landscape and ofund that painful heavy memories were stored in his chest area.  The symptoms of his lower back where just like you would expect if a client were walking about all day with a heave weight strapped to their chest. 

After  using some Mental Landscaping simple tools to help him imagine sorting, lightening and and relocating his "heavy dark memories" and the backache simply went!

Neither you or the client have to talk about their life or life history, so painful or embarrassing events affecting them emotionally, can remain confidential.  This is good for you and them.  


OVERCOMING ILLOGICAL FEARS and Anxieties and feeling better about oneself 

When something is an illogical fear  or their body is over protecting them by attacking itself ( eg auto immune disorders, and some allergies)

Exploring how a feeling of anxiety is represented, and asking what would help - can increase options for the person 

Finding their self esteem, self value and self worth and inviting the client to make them more prominent in their landscape, can have a huge positive impact

Mental landscaping is a perfect way to empower them to feel they can do more to help themselves.

The client makes changes in their mental landscape so they are in control - you are not advising them as such - you are simply helping them explore.  


OTHER TPM tools when clients feel 'not good enough'

TPM can be exceptionally effective at restoring harmony in deeper levels of the mind, allowing the body to revert back to good health when treatment programs don’t fully turn symptoms around.   This is particularly true when there is a long standing pattern of inner conflict, ie not living up to one's inner expectations and feeling inadequate, unworthy of good stuff in life.   You can use TPM to help re organise past memories stored in the mental landscape. You can also help the person bring forth good memories and times when they did feel valuable.  Teach them possibilities in their landscape and you add huge value. 



When the client changes their environment, diet and behaviour and it still doesn’t fix the problem
- a deeper source may be the cause.

There is much written about the influence of the mind over the body. The word psycho- somatic itself indicates the relationship. Symptoms caused by dis-ease in the mind will often result in a physical manifestation in the body - in the form of symptoms. By quickly locating the source of the source of the symptom, the symptoms no longer have a purpose and can quickly depart. Examples include strokes, heart conditions, diabetes, allergies, auto-immune diseases, cancers, hearing etc

TPM does not make any claims about curing medical conditions and should not replace conventional medical treatments. TPM is a useful complement to assist a person in their path to wellness.

Advanced TPM techniques allow practitioners to talk directly to the clients body using The Metaphoric Engineer Model

TPM teaches how to ask the clients unconscious mind to access the clients emotional history and to find any connections between past events and present conditions.

TPM has been used for pain management, to reduce bruising, to prepare people’s bodies for operations and to speed up recoveries.  


TPM for Whiplash with Chiropractors, reducing bruising + arthritis

Robert Fletcher taught Chiropractors in Japan and in Salt Lake City,  how to help clients who had persistent symptoms from whiplash. He has also helped people who's muscles have got stuck in spasms by helping the body system to complete the process of closing - before opening again.

A TPM practitioner in The States has been using TPM successfully to help people with arthritis.    

TPM has also been used to help bruising subside.  During a tea break at a training session in Wales,  a participant fell and banged her head on the stone floor. A large bump the size of an egg appeared.  Robert then used the 'Engineer Model' to help her body clear up the damage. TPM students watched - amazed as the lump reduced in size as they watched!


Fiona also used the Engineer model on herself after smashing the side of her face on a gate post (she had been sawing the wood half way through, then placed it over a step and jumped on it to break it in half - but the side flew up sideways with force and hit all the the right side her face knocking her over).

"I remembered what Robert had done in Wales. I was due to speak to a firm of Lawyers the following week and the last thing I wanted was to turn up black and blue. So while I sat on the ground dazed and a bit concussed, I spoke directly to my unconscious mind, following the kind of principles I had learned from Robert.  To my amazement no bruising appeared that day.  I met a Dr friend the next day and although I could hardly move my jaw to drink from a cup - there was still no bruising.  She was amazed there was no visible damage. However it did hurt.  The pain subsided after a couple of weeks and one day I noticed only the slightest yellow tinge under one eye - but you had to really look to see it.  When I told Robert about my experience during a Train the Trainer session he did,  he reminded me that I could have also turned down the pain control... Ooops! I will remember should there ever be a next time."

Fiona Sutherland