Short term or 'brief therapy' practitioners, find TPM compliments their work...

Find out why this experienced psychotherapist and integrative coach is so impressed with TPM watch video with Henrietta Laitt

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.....getting results in a number of areas, quickly and creatively.TPM brings a new dimension to working with clients with anxiety and other limiting patterns.  It's useful for depression, anxiety, addictions and enhancing identity.    

"I get referrals from GP's because I'm qualified in various fileds but more and more I'm using Thought Pattern Management with clients because it's fast and effective."  CBT practitioner and psychotherapist (wishes to remain anonymous)

Read how TPM compliments phycotherapy and what other therapist say

Therapists using Thought Pattern Management get to the source of issues quickly and there is no need to expose clients to uncomfortable past events while resolving them - find out why.


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By using TPM, deeply embarrassing or traumatic events can be dealt with, without directly exposing clients to any emotion.This means that the clients body does not experience the cascade of chemicals normally released into their body each time a trauma is relived.  

Research into brain plasticity reported at the NLP research conference 2012, indicates that talking over a negative or traumatic memory, activates enzimes which can just deepen the trauma. However - only slightly activating a traumatic memory triggers the same enzimes without the client going fully into the event. At that moment, if one introduces new learning or perspectives, this allows new imprints of the memory to occur. New responses, new choices.  

Although we have not conducted similar experiments to prove it - the TPM single memory clear up and chained memory clear up process follow exactly these principles - every so slightly triggering the memory without the client actually experiencing it. We know from experience that TPM changes the way clients represent the events in a quick and neat way that lasts.


1. TPM for depression

Robert Fletcher did extensive research into the sources and cures for depression ( see origins of TPM) He developed TPM processes which do not diagnose or treat the symptoms - but actually get to the cause of the cause of the depression.

Depression, originates from a decision or interpretation relating to a memory of an event.  

Not being able to deal with a past situation, at the time, contributes to the interpretation.  It deosn't have to be traumatic - it could be interpreting something seemingly minor that happend in nursery school  - or  it could be what one would consider traumatic or abusive.  The interpretation starts the pattern that affects the clients life.  

TPM Provides solutions to, in effect, re-write the interpretation of negative memories of the past, retaining the learning and development to be gained from. For example, a client who had been sexually abused by adults, and who's opinion was not acknowledged by parents and others in her adule life, gained new ways of being. After a few TPM processes, she expressed that she was now neither a survivor or a victim.  Although the past abuse and on going ignoring of her opinions was something she had talked about in other types of therapy sessions in years gone by, it was TPM that enabled her to actually feel completely different afterwards with a new sense of freedom and confidence.  She reported

"It's like I know it happened and it no longer has a hold on me. I don't need to wave it like a flag - look I'm a survivor, or deny it pushing it away. It just is. I'm free to be me again - it doesn't define me - I do. "  

2. TPM for anxiety, fears and addictions

Anxiety is the fear of an unknown future event, yet time and time again TPM practitioners find that the trigger for the fear - relates to a past event.  We also are begining to notice that how people store their concept of future, is not helping them. 'Mental landscape' provides interesting tools to work with clients.  

Addictions can often be masks for something the client is not able to deal with and TPM provides more tools to help the practitioner and client. 

TPM Practitioners who are also trained in Psychotherapy say - "We forget how amazingly creative people can be and if we invite the clients unconscious mind to come up with the solution it often is much more effective, accurate and timely than if we talk around it."


3. TPM for self value, self belief and self image. Physical form + health is affected by identity

TPM provides new insights and processes for working with identity, forgivenss and varius forms of identity.  Links between different hemispheres and body systems and concepts of self can be descovered and worked with.  Interesting links between right and left hand useag, accents and even posture connect to different concepts of self.  Its been reported that Shizophrenic personalities sharing the same body can have both a diabetic personality and a non diabetic.  Also eye colour has can change with personality.  Explain this one!    


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4. How TPM Compliments psychiatry and various therapies

Robert had a conversation with head of psychology at Utah university who said:
"It is fascinating. We study the result what's going on inside and you study what is actually going on inside. Frankly, you're about 50 years ahead of your time. I have seen your results and the results are amazing."

Robert Fletcher says 
"The Unconscious Mind does not operate in language. It operates in electrical units, in chemical units, in energy transfers etc. It is converting everything we say in to the actual process mediums.
Exactly how it does it I do not have a clue. But whether it does it I am convinced. The mind part which does this in psychology text books is called the black box. They say "We do not work inside the black box" We only work with what went in and what comes out. TPM is an exploration what goes on inside the black box.

Robert worked with children for many years heading education for deaf, blind and disabled Children in the whole of Utah. This together with his other training and research has given him understanding of how children develop and the impact significant emotional events have as they grow up.

Robert trained as a trainer of Eriksonian Hypnosis, admired the way Erickson used metaphors and respected the clients view of reality. Similarly in TPM, practitioners are encouraged to use metaphors to speak to the unconscious mind - always respecting the clients version of reality.



"I work for an organisation that supports young people facing big life challenges. They have had lots of counselling to cope with their difficult life situations. Since I trained in TPM Ive been amazed by how quickly and easily it gets results"  Mandy Rocha 

" TPM has a kind of magic and gentleness about it" Coach, Psychotherapist, NLP trainer  Watch this short video 

"I get GP referrals because I'm qualified in various fields but more and more I'm using TPM with clients because it's fast and effective."  CBT practitioners and psychotherapist 

The structuring of the unconscious that Robert has devised, is a metaphor that increases our language to help give clients an understanding of the unconscious mind. It is something that my clients have always found helpful and believable.  Each TPM process has its own structure. I found the structure of the forgiveness process  was particulalry useful. Each process we learned from the “Yes” training through the single memory change then the complete memory cleanup and on to identity, forgiveness  etc. I think can give security to a therapist who likes structure and a route forward. As an Ericksonian hypnotherapist I am used to working with no structure, simply utilising the clients language/metaphors etc  so I am comfortable changing the order of TPM processes and mixing and matching.  The TPM methodologies have very much enhanced and extended the work I do.   

Kay Barwick - NLP trainer, coach and registered UKCP hypno/ psychotherapist

Read what head of Psychology at Utah said about Robert Fletchers work in the Origins of TPM on What is TPM page