Resources & Case Studies

TPM Discoveries in time and space - just how ideal or problematic is the way you arrange time and space?  Key points from the first half of Fiona's talk at the London NLP conference 2016  Click for more includes case studies from TPM practitioners who transformed lives for people in business, with physical challenges, with OCD, with intangible blocks  



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Jan 2014 - Neuro Science discovers that fear travels down generations!
[09/01/2014 10:22:54] Rob Mesrie wrote: Science discovers Fear travels down generations

Finally science is getting up to speed. New research is suggesting what TPM'ers have known for decades - that a distressing experience by your grandparents - say being caught up in a house fire - can lead to grandchildren being fearful of smoke. Confirming that its not just DNA that determines a persons makeup - its also the 'soft' experiences of generations before them.

The research published in the latest Journal Nature Neuroscience shows mice can be taught to fear cherry blossom, buy giving them a shock and associating (anchoring) the blossom with a shock. (Why they continue to do this to mice....??). Even though the DNA of the mice are unchanged, their offspring also show fear around blossom, despite not having had any bad experience themselves.

So this confirms what TPM practitioners have known for a long time - that the source of issues today, can be past events in your lifetime, in your mother's womb, your parents, grandparents or multi-generations before them. The big question is how to work with issues that not only have you no recollection of, but you have no conscious idea even what generation it originated.

How do you work with patterns created before birth? 

The answer, very simply in TPM terms, requires going to the source regardless of how difficult that is. Clearly the conscious mind cannot cope with this passage of time and only the unconscious mind is able to go back generations. TPM does this very elegantly as those practitioners and clients will know. While in a mild and gentle 'wide awake' trance. ( Just like when you are driving the car a long way on a quiet road) TPM teaches the unconscious mind a process and asks it to go back generations to change the true source of the issue. Its perfect for when the original source of a pattern is before birth. Frankly many other approaches won't work because they don't get to the original source so any intervention only creates temporary relief as the pattern grows back. Just like when you pull out a dandelion weed but leave some roots in the ground.

TPM teaches how to work with patterns from the past - which must be so confusing and frustrating for clients - because they have no idea - where they come from.  And must be very challenging for practitioners.  The training begins with the Foundation in TPM on Feb 2nd & 3rd. Click here for more details.


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Each chapter invites discussion about a slightly different approach TPM takes and explains with case studies and theory, why TPM is particularly useful in these situations. It covers why many other approaches don't have the means to get to the source of an unwanted pattern that the client is not aware of.  How to over come sabotage and get behind the filters of identity - plus more.  YOu may also find the Neuro science research above of interest.   


Case Studies

Resolving allergy using past generations' immune system

Not only can unhelpful information travel down generations (as in the Neuro Science article), but healthy information can also travel and be used to resolve a problem pattern.  In November, a client came with severe multiple allergies to foods and (legal) drugs, reacting wildly with severe anaphylaxic responses.  She often found herself in A&E but had to be careful there too as she was also allergic to adrenalin – the standard medical treatment for anaphylaxis.

Using the ‘wide-awake trance state’, we learnt that it wasn't her mother's immune system that was strong but her grandmother’s immune system was strong and healthy.  Using TPM, her grandmother’s immune system taught her immune system a healthy response and so her allergies disappeared. 

...and best of all, no mice were hurt in the process :)

by Rob Mesrie


Case Studies

Anne's story

One client arrived with extreme multiple food and chemical sensitivities. She was unable to eat anything aside from small quantities of boiled white rice and had extreme reactions to almost all foods, most washing powders, a multitude of smells - her list was comprehensive.  

The client clearly had a traumatic past and so working on memories directly was not an option. I had no idea of the content of the memories and I didn’t ask. Any kind of questioning seemed to come up with strong resistance.  Using the principles of TPM, we used gestures to teach the unconscious mind to gain different perspectives on childhood events and then instructed the unconscious mind to apply this technique to the traumatic memories.   The client was noticeable in her pauses as this seemed to integrate at a very deep level. As the client’s immune system was judging generally rather than specifically, we paced it by using similar language and gestures.  By the second session, pacing was sufficient to continue to give instructions to change her response to specific foods, powders and the like.  Instructions were given using language from Robert’s Engineering process, instructing each cell to re-assess its function and ensure it was working in the client's best interest.

Several months later, the lady had been eating, drinking and wearing what she liked when she liked from within days of our session.  The only habit she kept was healthy eating, with the exception of a few chocolate cakes!


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Letter from Thailand

How much does your past determine your future and how much is free will?
I met a lovely lady on the night train from Bangkok to Chang Mai. She is studying Psychotherapy and she was interested in the TPM perspective on how behaviour patterns are formed. How much is past programming and how much is free will?
This is a big question and she is not alone in asking it. How much is the way we respond in the present is determined by existing neural pathways, the filters we use, our genetic coding and learned (now unconscious) patterns of how we made sense of things in the past. And how much do we override these patterns and have true choice? 
How much does environment influence the patterns we operate by?  How much does our primitive brain determine our emotional responses? 
What made the guy who couldn't progress in his career, even though he wanted to, limit his own potential - until TPM helped him? 
Unborn babies?
Many studies have shown that the emotional experience of the mother affects their unborn baby. Women exposed to abuse give birth with higher levels of cortisol in the placenta and as the baby grows up, the child has heightened responses to stress.  So stress response patterns can be formed BEFORE we are even born.
Genetic coding?
On the other hand researchers in epigenetics now know that even though genetic codings can be passed from generation to generation, the code alone does not determine if an illness (physical or psychological) will actually manifest.  So it’s NOT fully predetermined - ie we are supposed to have a choice.  But do we?
What role does the brain and memory storage play in this?
We know the older part of the brain is responsible for fight or flight and other areas responsible for more sophisticated thinking yet this isn’t the full story.    People have functioned normally when they were born with a brain the size of a pea. (Robert Fletcher knew a student who got her Masters with literally a pea-sized brain). Or where their brain is hollow and cerebral fluid fills the space. We know that when accidents or strokes have severely damaged parts of the brain,  studies show neighbouring cells can take on new functions and new neural pathways can be formed.  So a biological mechanical model of the brain is too limited an explanation as it doesn't explain this incredible plasticity and adaptability.  ( see Deepak Chopra and Neurologist Rudolph E Tanzi’s new book 'Super Brain' - unleash the power of your mind) 
In Thought Pattern Management (TPM) we are aware that events and situations trigger responses in people's body.  Our mind does a ultra quick search for a reference for how to categorise it and link it to previous similar memories.  Chemicals are activated in the body creating sensations we label emotional responses. We are often not aware of why we feel as we do and why we go on to behave in a certain way.  
The man who reached his limit
The guy who never put himself forward for projects at work, for stretching himself or for looking for promotion just felt that he’d reached the limit of his capabilities.  Once that feeling of “reaching his limit” was anchored, his Unconscious mind took the feeling back to his childhood when he lived on a barge with his family.  To protect the children from falling off the edge of the barge, his mother tied them on rope that only reached to the edge of the barge. 
It would seem that his unconscious mind took the process of limiting his capabilities in a physical sense and then generalised it to other contexts as he grew up. It created a mindset appropriate for one context and applied it to others, regardless of the situation.  
In TPM we suggest the structural level of the mind determines our functions, where memory is placed in the mental landscape, and how information is transferred.  When new information comes to a person, structure rules determine how it’s to be categorised - ( filtered, deleted, distorted, generalised and stored in the structure of the mental landscape).
What is exciting is that although his pattern of ‘reaching his limit’ began in childhood and was running many years, one session of TPM helped him change it by working with the whole of him, bridging connections between the different levels of the his mind.
Different levels of the mind body system
At one level, TPM theory suggests that we run programs sending information content down pipes of pathways that trigger responses according to the storage and organisational rules.  At another level - we have an amazing creative mind (or Super Brain as Deepak Chopra refers to), capable of incredible things.  Together with the consciousness, awareness and intention, the creative mind can not only create new neural pathways and storage locations for memories, but can be used to heal our bodies, acquire amazing memories, use more than 6 senses, operate like geniuses and easily bring new solutions to massive challenges. 
Robert Fletcher, the developer of Thought Pattern Management, has given us models to understand better how the body mind and brain organises information and memories.  The emotional intensity connected with the original categorisation of the memories plays a huge part in what affects us later in life.

"To me TPM is brilliant because it works with all levels"
Robert has also given us methods to work directly with the unconscious mind, the level of the mind that operates the body and brain control e.g. the electrical and chemical processes, the memory system of how to do things, how to act and respond to the world around us.  
And he has given us ways to access much more of our incredible potential - perhaps through our consciousness (our super-conscious as I’ve heard Robert refer to it) or our ‘super brain’, our free will, higher self or whatever you might call that life force that sometimes seems to be able to override even the darkest of pasts, the most stubborn of habits and come up with new creative solutions.
If the body were a car it needs the oil and water and electrical circuits for it to operate. The driver needs to know how to drive a car - but it’s the person’s spirit and free will that determines the route they choose to drive.   Unless they have limiting beliefs....... but that’s another story.
Fiona in Thailand on behalf of TPM Europe

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