Rewind Therapy

Become a Practitioner

To become a Rewind Practitioner the following steps are required.

Acquire training from an accredited Rewind Technique trainer listed on this website.
After the training ,in order to receive a CPD certificate stating you are fit to practise the Rewind, you are required to obtain 100% correct answers to the IARTT MCQ.
To become registered on the IARTT website as a IARTT Rewind practitioner provide at least two case histories showing successful outcome using the Rewind Technique. TREATING VETERANS-  Practitioners are encouraged to treat veterans for free-however,as not all can make this committment ,they will have an X by their name.
For other individuals, it is up to the professionals on this website to decide whom they wish to treat pro bono or discuss their fees. (see: Find a Practitioner ) 
The trainee will then become a member of the association and will appear on this website under "Find a Practitioner".

Revalidation will be required every two years.
Here are some case histories from the most recently qualidied rewind practitioners:

Male age 37; Working father with two young children living with his wife. PRESENTATION: Workplace stress and anxiety; Strong perfectionist characteristics and fear of failing. 
  • Client experienced sleep disturbance since childhood.
  • Client experienced significant times of isolation as a child.
  • Client’s younger sister had suffered with an eating disorder.
  • Client felt unable to ‘bother’ his parents feeling he could not be a trouble to them.
  • Client developed strategies to ‘self-sooth’.
  • Client’s mother suffered with mental health problems which client feels created a strained relationship for him with her from his childhood years into the present time.
  • Age 15 client became an apprentice and for the first 12 months, client experienced psychological and emotional abuse at the hands of skilled men he worked with. Client continued to live in the abuse unable to approach his parents or any other adult for help.  Unable to contain his fear after 12 months, client broke silence, disclosing his fear to his father, who immediately removed client from the environment.
  • Client has, since the former, been plagued with traumatic memories which client detailed early on in his sessions.
  • Client’s traumas continued to play out daily both at work and at home as client remained hyper vigilant to maintain his responsibilities by control at work and to not ‘fail’ at his job as a manager creating unmanageable stress and anxiety for him.  At home client also needed to be in control of all decisions made for all the family, including maintaining high sexual drive.

 FIRST ISSUE – relationship with mother FIRST IES SCORE: 49 2 weeks gap SECOND IES SCORE: 18 SECOND ISSUE  - trauma associated to apprenticeship experiences FIRST IES SCORE: 59 2 weeks gap
  • 8 weeks into therapy client had developed resilience and an ability to use strategies gaining an ability to judge, what he believed to be traumatic incidences by seeing them from a new perspective.
  • Client could accept his limitations to change people and situations.
  • Client began to feel empowered as he developed self-belief and confidence that it was ‘ok’ not to gain perfection and that he was not responsible for everyone in his life and for their happiness.
Female aged 26; Working mum; Lives with Partner and 10 month of Son. 
PRESENTATION: Anxiety, Absent from work and looking to return on a phased working pattern. 
  • Client experienced a difficult relationship with her mother from childhood and had always felt rejected.
  • Client had fallen unintentionally pregnant 2 months into her present relationship. 
  • To date client and partner had developed a good relationship.
  • Client experienced a traumatic delivery of her son and suffered with post-natal depression for a period of 8 weeks after the birth.
  • Client stated she had always struggled with low-self esteem and low confidence throughout her life.
  • Since the birth of her son, client had felt inadequate and needed constant reassurance on most aspects, in life and in particular on being a good mother.
  • Three sessions into working with this client in therapy, there was significant evidence to show client’s traumatic experience of childbirth continued stay with her.  The latter exacerbated her inability to accept she could be a ‘good’ mother as she compared herself to her own mother and the poor relationship experienced.
  • Client had two close friends who were heavily pregnant at the time of presentation; client felt ashamed and very uncomfortable communicating with them as this would increase her own fear triggering her own memories of childbirth experiences.

 First IES Score: 37 
Two weeks after introduction of rewind, client returned to therapy.  Client reported significant changes in how she was feeling.
  • Client reported now being able to not only talk with her pregnant friends but also enjoy quality time in their company with the ability to discuss and share her own positives about being pregnant and being a mother.
  • Client was no longer experiencing projection issues.
  • Client was relaxed and enjoying time with her own 10 month old son feeling increasingly confident.  Client’s worry about being a ‘good’ mother subsided as she could now accept she was not ‘her own’ mother.  
  • Client’s feelings of inadequacy disappeared in the knowledge that she would not reject her own son and instead there was an excitement to build her relationship with him.
Second IES Score:  16 Prior to close of sessions, client had returned to work and disclosed she and her partner were planning to try for a second baby in the very near future.
Female aged 42; Working mother; Lives with Husband and two grown-up daughters. 
PRESENTATION: Distraught and emotional; Inability to return to work since the death of her stepfather six months previous; Unable to manage with daily routine.  Extra ordinary unresolved grief. 
  • Client experienced an emotionally abusive childhood up to the age of 5.
  • Client witnessed the physical abuse of her mother at the hands of client’s alcoholic father.
  • Mother fled with client from the family home when client was age 5.
  • Client’s memories of childhood in the former years she recalled now was of fear, lack of understanding; rejection and that of being on her own [abandonment].
  • Client’s mother remarried when client was age 6 and at this point client remembers feeling comfortable as her life stabilised – this continued for client into adult life as she became close and attached to her stepfather.
  • In March 2016, client received a telephone call from her distraught mother to say that client’s stepfather had suddenly died.
  • Client became ‘stuck’ in the traumatic news she received from her mother about her stepfather being unable to comprehend or accept he was now dead.  Client from that point had become lost in a surreal world, feeling alone and abandoned.
  • After addressing client’s depressive state, client began to shift in process.
  • In client’s 3rd session she began to recognise her own ‘stuck-ness’.
  • Client then disclosed that her two daughters were leaving the family home to become independent [displaying as additional loss, rejection and abandonment to client].

 FIRST IES SCORE:  59 Two weeks after introduction of rewind, client presented with significant change to her demean.  
  • Client voiced “that rewind is amazing”.  Client had moved from her stuck-ness.
  • Client had accepted her stepfather had died, saying “its like I have come home”.
  • Client lost the feelings of numbness as she lived in reality, once again.
  • Client’s sleep pattern had normalised with no experience of night terrors.
  • Client was able to rationalise her thoughts recognising the correlations of fear, abandonment, rejection and aloneness from childhood and in the ‘now’ and could separate the two.
  • Client felt she could now grieve, which gave her a great sense of relief and normality to her life once again.  Client was now able to reflect on the positive memories of her stepfather.
Second IES Score:  13 At close of client’s 6th session, client had returned to work on a phased return.

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