Case Histories

Index of Traumatic Events - To find specific traumas scroll down to the corresponding number

ARMED FORCES/VETERANS

Armed forces
 / Veterans :  42 (six case histories WW11 to Afghanistan) 19. 21. 35. 50. 51. 73. 80


ABUSE


Sexual abuse
  2.15. 20. 26. 31. 35.3. 35.7. 35.8.   46. 66.74.76.81.88.93.96.110,112,114
Sexual Abuse both as vicitm and offender  107 
Emotional abuse
 35.9.  37 .40.41.43. 52. 59. 63.79.81.88.89.99.101
Domestic violence
 35.39. 47 .85
Bullying  
90.99.105.110
Trafficked woman  
69. 75



ASSAULT

Sexual assault
 24. 44 .54.91
Rape
 14, 28.30. 32. 35.5  36 .64.70.74.76.82(x2).98.103.104
Physical assault,
by human or animal 35,2,.57.59.61.66.78.81
Personnel assaulted
 6.16.99.102

ACCIDENTS

Accidents car,train etc
 12.17. 28.30. 35.1. 35.6.  52(x2). 79. 83. 84. 85 .99.111
Obstetric cases
 6.10. 23
Accidents.vicarious traumatization 


FACE TO FACE WITH A DEAD BODY

unknown or known
:  6.11.29.55.58.67



FURTHER TRAUMATIC EVENTS
Pathological grief  1.53.60.79.80.103,108
Guilt 
25. 35.45 .97
Burglary/robbery
 7 . 77
Held as hostage 
  56
Held at Gun Point  93
Nearly killed by parent
 3,9 
Vicariously Traumatised  
 70. 72. 74
Whistleblower publicly humiliated
 5 
Child brutally attacks Child
  8
What if it happens again
 8.15. 35 
Failed attempt to save a life
 13 
Refugees
 22 
Trapped
 27. 35.4,  54 
Unfaithful wife
 28 
Stalking
 33  
Traumatic surgery
 46
Disabled by Surgery 
84
Treated by Skype or phone
  51
Suicide attempt 
52
Flashbacks for 12 years after murdering wife 
 94 
Recurring dream,nightmares,unrelated to any traumatic event
 4.34.100
Genocide  
106

Miscellaneous:

48 Recall of mothers's screams when grandfather died-had caused anxiety since childhood.
62 Distressing recall causing anxiety for 10 years after wife developed a stroke om their wedding day.
65 Recurring images of partner cheating in the past.
68 Twelve year old devasted at the news grandfather prosecuted for sexual abuse
94 Three and a half years in prison in Thailand
The IES (IMPACT OF EVENT SCALE) IS A MEASURE OF SUBJECTIVE STRESS M Horowitz, N Wilner, W Alvarez - Psychosomatic medicine, 1979 - This is a self administered questionnaire. A score above 25 indicates need for treatment. A score after treatment of 25 or below indicates successful treatment;

Please Note:   The case histories shared here are by trained Rewind practitioners. Should you need their help, their contact details  can be found at:"Find a Practitioner".
114. Sexually abused male child now aged 45
Male client aged 45. Childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Trauma in adulthood from violence within family. Multiple flashbacks but one had a bigger reaction and would happen more often, so we worked with that flashback.IES score before Rewind - 71IES score after Rewind - 0, (3 weeks later)Client had not thought of the flashback at all.
Same client, worked on the next flashback.IES score before Rewind - 70IES score after Rewind, (3 weeks later) - 0
113. Daughter raped.Mother vicariously traumatised

Female Client 44. Mother of survivor of rape, (incident occurred within the last year). Had intrusive thoughts very often of the sexual violence scenario, with multiple triggers. Vicarious trauma through supporting daughter.IES score before rewind - 53       IES score after rewind, (3 weeks later) - 4 . Client no longer had the scene in her mind and was not triggered.

112. Childhood sexually abused female now 39

Female client aged 39. Childhood sexual abuse and physical trauma from family. Triggered often into multiple flashbacks. Would dissociate. Worked on multiple flashbacks in one session as they were linked together.IES score before Rewind - 67IES score after rewind, (3 weeks later) - 1Previous triggers, including places she would avoid are now not present. Reduction in dissociation. 

111. Horse riding. Hit from behind by vehicle, horse killed,rider air lifted

Female aged 43 involved in RTA . Horse riding hit from behind by vehicle, horse killed( euthanased by vet at roadside) . Rider broken back/ arm airlifted to hospital. 

Seen by me 1 year on fromt the event , still receiving physio for injuries , back at work but suffering flashbacks/ sleep disturbance.
Reluctant to try Rewind initially- highly anxious.
IES before treatment session 59
IES final session 11
Doing very well now
Kind regards
J.Berrington
110 Survivor of childhood sexual, emotional and verbal abuse as well a history of bullying
I had two sessions recently with a survivor of childhood sexual, emotional and verbal abuse as well a history of bullying.
My client is transgendered and is 23 years of age. 
She has embarked on various journeys in the world of therapy, trying to find healing and closure having tried a variety of therapeutic models.
She had heard about RT and contacted me as she wanted to try it.

Her IES score was 43 to start with and 1 two weeks later.

She has lots of issues to work through still but I wanted to share the result with you.

Alison Evans
109 Vicariously traumatised at the age of five

 24 year old man who works as a refuse collector driving a bin lorry.

At the age of 5 he returned home from school to find his father who was also a refuse collector who drove a bin lorry, at home and very upset as my client's uncle (his Dad's brother) who worked alongside my client's Dad as a refuse collector had been crushed to death when a car crashed into the rear of the bin lorry. As my client was being told of this the story of his uncle's death came on the TV news, at which point his Dad jumped up and put his fist through a window and started shouting that it should have been him not his brother who died that day.

My client had frequent recollections of this and as a child felt very troubled by this incident often drawing pictures of the accident. He had a long history of self-harm and depression throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood. He had been treated by many therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists for the self-harm and depression to no avail. No-one had ever thought about the possibility of PTSD.

His initial score was 36 and his score post Rewind treatment was 3.

He is a much happier and balanced person, another life changed for the better!

Dr. R. Norris
108 Hospital staff witnesses failed attempt at fiance being resuscitated in A&E


42 year old woman worked at the hospital that he was brought to and went to A&E where they were trying to resuscitate him.

She was still regularly being troubled by thoughts and images of his death 10 months afterwards, when I treated her.


Pre Rewind score of 55; Post-rewind score of 5.

Dr Rick Norris, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, MAC
107 TRAUMA associated with clients own childhood sexual abuse and separate acts of sexual abuse carried out by client, for which he was imprisoned over 15 years previously


Client had engaged in various types of therapy and had made some progress but could not stop mental images of his own abuse and the harm caused to direct and indirect victims though the abusive acts he carried out on others.. Client presented to me as suicidal  initially and thus began his therapeutic journey.

He was desperate to find relief from obtrusive thoughts and associated feelings and was willing to 'give Rewind a go'. Initially, at the start of the first film, he could not move from a black page in front of him.

 We explored what the black page represented and it transpired that it was fear and avoidance as client felt unable, by his own volition, choose to look at the material in flashbacks. 

Through persistence, client was able to move from a IES Starting score of 58 to 4 after one session of Rewind.

Although he continues to struggle with other aspects of his life, this client no longer has flashbacks to the degree or severity which he formerly did and it has served as a 'launching pad' for him to make progress in other areas of his life.

Alison Kathryn Evans 

106 Genocide
Treating Traumatic Memories in Rwanda with the Rewind Technique: two week follow up after a single group session.”“Traumatology”

http://tmt.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/03/10/1534765611412795

David Muss
1) Family member's illness and death
Issue was intrusive thoughts about illness and death of a family member
IES before Rewind 54, after 12.


He feels stronger, more able to divert himself from intrusive thoughts, which now come less often and less vividly; more accepting that he has experienced a traumatic event and more able to accept the idea of moving on with his life. He has been better able to care for himself without feeling guilty about doing so. 

Caroline Midmore
2) Childhood abuse
Client had been experiencing frequent flashbacks to scenes of abuse; after Rewind, he can think about them if he wishes but they no longer trouble him, he has a greater sense of being in control of his thoughts about the episodes, this is something which is very important to him.
IES before Rewind 51, after 9.


Caroline Midmore
3) Mum told her daughter she was nearly killed in her cot buy her father
Female, age 14. Suffered regularly for several years from panic attacks and disturbed sleep. Had abusive, alcoholic father (no longer living in family home), and mother had told her he had nearly killed her as a baby in her cot. Pre Rewind, IES = 44. Post Rewind, after three weeks IES = 8. Client said she hadn't really thought about it in the intervening time, and that she had slept well each night.

Case treated by Anne Duke
4) Regularly awakes with vivid dream of dying
Male, age 24. Regularly awoken in middle of night sweating, with vivid fear of dying. This started after being woken one night, around two years previously, by telephone call about close family member who was critically ill. Used Rewind on incident with family member. Immediately reported sense of calm, and two weeks later reported that the night time wakings had ceased.

Case presented by Anne Duke
5) Scapegoated and publicly humiliated in a whistleblowing incident, where he was bringing certain irregularities to light
Client had been scapegoated and publicly humiliated in a Whistleblowing Incident, where he was bringing certain irregularities to light and informing his shareholders. He was removed from his job  and a number of false and vicious statements were made about him. This threatened his livelihood, his reputation and his self-perception. He was overwhelmed by a range of negative feelings spilling over into all parts of his life. The ensuing court case consumed his life for many months but it was withdrawn at the very last minute leaving him unable to defend himself.  I met with Client A about 3 months after the withdrawal of the court case which had been brought based on his evidence. The trauma from that time was overwhelming his thoughts, affecting his behaviour and colouring his responses to people and events in his everyday life. His initial IES score was 44. Two weeks after the first meeting and doing the Rewind his IES had reduced to 20. I repeated the Rewind with him and at a further meeting several weeks later his IES was 0. He told me how surprised he was that Rewind Therapy had worked and that he that he rarely thought about that time any more. He had even been able to engage in a business capacity with one of the main people involved, without feeling any undue emotional response.

Treated by Marion Reed
6) Traumatic birth - personnel assaulted by a patient in the ambulance - came across man that drowned himself
Hello Dr Muss.I attended your days training in Belfast this year at the Balmoral hotel. 

I wanted you to know that I have used the Rewind with at least 10 clients who had severe trauma - some with 70  and over on your scale are now below 6 and below.  
I have also found that some clients who are reluctant to take part during session have used your u tube video  and have found it very helpful especially those with multiple traumas.  

Case 1

A  woman of 30 came  to me with severe trauma as a result of traumatic birth. Both herself and baby nearly died. Client was conscious throughout. 

First session score 67.
Client kept reliving the birth and kept thinking what could have happened , this stopped her enjoying being a mum. We did the rewind technique and two weeks later - Score 10.

Client now in a good place and able to enjoy being a mum.

Case 2

A member of emergency services. Assaulted by a patient in an ambulance. The patient was on steroids and other drugs. Very strong and violent.

Client assaulted and traumatised. Score 55 at second session. Client having nightmares about what could have happened. 

Used rewind and on fourth session - Score 6.

Client able to have normal life back and a lot less nervous.

Case 3

Another  client had in the course of his job came across a dead body of a man had drowned  himself.

Client found it extremely distressing and unable to get the face of the sea man out of his  head.
We had a couple of sessions to normalise  his trauma and then I remembered rewind. Score 80 at end of session 3.

Session 4  he arrived relaxed - Score 4. 

It was amazing to see the difference. Was a bit annoyed I had not done it sooner with him. From experience I felt it was so soon after his trauma and I had to normalise his feelings first.
 Thank you so much for rewind  and especially for you u r tube video
8) 7 year old brutally attacked by another 7 year old
I worked just this week with a girl who experienced a very frightening physical attack from another child of the same age. The incident happened 2 years ago but continues to affect her with images and strong feelings and is now affecting current peer relationships. Her mum has noticed that she has not mentioned the original incident since the rewind and this is a significant improvement.

Revised Child Impact of Events Scale  (Children and War Foundation) Cut off is 17

IES pre Rewind 26
IES post Rewind 9

June Dunwoody
7) Drug addict broke into her house while asleep
Female age 15   Traumatic event: drug addict broke into her house, through the front door, while she and her mum were in bed, mum disturbed him, at the top of the stairs. Mum then went into her bedroom where they phoned the police and waited. He proceeded to break into the neighbour’s house next door and wrecked it, they were trapped in the house for several hours until not sure where the man was (thinking he was still in their house), eventually the police had to use a stun gun to restrain him, and they were finally safe to leave the bedroom. Female age 15 lived with mum no contact with dad, also she has a moderate learning difficulty.  Impact of events scale scored 36,
Completed Rewind twice didn’t end on good memory.

Checked score the following week scored 20, realised that she was having thoughts of what else might have happened and how it could have been worse (initial Rewind was what actually happened), and so repeated Rewind with new ending. 
Following week checked scores, got 8

Linda Jayne Elliott
8) Fainted in the office - "What if it happens when I am driving"
Client  had a seizure or fainting episode in her office; she lost consciousness for a while and fell from her seat onto the ground. She had never previously fainted or experienced anything which made her feel she might lose consciousness. It was confirmed that it did  not indicate a serious health problem and there was no indication that it would recur.  Her problems were created by the “what if” that she could not come to terms with after the actual incident. She had to drive regularly for her job and kept visualising scenes where she would faint while driving and would have a collision with other drivers injuring both herself and them. I met Client B several months after the fainting attack,  her IES score at this meeting  was 38. I carried out a rewind with her and met again after two weeks. At this meeting her score was 17. I discussed the technique with her once more and she refined the Starting Point to make it into a clearer good place. I carried out the rewind again. I met with her again after a further two weeks but she reported that she had not had any recurrence of the symptoms.

Treated by Marian Reed
9) Thought he would be murdered
Male aged 20. 2 years ago he had witnessed a violent attack on his father ( in the family home ) and believed that he was going to be murdered. Described great agitation in parental home and preferred to be anywhere but there- panic attacks and erratic sleep which left him lethargic and unable to concentrate during the day. No previous treatment.Initial IES – 48A week later IES – 19 The client said he was much happier at home and no longer felt “so hyper”- His sleep had improved greatly and he now felt he was in control of his life.

Marie Neill
seahornan@hotmail.com
10) Birth to a full-term stillborn child
Female client aged 46. Had experienced several traumatic events over the decades including extreme violence in her childhood home, had witnessed an horrific RTA and had given birth to a full-term stillborn child. She came to me having “gone to pieces” at work and felt totally out of control. Pre-treatment she had been offered anti-anxiety medication which she refused to take and described how she felt she had nowhere to turn. 

As the death of her child was the most pressing issue we used Rewind on this event.

Initial IES – 55; 2 weeks later IES - 30 repeated Rewind again1 week later IES – 11 
Client reported feeling that a great weight had been lifted from her and that she felt less vulnerable. She also believes that this Rewind has taken care of her previous traumas as they no longer come into her head – She says it has been “fantastic”.  

Marie Neill
seahornan@hotmail.com
11) At aged 4, found his father unconscious in the family home after an unsuccessful suicide attempt
Male client aged 18. Presented with anxiety, stress and panic attacks – unable to relax or focus- pervading sense of dread.Described how at aged 4, he found his father unconscious in the family home after an unsuccessful suicide attempt.
Only treatment is an ongoing prescription for anti-depressants used to “calm his nerves”.

Initial IES - 44; 2 weeks later IES -17 

Client described feeling much less tense, no sense of dread any more and disturbing memories no longer a problem.

Marie Neill
seahornan@hotmail.com
12) PTSD following car accident
39 year old female Involved in car accident resulting in personal injury.

Presenting Issues: Fear and anxiety around cars, unable to get in a car, panic attacks when hearing or seeing a speeding car, unable to walk near traffic, difficulty leaving the home, flashbacks and nightmares.IES score pre-treatment 67     IES score post-treatment 15

Client reported feeling “as if a weight had been lifted”.  No further anxieties liked with cars, able to be in or around cars, able to leave the home, no further flashbacks or nightmares.

Anne Duke
enquiries@annedukecounselling.co.uk
13) Sea Cadet dies despite 16 year old attempting to rescue him
16 year old female. Involved in rescuing adult male from drowning in harbour, whilst with group of Sea Cadets.  Male was intoxicated and then threw himself back into the water and did not survive.

Presenting issues:  Flashbacks, nightmares, overwhelming sense of guilt and anxiety. IES score pre-treatment 51 IES score post-treatment 18

Client reported nightmares, flashbacks and anxiety had significantly reduced and felt able to return to location of incident.  

Anne Duke
enquiries@annedukecounselling.co.uk
14) Brutally raped two years ago
Female, aged 29 years, who was brutally raped two years previous. 

This lady had been in counselling for over a year as well as attending group therapy, none of these interventions enabled her to move on with her life and we seemed to be going round in circles.
  

She presented with anxiety, lack of confidence and symptoms of PTSD.  When I explained the Rewind technique to her she was happy to give it a try.

IES before rewind – 57
IES post rewind (3 weeks later) – 6

In her follow up session, the client reported feeling ‘like a weight had been lifted off her’, She was feeling much more like her older self, prior to the rape and had felt confident enough to apply for promotion at work.  The client reported that the anniversary of the rape had passed that week, without her even realising it, whereas normally she would be dreading it. I was able to close this case and I have had no contact from the client since.

Treated by J Hodgson
15) Panic attacks after heart attack in a previously fit 51 year old athletic man
He had been training for an iron man triathlon 3 years ago, suddenly and unexpectedly had a heart attack and had to undergo bypass surgery. 

After returning to work he had been experiencing feelings of fright and vulnerability triggered randomly, which was causing panic attacks.


His first score on the IES scale was 31. 
Two weeks later after the REWIND his score was 4. 
He is absolutely delighted and says the results are 'unbelievable'.

Bev Gibbons 
16) Assaulted prison officer
(1) Male, late 30s, prison officer attacked by prisoner in enclosed space
Suffering symptoms of PTSD for 3 years post event. Nightmares, sleep disturbance, relationship and anger issues. Now able to work on relationship issues and moving forward 
IES week 1   63
IES week 2   12

Julia
jadberrington@gmail.com
8 Case histories from Italy - Vicenza
1 - caso: aggressione verbale da parte di una professoressa TEACHER VERBALLY AGRESSIVE TO PUPIL Ragazza età 12 anni, la professoressa di italiano le consegna i compiti dicendole che il compito è andato malissimo e glielo dice urlando. La ragazza, che in passato ha avuto problemi nell’apprendimento, ha iniziato ad avere mal di testa frequenti e incubi, ha perso la motivazione allo studio riducendo il tempo dello studio; e si è anche riattiavata la paura che aveva anni fa di essere bocciata perché andava male a scuola. Parlo con la ragazza e lei stessa mi dice di essere terrorizzata dalla professoressa e di continuare a sentire nelle orecchie le sue urla. Applicata la prima volta Rewind Techinque con l’obiettivo di ridurre il ricordo dell’episodio. Già dalla prima applicazione tre giorni dopo riprende a studiare con buona volontà e maggiore serenità. IES before RW 43IES post RW 14

2 - caso: aggressione verbale da parte di una professoressa TEACHER VERBALLY AGRESSIVE TO PUPIL Ragazza età 14 anni, ha un disturbo specifico dell’apprendimento (dislessia); la professoressa di italiano qualche mese prima degli esami di terza media è diventata molto offensiva nei riguardi dei suoi alunni. In molte occasioni li ha presi in giro per gli errori che commettono, e, un giorno ha urlato loro, a poca distanza dal viso, che sono persone inutili, analfabeti e ignoranti. Queste offese hanno scosso profondamente la ragazza che ha iniziato ad avere crisi di ansia, paure, sonno interrotto, difficoltà nella concentrazione, agitazione. Ogni volta che vedeva la professoressa entrare in classe aveva una accelerazione del battito cardiaco. La rewind è stata applicata sull’episodio specifico sopradescritto, e dopo una sola applicazione la ragazza ha ripreso a sorridere, a dormire, non aveva le palpitazioni quando vedeva la professoressa. Ho rifatto una seconda applicazione dopo 15 giorni (per sicurezza) che ha consolidato i successi della prima. Ha affrontato serenamente gli esami e li ha superati con la media dell’8.IES before RW 25IES post RW 5

3 – caso: infarto HEART ATTACK Uomo età 47 anni, ha avuto un infarto nel settembre 2013 che lo ha portato ad un ricovero in terapia intensiva per alcuni giorni senza però mai perdere conoscenza. Ad oggi, dopo il ciclo di riabilitazione, assume farmaci regolarmente, fa attività fisica, le visite sono al momento positive ma il ricordo è ancora molto vivo e ne prova spavento. Dal giorno dell’infarto ha però un dolore al petto ogni volta che pensa a ciò che gli è successo, ha timore che gli risucceda, e ha notato che ogni volta che si arrabbia sente male al cuore. Questo lo sta portando verso uno stato di chiusura verso gli altri, di paura nell’affrontare situazioni di stress o a forte impatto emotivo; il suo umore è basso. La rewind è stata applicata all’episodio dell’infarto; già dalla prima applicazione i miglioramenti sono stati notevoli soprattutto a livello fisico: sono completamente spariti i dolori al petto e il pensiero ricorrente all’episodio vissuto. Dopo 15 giorni ho proceduto con una seconda applicazione dal momento che permaneva ancora la paura delle emozioni forti. Successivamente dopo 15 giorni lo rivedo e mi racconta di essersi arrabbiato con la moglie e di non avere avuto né dolori né paura dell’infarto.IES before RW 56IES post RW 7

4 – caso: figlio scappa dal cancello della scuola e corre in strada SON RUNS INTO THE ROAD Uomo età 47 anni, una mattina porta il bambino a scuola ma non si accorge che il figlio di 9 anni (che non voleva andare a scuola quella mattina) esce dalla fila senza essere visto dalla maestra, attraversa il cortile della scuola, esce dal cancello e corre in strada senza guardare se stanno passando auto. Il papà fortunatamente vede il figlio uscire dal cancello, intuisce che potrebbe correre in strada (pensando di arrivare velocemente alla macchina del papà per farsi riportare a casa) e con una corsa riesce ad afferrare il figlio per il giubbetto mentre una macchina sta attraversando la strada. Il padre da quel giorno ha incubi notturni, sogni ad occhi aperti dove vede il figlio morire sotto l’auto, agitazione, ruminamento mentale, aumento smodato dell’assunzione di cibo, nervosismo, aumento della pressione sanguigna (anni prima aveva subito un infarto). Applico la rewind rispetto all’episodio per tre volte nello stesso incontro poiché noto che tendeva a non mettere dentro la paura della morte del figlio; dopo 7 giorni il papà si presenta rilassato, sorridente, ha deciso di cambiare scuola al figlio, dorme, mangia meno, porta a scuola il figlio con serenità. Non sono più presenti sogni ad occhi aperti, invasioni del ricordo nella mente.IES before RW 50IES post RW 5

5 – caso: rifiuto del figlio di andare a scuola CHILD REFUSES TO GO TO SCHOOL Donna età 45 anni, moglie del signore caso 4. Il bambino non vuole andare a scuola e per tre mesi attiva una serie di comportamenti oppositivi (rifiuto di fare i compiti, pianti continui anche per tre ore) e di evitamento anche pericolosi quali: chiudersi in bagno con la chiave, chiudersi negli armadi, nascondere i vestiti per non vestirsi, nascondersi nel garage mentre la mamma fa manovra con l’auto, importante calo dell’appetito, ecc. La mamma nel tempo ha sempre più paura dei comportamenti del figlio che non sa come gestire, fino a quando una mattina il bambino si nasconde e rimane nascosto per mezz’ora: la mamma si dispera poiché pensa ad un gesto grave di autolesionismo e nonstante i suoi pianti il bambino esce dall’armadio solo dopo mezz’ora. Da quel giorno la signora ha agitazione nervosa, attacchi di ansia, aumento dell’appetito, insonnia, evita le situazioni di confronto con gli altri genitori ecc. Applico la rewind assieme al marito per due  volte nello stesso incontro. Successivamente nei 7 giorni la signora nota maggiore lucidità mentale, decidere con il marito di togliere il figlio dalla scuola e di portarlo in un’altra, riprende a dormire nell’arco dei 7 giorni, il ricorso al cibo si attenua, alla mattina quando sveglia il bambino non sono più presenti attacchi di ansia. Il bambino va volentieri nella scuola nuova.IES before RW 45IES post RW 3

6 – caso: svenimento di una persona cara 29 YEAR OLD FINDS HER FATHER UNCONSCIOUS Donna età 25 anni, vive con i genitori, ha un forte legame affettivo con il papà. Una notte sente dei rumori in bagno, si alza e trova il papà privo di sensi. Sono le 3 del mattino; la ragazza chiama la mamma e insieme chiamano l’ambulanza per portarlo in ospedale. Il signore viene dimesso dopo qualche giorno e i medici riferiscono che il problema era legato alla pressione sanguigna; ma la aragazza da quel giorno per 6 mesi alle 3 si sveglia e non riesce a prendere sonno. Sente le palpitazioni e il respiro affannoso: per calmarsi deve sempre andare a controllare se in bagno c’è qualcuno. Applico la tecnica anche se il punteggio della scala IES è 24 poiché conosco la ragazza e so che questo episodio è legato ad un altro (caso 7) e che può trarre maggiore beneficio se la tecnica viene applicata ad entrambi gli episodi avvenuti. La tecnica viene ripetuta 2 volte al primo incontro perché la ragazza tende a non mettere dentro tutte le cose peggiori che ha temuto potessero succedere. Dopo 15 giorni la ragazza aveva ripreso a dormire fino all’ora della sveglia normale, e nell’arco di un mese il sonno era diventato riposante e dopo 40 giorni non ha sentito la sveglia che suonava. IES before RW 24IES post RW 0

7 – caso: morte del fidanzato BOYFIEND KILLED IN A MOTOR ACCIDENT 7 YEARS AGO Donna età 25 anni, quando aveva 18 anni il suo fidanzato è morto in un incidente stradale. Erano fidanzati da 6 mesi ed erano nella fase dell’innamoramento. Attualmente la ragazza non ha avuto storie affettive, le teme ma le desidera allo stesso tempo. Pertanto assume comportamenti che allontanano gli uomini quali: diventare seria e severa quando un uomo le fa un complimento, non risponde al telefono se sa di piacere a quell’uomo, non frequenta persone che non conosce. Piange spesso, dice di temere lo squillo del telefono (quello che l’ha avvisata dell’incidente occorso al fidanzato), ha paura di fidarsi di un uomo perché vorrebbe avere garanzia di non essere lasciata. Applico la tecnica la prima volta per due volte nello stesso incontro, l’incontro di verifica avviene nei successivi 7 giorni e la ragazza riporta di sentirsi generalmente meglio. Nei mesi successivi la ragazza racconta di frequentare un ragazzo, di rispondere al telefono quando lui la chiama.IES before RW 25IES post RW 2

8 – caso: diagnosi psicologica errata nell’ambito di una CTU  21 YEAR OLD DEVELOPED OCD AGE 15 Donna età 21 anni. Figlia primogenita ha assistito fin da piccola a litigi tra mamma e papà, in particolare a esplosioni di ira del papà sia nei confronti della mamma, nei confronti della figlia, nei confronti della nonna materna. La battaglia legale che ne è seguita tra mamma e papà per la spartizione dei beni ha portato il papà a chiedere una perizia sulla figlia e sulle capacità genitoriali della moglie: la ragazza purtroppo ha letto la perizia fatta dallo psicologo (risultata in seguito errata!!!) e ne è rimasta sconvolta. Da quel momento la ragazza che aveva 15 anni ha iniziato a sviluppare comportamenti quali: lavarsi le mani 50 volte al giorno, domande ossessive, rituali. Dopo vari cicli di psicoterapia la ragazza ha portato dei miglioramenti che sono però scomparsi da circa 6 mesi: ad oggi è inconcludente negli studi, cali di attenzione e concentrazione, ricomparsa dei rituali.  Ho applicato la tecnica dopo aver individuato con attenzione e precisione l’evento; la tecnica ha dato risultati apprezzabili dopo il secondo incontro, e solo nel tempo (circa un mese) ha mostrato segnali di miglioramento stabile passando da 50 volte al giorno a 10 volte.IES before RW 30IES post RW 9 

Federica Ciccanti
19) Critically injured truck driver plus PTSD
A 59 year fit and healthy man – long distance truck driver on permanent night work was critically injured in RTA whilst working.  He was referred to me via his GP for NHS counselling in Primary Care. 

His injuries were very serious and have life changing consequences. And he will never be able to return to his work as a truck driver.  He does not remember all of what happened but says he recalls hearing the Fire and Rescue team saying he was dead.  He also recalls the sounds of the impact of crashing and ear-piecing screeching (of brakes?). 

He presented with a full house of PTSD symptoms, the worst for him was flashbacks and not being able to sleep for very long without being disturbed by the sounds of the RTA and he found it very hard to talk about it without breaking down in tears.  I explained Rewind and he was eager to try.  On the trauma scale he scored 58/25. I saw him 3 weeks later following Rewind, he looked like a different man – less tense and a more relaxed demeanour despite his physical pain. He reported no more flashbacks, longer periods of sleep and able to talk about the trauma to his medical team, friends etc without becoming distressed.  Trauma scale on completion 19/25.

Elizabeth Webb MBACP (Accred)
18) Sexual abuse as a child
Male, early 20s, highly functioning but recent low mood and intrusive thoughts. Sexually abused as a child. PTSD symptoms- dreams, bodily sensations(involuntary shaking) Suffering OCD behaviours.

IES week 1    45
IES week 2    22 

Julia
jadberrington@gmail.com
19) Special forces operative in 80s. Anti-terror activities - 2 separate London Bombing incidents
• Age 53 • Interval between being traumatised and coming for treatment. 25 years • Whether has attempted treatment before and if so for how long and what was the treatment:e.g CBT, Solution focused, EMDR etc. Client has tried many things – CBT, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Meditation 

Presenting symptoms-Anxiety, nightmares( last 20 years), chronic tension in body and recurrent back pain (debilitation). Inability to relax. Symptoms greatly triggered when hearing about recent terrorist activity worldwide 

The trauma:  Special Forces operative in 80s. Anti-terror activities – 2 separate London bombing incidents • IES before Rewind First Situation: 45 Second Situation: 35 • IES  after treatment First situation: 13 – 1 week after treatment

Second Situation 16 – 2 weeks after 
What the person can now do and what isn't happening any longerSleeping properly, nightmares stopped feeling calm and relaxed, back pain and tension gone, socialising more and has got his new business up and running. Reports hearing of latest terrorist activity and responding calmly; able to let it go and get on with his life
20) Child sexual abuse - now 45
Female, aged 45 years, who had survived child sexual abuse.  

This client suffered from flashbacks, depression, anger, sleeplessness, PTSD and was triggered very easily, throughout her relationships with men.  She was eager to try anything that may help and was keen to do the Rewind technique.
IES before rewind – 63
IES post rewind (2 weeks later) – 6

In her follow up session, she was visibly relaxed and reported her flashbacks had not occurred and she was sleeping better, she was very happy with the result, but was sceptical the positive results would be long lasting.  I reviewed her again in 4 weeks and she reported that she was still happy with the results and was in a new relationship. The final IES was 2, and I was able to close the case.

J Hodgson
jan.hodgson@rasamerseyside.org
21) Extreme bullying during four years in the armed forces
Male: 38 years old
Issue: Acute Insomnia. 

Session 1. In our discussion about his insomnia it came to light that he had spent four years of his service in the armed forces stationed at a base where he had been subjected to extreme bullying. It was so distressing that he had never felt able to discuss it with anyone. He had not made any connection between this chronic experience of abuse and his insomnia but it seemed clear to me that they were related.
His first IES returned a score of 55 and the rewind elicited one of the most demonstrative reactions I have seen, muscle jerking, facial expression and clear distress.

Session 2. I first asked about his insomnia and he reported that after the first few days, when he had noticed little improvement, he had been sleeping soundly for the first time in some years. I then asked about his flashbacks regarding time in the army and he said to me "after our last session I realised that I didn't need to hold onto those memories any longer".
His second IES returned a score of 4
Perhaps not the example many of us would think about when we discuss PTSD in the armed forces but a huge success nevertheless.

G.L.
info@grahamlandiwellbeing.co.uk
14 year old panic attacks - 73 year old run over at zebra crossing
I CASO: INVESTIMENTO SU STRISCE PEDONALI 73 YEAR OLD KNOCKE DOVER AT ZEBRA CROSSINGSignora di 73 anni (1942), investita sulle strisce pedonali mentre si recava in chiesa, in compagnia del parroco. Soccorsa dall’ambulanza, è stata ricoverata in ospedale perché ha riportato frattura multipla agli arti e lacerazione del cranio.Al rientro dalla convalescenza e ripresa delle normali attività quotidiane, riferisce intensa paura quando deve attraversare la strada, tanto da non procedere se non in compagnia di qualcuno, al quale resta aggrappata fortemente manifestando sintomi quali palpitazioni, tremori, angoscia. Per tale motivo è costretta a rinunciare alle attività che gestiva in modo autonomo in quanto a spostamenti, come recarsi in chiesa, fare volontariato in una casa di cura, recarsi a fare la spesa, godersi un caffè in centro città con le amiche.Già dopo il primo trattamento dichiara un evidente sollievo e riduzione dell’ansia durante l’attraversamento delle strisce, sempre accompagnata.Dopo due settimane riferisce di essere serena e di aver attraversato le strisce da sola, senza bisogno di essere accompagnata.IES before RW 37IES post RW 6

II CASO: ATTACCHI DI PANICO  PANIC ATTACKSIN A 14 YEAR OLD.Ragazza di 14 anni, riferisce attacchi di panico da un anno e mezzo anni, con pianto, mancanza di respiro, palpitazioni, sudorazione, confusione. Gli attacchi si verificano prima di andare a scuola o al pensiero di andarvi. Dal colloquio emerge che tali stati ansiosi si verificano in prossimità dell’ora di musica. La professoressa viene percepita dalla ragazzina come aggressiva e giudicante nei suoi confronti tanto da indurla a fare scena muta durante le interrogazioni o quando interpellata.Dall’approfondimento emerge che una situazione similare era stata sperimentata in quinta elementare con la maestra di allora, che aveva messo in difficoltà la ragazzina quando l’aveva ripresa, urlando, di fronte ai propri compagni. All’epoca aveva reagito con aumento della respirazione, sensazione di mancanza di respiro. A tali manifestazioni l’insegnante le ordinò di restare in silenzio.Il trattamento è stato eseguito su questo episodio.A distanza di una settimana la ragazza riferiva diminuzione della sintomatologia, seppur ancora presente. A distanza di due settimane riferiva di recarsi a scuola con maggiore serenità e di riuscire ad affrontare la professoressa di musica.L’ultimo richiamo evidenziava la scomparsa della sintomatologia e un atteggiamento assertivo verso la professoressa di musica.
IES before RW 42IES post RW 8

Dr.ssa Rossana Terni
22) Female refugee
Female refugee
Interval between being traumatised and Rewind Therapy - 2 years. 
Previous treatment - none

Presenting issues:
Flashbacks, problems sleeping, reoccurring nightmares, intrusive thoughts, fear, anxiety, depression and bouts of tearfulness throughout each day.
Trauma;-Multiple Rape by two prison guards
IES score prior to rewind 51
IES score after rewind 18 (1 week later)
Client commentsI haven't had any flashbacks or intrusive thoughts, I feel so much happier. 
This was to be our final session which was incredibly positive.

Kim Watson
mrskimwatson@yahoo.co.uk
23) Mother developed PTSD following still birth of daughter
Woman aged 43, the daughter was born dead, Mum was able to touch the body of her daughter just a few minutes.

The woman is a kindergarten teacher , and after 4 months from the loss she wanted to go back to work because she likes her work, but every time she saw a pregnant woman, or a young child, she remembered the day of the loss of her daughter and had anxiety and fear. For this reason she had been avoiding public places and social occasions. 

Following the first Rewind she felt an immediate benefit. She said that she started to attend public places, and felt very relieved. I repeated the Rewind and two weeks later she told me that she was serene and had started attending an association of mothers who had lost children like her in childbirth.  She planned to return to work. 


Dr. Carlo Callegaro - Vicenza, Italy
24) Sexually assaulted while a trainee at work. 30 years of PTSD
I just treated a women who has been suffering post trauma symptoms for 30 years, she was sexually assaulted whilst she was a trainee at work.  She discharged herself from therapy after her treatment as she has had no flashbacks and is focused on her future and not her past.  Her PHQ & GAD was much lower than when she first started treatment. I  recoded her thoughts and feelings and her permission to share it with colleagues for training purposes.  the recoding is just short of 4 minutes but it clearly shows how she has benefited in a two minute treatmentintervention which has cost saving implications for NICE!

ROBINA ZAFAR
robina.zafar@nhs.net
25) 9 year old
Male age 9
Prior to rewind we had 5 sessions of counselling in school.
After the death of his mum he now lives with dad and step mum. 

Presenting issues;-Specific flashbacks of being unkind to his mum before she died. "videos in my head" and pictures of mum. Guilt and shame at having happy times with step mum.
IES prior to rewind score 45 1 week later IES score 17
He came into session, before sitting down and said "No flashbacks, I haven't had any"  he has not though about it and hasn't not been upset by the pictures or videos in his head since. 1 weekI would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for this training and support in finding the confidence to make this available to my child clients.
26) 34 year old female presenting with acute anxiety and depression - sexually abused as a child 25 years ago
Hi David,

I thought you might be interested to hear about my most recent case study:

34 year old woman presenting with acute anxiety and depression due to sexual abuse as a child 25 years ago (her elder sister was also abused in her presence by the same abuser a family member). This lady had very strong flashbacks particularly when in her bedroom (not the bedroom where she was abused) to the degree that she would imagine the perpetrator was in the room.

IES score pre-treatment 55
IES score post treatment 0

In the years that I have been using rewind I have never seen such dramatic results. This lady was quite sceptical about the chances of success due to the severity of the flashbacks and the length of time that it had persisted for. She was extremely grateful and described it as a huge weight having been lifted from her.

Dr Rick Norris, C.Psychol, AFBPsS, MAC
ricnorris1@aol.com
27) STUCK IN A LIFT FOR OVER TWO HOURS
16 year old male referred via a psychiatrist 
The traumatic experience 2 years previously of being stuck in a lift for over 2 hours and then being cut free.

It had been 2 years since he had been able to go anywhere near a lift, travel in the back of a car, go into small rooms, or go to a football match or to the cinema. He reported feeling like there was a 'dark cloud' over him, and that he was constantly vigilant and anxious and not enjoying his life. 

His score prior to the REWIND session was 50 and after was 4. 2 weeks later this was then down to 2, and has stayed at 2 for over a month now. He is delighted.

 
I am about to use it with another client who was caught in the Nepal earthquake.
 
Bev Gibbons
bevg13@hotmail.co.uk
28) Domestic violence - RTA - Unfaithful wife - Attempted rape
1. Woman aged 31. Life event:  10 years ago domestic violence and trying to protect self and baby.Still had strong feelings about incident, trying to block it out, history of anxiety and depression affecting current relationship and impending birth of another child. Score before THE REWIND TECHNIQUE was 51 and after was 21. Less troubled by the past and looking forward to baby’s birth and family life.

2. Woman aged 21. Life event: RTA 2 weeks previously. Car skidded sideways on ice and turned over several times. Painful neck and shoulders from seat belt and force of accident, car written off, PTSD (preoccupied, can’t sleep, flashbacks & nightmares, tearful, panic & avoidance of cars & car journeys, reluctant to go out and lost confidence), thought would die, off work.  Score before THE REWIND TECHNIQUE 57 and after 20. Jerky movements while driving and passing spot where accident happened bring back memories, no more nightmares, sense of humour & enjoyment returned, getting on with life, facing driving again, neck & shoulder still painful, new car, feeling more normal. Is writing an article about her experience of THE REWIND TECHNIQUE.

3. Man in his late 80s. Life event: Followed wife suspecting she was having an affair & seeing her with another man. Happened 35 years ago but preoccupied by incident and having flashbacks & suspicious feelings affecting his relationship and health. Score before THE REWIND TECHNIQUE 34 and after 1 (he said his problems with memory may have affected the results). Said was less preoccupied with the past, less tense, sleeping better, fewer intrusive thoughts and normal BP for his age.

4. Woman aged 53. Life event: aged 10 attempted rape. Affecting her self-worth and her relationships with men & women. History of anxiety, depression & chronic health problems. Poor boundaries and poor expectations. Score before THE REWIND TECHNIQUE was 29 and after was 8. 

Cases from JH
Jenifer Higgins  
29) Discovered partner dead in bed
Male - late 20’s. On returning home from his birthday celebration 3 years ago he discovered his partner dead in bed. She had undiagnosed diabetes. They had an 18 month old child. PTSD symptoms – nightmares, flashbacks and depression. IES Score - 51. Following one session of Rewind IES score -10. By unblocking the impact of the trauma it enabled him to explore issues of loss and make further changes in his life – new relationship etc.  ‘Enjoying life again’
30) Rape; Car accident; OCD multiple traumas
  • Trauma - Multiple  Sex - Femal Age - 35 Number of events - Interval between being traumatised and treatment. 30 years 
Past treatment - None  Presenting issues - The client came to me with intrusive thoughts and images, shame and guilt, unable to function properly in work and every day life. Problems sleeping and   anxiety and depression. Diagnosis of OCD  Trauma - childhood psychological and emotional abuse.  IES before rewind - 70 IES after first rewind a week later - 36  IES after second rewind another week later - 11 Comments from client - images do not happen any more and the intrusive thoughts are dramatically reduced.  I am feeling so much more positive about my future now.
       
Trauma - Rape  Sex - Female   Age - 27 Number of events - Single   Past treatment - child counselling Presenting issues - Depression, anxiety and low self esteem, shame, lack of trust and flashbacks           

IES before rewind - 75 IES after rewind one week later - 4          

Clients comments - I cant believe what a difference it has made to me. I never thought  I would be able to forget about it. 
I am aware that it happened, but I don't seem to be  able to recall much about it, so it doesn’t really effect me any more.Thank you so much.

Trauma - car accident Sex - Male Age - 17 Number of events - one single   Past treatment - None  Presenting issues - fear of travelling in cars, anxious, flashbacks concerns about what might of happened.

IES before rewind - 50 IES after rewind one week later - 0        
Clients comments - I am able to travel in cars with no problem at all now, I am even taking  driving lessons myself and have no flashbacks or dreams. In fact I barely even think about it. Its amazing, I can’t believe how quick and easy the technique was.
31) "Better off dead" after horrendous sexual abuse
She has endured the most horrendous physical, psychological and sexual abuse imaginable, survived being in care, being adopted and arriving at my office at the end of her tether having thoughts of wether she would be " better off dead".She was completely open to Rewind after discussing her most prevelant and disturbing involuntary recall, of which she has many.She brought the attached diagram in to session today.As a result of this, she was able to effectively address an issue which she felt she had no control over and assert her rights to be treated respectfully by a family member to which she added a boundary.

IES before Rewind:  63
IES post Rewind:     1

Treated by A. Evans
32) Two Cases 1) Bullying at work incident 2) Rape
Lady 59 years old, bullying at work incident,
avoiding going out to busy places, fearful of seeing the colleague involved. 

IES pre rewind = 49, 

IES post rewind (3 weeks later) = 2
    

Lady 32 years old, rape,

hyper vigilant, constant state of high anxiety, 

IES pre rewind = 73, 

IES post rewind (2 weeks later) = 33
33) Two cases treated at workshops
TRAUMA WAS 33 YEARS AGO..  Had lots of therapy over the years of different  sorts but what troubled was the residual 'film' in her head . The film had got less traumatic and colourful (more black and white? ) over the years but still kept popping up
 IES now is 4 - "it doesn't come back unless I want to discuss it now."

STALKING & HARASSMENT.  IES was 51 before the Rewind.   IES today  is 17. Usually pre-rewind she would get the anxiety response kick in on discussing her trauma,however  on every occasion after the Rewind, she is  able to discuss her trauma without having the anxiety symptoms. This has been a huge relief for her, and is very thankful that the Rewind was so successful!

 D. Muss
34) Three not so usual cases
Case One – A dream that wouldn’t shift  Male, age 45   Interval between being traumatised and rewind treatment: 9 months.   Past treatment: None   Presenting symptoms: Anxiety, flashbacks, recurring dreams and thoughts, unable to stop involuntary reflections about the dream/nightmare. The trauma:  The client typically sleeps very well and doesn’t remember any dreams. One night awoke after having intense vivid nightmare of wife being attacked and whilst in the dream he was alongside her but powerless to stop this, hence witnessed it. The dream/nightmare returned in sleep mode maybe once but remained in awake mode non-stop with client unable to shrug it off or ignore. It was kept front of mind and the images/feelings kept appearing. 

IES before Rewind: 36 IES two weeks later: 1 Outcome: Reduced anxiety, no more flashbacks or thoughts relating to the dream. Able to move on without fear of it being there all the time. ”It’s as if it’s disappeared”. 

Case Two – The Hospital Visits Male, age 30 Interval between being traumatised and rewind treatment: 1-2 years.   Past treatment: None   Presenting symptoms: Anxiety, flashbacks, recurring dreams and thoughts, panic attacks, depression, fear of going on public transport and being amongst people, signed off work, unable to stop involuntary thoughts. The trauma:  I was providing bereavement support for my client 6 months after his brother died and during our sessions many traumatic episodes were spoken about. Client cared for his brother whilst he was dying from cancer over a 2 year period and witnessed many epileptic type fits and was plagued by the image of big physical changes that occurred as brother became more and more ill. Etched in memory and also the many hospital visits seeing brother hooked up to tubes and apparatus.   
Every day client would experience multiple flashbacks that would cause panic attacks and fear. IES before Rewind: 56 IES two weeks later: 19 Outcome: Client amazed by the effect of the REWIND as had not believed the impact would be so dramatic (within a day started to feel different). The domino effect of the multiple daily flashbacks have reduced by 80%. Some new flashbacks have appeared though client wishes to hang on to these for now as they are not as stressful and he knows the REWIND can help when he’s ready. In some respect the flashbacks connect him to his brother and he’s not ready to fully let go. This sudden reduction in anxiety has happened so quickly and that is a good thing and very unexpected as he had thought he would live with the flashbacks forever. 

Case Three – Frightened child Female, age 44   Interval between being traumatised and rewind treatment: 36 years. Past treatment: Counselling Presenting symptoms: Anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, flashbacks, panic attacks, self harm, low self esteem and lack of confidence. The trauma: As a child witnessed many episodes of parental abuse via alcoholic / violent father. Certain sounds were triggers (footsteps, loud noises/bangs) and left with feelings of shame and guilt wanting to have been able to have done more to protect mother.   

IES before Rewind: 53
 IES one week later: 23 Four weeks later, has not self harmed since the Rewind Outcome: Not as fearful as she was. Not self harming. New traumas appearing though not as traumatising as previous. Able to go out a bit more (accompanied) with reduced levels of anxiety. 

A. Ryb
anthony@arybcounselling.co.uk
35) 10 Case histories
COMPETITIVE SPORTSMAN IN ACCIDENT REDUCING DAILY MOBILITY: FEAR OF FALLING AND IDENTITY ISSUES:AGE:  32 - maleInterval between being traumatised and coming for treatment for Rewind: 2 years.Past treatment: Various talk therapies and CBTPresenting symptoms: flashbacks, depression, physical pan, sleep difficulties, uncharacteristic financial risk taking, significant drop in work performance, reduced socialising, heart palpitations when walking although using a cane, and constant looking at the floor because of the fear of falling.The trauma: The client had a fall during a sports competition which caused considerable injury and he was considered very fortunate to recover sufficiently to run again but after a year he had a second fall, which re activated the trauma of the first event. On this occasion was told that it was not clear if he would be able to walk again.  After a long slow recovery he could walk with a limp and needs the support of a cane.IES before Rewind: 60IES after 2 treatments in one month: 5Outcome: Reduced anxiety and palpitations and the confidence to look where he is going rather than at the ground. A more fluid and speedier walking style.  Less conscious of physical pain. Improved sleep pattern and work performance.  Financial risk taking regretted and changed behaviour. Less reclusive and an ability to consider a revised vision of the future.  

From Paula Reardon
paula.reardon03@btinternet.com


PHYSICAL ASSAULT  AGE
 40: maleInterval between being traumatised and coming for treatment:  3 monthsPast treatment: Body based therapies.  Stress reduction tapes.Presenting symptoms:  Anxiety, unwanted thoughts about the assault and flashbacks, increase in Crone’s symptoms, self-confidence issues.The trauma:  Unprovoked physical assault from behind by an unknown assailant. Sense of isolation - no witnesses or anyone to help.  Hospitalised.IES before Rewind: 51IES after one Rewind treatment two weeks later: 13Outcome: Unwanted images reduced considerably.  No longer obsessing about the event. Digestive problems subsided. 

From Ric Norris
ricnorris1@aol.com


34 year old woman presenting with acute anxiety and depression due to SEXUAL ABUSE AS A CHILD 25 YEARS AGO (her elder sister was also abused in her presence by the same abuser a family member). This lady had very strong flashbacks particularly when in her bedroom (not the bedroom where she was abused) to the degree that she would imagine the perpetrator was in the room.
IES score pre-treatment 55
IES score post treatment 0
In the years that I have been using rewind I have never seen such dramatic results. This lady was quite sceptical about the chances of success due to the severity of the flashbacks and the length of time that it had persisted for. She was extremely grateful and described it as a huge weight having been lifted from her.


Male age 34 chronic claustrophobia ….  TRAPPED IN CAR AS A YOUNG CHILD IN INTENSE HEAT.  Cannot go in an aeroplane, train or in a lift or anything where he     is not in control of opening the door easily.  Major panic attacks would occur if he felt trapped at any time Session 1 IES-Revised prior to Rewind  47Session 2 IES-Revised two weeks later after Rewind  8 Result…. Has since been on an aeroplane, in a lift up the Shard in London and regularly now uses a train, all with no problems at all..     


LADY AGE 59  CHILD RAPE AND CSA, 
nightmares and flashbacks, couldn’t talk about what happened without getting terrible pain in the head and anxiety attack Session 1 IES-Revised prior to Rewind 57Session 2 IES-Revised two weeks later after Rewind 16 Result…..Can now talk about what happened without pains in head and anxiety, no more nightmares and flashbacks.  Now we are confidence building and empowering.  

From Helen Barrow-Horner
hbh-counselling@hotmail.co.uk


3 FURTHER CASES: 1 Female. HEAD ON ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISION AGE 48 Rewind carried out approximately 8 months after the trauma.  I had been in touch with her however she kept saying she was fine, however work was suffering, she was having sick days from work because her chest hurt, eventually referred into Occupational Health as they were looking at ill health retirement.  I had previously worked with this lady relating to childhood trauma and family issues so the rapport was already present. Presenting issues Chest hurt and it was hard to breath, air bag had gone off.  Not being able to carry out the work she was employed to do.  Flashbacks, especially when driving along the road the RTC happened on, depression, sleeplessness, avoidance and raised heartbeat. Historical ways of coping were avoidance, anger, pleasing people. IES before Rewind 60 IES 2 weeks later 23 Client had not realised the impact the RTC was having on her life.  Following the 2nd rewind she went to work and led an operation successfully. Comments made to her by colleagues were, what happened to you, and we knew you weren’t expecting to lead on this because you have your nice shoes on. Client states she is now able to drive down and road, can carry out her normal work and has stopped isolating herself. 


2.
 Sex  Male MULTIPLE TRAUMAS RELATING TO CHILDHOOD AND PARENTS ABUSE 
Age  56 Rewind carried out approximately 50 years after event he chose to work on.  I had a good rapport with this gentleman, we had met a few times however he had been avoidant of seeking help.  He was referred to me by Occupational Health Doctor.   Presenting issues Flashbacks, depression, anxiety, avoidant behaviour, he was off work for 5 months before I met with him, self-harming, angry. I discussed the anger with him and he felt he was ready to let it go.  Not sleeping, stopping his hobbies, worrying. Historical ways of coping were avoidance, anger, pleasing people, living with the past always present. 

Rewind 1 
BROTHER FALLING OUT OF A TREE AND BEING RUSHED TO HOSPITAL, MUM TOLD HIM IT WAS HIS FAULT AND HE HAS BELIEVED IT EVER SINCE. IES before Rewind 63 – discussed when he returned a week later, had not even thought about the incident whereas before it was always there.

Rewind 2 
HIS FRIEND RAN OUT IN FRONT OF A CAR AND DIED, MUM TOLD HIM IT WAS HIS FAULT                                                 IES before Rewind 66 – discussed when he returned a week later, had not even thought about the incident whereas before it was always there 

Rewind 3 
DAD RUINING CHRISTMAS, WRECKING THE PRESENTS, SHOUTING, SWEARING AND CALLING HIM NAMES                                                 IES before Rewind – 60 - discussed when he returned a week later, had not even thought about the incident whereas before it was always there I also did some Inner Child work with this client relating to his mother which included Mistaken Belief Visualisation. He is very good at visual work and was willing and ready to let go of the past.  Client states he can now cook without the image of his mum in front of him, he is starting to get his life back together and is looking at returning to work.  He filled in the evaluation form for the service and he wrote “Helen teased the demon that lived in me for most of my life out of it’s lair and between us both we killed it, dramatic words but such has been my life, thanks a million times to Helen”. (I say thanks a lot for Rewind, it really helped him, he has given permission for this to be shared). 

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 Female Multiple traumas – CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE age  35 Rewind carried out approximately 24 years after abuse started.  I spent a number of weeks working slowly and steadily with this client to build up a good working relationship and trust before introducing the Rewind to her. Presenting issues Nightmares, flashbacks, shame, guilt, avoidance, self-sabotaging behaviour, depression, fear of event s recurring, feeling to blame, hopeless, helpless, thoughts she could have stopped what was happening, alcohol, drug and sex abuse, anger. Previous therapy with work based psychologist Rehabilitation for alcohol abuse Historical ways of coping were avoidance, anger, pleasing people, carrying out destructive behaviours, drinking, drugs.

From Tina Pinfold  
togethermakingprogress@hotmail.com



Rewind 1 
NIGHTMARES RELATING TO CHILDHOOD ABUSE IES before Rewind 51 – discussed when he returned a week later, had not had the nightmare that rewind was used for however was having others and flashbacks to other incident. 

Rewind 2 
CHILDHOOD ABUSE IES before Rewind 75 IES one week later 63 IES two weeks later 37 IES one week later 24     
This clients has multiple traumas and we have only worked with 2 of them.  I am carrying on my work with her, she was alcohol free for just over 3 months, then had a relapse triggered by further flashbacks, memories etc., so this is still work in progress. 

From Emma Todd
emma-todd@hotmail.co.uk


Case One - 
UNEMPLOYED FORMER VETERAN TRAUMATISED BY ATTACK ON A FAMILY MEMBER MALEage 48 Interval between being traumatised and rewind treatment:  8 years. Past treatment: Yes, counselling, approx. 12 sessions. Presenting symptoms: highly anxious and aggressive, flashbacks, depression,  panic attacks on introduction of topic, including two which have led to loss of bladder control, sleep disturbance, intense feelings of guilt and shame. Growing misanthropic traits which has led to his social exclusion from family, friends and potential opportunities for work. The trauma: The client visited his adult daughter at her home. Her partner answered the door, said she was feeling unwell and would phone later. After the client left, his daughter’s partner attacked her resulting in life-threatening injuries. She managed to contact her Father and he returned to her home, witnessing her injuries before she was taken to hospital. The partner is now serving a prison sentence.  IES before Rewind: 66IES one week later: 23IES three weeks later: 16 Outcome: Reduced anxiety,  improved sleep. Has reappraised his view of the incident and his role in it, which has drastically reduced his feelings of guilt and shame.  Begun to think about finding work. 

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Case Two - CHILD ABUSE MALEage 21 Interval between being traumatised and coming for treatment:  12 years Past treatment: Art therapy, family therapy, individual counselling with CAMHS.  Presenting symptoms:  Anxiety, some anger toward self and Mother, periods of disassociation, loss of appetite, claustrophobia, self-harm, lack of confidence. The trauma:  Numerous incidents of neglect and abuse between the ages of 5 and 12 by his Mother and her partner. This included physical assault, and being locked in an under stairs cupboard for extended periods. He was also malnourished and singled out at school for being unclean.  He felt singled-out and alienated from siblings and his Mother and abandoned by his biological Father who had moved away and started a new relationship.  Was too scared to speak out until social services were informed.  IES before Rewind: 48IES two weeks later: 13 Outcome: Much more relaxed, less angry, not thought about self-harming at all since Rewind, slowing increasing appetite. A further outcome is that the client is very keen to continue in therapy to help improve his confidence and make sense of his feelings toward his mother and  father.At a young age the client witnessed his mother being violently beaten and almost killed by his father, physical abuse went on 
Sex: -Male 
Age: -52  Interval between being traumatized and treatment: - 42 years

Past treatment: - Social care services, talking therapy, client received medication for depression and anxiety, diagnosed with PSTD several years later.  Presenting issues: - years of involuntary flash backs, nightmares, insomnia, depression, avoidance, hyperarousal, rapid heartbeat and nights sweats, and long term fear of his father. Historical coping strategies: - alcohol and drug abuse in adolescent and adult life. IES before Rewind: - 65 IES after Rewind: - 24  IES after three weeks: - 0 Client stated that most of all his symptoms have stopped, and describes feeling under control of his memories.
36) Raped 15 years ago
Has had numerous psychiatric interventions, medications and various treatments, even admissions. Has self medicated with alcohol, and over eating. Has constant nightmares and anxiety attacks particularly just before going to sleep. I did the rewind technique 

Day 1 her feelings were reported as:
"I feel like I can see the rape in my mind and I know that it happened but my mind won't allow me to think about it with out taking me straight away from the rape and back to the good parts of the night almost instantly and if I do think about it at all its with no emotions what so ever like it happened to someone else. The feeling is exhilarating after so many years of the rape being such a huge emotional burden on my life to not feel it is amazing I went to sleep last night for the  first time in years with no dreams and no anxiety attacks which is an incredible feeling."

Results at two weeks:
IES  before treatment 67
IES after treatment 5
37) Long-term violent relationship with Father
I attended your training day on the Rewind Technique in November last year. I have used the technique on my eldest daughter whom suffered as a result of my long-term violent relationship with her Father. I was not aware how this trauma had been impacting her life until I met you. It then became apparent that she was suffering from PTSD. The IES was completed and repeated two weeks later to which demonstrated a significant drop. The most interesting part about this rewind was that I appeared in it. My daughter described to me afterwards what I was doing in the rewind and we established that her fear actually came from my fear. We both learned an extreme amount about ourselves in this process and my daughter seems to be cured. She no longer feels angry towards her Father and no longer feels anxious about the event. She can recall the event now and discuss her father in a calm and relaxed way and feels that it is because of the Rewind Technique. It is amazing how this technique is so life changing and I thank you wholeheartedly for coming in to my life when you did. 
38) Trauma started at the age of six. The client described multiple traumatic childhood experiences including sexual abuse
The Trauma: This client was diagnosed with complex trauma and we were working with a childhood memory.
Session 1: IES-Revised prior to Rewind = 52 (cut off 33)
Session 2: IES-Revised one week after Rewind = 33 (
cut off 33)
 
As the score of 33 was right at the cut point, I decided to repeat Rewind

.
Session 3: IES-Revised one week after 2nd Rewind = 10 (cut off 33. 

Result: This client described being more functional at work and at home. The client is also able to continue with the other phases in her CBT trauma process without feeling emotionally unable to cope.
39) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THAT HAPPENED 3 YEARS AGO.
Female: one physical assault as a result of domestic violence that happened 3 years ago.

Involuntary flashbacks on a daily basis. 
Session 1: IES-Revised prior to Rewind = 
44
Session 2: IES-Revised two weeks after Rewind = 
12 
Result
: No involuntary flashbacks, client can talk about what happened and is having counselling to look at other issues not related to the assault the assault.
40) ABUSIVE PARTNER FOR MANY YEARS
  • Age – 45
  • Interval between being traumatised and coming to you for treatment – 16 years
  • past treatment – Tried lots of NLP type treatments, which have helped with the other issues but this particular flashback was proving difficult to clear.
  • Presenting symptoms – anxiety, nightmares, avoidance, flashbacks
  • The trauma – Abusive partner for many years, flashback is based on the final and worst incident. In the forward film I encouraged her to include the ‘what if’ scenario as well, which was her own death.
  • IES before Rewind – 60
  • IES – two weeks after treatment down to 0
  • No more symptoms. Client can speak freely of the event.
41) Client in her thirties: Teenage abuse
The Trauma: This client was diagnosed with complex trauma and the client came in to session in crisis because she had accessed a childhood memory and felt destabilised by it.

Session 1: IES-Revised before Rewind = 47 (cut off 33)Session 2: IES-Revised after one week Rewind = 11 (cut off 33)  Result: This client described being more functional at work and at home. She also reported that she was able to experience the result of the Rewind fairly quickly and would like to continue using that process in our work. The client is able to continue with the other phases in her CBT trauma process without feeling emotionally unable to cope.
42) Six case histories of veterans treated successfully with the Rewind

The amazing advantage of the Rewind is that, as in the case of civilians, the veterans are not required to disclose any of the events they were involved in during deployment.
The vets so far treated: 
  • WW11 on retreating, a woman came out from one of the houses they were burning. He could never sleep as the eyes of the woman(with a rifle clearly intent on killing him) reappeared.. He shot her dead. I treatd him in 1996 and he was then able to get a good night's sleep. He died a year later from lung cancer

  • Northern Ireland  On entering what he thought was a children's area as he opened the door he found a gun pointing straight at his face. For 30 years he lived in fear and anxiety. His plight was fortuitously picked up by SSAFA on looking into a housing problem. He was unemployed and antisocial. Following treatment his IES went down from 66 to 7 and is now outgoing.

  • Bosnia Attempted suicide twice.Diagnosis was late onset PTSD. See what he told the newspapers: http://www.tewkesburyadmag.co.uk/news/evesham/9912150.The_worst_scars_are_the_ones_that_you_can_t_see/

  • Iraq 2003 Bosnia 2006 Treated in 2013. IES pre treating:47 after:12  Following treatment he felt at last in control of any triggers that might cause involuntary recall; his girlfriend said that at last he was sleeping well. He was able to talk to those who asked him about his combat experience without breaking down. Applied and got a new job.


  • Afghanistan   25 year old treated in 2014. Deployed twice in Afghanistan. Left in 2006. Two traumatic incidents treated: a) attempted to save a buddy left wounded on the fieldand putting his own life at considerable risk; nearly hit by an RPG. Symptoms: irritable, angry, violent, unable to form stable relationships, a stint in prison, nightmares and flashbacks all the time. IES before treatment 68 reduced to 17 for the dominating trauma. IES for the secondary trauma 51 down to 6.He now has a lovely partner and children.

  •  Afghanistan Surgeon doing 3 to four tours a year, for years in Afghanistan. Became increasingly angry re the "faceless enemy"; developed quite uncharacteristic violent ideation:fantasised about smashing someone to pulp,flashbacks "coming from nowhere". Treated in 2014. IES 37 pre Rewind, 6 after. Pleased that he no longer got upset if a trigger brought about recall, "the rewind came straight in and I felt in control". No further flashbacks.





Dr. David Muss
mussdavid@gmail.com
43) Angry and Strict mother still affecting
  • Age – 40
  • Interval between being traumatised and coming to you for treatment – 25 years
  • past treatment – Has been working with talking therapy 
  • Presenting symptoms – anxiety, avoidance, affecting behaviour every day, frightened to disagree with people, frightened to assert own preferences or boundaries. She wasn’t aware of flashbacks but when I asked her to identify what was in her mind when she was feeling anxious, she realised that it was images of her mother’s angry face. For the forward film she created a montage of all the different images that come up for her.
  • The trauma – Angry and strict mother
  • IES before Rewind – 31
  • IES – a week after treatment, down to 13, a week later, down to 0 
  • Client is not suffering in the same way. Was able to do all the things she had previously been frightened of. She was even able to disagree with mother and made a joke of it
44) Sexually Assaulted diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD
16 Year Old Client Diagnosed Aspergers and ADHD 

Sexual assault

Score at start of rewind 51

Score end of rewind 26

Kim Watson
mrskimwatson@yahoo.co.uk
45) Friend committed suicide. Guilt for wishing friend was dead and resulting depression for 3 years on account of thinking about it
Here is the dilemma: have a client coming in two days for a Rewind session.…His best friend who had bipolar committed suicide, and the client's guilt over having the thought that he wished his friend was dead, has had him depressed for the last 3 years. 
He had an argument with his friend …the friend had been getting more and more difficult to deal with over the last few years. They were travelling together and after the argument they parted ways for a few weeks and during that time my client had the thought 'I wish he was dead, things would be so much easier if he was dead'. 

The two friends made up after a while, and the relationship was fine for the next 6mths, and the last time they saw each other was at my client's birthday dinner a day or so before the friend committed suicide. His friend jumped off a coastal place  and died. His girlfriend alerted the police and friends etc. 

He hasn't told anyone that he had the thought of wishing his friend was dead, because he feels so guilty and ashamed about it. It is like a child who believes that their thoughts made something actually happen. Logically he knows that isn't the case of course, but he has got depressed and isn't handling things at work etc as a result of the feelings of guilt/sadness that are invading his life.

He came back for his follow up session, and it worked! He said he just doesn't think about it (friend's suicide) now…and when he did find himself thinking about it one time, it wasn't in a negative way and the rewind just came in from nowhere, but faster than before and in less detail. His first score was 46 and his second score was 11.


Sarah Ivens
Australia
connect@sarahivens.com.au
46) Two Cases: 1) Sexual abuse and drugs 2) Traumatic surgery leads to binge drinking
Client 1
Young woman suffering from anxiety and depression and from a difficult home background with a suggestion of sexual abuse in the past.  Client had engaged  in substance abuse but not at time of therapy and had cut herself and made attempts to end her own life. She had developed a pattern of starving, binging and making herself vomit. Sleeping was a problem and she had difficulty letting go of the past .Some thoughts were repeatedly running through her head which she could not switch off. She described seeing recurring images and had waves of strong feelings but with almost a sense of detachment sometimes. Various agencies had provided counselling over the years but client felt that just talking about problems had not really helped her to move forward to any great extent.On the Impact of Events scale, client scored 72 before the Rewind and 6, two weeks later which represents a significant improvement. She appreciated not having to talk about her traumatic event and felt that the Rewind had helped her let go and think differently. She felt the strong feelings had disappeared and only rarely had images reoccurred. Relaxation exercises and breathing techniques had become part of her regular practice and some understanding of how the brain works when it is emotionally aroused had had an impact on her well being generally. 

Client 2
Young woman with anger management issues who was anxious and fearful of the future. Her work involved anti - social hours and she was experiencing sleeping difficulties. There was trauma surrounding surgery in the previous year and she had engaged in binge drinking episodes.On the Impact of Events Scale, client scored 39 before the Rewind and 2, two weeks later representing a significant improvement .Client reported that she had rarely thought about the event since the Rewind and only rarely had other events reminded her of it. She had been able to go into a hospital and had watched a television programme on a similar theme to the one she had experienced without undue stress or anxiety. Client said she felt better able to cope with life and felt that a weight had been lifted. 

Verified by Frances Masters (November2013) – Clinical Director of Reclaim Life                         

irenecaird@hotmail.com
47) Victim of domestic abuse lived for years in fear
This lady was a victim of domestic abuse and escaped from her partner.  for the last couple of years she has been living in fear.  Locking and checking doors and windows, not going out on her own, just terrified that he will find her. She seemed paralyzed in her own skin.  She was not eating properly nor sleeping due to nightmares on a regular basis.  I have the standard 6 session model in which I have to work for the NHS and I did this about session 3.  I saw her yesterday and she has made such a huge step toward gaining control of her life.  she is driving on her own to sessions and else ware when needed. She has not had any nightmares, she feel so much more in control and not locking and checking doors and windows.  She said that she had forgotten how it felt to be normal and that she feels that she is getting back to who she is and not what she became.  

Zafar Robina
(NHS OXFORDSHIRE CCG)
robina.zafar@nhs.net
48) Lady anxious since childhood - see what caused it. Resolved with the Rewind
The other lady was anxious all the time and felt that she had been like this since her childhood; we worked back to an incident when her grandfather died.  She was playing and only heard her mother screams at the news.  Which scared her.  I isolated that bit of her story and REWOUND it to just before she heard the scream. It worked a dream,  she feels so much better she said.

Zafar Robina
(NHS OXFORDSHIRE CCG)
robina.zafar@nhs.net
49) Two cases of trauma one 15 years ago and one six years ago
Just to let you know that I have used the Rewind technique with 4 people since attending the training in March this year.  The feedback was positive: for example a 15-year old trauma which scored an IES of 56 reduced to 23 at one month follow-up.  A trauma which occurred six years ago reduced IES score from 54 to 29.  I will certainly continue to use the technique.

Ar1edwards@eircom.net
50) 22 year old soldier returning from Afghanistan - onset six months after discharge of hallucinations and nightmares
Had been active for four years. Started seeing the Taliban in his back yard. Constant nightmares.
As ususal, he was asked what recall he would like to deal with and in which order. 
Four traumatic incidents were dealt with.

IES from around the sixties went down to well below the threshold of 25.
Each Rewind session lasted no longer than two minutes.
Very rewarding indeed as his family had lived in fear of him doing something violent to himself.

David Muss
Director PTSD Unit Birmingham BMI Hospital.
51) Army medic returning from Afghanistan treated successfully via Skype with the Rewind technique
I used the Rewind with a client using skype and it was very successful. 

I had done a full skype session in advance of the one where Rewind was conducted to acquire full case history and conduct risk assessments. 
She was an army medic who had returned from a stint in Afghanistan.
 

Of course without meaning to state the obvious you do need a good and reliable connection and I would recommend discussing with the client, in advance, how to deal with any problems with these should they occur. I was careful to reassure the client that if we were disconnected there was no harm to her and that I would immediately call on tele
phone so that we could either re-establish skype or complete by phone. 

veritylewis@ymail.com
52) Child abuse; riding accident; car accident; suspected suicide
I have now used Rewind a number of times for a variety of reasons and have had excellent results this has included child abuse, a riding accident deaths - a car accident and a suspected suicide. 

Meryl Hargreaves
kingfishercounselling@yahoo.com
53) Traumatic Bereavement. Rewind enables the grief process to move on
I used Rewind on a client with a traumatic bereavement taking her through the events leading up to and just after the death; score before rewind 49, score two weeks after 28, so a significant improvement. It has enabled the grief process, although still painful, to move on, away from the replaying of the events around the death. 

Regards 

Andrew De Smet 
andrewdesmet@btinternet.com
54) Two cases:14 year old witnessed Home Explosion, mother and partner within. Sexual Violence on wedding night
Female aged 41 years.  This client suffered sexual violence from her first husband on their wedding night.  Although she is no longer married to this man and is happily re-married there has been a lot of fear around for this client in relation to sexual intimacy.  Since doing the Rewind this client has reported that the fear has gone which is enabling her to feel safer in intimate situations.  Score before Rewind = 34.  Score after Rewind = 18.  The second score was obtained three weeks after the Rewind was done.

Female aged 14 years.  This client witnessed an explosion in her home in which her mother and mother's partner were situated at the time of the explosion.  My client's mother was nearly killed, spent a long time in hospital receiving treatment and rehabilitation and has suffered disability as a result of the injuries she sustained.  My client had been suffering from nightmares and flashbacks since the incident, including an imagined scenario in which her mother actually died.  After completing the Rewind of her actual traumatic recall and her imagined recall my client no longer felt panicky, her anxiety and worry had stopped, her anger had also subsided and she felt back in control of her life again.  Score before Rewind = 27. Score after Rewind = 4.  The second score was obtained two weeks after the Rewind was done.

Louise Hazelwood
Registered Member MBACP (Accred) Counsellor and Supervisor


Email: louise@hazelwood1.co.uk
Web: www.newarkcounselliingpractice.com
55) Mother troubled by recurrent image after she found her son's body following his suicide
I have used the Rewind technique successfully on a woman whose son had committed suicide.  My client had found the body and she was troubled by the recurring image of this rather than other memories of her son.  Immediately after doing Rewind she described the image floating away from her.  

Sue
suesutton01@yahoo.co.uk
56) Held hostage for three days. Subjected to multiple rape, abuse and torture
The nightmares decreased by approx. 50% one day after the Rewind
Subsequent feedback showed a further reduction over the month. 
 

Caroline Zanussi
zanugem@hotmail.com
57) 17 Year old assaulted on Boxing Day 2012
SB is a 17 year old male client student, studying at a college of Further Education. He has a normal medical history except for mild epilepsy. SB suffered a traumatic assault on Boxing Day 2012, as a result of which he developed high levels of anxiety. He would worry endlessly over the slightest thing, as a result of which his social life suffered; he became unable to go out in the evenings, and he deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts for fear of being watched and of further assaults occurring. SB also suffered intrusive images and flashbacks. Prior to Rewind, SB’s IES was 58. One week later, it had dropped to 29; however, I gave a second Rewind as I was not convinced that he had sufficiently detached himself during the first ‘film’. One week after the second Rewind, SB’s IES score had fallen to just 3.

SB now finds that he doesn’t think about his attack at all, and has been able to recommence socialising, and has reinstated his social media. 

Jackie Browne
Carmarthenshire

jabrowne37@btinternet.com
58) Twenty years of intrusive images in ex TA 43 year old
MD is a 43 year old male who had served overseas in the Territorial Army (TA). He had been referred because of recurring intrusive images which had persisted for 20 years; the images were not of battle conflict, but of his mother, whom he had discovered lying dead on the stairs of her home, when he returned home from a tour of duty. The images were disturbing his sleep and his work, and had resulted in uncharacteristic outbursts of anger towards colleagues and customers at the store where he worked. IES before rewind was 56. After one week, MD’s score had dropped to 25. At the client’s request I repeated the Rewind. At the next appointment, I repeated the IES and found that MD’s score had fallen to 5.

MD is now able to move forward with his life; his calm nature has been restored, and he has not suffered with any further intrusive images. He is now contemplating studying for a degree – something he could not have contemplated prior to Rewind. 


Jackie Browne BSc (Hons)Psych , MBPS GBC, HND, MBACP
jabrowne37@btinternet.com
59) One Rewind and gone?
One Rewind and gone?Tonight my male client came in and told me he was amazed that he hasn't thought about it even once in the past two weeks. He was a high 30's on the memory we Rewound two weeks ago, and told me he has not thought about it even once in the past two weeks. He has had this memory revisit him at least 2 and up to 6 times a week for the past 17 or more years, he is upper 30's in age. He said he tried to think about it in preparation for coming to see me tonight, and he got distracted and got lost with the memory when he tried, couldn't do it. He thinks it is amazing. All I know is that the event related to one of his childhood beatings by his father, one where it was more severe than those usual ones he got weekly, but it also contained an imagined fear as part of the trauma that didn't materialize. He told me after the first Rewind that he remembered something during the Rewind that he hadn't thought about before, the color and pattern of the sofa, which was his starting safe place. He said he didn't ever remember having that awareness before, it was his grandmother's sofa, and he said he used to love to go there and sit on it. That was a strong memory for him, remembering the sofa and more of the details around it like the color and texture, and a very positive memory, too. He had forgotten the real color and texture until he did that first Rewind. His score indicated no need to do it again, I think it was a 0. Does that happen often? Where they have a more enhanced and better memory of the event or some part of it during the Rewind? This client is a happy man tonight!

Mary
60) Pathological grief following 3 year old's death
This client had suffered a traumatic bereavement of her child 3 years ago. After the incident she returned to work after a few weeks. She had continued to work until around 2.5 years later when she just found it impossible to continue. She had coped by shutting all her emotions away and being there for other family members. When she went off sick she felt as though she was going mad and was having some very dark thoughts. She was referred to me for short term counselling. During our early sessions the focus was very much on facilitating this client's grief which was very firmly locked away. This work proceeded slowly but steadily, however, it became clear that the client was not only dealing with a complicated grief reaction but also Post Traumatic Stress related to the whole medical trauma of the day of the incident. Other features like the funeral were painful to think about but seemed to have passed into normal memory. This client was suffering from nightmares, sleeplessness, recurring thoughts about the day and unwanted flashbacks. 

Prior to Rewind the client scored 62 IES-R (=50 IES). When she returned for follow up 2 weeks later she reported a considerable improvement. The follow up score was 29 IES- (=25 IES). Although this was right on the clinical IES cut off, I checked that the client had included everything in the original Rewind and decided that under the circumstances it was a very good outcome. This client is still grieving therefore, some of the remaining symptoms seem normal. The client said her sleep was considerably improved, she had experienced no nightmares and she said it felt like the trauma had been “plucked out of her head leaving just the grief.” Furthermore, the client said that on occasion she thought the involuntary recall was about to start but it had stopped immediately “like pressing the eject button.” The client was very happy with the outcome and also said she was now able to access some happy thoughts about her child.

Mo Perkins
mo@mosaic-cc.com
61) Brutally attacked a year ago - thought she was going to die
This client was attacked quite brutally around 1 year ago and at the time she thought that she was going to die. Since that time she has been unable to return to work because of Post Traumatic Stress. She has suffered with panic attacks, sleeplessness, nightmares when she does sleep and constant thoughts about the incident. The thought of  going back into work makes her feel physically sick. She was referred to me through her work for short term counselling.  At the end of her sessions she was still not able to consider return to work and she still had many of the symptoms. When she was referred for a further 6 sessions, I investigated the Rewind Technique.   

Prior to the Rewind the client scored 54 on IES-R (=32 on IES). When she returned for follow up 12 days later she was feeling much better but her partner had reported that she had been shouting very loudly in her sleep. We repeated the IES-R and had a score of 29 (=21 on IES). Although this was below the clinical cut off for IES I decided that we would repeat the technique because we identified that the shouting was possibly linked to a situation just after the attack and had not been included in the original Rewind. 10 days later on 2nd follow up the client scored 11 on IES-R (=10 on IES). The client was now sleeping for around 5 hours at a time and falling asleep after waking. She had not experienced any panic attacks, flashbacks or nightmares. She had resumed some of her sporting activities and in her words wanted “to do things and get on with life rather than watch the world go by.” The client was amazed at the outcome and although she has not yet returned to work, she now feels she has got her life back.


Mo Perkins
mo@mosaic-cc.com
62) Distressing recall causing ongoing anxiety for 10 years after wife developed a stroke on their wedding day
35 year old man who had developed PTSD after his wife had suffered a stroke on their wedding day 10 years previously. In addition to disturbing flashbacks about that day the young man had developed profound anxiety about his health and believed he had serious conditions even after investigations had ruled them out.IES before treatment was 36 and one week later was 12. He reported that he occasionally had "the thoughts" but "was no longer disturbed by them." His anxiety levels as measured by CORE pre treatment were 50 and after treatment were 13.
63) A young man with Aspergers
"A"is a young man with diagnosed aspergers. After initial therapeutic treatment with rewind which was very successful following a full nervous break down,he was able to return to a more sociable and enjoyable life, having been severly disabled by physical symptomssimilar to those previously thought of a 'shell shock' with tremors and loss of mobility. "A" now returns from time to time when life gets too much for him and he feels overloaded. I have long thought that symptoms of post trauma stress are much more common than officially recognised and a recent visitby A showed very high scores on the Impact of Events Scale with nightmares, recurring images and intrusive thoughts. The problem...? A had fallen out with a group of friends having made a social faut pas that left him feeling isolated and very sad. Rewind of that incident worked its magic so that  A was able to let go of the trauma, reframe it as a learning experience andrefocus on his hopes for future friendships. His sleep was restored and A reported feeling 'so much better, lighter and  calmer' after the session. His IES on a follow up had reduced from 50 to zero...!! 

I am priveleged to have this tool in my professional toolbox and continue to be astounded at theeffective and efficient resolution of traumatic distress. 

Frances Masters
64) Twenty one year old raped, had given up going out
I have just seen a young lady (21) in surgery who was referred by her GP as she was raped.  The trauma was such that she moved in to live with her grandparents and would not go out. I saw her and did the technique and today she said:- "  It worked very well I haven’t thought about it once since we did the treatment... Now my life is much better than before, I like getting up in the morning and seeing what the day brings."

robina zafir
robina.zafar@nhs.net
65) Recurring images of (forgiven) partner cheating in the past
I  recently rewound a woman who could not get over her husbands cheating quite a few years ago. She kept on thinking of them together even though she'd forgiven him and he had done everything he could to make amends. One Rewind later, and the thing she saw then does not mean much anymore. They are now working towards a shared and closer future...nice.

DCCounselling@yahoo.co.uk

07977 57 57 58
66) Rewind for Assaulted or Abused College Students
I use the Rewind failry frequently as appropriate with clients in the FE college where I am employed. It has been particularly useful with students who have been assaulted or abused.

Jo Lockett MBACP (Accred) Counsellor (inc. Crisis Support) 
Tel: 0151 551 7418
Mob:07894386718
67) Recurring image of son's dead body
I have used the Rewind technique successfully on a woman whose son had committed suicide.  My client had found the body and she was troubled by the recurring image of this rather than other memories of her son.  Immediately after doing Rewind she described the image floating away from her.   

Sue Sutton Member of BACP
suesutton01@yahoo.co.uk
68) Grandfather prosecuted for child sex abuse devastates 12 year old grandson
I have been using your technique  for other issues and found it to work.  In school I was referred a 12 year old who had been told that his grandfather was being prosecuted for child sex abuse.  This young boy was devastated by this news and not able to function in school, he would get tearful most of the time.  I don't use the same pre treatment score form for the young people but ask them out of 20 how they would score themselves on this issue being in their head space.  most say 20.  I did the REWIND with him and in only one session he came back and said that he does not think about it much at all.  I have found that it is great to just turn the clock back for people.  

I have found it to be a fantastic skill to offer clients.  I don't dream to understand the way it works but all I need to know is that it does!
 Many thanks, Robina 

Robina Zafir
robina.zafar@nhs.net
69) Wonderful help for trafficked Nigerian woman
Hi David ... Just wanted to let you know I ve just done Rewind with a young Nigerian woman who has been trafficked ... She is amazed at the immediate healing affect on her ... She feels so much lighter already ! Wonderful !! 

Amanda Hewitt 
70) Rape victim treated successfully with the Rewind
Hi David, I just wanted to let you know about a patient I have been working with.  She was raped a few months ago and was referred to me as she was struggling with many issues stemming form that.  

On her first session her score pre Rewind was 55.  

The next session she scored 14 and today she has scored 0. What a result and all thanks to you! Best wishes, 

Robina Zafir
71) VICARIOUSLY TRAUMATISED after witnessing dog attack resulting in the death of a young girl
A recent session was about an event where the client witnessed a dog attack a young girl ...the girl died 2 days later and my client has been left terrified of dogs and having very disturbed nights hearing dogs barking ...Rewind has really had a positive impact on her and she says her heart does not beat so fast now when she hears dogs bark ! That's just great ! 

Amanda Hewitt
amanda.hewitt@hotmail.co.uk
72) Recall of father's death after client experienced a near miss on the highway
I have used the technique again - this time for a man whose father died about 3 years ago. His father had a problem when they were driving, ambulance was called and father died in hospital. Subsequently client had a near miss accident on the motorway. I used two separate rewinds - client's request - and just completed the second. The results were good - down from 59 to 25 on the IES. Client was astounded and was really pleased with the effect after 2 weeks. 

Meryl Hargreaves

kingfishercounselling@yahoo.com
73) Fear of being terminally ill following father's sudden death
Another success I had just this week.  A young women who came to me with health anxiety and worried that she was terminally ill.  This came from the sudden death of her father and how she had to deal with it.  The image and flash backs were creating the anxiety.  Following rewind she came back this week and said she felt good.  Her appearance had also changed, she appeared more relaxed and said she had not thought about her own health since and no had any panic attacks. 

Ilse Leenders
73) Bosnian veteran treated
His initial IES Score was 51 after 2 weeks it has come down to 28 , He felt that the first trauma had been dealt with to some extent but another trauma was effecting him more now. So we did the treatment again on the trauma that was bothering at the present time. Since the last treatment he has commented that he feels Amazing! 

He cant thank me enough for what I have done, I will be taking another score from him on my visit next Tuesday, I have a feeling that his overall IES score will be very low.

Warren Howell
74) Attempted rape; 2) Sexual abuse; 3) Complex childhood trauma; 4) Vicariously traumatised
I thought I would report back to you after having had success using the Rewind Technique following your training workshop back in September.
 
I have subsequently used the technique with the following clients:
  • 26 year old female, had an incident at her workplace - a residential home for adults with mental health difficulties. She was working nights on her own and one of the patients attempted to rape her. Her IES score was 63 prior to treatment and had gone to 5 two weeks later. 
  • A client that had a hsitory of complex childhood trauma had a score of 30 prior to using the Rewind Technique and this has reduced to 18. There were multiple traumatic events and not all of them were covered in one treatment, we are still in the process of tackling them one by one. 
  • I also used the Technique on a close member of my family who was unforunately sexually abused by a neighbour when he was 5 years old. He had been troubled by intrusive thoughts and nightmares, scoring an IES of 45. After two weeks his score has also gone down to zero. 
  • My 'trauma' was related to what had happened to my close family memeber, I had been suffering vicariously. My own score on the training day was 45 and has since gone down to zero. I am more than pleased.
 
I really can't thank you enough, the technique has not only changed my life and helped my family but has also been an invaluable tool in my practice.

Samantha Griesel 
samgriesel@me.com
75) Trafficked woman - so different after Rewind!
....I am still using rewind within my therapy with good results especially for a client who was trafficked and her scores started at 49 and stayed in the 40 s for some time but this week she got a score of 22 and looks so very different ...life is on the up for her ! 

Amanda Hewitt
76) Sexual abuse and rape 12-13 years old - now 30
Since completing the training (in June 2012), re: The Rewind Technique for PTSD, I have used the technique three times with the same client - in June, July and August.  The client’s traumatic life event was sexual abuse and rape, which happened between the ages of 12 -13; the client is age 30 now. The client reported that this issue had never really been explored or addressed in previous psychological therapy, largely due to the fear of becoming too overwhelmed and terminating the therapy. The client identified seven intrusive memories that were often experienced through dreams and flashbacks.  In addition, the client had struggled with associated residual feelings for many years; using various unhealthy coping strategies to manage them.   Furthermore, the client did not want to talk (in any real depth) about the traumatic event.     The client’s treatment goals were to stop the nightmares, reduce the frequency of the flashbacks, (when triggered by various reminders), and to generally achieve; “Peace of mind”.   Initially, the client was sceptical about the treatment process and expressed reservations about the effectiveness of the technique and the degree of relief (from symptoms), it could provide.  However, after applying this technique on three separate occasions the client was positively impressed with the results.  the client’s changes were also supported by the following pre and post scores having used ‘The Impact of Event Scale’ (IES) self-report measure: 1st session – Pre- treatment score:  57.  Post treatment score: 16 2nd session– Pre- treatment score: 57.  Post treatment score: 15 3rd session – Pre-treatment score:  57.  Post treatment score: 13 

It has been really positive to observe how this client has been able to benefit in a number of ways (psychologically, emotionally and socially), since engaging with this treatment / technique for PTSD.

Lisa Walters

lisawalters888@gmail.com
77) Successful REWIND with couple traumatised after armed burglary
In my private practice, I have been working with a mature couple displaying
symptoms of traumatic stress following an armed burglary during the night at
their remote country home two years ago. They received some counselling at the
time, however they were unable to spend a night in the house ever again and sold
it shortly afterwards. Many months later, they were still suffering from regular
nightmares and frequent flashbacks. After discussion with you (and them) 
I dedicated one session to do Rewind on each of them in turn. After two weeks, the
man's IES score went from 42 to 14, the woman's from 28 to 9. Four weeks later,
they both continue to report that the awful flashbacks and nightmares have
disappeared completely, and they have for the first time been able to return to
the village where it happened.

Rachel Shattock Dawson
rachel@therapyonthames.co.uk
78) Severely traumatised following dog attack
Female client who was severely traumatised following an attack by a dog that bit the woman in the breast and arm leaving some very nasty scarring. Her score pre technique was 65 and post technique was 31. As this score was above the 25 threshold I offered to re-treat but she said that she felt much better and didn't feel the need to. So I think we can regard it as a successful intervention.

ricnorris1@aol.com
79) Car Accident; Years of Abuse from Partner; Vivid Memories of Parent Dying; Also,two cases of difficulties with the Rewind 3 recent cases:
  •  I used Rewind with someone still suffering from a car accident some years previously, she had 2 sessions of Rewind and three weeks later reported no troubling thoughts or flashbacks.
  • Another  was someone I saw for ongoing work who had suffered years of abuse from a partner. We used and can continue to use Rewind as part of her therapy over time and together with traditional therapy it has helped her to see a better future. 
  • The other case was vivid memories of a troubling death of a parent long after the rest of the bereavement process seemed to have been worked through. Again a good result. Most of the time I find the results amaze the people concerned.
  • I have found one client who found the technique difficult to do and did not want to proceed and another who has struggled with the rewind part. 

I do some work occupational health work for NHS Trusts and sometimes staff experience troubling things which they expect to get over easily (because it is their job) I am pleased to have the Rewind technique to offer when necessary. 

Thank you for this training, 
with kind regards

Carol
Atrocities constantly recalled after 1990's Bosnia and Kosovo conflict "put to bed"
Dear David, I would like to thank you for your assistance in treating me with the Rewind technique for post traumatic stress disorder that I was diagnosed with in November 2011.  This has been a number of traumatic experience’s in my life that I have been living with for 12 years because of the atrocities that I was exposed to in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s serving as a Soldier in the British army, you have helped me gain my life back and get the ghosts put to bed many thanks.

Former  Sgt JP McClay  Irish Guards/ Royal Military Police.

Article reported in the newspaper >
80) Case 1:Nightmares and flashbacks for over a year and half after father's death. Case 2:Trauma hiding behind protective fog
Just to let you know that I've had another couple of successes with Rewind.
  • One was quite straight forward, flashbacks and nightmares for eighteen months, gone in a couple of days after one Rewind.The interesting thing for me is that they are a friend of mine that I hadn't met for quite a few years. a couple of weeks later, received an email from them some of which is included below:

"I am so much better since I saw you a few weeks ago, and am surprised at how well the rewind therapy has worked.  You were right when you said it might take a few days, it did !  I am not even really aware now of having the flashback, which is such a relief.

I feel so much more positive (most of the time), and am not feeling as numb as I was.
Thank you so much for what you have done, it was lovely to see you, keep in touch."
  • The other was really interesting as they only scored 10 on the initial assessment (They would break down and cry and be unable to answer the questions). As I'd been working with them for a few months I realised that their trauma was hiding itself behind a protective 'fog' which would not allow the client to recall details of the event or any flashbacks which do occur.We took about three sessions to get through one complete Rewind but managed it eventually.I saw the client a week later and he has suddenly turned a corner and has been functioning quite normally and has been able to consider returning to work.

Dave
81) Emotional and physical abuse by both parents. Two difficult cases successfully treated
I now have two cases to tell you about where Rewind was a great success.
  • The first one is a young woman who had experienced emotional and physical abuse by both parents. First Rewind was for a frightening experience with Dad - IES score before: 32 and after Rewind: 12. She referred to that afterwards as "oh that! - that happened ages ago, it doesn't bother me now." Fabulous outcome!
  • The second Rewind with this client was for a No.3 - a trauma that she was told about - it had happened to Dad. IES before :41 and after Rewind: 14. Another great result.
  • Another client who I had already worked with for over a year. She had suffered emotional, physical and sexual abuse from both parents for many years. There was one particular traumatic memory that seemed impossible to shift - she had recurring nightmares and daytime flashbacks connected to this. IES before Rewind; 64 and after: 29. She reported that all nightmares and daytime intrusive images had stopped and that she was sleeping through the night. This was such an exciting outcome for her and a very moving one for me - it was fantastic to see how it had helped her.
I'm really pleased that I did the Rewind training and have been recommending it to all my colleagues.

Many thanks

Pam
pamhardy10@yahoo.co.uk
82) Three cases: Rape and violence
As you will see I have used the re wind technique on various clients with very positive results.  I find using it is such a positive tool and clients come back saying how it has changed their lives.  I am so pleased I attended your course and it has changed the way I think about my clients and how I work.

This is just a small sample of the clients I have worked with Kind regardsIlse
  • Case1-Female 32 Traumatic childhood- Abuse and violence as a child, raped between 10 to 14 years old.  Had 6 children all taken into care.   Low self esteem, low self worth.   Unable to think of her son without seeing the injuries caused by her partner.  
Female aged 32 Using Re Wind for the rape when she was a child.  The IES score before was 42 following re wind it reduced to 15  she felt  she was able to see this from a different perspective and said she now could sleep, did not have panic attacks any more.  I also used rewind for the trauma of seeing her child injured, before she had a score of 35, said she could not see her child without the injuries following re wind it had reduced to 12, she even managed to bring in a photo of him smiling and now felt she could think of him as a smiling happy child.
  • Case 2 -Female 27 Presenting issue low self esteem, previous, drug addict, anorexia and self harm.  Raped at 14 did not tell anyone and this was when the self harm began.   Key issues was the rape, prior to using re wind her IES score was high at 41 following re wind it reduced to a great 12.  At her last sessions she arrived, looking good, had her hair done and completely changed her appearance. She felt alive and looked forward to life.  Great result.
  • Case 3 - Female 56 Presenting issue was anxiety, low self esteem, no confidence.   Underlining issue was anger which had put her in danger at times. Key issues was a divorce from a violent husband, rejection nothing was worth while.  Key event was a violent incident in a public bar where she felt she was not able to protect herself and no one came to her aid.   She saw herself in a vulnerable place unable to do anything.  Using re wind her score before was 39 for this incident following rewind it reduced to 18, she felt she was able to control her anger now and also see what it did to her.   Very happy when we closed the sessions.  Felt she could live her life and not put herself in danger.

Ilse Leenders
Founder I-Cope Counselling & Consultancy - To Empower individuals & Organisations 
Mobile: 07587 214260
Ilse.Leenders@i-cope.co.uk
enquires@i-cope.co.uk
www.i-cope.co.uk
www.i-copeconsultancy.co.uk
83) Panic attack after car accident
Client experienced trauma following car accident. Experienced panic attacks if car accident seen on tv/ film. 
Client would avoid  travelling on motorway. 
Her score before Rewind 27. 
After rewind 5. 

No longer anxious if accident on seen on tv. Motorway travel greatly improved.

Thanks again

Kim Watson 
mrskimwatson@yahoo.co.uk
84) Three very different cases: Disabled after surgery; Disabled after motorbike accident; Childhood trauma
I attended your workshop on November 2011.

  • I have just used the technique on a client who has had scored 50 on the assessment and now scores 15. We will be using the technique again because the trauma has been ongoing over a period of 4 years. We have to break it down into stages, but there is a marked difference in the way she is feeling. She has been left disabled and in great pain from surgery. 
  • Another client who attended a few months ago had a high score. She was left disabled in a motorbike accident and had continual flashbacks. The flashbacks stopped. 
  • I have also used it on a colleague yesterday whose life has been affected by a childhood trauma. He tells me it has  made a difference overnight. He is going to attend one of your workshops.
Regards

Kath Moore
www.kath@kmcounselling.co.uk
85) RTA; Domestic violence to a minor; phobias
I have used Rewind on 2 PTSD clients.
  • One a car accident 
  • the other a domestic incident involving severe injury to a minor.
  • Both very successful. 
I have also treated several phobics, again with great success.


Neil Pickering
neil_pickering@msn.com
86) 15 year old finds his mum hanging following suicide at home
I used your technique very effectively recently with a 15 year old who had found his mum after she committed suicide by hanging in the family home.

Allman Suzanne
(PENNINE CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)
s.allman@nhs.net
87) Years of success with the Rewind Technique
I have been using the Rewind technique for many years with great success from road traffic accidents, ex miltary to witnesses of murder - over the years I have completed much training in the trauma field and 90% of the time use the Rewind technique as well as and alongside other interventions. Its success has been amazing. 

Sue Daniels
jigsawcounsel@btconnect.com
88) Horrendous Abuse. One session of the Rewind brings about release after working with her before for 9 months
Just wanted to report back on a client I worked with last week ... She scored 61 on IES but left the session looking so light and released. I have just had another session with her and her score was 5 for this week ! This is a client who I have been working with for 9 months and who has horrendous abuse issues to work through.
This is a great tool for me to have .... 

Many thanks

Amanda Hewitt 
amanda.hewitt@hotmail.co.uk
89) Flashbacks of abusive father
The client couldn't put a finger on what changed after the Rewind but the recurrent flashbacks of the abusive father (now deceased) faded and the power of the flashbacks changed. When he pops into my clients head, instead of being re-traumatised, the client just says  "...stupid old man." and gets on with life. My client is also able to hug her mother for the first time in ten years and the anger has gone out of their present relationship with her partner. A good result that has had a positive effect on a number of people throughout their family.

David Cavanagh
daveonthemainland@yahoo.co.uk
90) Rewind helps 16 year old bullied
I continue to use Rewind with clients and have attached two more:
  • client age 16. Experienced bullying. Anxiety and confusion around this event.Score before Rewind-54 Score after Rewind-29.
  • Female age 36 presented with anxiety following break down in long term relationship. Argument client had with ex that bothered client was the focus of Rewind. Score before Rewind- 52 Score after Rewind- 14
Kim Watson
mrskimwatson@yahoo.co.uk
91) "Staggering result" says clinical psychologist after treating over ten year history of sexual assault successfully
I had a client -  aged in her late 20s - who was still experiencing intrusive memories from an incident of sexual assault by a 17 year old man when she was just 10 years old. I think this has been at the root of quite a few of her issues, especially around body image and relationships. Her score on the Impact of Events Scale pre-treatment was 42. When I followed this up four weeks later (I would have done so two weeks later but she had to cancel her appointment due to ill-health) her post-treatment score was 3!

She was amazed at how the memories no longer seemed to come into her mind and have ceased to trouble her since the Rewind technique's success.


Dr Rick Norris, C.Psychol
www.mindhealthdevelopment.co.uk
92) Sexually Abused as a Teenager, 38 year old successfully treated with the Rewind
Another case study for you. A 38 year old woman who was sexually abused as a teenager. Her initial score was 52. I re-tested her 4 weeks later and her score was 6. Amazing!

Dr Rick Norris, C.Psychol
Mobile 07932-002795
www.cssands.co.uk
www.mindhealthdevelopment.co.uk
93) Store Manager Held at Gunpoint
After I attended your course at Winchester in March 2011 I used Rewind with a male store manager who was suffering severe PTSD after being robbed and assaulted at gunpoint. He was having severe nightmares and was so traumatised that he could not leave his home unless he was accompanied by a trusted person.

However, after using the Rewind with him, his nightmares immediately stopped and after a couple of weeks he began to venture out and start re-building his life again.


S.Hewitt

sue.hewitt4@btinternet.com
94) Rewind with a prisoner who has been transferred to our prison after 31/2 years in a Thai prison
I did one session of Rewind that I told you about and the following week the Client said "nothing had really changed" but the following week he reported that he was now sleeping so much, with no flashbacks after 3 1/2 years , that he had a job to stay awake! 

Three weeks on and this client is still sleeping well and has stated that he feels fully in control of his traumatic thoughts, it is just thrilling.

The next Client has scored a 40 on the Impact of Events, interestingly he said that because he is in Prison for murder it is a daily reminder of what he has done, however he tried to fill in the questionnaire from his own emotional distress around the murder.Interestingly both clients were able to allow themselves to feel some compassion for the "man" in the forward film something they had not been able to do before and that also created  huge emotional shifts, very humbling.
Best wishes

Carol Hosford
carolhosford@yahoo.co.uk
95) 12 years of flashbacks after murdering wife - unexpected outcome with the Rewind
An interesting development with the Client, who 12 years ago killed the woman he loved, has been that because he 'watched' the events he was suddenly able to realise that there was no other course his life could have taken, that he was hurtling towards a dramatic event, he had intended to kill himself not his partner, and that has given him some peace and he has stopped beating himself up emotionally. This has enabled him to move forward in our Counselling sessions.

Carol Hosford
carolhosford@yahoo.co.uk
96) 18 year old male with cerebral palsy suffering from flashbacks and nightmares after sexual abuse
One particular student-a young 18 year old male "S" with cerebral palsy had been complaining of regular flashbacks and nightmares with regard to sexual abuse from a former friend in 2010.He initially scored 36 on our first meeting before using Rewind,which dropped dramatically to 8 on our second meeting and 7 on the third.

He was amazed with the results and commented that friends had also noticed how much more relaxed he has become since.Just one of several successful Rewind results-thank-you for sharing such an efficient technique,a great addition to my "toolbox"

Fiona Cam

fiona_cam@hotmail.com
97) Four years of guilt and distress...a very useful case to keep in mind when using the Rewind
I just wanted to let you know that I performed your technique on my client.  Her pre score was 55 after two weeks she scored 52.  I went over the stages with her and asked if she had completed her 'story' which she had not she had only done part of it but the bit she had done she felt ok about.  I did the technique again and stipulated that she had to complete  her 'story' to the end with all the ifs and buts and sounds and tastes she had experienced. The next time she came in she scored 5.  
I could not have hoped that it would have been so low but she described it as being in stagnate water which had now been refreshed with clean water and she feels able to enjoy her life with out the guilt and distress she has had for the last four years. I just thought you would like to know and thank you for sharing your skills with me. Kind regards, 

Robina Zafar
(OXFORDSHIRE PCT)
98) Fourteen year old raped 18 months before. Claustrophobia in 77 year old since age 7 - Success with the Rewind
Following the training day I attended 12.11.11 at Banbury North Oxon Counsellors group I am forwarding details of 2 clients I have worked with experiencing symptoms of PTSD.
  • The 1st Girl age 14.She had been raped approximately 18 months previously. She was experiencing anxiety and angry outbursts. She was also experiencing flash backs of the event.Her score before rewind was 27 Her score after rewind was 1.Her level of feelings of anger have decreased and flash backs have stopped.
  • The 2nd client Female age 77 She had a frightening experience at boarding school in the dormitory age 7 years old. This left her experiencing claustrophobia in many situations ever since.She would even avoid sitting in the middle of a row at the theatre for example.Her score before rewind 42 Her score at the end of rewind 13 We have now ended counselling sessions.She has yet to see what she is now able to do, but says she feels different and is contemplated the possibility of being able to have an MRI scan, something that was petrifying to her before.  

Kim Watson

mrskimwatson@yahoo.co.uk
99) Child abuse, Bullying, Personal Attack, Motorbike Accident all successfully treated with the Rewind
I attended your workshop in Birmingham this year, though I have used the Rewind for years after having read your book. Since the course I have used it about 4 times
  • Once for a prison officer who had been attacked by a prisoner
  • another for an airport official who experienced harrassment & bullying by a colleague and was unable to go to work;
  • then there was a client who had had a motorbike accident
  • and one who had suffered abuse as a child.

All were successfully treated. 


Patricia Webster 

trish.webster1@googlemail.com
100) Eighteen Months of a Recurring nightmare, without any clear traumatic event stopped with the Rewind
Have used the Rewind technique with marvellous results for this man. IES score prior to treatment was 34 and two weeks later is 0. Here, in his own words is his account: My experiences with a really plagueing nightmare began about a year to 18 months ago (circa 2010-2011), and took the form of an horrendous dream in which I found myself at various locations -- In recent months (2011-2012) they seemed to become even more frequent, until they were happening three or four times a week. On most occasions I awakened suddenly, somewhat panicky and not really knowing where I was. My experience with the Rewind technique seems to have erased this particular nightmare. After four or five weeks, I have had no recurrence of this rather ghastly dream.  

Elizabeth Webb
MBACP (Accred) NHS counsellor Oxfordshire PCT. Northamptonshire PCT
101) Distressing childhood event responsible for nightmares, hallucinations and TMJ resolved by Rewind
Since I have had the rewind technique, using a particular event from childhood which was distressingI h have no nightmares / hallucinations. I have had no symptoms of anxiety and I feel I am able to look upon my childhood experiences without feeling I need to block them out or feel overwhelmed. I have also had no concerns with safety or my health and my jaw pain is minimal. I have found that by adopting a good sleep pattern I have no distress at night. Most notably I visited my parents at Christmas and New Year with no uspetting episodes, despite it being difficult at times. Usually I cannot accept the family dynamic and find the time of year traumatic. For the first time in my life I feel I can accept my family for who they are and feel assertive enough to put boundaries in place. The festive period was similar to every other year in terms of the issues but my response to it had changed. 

I hope you find this feedback useful and thank you for performing the technique. 

Kind Regards,

david avery-prain
sampsonrdn@netscape.net 
102) Rewind successfully used for prison officer after a riot
I used the technique on a prison officer who had had a traumatic experience with a riot that almost got out of hand.  Outwardly, he appeared calm and did everything according to the book.   As there was no riot, no one thought it necessary to debrief him.   He was supposed to just carry on as usual.   As he couldn't go back to work, I was brought in.  After a single session of rewind, he lost his fear and became very angry with his superiors instead.
103) Successful use of the Rewind for two cases - Rape and Traumatic Grief
Client A, female, had an extremely abusive marriage which she left, still fearful of her husband. I treated her successfully using Rewind twice for 2 memories with PTSD symptoms regarding rape and brutality. She can recall those situations now and not feel re-traumatized;


Client B, female, came for work/stress reasons but it transpired she had long term painful recall of the circumstances of a parent's death several years ago but which felt 'like yesterday', she did Rewind and was staggered with how successful that was. 

ktcorrigan@uclan.ac.uk
104) Rape Crisis Centre Peterborough confirms amazing results with Rewind
I’m sorry it has taken so long to return your e-mail. Sally left in August and I have now taken over her position. We have had 4-5 volunteers use the Rewind technique ( including myself) and those who have used this technique have found some of the results amazing. It really is a useful tool to have. Other volunteers lack confidence in using this technique as they feel they would require more training. 
Best Wishes,

Peterborough Rape Crisis
105) Abuse, Holiday Tragedy, Traumatic Experience With Daughter. Three people successfully treated with Rewind
  • I worked with an adult who had a traumatic experience with his daughter which resulted in huge anxiety, greatly reduced after treatment
  •  A young person who underwent extreme verbal abuse from a carer was able to finally "move on" after treatment, and
  • A young man who was haunted by a holiday tragedy was able, afterwards to begin to enjoy life again. 

The first had 2 treatments and the second and third had one. 

Beverley Morris

beverley.morris@treloar.org.uk
Victim Support Rape Counselling Service Wolverhampton 1994
Dr. David  Muss L.M.S.S.A, 0n behalf of myself and the Counsellors al Victim Support Counselling Service, may I thank you for the training and support you have provided regarding your Rewind technique  for PTSD. We have all  been very impressed by the results to date, some  of them quite- exceptional  and we hope that this  technique  will  be extended as we feel that it will be of enormous  benefit to clients suffering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as aresult of varying  types of incidents. With our very best wishes for the future. Yours sincerely,  

Scheme Manager/Counsellor Member British Association of Counselling