We do know from memory and brain research that painful or traumatic experiences are
stored in a different part of the brain than pleasant or neutral ones. Normally,
if we’re troubled by something, we think about it, talk about it, perhaps dream about
it and eventually we are able to come to some sort of adaptive resolution (We find
a way to come to terms with it in a healthy way, enabling us to put it behind us.)
Something happens that interrupts this process when we experience a trauma or very
painful event. Instead, the traumatic material gets *stuck* in the brain and remains
in its original form, with the same thoughts, feelings, bodily sensation, smells
and sounds. It’s as though it is sealed off from the healthy, functioning brain.
That’s why it’s not uncommon for a person who’s had years of traditional talk therapy
to find that they still hurt and haven’t changed as much as they had hoped - dysfunctional
stored material still has not been processed.
During RET sessions fears and trapped life force energy in the mind and body are
reached and released, and the core belief is processed. All the other negative
patterns that are associated with the core belief can then fall away. As energy
and memory is stored in the cells of our body, a physical feeling in the body is
generally experienced. As the session progresses this physical feeling moves up
the body and out the crown or out with the breath.
A major element of RET, is the systematic investigation of non-narrative childhood
memory including pre-birth memory. Pre-verbal, non-narrative memory occurs because
of the immaturity of the child’s brain, before roughly the age of 8 or so. The sensory-motor
processing in the right brain is not well connected to the verbal processing of the
left brain. Until this connection is in place, “memories that tell stories” do not
occur. Little focused attention is given to this type of memory in most psychotherapy,
yet its influence on perception, cognition, affect, and behaviour can be enormous.
Many clients, instead of faulting what happened to them, can only conclude that they
themselves are at fault, relative to their dysfunction, thus adding one injury to
another. Failing to attend to these “memories you cannot remember” leaves this disturbance
in place. RET acts to insure that this does not happen.
Much of the RET work bypasses ordinary cognitive structures and defences, allowing
one to access and transform material from deeper areas of the psyche. For most
people, the 5 to 10 session RET healing program accomplishes tremendous change. Single
issues can often be resolved in one or two sessions. RET can be used with children
over 5 who are troubled with fears, nightmares, learning or other behavioural disorders.
RET is also used effectively in dealing with addictions, abuse, depression, grief,
post traumatic stress, anger and panic disorders, chronic fatigue, attention deficit,
and situations which can best be described as energetic or spiritual imbalances or
One of the most attractive features of RET is that limiting core belief systems can
be resolved and changed without re-experiencing or evening knowing the original causative
Another amazing features of RET technology is that effects not only the physical,
emotional and mental levels but also spiritual levels. It is aimed to “free the
mind” “clear the body” and “open the heart”.
The processes is about releasing, not recreating the past in order to resolve the