What is Time Line Therapy?


One of the newest and most powerful developments in NLP, Time Line Therapy® was created by Dr. Tad James and introduced in the 1988 book Time Line Therapy and the Basis of Personality.

“The latest development in NLP, Time Line Therapy® is an unmatched method for creating powerful change in business, education and therapy”

The basic principle of Time Line Therapy® is that individuals have a time line along which all their personal history is stored and can be accessed. This includes emotions such as  happiness and anger, joy and sadness or love and hate. The time line also holds ‘limiting decisions’ such as ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘I can’t make that much money’ and ‘empowering decision’ such as ‘I can do anything I want to’. The combination of negative emotions and limiting decisions are often the cause of unfulfilled ambitions and goals and form a major part of the limiting components of a person’s personality.

“Time Line Therapy® utilizes a person’s own internal “Time Line” to work with their unconscious mind in healing emotional traumas and removing negative emotions and unwanted thoughts and behaviours”

With Time Line Therapy® it is possible to intervene in a client’s time line therapeutically and assist the client in major changes in life by releasing past negative emotions and limiting decisions, thus helping the client set and achieve their goals in life. Time Line Therapy® has been so successful in its results that it has been utilised by psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family counselors, social workers, life and business coaches for well over a decade.

“Who are we if not the collection of our memories? For almost 100 years, psychologists have agreed that our past experiences do determine who we are, and how we act”

Time Line Therapy® teaches a collection of techniques that allow an individual to gain emotional control over their life. Inappropriate emotional reactions, such as unwarranted anger or depression, anxiety or fear, are often responsible for preventing people from achieving the quality of life they desire and are capable of. Likewise, limiting decisions, such as "I'm not good enough”, or "I don't deserve a great marriage," create limitations in an individual’s ability to achieve reachable and attainable outcomes. The application of Time Line Therapy® techniques enable the elimination of many such issues from an individual’s past, allowing forward momentum to a more compelling future.

Through using Time Line Therapy® techniques, personal happiness and professional success will be more consistent and predictable. Effectiveness in working with others and the ability to empower oneself for optimum results will be increased. The ability to generate empowering internal emotional states, eliminate negative emotions and limiting decisions, identify and change limiting beliefs, envision a compelling future with an increased chance of it happening are typical results of Time Line Therapy®.

In summary, Time Line Therapy® consists of three primary techniques; the releasing of negative emotions, the removal of limiting decisions, and the process of installing a desirable and achievable future. The combination of these techniques often cause profound change in an individuals personality as they re-evaluate their priorities and actions in life in order to finally achieve what it is they want to.

For more information on Time Line Therapy® courses offered by Evolution-U, please contact us at enquiries@evolution-u.com