Rewind therapy

Originating from therapeutic approaches by David Muss and Dan Jones, the Rewind Technique aims to help individuals reframe traumatic experiences so they can be integrated into normal memory storage.

At a glance

The Rewind Technique is a fast, private way to tackle trauma, anxiety, and phobias. There is no need to talk about the trauma and treatment is complete after two or three one hour sessions. Think of it as a librarian for your mind, neatly filing away distressing memories that may be stuck in a part of your brain that results in them being constantly on your mind, often triggering emotional responses when you least expect them.

Answer yes to any of these key questions & rewind may be right for you


1. Do you think about the incident when you don’t mean to?

2. Do you avoid reminders of the trauma?

3. Do pictures of it pop into your mind?

How it works

Initial assessment

A questionnaire is completed to measure the extent of the trauma to identify if Rewind is right for you. It also gives a baseline against which to measure success. 

The Rewind

After a short relaxing meditation, the recipient will be guided through a visualisation where the memories associated with the trauma will be rewound. You mentally revisit the distressing event but in a highly dissociated, safe way. Imagine you're in a cinema, watching yourself on screen. This creates a buffer and you then rewind and fast-forward the 'mental movie,' altering its emotional charge. The goal is to neutralise the impact that memory or phobia has on you.

The follow up

Two to three weeks later a second questionnaire is completed and if necessary, the Rewind therapy is repeated