Time Line Therapy ™

Time Line Therapy is a collection of techniques that allow you to rid yourself of emotional baggage and take control of your life. It is sometimes known as Creating your Future Techniques. It is taught at both Practitioner and Master Practitioner level.


Why is it valuable to learn Time Line Therapy™


Is you life controlled by negative emotions?


Do you ever overreact in a situation?


Do you ever feel swamped with negative emotions?


Do you miss out on life because of the way you feel?


Do you get anxious about the future?


Is your life full of inappropriate fear?


Do you believe things about yourself that limit you?


Do you not achieve your goals?


Is your life full of sadness or depression?

Our past experiences and the memories that go with them affect how we approach present day situations. When preventing us from expressing ourselves in an appropriate way these experiences and memories stop us from achieving the results we want.

Time Line Therapy™ techniques can assist us to change all that.

What is Time Line Therapy ™

Throughout history, mankind has been aware of the passage of time. Aristotle was the first to mention the “stream of time” in his book Physics IV. William James spoke of linear memory storage as early as 1890. Finally, the concept, nearly forgotten, was revived in the late 1970’s with the advent of Neuro Linguistic Programming. The Time Line Therapy techniques in use today are a consequence of that.

In 1985, Tad James, M.S., Ph.D. applied a therapeutic process to this concept of an internal memory storage system. The result was a collection of techniques which produces long-lasting transformation very quickly-faster than what is currently called Brief Therapy. These powerful Time Line Therapy techniques are becoming the method of choice to make fast, effective, long-term changes in behaviour.

Your “Time Line” is how you unconsciously store your memories or how you unconsciously know the difference between a memory from the past and a projection of the future. Behavioural change in an individual takes place at an unconscious level. People don’t change consciously. This process allows you to work at the unconscious level and release the effects of past negative experiences and change “inappropriate” programming in minutes rather than days, months or years.

After years of development, working with clients and publishing Time Line Therapy and The Basis of Personality, Tad has become known worldwide for his Time Line Therapy model. It is a revolutionary new approach which has become so popular because of its ability to create quick, long lasting results.

Time Line Therapy ™ can free you from your past and allow you to create your future

Time Line Therapy is a collection of techniques that allow you to gain emotional control over your life. Inappropriate emotional reactions, such as bursts of anger, periods of apathy, depression, sadness, anxiety, and chronic fear, are responsible for preventing people from achieving the quality of life they desire. Limiting decisions, such as “I’m not good enough,” “I’ll never be rich,” or “I don’t deserve a great marriage,” create false limitations and hamper your ability to create reachable and attainable goals and outcomes. These techniques enable you to eliminate many types of issues in your past, thus allowing you to move forward toward your goals and desires.

Time Line Therapy is a process that assists us:

  • To let go of Negative Emotions from the past
  • To let go of Limiting Decisions(Beliefs) from the past
  • Create our future the way we want it.

Negative Emotions

These techniques allow freedom from undesired negative emotions; such as anger, sadness, fear and anxiety, hurt and guilt by releasing these emotions from the memories that harvest them. You are then able to react freely to future situations – without the emotional baggage of the past.

Limiting Decisions

Limiting decisions and beliefs prevent you from achieving your potential. These decisions and beliefs have come about as a result of past experiences but may have stayed with you ’till today and have limited your life in many ways. Time Line Therapy  techniques allow you to leave these decisions and beliefs in the past where they belong and to learn from your experiences thus enabling you to create useful and empowering alternatives.

Creating Your Future

Finally, having resolved the unresolved issues in the past, Time Line Therapy  gives us a specific way of creating our future dreams and goals in a simple process that produces results. The process involves using our imagination to create a compelling future that is inspirational and which brings about the desired outcomes.


How does it work and how can you learn about it?

As we have already said, this process works at the unconscious level and is based on the principal that once you have learned from any event then you can release the emotions on the event.

The great thing about Time Line Therapy ™ is that it aims to deal with the very first event in the gestalt (the gestalt is like a string of pearls – every pearl representing a time you experienced a particular emotion). By learning from this very first event the string of pearls or gestalt falls apart and you can release stored up negative emotions and limiting decisions. This is all done at the unconscious level since you are unlikely to know the first event consciously.

The biggest ‘selling’ point of this process is that it’s content free. So you do not have to spend hours with a therapist talking about uncomfortable events in your past.