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The beginnings of Therapeutic NLP

When I started taking NLP from NLP Marin, I had no idea what an adventure I was in for. Many years before moving to San Francisco I had been advised to take NLP because it was similar to what I was already doing in business (organizational systems strategy also referred to as culture change) and it would be an added tool in my culture change toolbox. Although I had already developed and was using a one-day business culture change template I was completely unaware of how much taking NLP would turn my world or what I knew of my world upside down.

Within the first three months of working with Carl Buchheit and Michelle Masters, I knew that I wanted to continue learning from them. That what I was learning was not just NLP and what they knew that worked in the field of human change but what I was learning was a true expression of myself.

Well before I finished becoming a master practitioner in NLP Marin's yearlong training program I had started seeing clients. After I completed the training I started a practice and within the first year, I was referred to a client that clearly had undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD).

Most of my clients up until that point had come to me for things like smoking cessation, fear of failure, anxiety, or motivation/procrastination work. This work is not nearly as challenging as this PTSD case presented.

The client suspected that she had been victimized as a child many times over many years with no memory before age 16. And while we were on the phone making her first appointment, I immediately recognized her suffering and had to do work with her over the phone so she could just get into her car. Her PTSD had transgressed to the safety (or lack thereof) she felt driving to a new place even though the original events never involved a car or driving.

When she actually arrived at my office the next day, she had just enough time to hand me her printed lists before she launched into one flashback after another. This lasted until I could bring her out her flashbacks almost as quickly as she was triggered into them. They were deeply physical (her hands would splay, her body would go limp, her jaw would open wide, and her eyes would roll back into her head.), and she acted out using different voices, screams, and sobs. What I realized quickly was these were memories being played out in front of me. I could talk to her memories and ask questions that I could use to help her make the changes she wanted and needed.

Because with PTSD (in comparison to, say, motivation/procrastination work), there are so many pieces of the puzzle, it often takes more than one session to get all the pieces. But after about 3 or 4 sessions, I have found that my PTSD clients' brains are doing the work themselves. Every once in a while, they need a little help with something, but that something is fairly trivial from what they were initially experiencing.

Since my first PTSD client, I have had many sexual, physical, and verbal abuse (including hazing) victims. I've had families and witnesses of murder, war survivors, natural disaster survivors, and people who have survived other tragedies and unspeakable acts. The one common result I've been able to offer my clients is a relief, whether I work with them online or face-to-face. This is what I am offering to you.

My name is Tracy Joy. I have a bachelor's Degree in Psychology, an MBA with a specialization in leadership, and soon a Psy.D. I am an Appreciative Inquiry practitioner and offer Human Systems transformation in business and have done so for over 10 years. I am a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner (NLP Marin style, also known as Transformational Neuro-Linguistic Programming or TNLP) and Constellations Facilitator for my personal session clients. My aim is to transform your experience of life. On a one-on-one basis, I work with you, giving you the change you want. I offer immediate, drug-free, relief from thought and memory-related pain. I hope you'll take me up on my offer and/or call or email me to find out if this is right for you.

- Tracy

Many of my clients come and see me after spending many thousands of dollars and even more of their time on many different therapies without resolution. They continue to suffer and live with their emotional pain. Many times these vary therapists claim their patient's unsolvable problems are related to something in their head.

I agree. It is something in their head!

It's a memory that once provided them safety. Now, this same memory is creating an unwanted effect. I will do my best to provide you with immediate relief and resolution without medication. - Tracy