When we have a traumatic experience, we can be left suffering with the emotional effects of the trauma. This is because the trauma hasn’t been processed properly in the limbic system. Neuroscience research shows that structures in the right side/hemisphere of the brain are overactive and acting as if there is an immediate threat in sufferers of PTSD and trauma.
The BLAST Technique® utilises precise bi-lateral movements with a light pen (which helps the memory access the left side/hemisphere of the brain) and specific suggestions to the client which helps reprocess the traumatic event so they understand what happened and can remember, but it no longer has any physical or emotional response.
The BLAST Technique® has been used to resolve PTSD and trauma from:
- Sexual Assaults
- Physical Assaults
- Child Abuse
- Narcissist Relationship Abuse
- Terrorist Attacks
- Natural Disasters
- Being Diagnosed with Life-Threatening Illnesses
Other conditions which can be treated are:
- Anxiety and general anxiety disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Traumatic birth
- Addictions and cravings
- Intimidation from bullying
- Anger and rage
- Bereavement and grief
- Relationship breakups
The BLAST Technique® was created in 2008 by psychotherapist Nick Davies in order to speed up the process and efficacy of PTSD and trauma treatment for an all-round better and more efficient experience for the client.
It draws from some of the research of neuroscientist and neuropsychologists Joseph LeDoux, Peter Naish and Ksenja da Silva and utilises several treatment modalities to create what BLAST practitioners and clients believe is the fastest, most effective treatment for this chronic, yet curable condition.