How does Time Line Therapy® work?
Have you ever heard about Time Line Therapy®? No it doesn’t have anything to do with Facebook which most people today are so fond of but rather it’s a popular personal development approach designed to leverage one’s personal timeline to better foster success in life. Of course if you’re reading this in our website then you probably already know that.
Now if you’re interested in Time Line Therapy® as a personal development method then you’re probably keen on knowing one thing – how does Time Line Therapy® work? Let’s get right to it!
Time Line Therapy® and the basis of personality
We all have our own personal time line and it’s the manner in which we unconsciously “encode” our five senses to define our past, present and future. Notice how people are different in that some are present oriented while others reminisce their past or spend a great deal of time thinking about their future? We may not really think about it but our internal representation of time dramatically affects our ability to deal with situations as well as our relationship with other people.
Hence one could see a strong connection between Time Line Therapy® and the basis of personality.
Timeline Therapy® can prove invaluable in helping people change their personality for the better. One of its most significant teachings is the ability to recognise one’s timeline structure which can be done in 2 ways – “in time” and “through time”. People with a timeline structure that belongs to the latter tend to see time as it passes in front of them.
You might see it as a precious resource and you’re always looking to make the most out of it. You are almost always on time and easily angered or offended by the tardiness of other people. You are a big fan of “To do” lists and like creating and sticking to schedules.
People with an “in time” timeline structure on the other hand see the past behind them and their future in front of them. In this structure, one does not look at the present but rather associates with it. People that fit this description are often described as “living in the moment”. You tend to lose track of time especially when you’re doing something you like. Invariably, you tend to be late and when making arrangements, family and friends tend to advise you to come an hour earlier than the actual time knowing your time management skills which can be described as poor at best. You’re the type who needs someone to set your schedule and sort out your priorities.
Now there’s nothing inherently wrong with either of the two general timeline structures. However the problem lies when somebody possesses a time structure that isn’t working out very well for them. For example setting your future and seeing it head on is often a good thing (ergo the future lies ahead. It’s a common quality among people that are headstrong and motivated however such a timeline structure can prove stressful for some people. You may be too focused on your future that you fail to appreciate the present which is not a good thing and may lead to depression and poor relations towards other people.
Fortunately, time-lines are not fixed and this is something that Time Line Therapy® teaches us. It’s a popular and potent method for addressing problems caused by having the wrong timeline structure which hinders us from seeing progress or success in our lives.
Would you like to learn more? Check out Time Line Therapy® by Tad James here at NLP Coaching! Call us today on 02 9221 9221 (Australia) or 1-888-440-4823 (US) and unleash the power of Time Line Therapy® in your life.