Rapid Eye Technology is a holistic healing model that uses eye movement and blinking. A Rapid Eye Technician simulates rapid eye movement (REM) with an eye-directing device moving in a neuro-linguistic pattern in front of the person’s eyes. This stimulates and accesses various sensory modalities, such as visual, auditory, and kinaesthetic (feelings)
An RET technician addresses these various mind areas with a special eye movement and blinking pattern coupled with rapid verbal input that tends to release and resolves the source of the stress.They use an eye-directing device called a wand to help access the different areas of the mind that manage stressful memories. The RET process also helps the right and left hemispheres of the brain to work together to process the issue and release the stress and emotional energy of trapped stored trauma-induced memories.
First, the RET technician does a quick review of the person’s medical, psychological, and family history. Then they introduce a neurological integration exercise that initiates brain access to deep affect memories. This integration allows the client to process, more naturally, all emotions—past, present and future. From there, the technician facilitates the process of exploring and releasing negative core beliefs through the use of various aids. In all of this, the RET process creates a very nurturing and safe place for processing.
The miracle of Rapid Eye Technology is that a person does not have to relive every traumatic event in order to release the attendant stress. Clients are conscious and always have control in their sessions. Technicians are well-trained and are there to facilitate rather than to control. The RET technician begins by seeing the client whole and healed (the master plan) and hold them in that space during their sessions. Through RET and Life Skills, the body soon catches up to the place of being whole and healed.
The wonderful thing about RET is that it’s a short term program that’s safe. Many people ask, “Is there a danger of releasing too rapidly?” In my experience, the answer is, “No.” The process can be speeded up or slowed down to best assist the client. The body is accustomed to doing REM sleep so when we simulate that process, the body knows how to access the neural pathways and release the emotional energy stored in them. We now have our conscious mind awake to make new choices. We developed systems to protect ourselves, and our psyches will only allow us to release old trapped trauma as fast as we are able to assimilate the changes. Most people release trauma in layers and there are many safeguards built into the RET model. Posted first June 7th, 2010 www.rapideyetechnology.com/blog