BLAST Technique®️ Information and FAQ
What is the BLAST Technique®️
BLAST is an extremely fast and powerful method to help resolve traumas, PTSD, phobias or lesser anxieties.
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-around better and more efficient experience for the client.
It draws from some of the research of neuroscientists 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.
How does it work?
The BLAST Technique®️ is very gentle and 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. In summary, the event or experience has lost its power or emotional charge through the bilateral movements in BLAST.
What is the Neuroscience behind BLAST Technique
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.
Can BLAST Technique®️ help with Phobias
Where a trauma has also created a phobia, resolving the trauma also removes the phobia.
How quickly will I see an improvement?
Recovery from a single incident can happen in just one session. More multi-layered complex traumas may require 2 – 4 sessions.
Will I have to relive the traumatic event multiple times during treatment?
No. We do talk about the trauma again briefly, but this is the only and last time that you will have to do it.
Is the BLAST Technique®️ suitable for everyone?
No. If you are pregnant, have epilepsy, have chronic asthma, psychosis or are suicidal then this technique can only be used under the advice of your GP.
Is this safe? Can I be stuck?
Yes, this technique is safe and does not hypnotise you or make you do anything against your will. You are in control of your mind and senses throughout the experience.
How much does it cost?
£100 for a session of one hour.
If you are interested in a free consultation to see if BLAST may be suitable for you, please get in touch.