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Potential Aftereffects

The Silent Mind Technique™ is a non-invasive, non-drug, trauma healing method. However, a few situations might occur after the treatment that you should be ready for:

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1. In between sessions: if we don't finish the entire process in the first session, you may feel upset if "new" voices/thoughts arise between sessions. Most people have between 10 and 25 voices although they are often only aware of a few of them (non voice hearers have the same amount as voice hearers - they are just not aware of them). Consequently, seemingly "new" voices can arise between sessions and feelings of despair can accompany them if you are not prepared ahead of time.

2. Right after the session: you might feel tired, 'spacey' or very peaceful for a few hours. This is a consequence of healing deep trauma. It is good therefore not to plan to rush away after a session. Ideally it is best to take a while after the session to relax and re-adjust after the treatment before heading off.

3. In the next day or two: you might have feelings of loss once the voices have gone. At a deep, subconscious level, we feel we need the voices in order to survive. Once the voices have gone, for some people it is like loosing old (although dysfunctional) acquaintances. We usually dissolve these uncomfortable feelings very quickly.

4. Over the next few weeks: the same prenatal trauma that causes voices also causes dysfunctional attraction both to friends and partners. Once the underlying trauma is healed, this element in people's relationship will also disappear. This can sometimes be confusing for clients and/or their partners as they adjust to this change to healthier interactions. For this reason, we cannot guarantee that your relationships and the way you view the world will not change as a result of this treatment. We have a range of techniques to help clients deal with this issue if should it arise.

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Revision History
1.0 Sept 29, 2009: First draft.