What does an LI session look like...what do we do?
In this type of therapy, guided imagery and body awareness techniques help the client to watch a movie of his or her life. This "movie" is spontaneously generated by the client's mind and shows a sequence of scenes, many of which are in some way related to the present-day challenge the client is experiencing. Through the watching of this movie of his or her life, the client connects in a healing way how the past continues to impact his or her behavior and choices in the present.
Lifespan Integration in Seattle
Traveling through time (in a sense) from the past memory scene to the present is usually repeated 3 - 8 times during a session. *Older clients and clients with more traumatic childhoods often require more repetitions of the LI protocol to clear the memories of trauma and to "re-write" the life script more accurately.
Each repetition of the timeline protocol shows the client a slightly different "moving picture show". For people who have trouble remembering their past, this approach to therapy can be extremely effective. During LI therapy, clients who began with gaps in their memory are eventually able to connect the pieces of their lives into a coherent whole.