The difference between Mnemodynamic therapy & counselling

A client view of the process is recorded here.  This was sent by an ex-client to a Mnemodynamic therapist.  The quote is used with permission of therapist & client:

“Of course I’m happy to say something about the process of our work together:-

”For fourteen long and painful years I attended weekly counselling and psychotherapy sessions in the hope that the incredible pain & hurt that was trapped inside me could be expelled in a safe environment.  For fourteen long and painful years all that happened at those sessions was stirring up of the events as I recollected them over and over again.  No emotions dissipated and although my aim was to ‘let go’; I was unable to because nothing ever changed as I recollected them over and over again.  No emotions dissipated and although my aim was to ‘let go’, I was unable to because nothing ever changed.   

Then four months ago I was given two sessions of Mnemodynamic therapy & had an instant and positive reaction.  Within moments I was back in the most painful experience of my life & actually feeling it as if it were happening to me all over again EXCEPT that this time I was there safely.  Rather than tears of frustration and increasing anger brought on by my previous therapists’ inability to access these profound emotions, the  Mnemodynamic therapy helped me cry the actual tears of sadness that had been locked away at the time of the event. All the emotions from that time flooded every cell of my body during this new experience & gave me an instantaneous ‘clearing’. 

Since the therapy was carried out I can remember the incident but feel no real attachment to it, other than as a series of visual images in my memory.  I was set free. 

It was so simple yet so effective.  I can’t thank you enough”.

What is in this for me?

  • Contact with the client is SHORT, 5 to 7 sessions generally
  • your therapist will help you to promote rapid change SAFELY
  • The efficacy of this treatment has been PROVEN
  • As a practitioner, a Mnemodynamic therapist will work using the wealth of the unconscious mind to promote healing. The model has a firm theoretical base then marries Hypnotherapy & Freudian theory.



Jim wanted to win the lottery!


The little word ‘Why?’ is a very powerful one when it comes to establishing true motivation.  The process of locking on to a specific objective or an objective to fulfil a need is primarily a subconscious one, involving sometimes convoluted paths of reasoning that take us far away from our true needs.  In Janov’s terms, we respond to wants rather than needs.  Here is an example:


Jim had a job that required him to work a long day and spend many hours on the road.  Although he received a reasonable salary at the end of the month, it wasn’t enough to meet the needs of a wife and teenage family.  He was competent at what he did, and was satisfied with the level of status within his company and among his peers.  He believed he was happy in his job, in spite of the extraordinary long hours and high levels of stress. 

In spite of a happy family life, he experienced a sense of discomfort, which he ascribed to his immediate financial difficulties, and each week he religiously bought a ticket for the lottery and fantasised about what he would do should he win ‘the big one’.  He dreamed of being able to support his family in the way he would like, and of giving up his job and opening a deep-sea scuba diving business in a seaside resort town.  Week after week he bought a ticket and dreamed his dream.

One day a friend asked for help setting up a small business.  He was glad to help, and spent the few spare hours he had planning and strategising with his friend.  The business began to prosper, and the friend offered him a partnership.  The business was still young, and joining his friend would necessitate a drop in income, and he was aware that there were no guarantees of ultimate success in a competitive market.  After very careful consideration, he decided to join his friend.

That week when he bought his usual lottery ticket, Jim made a startling discovery.  He became aware that he would not choose to change anything in his life if he won. The money he would get from a lottery win would be welcome, but it was no longer important – it was no longer a ‘way out’ for him.

Clearly Jim’s ‘need’ to win the lottery was not based on his need for financial security.  He spent many uncomfortable years believing that he needed money to change his sense of discomfort, so he worked harder and longer, and dreamed and schemed to find a way to increase his income.  He was fortunate that his solution presented itself at his door, or he may have continued, like most of us, for the rest of his life looking for the miracle of chance that would be his salvation.

The Why Game

Consider any one of the things you want in your life.  The need for more money is universal enough to use as an example.  Let’s consider Jim’s desire to win the lottery.  Assume you want to win the lottery and ask yourself:

‘Why do I want to win the lottery?’

The answer may be ‘Because I want to pay off all my debts.’ 

Ask again ‘Why do I want to pay off my debts?’

Perhaps it’s ‘Because I feel uncomfortable owing money.’ 

‘Why do I feel uncomfortable owing money?’

‘Because then people think I’m unsuccessful / can’t manage my affairs / am unable to earn enough …etc.’

By following this line of questioning a completely different picture may emerge, and it may be possible to modify the behaviour you undertake to fulfil your needs.  It is important to be honest with yourself. It is of course always possible to block yourself, or to reach a point where the only possible answer is ‘because I want it!’  Check whether this is because you have reached a real NEED or because you are feeling uncomfortable.  If you can be open-minded and accepting of what you come up with, you may discover some interesting things about what motivates you.

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Free bucket of cringes

To cringe:- to feel disgust or embarrassment and often to show this feeling by a movement of your face or body

Hi there,

I have here a free bucket of cringes which I’d like to offer you. You can have it now. I have been collecting the cringes in this bucket for decades and I can tell you that there are some quality cringes here for you to take.

The collection contains minor cringes such as “It’d been better if I hadn’t said/done that” through medium cringes such as “That was a really stupid thing for me to have done/said, What on earth will they think of me now!” and continues into Hold your head in yours hands and shake it from side to side saying “No, no, no” level cringes. It also contains some “I hope nobody ever finds out what I’ve done” whole body shake cringes and beyond.

Each cringe has been routinely and painstakingly examined and re-examined many times so as to make sure that it maintains its strength and emotional impact. The cringes are contained in a convenient virtual red bucket that I used to be able to carry around with me but there are now so many cringes that the bucket is overflowing and can’t be seen. It looks like Mount Vesuvius.

I am getting rid of them because I just don’t have the time to give them the attention they require. I did my best but there are now just too many of them to keep up with so I am letting go of them. I know that you will have your own bucket of cringes so I am not optimistic that you will want mine as well but please could you consider my offer? If you’d like to have them then please email me and I will send them to you. In anticipation of you declining my offer I have set up a Cringe Reprocessing Facility at

Do please visit the site and consider submitting your cringes for processing. The service is free, anonymous and completely confidential. There is no marketing and you do not have to subscribe to anything or receive any emails. Each and every cringe that you submit is processed and is turned into fertilizer for a woodland lake. The Cringe Dump makes it clear that it does not accept any liability for any good feelings that you begin to have once you have submitted any cringes that you’d like to let go of.

If you don’t want to visit the site then you can just email as many cringes as you like to and they will be automatically processed. You’ll receive just one email confirming your submissions and you can email The Cringe Dump as often as you like. Some major cringes may require a second submission but I understand that the Neurobiologic Technologies© used make this very rare.

Go for it. Now. Bob Dixon Actualising People Website

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