Definition

Mnemodynamic therapy is a set of existing techniques further refined to help the client remove and come to terms with their life issues both past and present.  It integrates the best of CBT and NLP with Freudian analysis adding the benefit of the speed of hypnotherapy.  A state of great improvement with equilibrium is usually reached in 6 sessions. 

The model was designed to help people deal with simple or complex and traumatic past events in what we consider to be the most fluent collection of methods, or model, yet put together. Examples Written in the text refer to children very often.  You will need to “chunk up” to make relevant for yourself.

The Name Mnemodynamic Therapy

We are aware that Mnemodynamic Therapy is a new name to some of you.  The name is important. It was chosen by Dr Fran Renwick to embrace the breadth of this brilliantly working model, which this volume will explain to you enough for you to be able to use as a qualified therapist.  For the rest, it will explain how people can be released from  simple or complex and traumatic past events in what we consider is the most fluent collection of methods yet put together.

Mnemodynamic therapy takes its name from the Greek goddess Mnemosyne (pronounced knee-mo [like hoe] zzy-knee), the goddess of memory. She was the mother and Zeus the father of the Muses – nine sister Goddesses, each of who was regarded as the protectress of a different art or science.  Mnemosyne was worshipped in later times in conjunction with her daughters.  When represented pictorially, her attitude is calm and thoughtful, and her hands are folded in her raiment, thus representing symbolically the inward and abstracted nature of memory. 

There is much written in psychology about memory – how reliable is it?  We will come to this later.

Of Mnemosyne’s famous and talented daughters it was only in later times that different functions were assigned to separate Muses, and distinction made in the manner of representing them.

Collins English Dictionary (1994) defines the “dynamic” part of the name as:- “of, or concerned with energy, or forces that produce motion”. (This comes from the Greek meaning “powerful” or “to be able”).

Dynamic psychology is any system of psychology that emphasises the fluidity and energy of mental life and the motives, emotions and drives of the individual that underlie it. It embraces continuous change or advance.

The model is a tempered one, and an eclectic one.  Some of the parts of the model will be well known to some of you … perhaps, though, not all put together in this order.