Case Examples of RLT


The following examples are testimonies of how RLT works with each contains a lesson learned.  Names are changed to protect privacy, except Jocelan and Ben, who gave permission to tell their story.

A.  Jocelan

 RLT started with the author and his wife, Jocelan.  When they met, it was love at first sight.  But then Jocelan’s trauma, and therefor her behavior, started to affect their relationship.  In Jocelan’s own words:

 “When the last of the people who had caused me the deepest sorrow and anguish and pain (these were always the people closest to me, generally family) had passed away (or were out of my life by my own choice), I now believed I would be able to lead a productive and fulfilling life with Don, the man I loved and who loved me.  I have always loved the Lord and been of a naturally forgiving nature, never dwelling on or nursing past hurts or injustices, but always looking up and forward and pushing down and suppressing the negatives in my life.  What I did not understand about human nature, and most of us fail to acknowledge, especially if we are Christians, is that yes, God can totally heal us and set us free from all of our past hurts, but experience has shown us that even in physical healing of a miraculous nature, in most cases God expects us to do our part: changes in our lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, healthier mental habits, scripture study and time alone with the Lord.”

 One day Jocelan’s friend, Janet, told her of a new technique, EMDR. Susan, Jocelan’s daughter, had the second book on Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).  Jocelan and her husband decided to try the procedure.

 Jocelan had been traumatized throughout her life.  At first, the EMDR procedure was long and complex.  Her husband simplified it and called it SEMDR.  SEMDR had only five easy steps.  Then SEMDR was reduced to one important third step, the desensitization step.  This new one step procedure is called the Right Left Technique. 

Lesson:   The Right Left Technique (RLT) works.  The important action is to get to the trauma fast, and to eliminate it quickly and safely.  Everything else is less important.


B.  Bill

 Bill was an elderly man who was very suicidal and would not check into a hospital.  When he tried RLT, he at first claimed that it was not working for him.  Those around Bill could see the difference in his behavior after the first thirty minute session.  About a week later, Bill began seeing the improvement, himself.  He now has a new home, works out regularly, and instead of withdrawn and clothed with shame, he leads a peaceful and joyful life.

Lesson:    Removing a trauma, using RLT, does not have a “wow” type of feeling.  The subject realizes the trauma is gone when the previous trigger occurs, but they experience no trauma.

Lifelong trauma can be eliminated at any age in a person’s life.


C.  Ben

 Ben was a ten year old boy who was frightened by a friendly dog when he was eighteen months old.  He could not remember anything about the incident; he only knew what his parents told him.  Whenever Ben saw a dog, he would hide behind his dad’s leg or in the bushes.  The day after using RLT, Ben telephoned and told us he had played with the golden retriever next door all day long.  After just four minutes of help with his trauma, Ben’s trauma was overcome.

Lesson:   The remembering of the original trauma-causing incident is not required to eliminate that trauma.  Just talk about the reactions caused by the trauma, and the accompanying feelings as they become triggered.

                  You can eliminate trauma in a very short time.  This can be under four minutes in some cases.


D.  Sam

 Sam, an insurance man, was traumatized just an hour before he met with us, but he did not want to tell us about the trauma.  We helped Sam without hearing about his trauma, because RLT does not require the subject to speak out loud.  We walked Sam to his car as he left.  On the way, he stopped and told us about the event that had traumatized him.  With the trauma relieved, he was now relaxed enough to tell the story out loud.

Lesson:    RLT relieves trauma even when the person does not talk out loud. 

                 After RLT, people can talk about their trauma without stress.

E.  Dan

 Dan, now in his sixties, was traumatized as a young child, but could not remember anything about the traumatizing event.  Whenever he saw a bee, Dan would freeze; his muscles simply would not move.  After about four minutes of discussing his reaction to bees, while using RLT, the trauma was gone.  A few minutes after using RLT, Dan in short pants, encountered several bees around his mailbox.  He did not freeze, and the trauma was gone.

Lesson:    RLT can eliminate lifelong trauma in less than four minutes.

E.  Marvin

 Marvin had panic attacks in airports.  He felt that his heart was going to stop or he would pass out.  These attacks occurred every time he flew, and he flew regularly.  One RLT session and the panic attacks stopped.

Lesson:    Just because you talk about or repeat an action over and over, does not mean that the trauma will resolve itself.  Each time you will just re-traumatize yourself.  Instead, use RLT to resolve the trauma in a single session.

F.  Tim

 We had known Tim for some time, meeting him at church on Sundays.  On one weekend we talked about RLT, little on how it worked and the procedures.  He was very encouraged about it.  Two weeks later we ran into Tim again, and he told us that RLT was a life changing experience.  He had been going to a support group and always cried when telling his story.  After RLT, for the first time he could tell his story without crying.  He said he combined RLT with prayer and this helped him even more.  The Trauma Prayer was born.

Lesson:    Keep an open mind.  You can learn from each case, and sometimes from people who have no previous experience.

G.  Dana

 One evening, my wife came into the living room and said that we have to go to the local church music team dinner, even though we are not team members.  “The Lord told us to go.” said my wife.  There was no argument after that. 

 At the dinner, everyone was asked to explain what he or she wanted to do in the coming year.  “Keep working with our trauma ministry,” was our reply.  With these words, a young woman indicated that she wanted to talk to us.  It seems the Lord had told her to go to the dinner too, though she was not a music team member, either. 

 Dana had been traumatized throughout her life and had many issues, issues similar to those Jocelan once had.  To escape, Dana had even left her family and changed her name.  Using RLT, we resolved each trauma, one at a time.

Lesson:    Each trauma needs to be worked on one at a time.

                 When the Lord says to go somewhere, Jocelan and Don go!


H.  Shirley

 Shirley phoned us with the news that she discovered her husband dead on the living room floor.  We comforted her, and told her how well RLT works with trauma.  Together, over the phone, we described how to use the Right Left Technique, and worked with her until she was calm enough to go on.  Later, she phoned us again and told us how well RLT had helped her. 

Lesson:   A helper does not need to be present in order to administer RLT.

I.  Janet

 Janet is a very special lady, the person who started us on the RLT journey.  She had attended a lecture on EMDR, and gave us a copy of the lecture’s handouts to read. 

 Janet had the most violent background of any cases we have helped.  She’d also had physical head trauma.  With these in mind, her psychiatrist told her not to use the EMDR procedure on her own, because it might trigger seizures.

 We worked with Janet after developing RLT.  Only after going through the Right Left Technique with us was she able to finally put all the events of her past into the proper time sequence.  And she did so without any seizures. 

Lesson:    Not always are professionals aware of the latest techniques.  This one knew little about EMDR, and nothing about RLT.

J.  Dawn

 Dawn was another example of a wonderful woman who had experienced a bad childhood and adult life.  She suppressed the trauma while young, but as she aged the trauma controlled her life more and more.  With RLT she faced the trauma, got rid of it, and learned to live a happier life.

Lesson:   Suppressed trauma can show up later in life, and sometimes people use all their energy to control it.  When control is impossible, bad things can result.

K.  Helene

 Helene was a foreign student at a local college and had difficulty taking tests.  Anxiety interfered with her ability to do well.  She discovered that if she practiced RLT before a test, it helped her to relax, and then she could do her best.

Lesson:   The relaxing feature of RLT helps people to relieve anxiety and to perform better at their tasks.


 L.  Dave

 While at a Christian Men’s Luncheon, the subject of RLT came up.  One of the men at the lunch, Dave, had a friend who was deep in trauma and needed help.  So the author gave Dave a copy of the RLT procedure.  Several days later, Dave reported that his friend had read the literature and experienced life changing results.

Lesson:    Just get the word out.  RLT is a self help procedure, and can aid people you’ve not even met.


M.  Kathleen

 Kathleen went to a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapist for six months.  When she discovered she was pregnant, her therapist chose to defer EMDR until after she gave birth.  The therapist felt it better for Kathleen to live with her trauma during pregnancy, than to treat that trauma immediately.

 In the meantime, she obtained a book on EMDR, and lent it to the creator of RLT.  Later, he gave Kathleen a copy of the RLT procedure.  She used this new procedure on herself, and discovered that she no longer needed her therapist. 

 Since then, Kathleen has used RLT to help many people, and recommended others directly to RLT’s creator.

Lesson:    It makes no sense to force a woman to suffer with trauma during pregnancy, nor any other time, when RLT – a relaxing technique as well as a healing technique – eliminates that trauma in as little as four minutes per trauma.

N.  Judy and Jim

 Judy moved from one side of the United States to the other, to marry her boyfriend Jim, in Florida.  For the first several weeks, life was wonderful; it was a lovers’ dream.  Then, suddenly, Jim’s passion for his wife dropped to zero.  No longer was he responsive to Judy or her affection for him.  He would even wake up crying in the middle of the night.  Life became worse, and after six months, Judy began considering whether she should leave her new husband. 

 Luckily, Judy had a friend.  Judy’s friend knew about RLT and how it helps people with trauma, all over America.  Her friend downloaded a copy of RLT’s procedures from, and right away she mailed it to Judy.  

 Two months later, Judy’s friend visited Jim and Judy’s home in Florida.  There, she learned that RLT had saved these people’s marriage.  Further, RLT had helped Jim’s two daughters, ages 8 and 11, to overcome their trauma, too.  According to Judy and her husband, RLT was responsible for their family’s happiness. 

 The family’s old traumas are gone, so now they work only on new traumas when they arise.

Lesson:    Even with no personal contact, RLT helped a couple that used it on their own.  Because of the free website,, the true number of people helped by RLT remains unknown.

RLT is so simple, easy, and effective, that a novice benefits with no further instructions than to read the procedure, itself.

O.  Georgia

 Georgia came to us on our daughter’s recommendation.  She and her husband arrived at our home on a clear, sunshiny Santa Barbara morning.  There, we presented RLT, describing the procedure and how it works. 

 We learned that Georgia had been meeting with a psychiatrist for years, and each time she entered his office, she became re-traumatized.  You see, her trauma involved a second story window, and in this doctor’s office she always sat facing his second story window. 

 Just after telling us this, Georgia announced that she had to leave our home so she could attend that day’s psychiatric appointment.  We had time to administer only four minutes of RLT, and we used that time to work with her window trauma.  Then we bid her and her husband a good day, and watched them drive off.

 The following afternoon my wife talked with Georgia again.  Georgia said that for the first time ever while at her doctor’s office, she was not traumatized by his second story window.  She’d had her best session ever! 

 Georgia had explained to her psychiatrist about RLT’s rhythmical patting and asked if she could use it during their session.  He agreed, saying that the patting of one’s knees like that was a relaxing technique.

Lesson:    The power of RLT was not yet known by this psychiatrist.  He was correct that RLT has a relaxing effect, but he did not know that its main value is the elimination of trauma.


 P.  Kate

 Kate was our next door neighbor.  When her mother passed away we went to visit and to give our condolences. While there, we recognized that Kate was experiencing emotional turmoil over problems that she and her mother had not reconciled before death. 

 Kate needed help to work through her grieving.  So we assisted her with a single, thirty minute RLT session.  When finished, Kate discovered that her traumas were now resolved, and she expressed great relief at the knowledge.  Afterward, Kate continued with a normal grieving process.

Lesson:   You may need to use RLT in situations where you did not expect it.  For example, you might ask someone a question that accidentally triggers one of their past traumas, and that question might bring on a volley of verbal abuse against you, the poor victim.  This is a time when you can immediately start using RLT to help that person.  It might get you out of a tough jam, too.

Q.  Louisa

 A friend of ours knew a lady named Louisa.  Louisa was having problem answering a list of questions in preparation for her upcoming court case.  The anxiety she felt over the trial kept blocking her concentration, keeping her from accomplishing the task.  By using RLT, our friend helped Louisa reduce her anxiety, which in turn enabled her to prepare for the trial.

Lesson:    We had no contact with Louisa; she was helped through a third party.  This is an example where spreading the word about RLT can enable third parties.  Telling people how much RLT can help them IS WORKING.


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