Dr. David Muss M.D. became interested in PTSD in 1988. In his own words, "I had not realized till then that following a brutal assault on my wife she had developed the condition. Having read about a quick treatment for phobias developed by Bandler, for some reason, I felt it should help for PTSD.
I managed to convince the West Midlands Police Force that I could treat them. After being amazed by the success, I followed the police for 2 years and found there were no relapses and all had returned to work(see BJCP article attached)*. From then on, after repeatedly failing to convince academics that PTSD can be treated very quickly and enduringly, I set about writing the first self help book for PTSD in the UK and started lecturing and training how to use the Rewind Technique via workshops to the UK, Australia, South Africa, Romania and Italy.
Currently, following Covid lockup, it is now possible to acquire(www.iartt.com) the full course in videos plus supportive material such as the manual etc. for just £50 in order to help practitioners use this life transforming treatment without costing the therapist a bank loan! I have by now, at a conservative estimate, trained well over 3000 practitioners.
Thank goodness, in 2021, the University of Cardiff decided to do a randomized control trial** that will be fully assessed by March.
Over the years, I have considerably paired down the treatment so that a lot of the original Bandler version has gone. Furthermore, I have developed the use of the Rewind for not only the victim but also for the innocent bystander/observer( the treatment differs) and successfully applied it for group therapy (23 patients treated in one session)***.
My ambition has been that all PTSD sufferers be offered the chance to be treated by the Rewind technique.
Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia, 1968, University of Rome, Italy.
** CURRENT RESEARCH
The reconsolidation using rewind study (RETURN): trial protocol
European Journal of Psychotraumatology
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