Make yourself comfortable there… and when you are ready… you can close your eyes… good… now take a deep breath in… and out… in… and out… good… now imagine that you are lying/sitting on a golden bed/chair… in the most luxurious ancient temple… and there are friendly and attentive servants here… and they come up to you… they have some soft candles, and beautiful incense, which they light… you feel yourself relaxing… they gently wave the incense smoke over you… you can feel yourself relaxing with each wave of beautiful healing energy… from the incense… and from their attention to you… you feel yourself relaxing… and drifting off into another state of being… like you’re being transported somewhere safe and beautiful… so you let go of all tension… and anything that is weighing you down… your legs feel heavy… and then your arms… and the rest of your body… slipping deeper into relaxation… as you are being cared for in this beautiful temple… let it all go… for a few moments… (pause)

You feel as if you are floating now… floating down a river… on a raft with soft cushions and blankets… The river is much like a river in ancient Egypt, or Africa, or South America… in a time way in the past… and you are just floating… the river has some gentle rapids… and you’re about to go over one… and as you do, it drops you deeper into relaxation… twice as deep as before… here comes another rapid… over you go… and your relaxation is twice as much as before… so deeply relaxed now… one more rapid… over that… and now, so deeply relaxed… like you’ve never been before… (pause)

You realise… that it is possible to get off this river… any time you choose… but you know that the river is taking you somewhere special… somewhere in your past… to an earlier time in your life… when you were much younger… a happy childhood memory…

Just ahead… you can see a scene from your childhood… and you are about to step into it… you exit the raft now… and step magically into this scene… and you become your younger self… (pause)

Now… tell me what you are seeing… where are you? Inside or outside?

[Continue with questions, briefly encountering the scene, then bring them back to the river.]

Good… now you are back on your raft… and floating on the river again… and you realise that you are going further back in time… to the womb… when you had already been conceived… but not yet born… become aware of this now… and tell me…

What can you see or what can you sense or hear?

[Have a brief dialogue, asking them how they feel, what they sense from their mother, etc. then bring them back to the river.]

Now… you are back on the raft, on the river… floating again… going farther back in time… to another lifetime… maybe the most recent life, or perhaps several lifetimes ago… or many lifetimes ago… and in this lifetime that you’re going to… you will meet an ancestor of yours… someone who you may know, but you probably don’t… they are definitely part of your family tree… and you will recognise them when you see them… Something happened to them that has been carried forward into your timeline… and it is affecting you. You are going to find out what this was…

Stepping off the raft… three… two… one… NOW… (pause)

Tell me what you see?

[Start with asking if they are inside or outside, then ask who they are seeing: male or female? Age? What is happening? And take it from there.

They are an observer only and do not interact with the ancestor, except to bring them out when the experience is over.

When the event is over, move the ancestor out of the event and place them on a raft next to theirs.]

Now… you are on your raft again… and your ancestor is on a raft of their own, too… You are able to talk with each other, and the river has become very calm and still… so that you can do this… it is a magical river… you know this… and it has stopped flowing…

So… tell me what you ancestor is saying to you?

[Have an ongoing dialogue between them and their ancestor… then they both go back into the scene again… right before it starts, and this time the client is with the ancestor and helping them.]

Okay… you are now back at the start of everything… with your ancestor… and you are merging your strength and wisdom with them… and they are wiser too… now that you have both talked… and you are going to imagine… a brighter, better, happier outcome… for this event… go ahead and do that now… tell me what is happening to your ancestor this time…

[Back and forth dialogue describing the new event… then bring them back out to the raft with their ancestor.]

Good… well done, both of you… you are now both back out and on the same raft… give your ancestor a hug, and tell them you are proud of them… for creating a better outcome… and thank them for helping you too… in the process… spend a few moments privately with them… then wave good bye and tell me when you’re done by saying “finished”.

[Wait for a response]

Good… now back on your raft again… and yes, this magical river is now flowing back the other way… flowing back to the present time and place… it doesn’t take long… (pause)

Now you are back at the temple… back with your attendants… who have been there in the background the whole time… looking after you… and you are ready to return to the present time… (pause)

On the count of ten, your will return back to this room and back to the present time… one… two… moving fingers and toes… three… four… becoming more aware of your body and this room… five… six… breathing, heart rate and blood pressure returning to a normal and healthy level for you… seven… eight… fully back in your body now… and nine… ten.. open your eyes!

[Ask them how this whole experience went for them and what relevance it has to a current problem or situation in their lives.]