Close your eyes … make yourself comfortable … notice your breathing … in … out … in … out … (pause) … now imagine yourself … in a futuristic setting… you’re in a sci-fi-like building … but it’s the present time … this is just … a new place for you … 

You are walking along a beautiful, white, stone floor … there’s no-one else here but you … and your spirit guide … or guardian angel … looking after you … as you walk … softly … quietly … and you see … a staircase …. leading down … it’s very nice and futuristic … made of lustrous white marble … shining and glistening … in the sun falling from the windows … beautiful windows … you notice … as you are walking … my god they are pretty … as is the floor … and it’s relaxing you … as you walk … (pause) 

You reach the stair case … and it’s also made of that pretty white marble … and you can see … that it leads down … to somewhere that you don’t know … but it feels inviting to you … so you take a deep … healing … positive … breath in … and then out … and now you begin to go down the stair case … and with each step … you feel more relaxed … 10 … 9 … relaxed all down your body … 8 … 7 … from your head … 6 … 5 … to your toes … 4 … 3 … so relaxed and calm … 2 … 1 … and now … you’re at the bottom of your staircase … (pause) 

You see … in front of you … a nice, soft bed/chair … this is a high-tech bed/chair … which you lay/sit on … and it feels nice … the bed/chair has a button on the side … and when you press it … it starts vibrating … wow, this is such a nice bed/chair … and you can feel everything … slowing down more … you press the button again … and the vibrations slow down more … taking you even deeper … so much deeper … and one more time … so much deeper with these vibrations … and things slow down further … down to 5Hz … 5 cycles per second … such a deep relaxation for you … and you do not need to press the button anymore .. you have reached a deep level of relaxation … that is just right for you … (pause)

You now notice your surroundings … for a moment there you were just focussed on the bed/chair … there is a soft light in this place … and it feels very special … and safe … a place of control … like it has a purpose … and it does … for it is a time travelling room you are in … and will take you back to an earlier time in this life … but first … we need to imagine a situation in your present life … that we want to address … so, tell me about it … (pause) 

[Interaction as they describe what they want to change or limit] 

Great … thank you … now … there is a part of you … that is important to this situation … they are a part of your psyche … that is really important to you … and has helped protect you … and give you skills to cope with life … and we thank them for all they have done … but we are wondering if they can do better … so let’s ask them … this part of you … if they have a name? [await answer] 

Okay [ego state #1], thank you for helping [client] to cope with this situation …  but [client] feels like things aren’t quite working as they would like … so can we discuss how we might improve … can you tell me why you were created? [await answer] 

Okay … so you were created to deal with [event] and have been helping/protecting ever since?   [await answer] 

Right, so can we investigate ways in which we might change or reduce what you do, while we still have you helping [client] as much as possible?  [await answer] 

[If the ego state agrees, proceed, if not, bring in a second ego state, as follows:] 

Okay [ego state #1], that’s okay … you’ve done a great job protecting [client] …       and helping them … so I’m going to ask you [client] if there is another part of you that is able to help here and talk to [ego state #1] … does this part have a name? [await answer]

Thank you [ego state #2] can you tell me why you were created? [await answer]

Okay thank you [ego state #2], can you please have a dialogue with [ego state #1] and            find out what they need to be reassured to allow some change? 

[continue this, adding maybe one more ego state, but no further for now – defer to a later session if this goes nowhere – establish what each ego state needs to make the changes and negotiate with and respect each of them] 

Okay great, thank you to both/all of you for agreeing to help [client] to negotiate this situation 

Okay … now that we are all in agreement as to what we will do the next time we encounter this situation … and we will be able to achieve positive results … while still maintaining the great work that you have all done … and if there is a time where you might not be needed any more … that is okay too … and we thank you so much for your service … and we send you love regardless …. 

Now you will go forward into a future event … with the knowledge that things can be different … because you have a solid foundation … to work with … between those parts of you that we discussed … and talked with … and worked with … and you can feel the love between those parts of you … and for you … as they help you … and protect you … and you will know … that you have more strength and self-belief … than before … so much strength … and self-belief … and this strength and self-belief will guide you to better outcomes … and more happiness … and more success … that you so richly deserve … and you know this … and will always know this … (pause) 

And now … we will return to your stair case … having worked really well here today … and you will go up each stair case now, returning to the present time and this room … 1 … 2 … 3 … starting to move fingers and toes … 4 … 5 … 6 … blood pressure and breathing returning to a level that is normal and healthy for you … 7 … 8 … moving your body a bit more and … 9 … 10 … open your eyes!