The most profound thing I learned this year: We can, in fact, alter time

by | Dec 12, 2023 | Blind Spots, Featured, Insights, Neuroplasticity, NLP and Somatic Coaching

Time, Time Line Therapy, Unconscious Mind

A few years ago, I was sitting at a bar, enjoying a glass of wine and listening to a guy playing acoustic guitar and singing about 30 feet away. The bartender and I agreed on the power of a great song to literally take you back in time and place. Song after song, we were taken back to what we both agreed was called “junior high school” — Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers….you get the picture.

I was swirling my wine glass thinking about how profound it is that a simple composition of sounds can take you back in time, when ….whack! This thought crossed my mind: Could I have ever imagined, in my wildest dreams, back in JUNIOR HIGH school that I would be sitting at this bar in Connecticut in my 50s, experiencing all that my life is today?

Of course not.


Which led me to this thought: what if, from time to time, we were to transport our imagination forward to a time and place years from now (5? 10? 30?) and see ourselves looking back on NOW. What might we make of the choices and actions we are making now? What might we like to share with these younger selves of ours that could be helpful, meaningful, life enhancing?

As I was having these thoughts, I was brought back to a handful of scenes in which I was standing in my father’s home office, ever the dutiful and eager-to-please youngest child, hearing my father’s response to a request for advice. It was always: “Project yourself 5-10 years from now and look in the rear-view mirror. What would you like to be seeing?”

What I learned this year, as a Master Time Line Therapy® (TLT) practitioner, are the quantum physics concepts that actually make it possible to alter — or intentionally shape — the timeline of our lives. Just like my father advised all those years ago!

What my father didn’t know was the depth and speed of transformation this work makes possible


TLT practitioners use a range of techniques to work with the unconscious mind to help clients release all of the negative emotions and limiting beliefs linked to a past experience, thereby completely shifting its influence on our thoughts, behaviors and decisions.

During a TLT session — which is usually part of a broader process — the client then reconfigures all of the events between the original event and now without the weight of those old negative thoughts and beliefs. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of this work is when the client “tests” imagined future events in their life, ensuring they are met without the old negative thoughts and beliefs.


Curious about this powerful work and how it can help you remove the blocks that keep you from the life you deserve?


Schedule a complimentary Vision and Strategy call with me to learn more. These are hour-long deep dive conversations about your vision, desires, and goals — in any area of your life (e.g., work, family, money, relationships). At the end, if I feel you’re a good fit for this work, I’ll make you an offer.

Either way, I am 100% confident that you’ll come away with new and meaningful insights you can lean into immediately.

Tracy Benson

Tracy Benson, Founder and CEO, On the Next Page, provides executive coaching to senior leaders and their teams in Fortune 500 companies across industries, including: healthcare, pharma, energy, technology, consumer goods, manufacturing, hospitality, defense and financial.

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