TPM is based upon the work of Robert Fletcher. One of the first to be trained in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), Robert incorporated this knowledge with his expertise as an art teacher, speed reading instructor, educator of the blind & deaf & those with learning challenges, (for the whole of Utah) and a master of hypnosis. Combine this with an incredibly curious mind and a family of geniuses in fields of science, space travel, medical research and physics and you begin to understand the breadth and depth of TPM.
Robert’s original motivation was outcome based – to help a family member with severe depression. Having read over a thousand books on psychology, healing and psychiatry, Robert’s knowledge was vast but he was still unable to help his relative. Using his creative genius, Robert found ways to teach the unconscious mind how to resolve it’s inner conflicts and heal itself.
In its simplest description, Thought Pattern Management™ works directly with the unconscious mind to make changes at a deeper level. Thought Pattern Management™ training for practitioners and the public intertwine NLP, Coaching, Healing, Hypnosis, Accelerated Learning & more – to change undesired thoughts or behaviours easily and kindly; harnesses the Unconscious mindʼs capacity and mind-body connections in transformational work.
Thought Pattern Management offers powerful techniques and approaches for educating the mind and communicating internally to create changes at the unconscious level of the mind — the level that runs the body, stores the memories, and produces the mental and emotional states.
The Unconscious Mind and body operate at a chemical, energetic, and quantum level, processing vast amounts of information almost beyond our comprehension. Itʼs the body that triggers the physical sensations or feelings which are so crucial in influencing our behaviour.
TPM works with the natural processes of the mind and body to teach the mind-body to resolve even deeply seated issues automatically ‘on its own’ and often permanently. The advanced techniques of TPM can be used to help people with all forms of mental, psychological and physiological illnesses. The TPM processes offer some of the most profound advances in personal change using tools that are simple to use and easy to learn. These simply elegant processes offer remarkable and rapid effectiveness.
Thought Pattern Management is not a medical process. Neither is it a psychological or therapeutic process, although it can be used to accomplish many of the same results desired through medical and psychological endeavors.
All the functions of the body are run by the mind. When change is made within the mind, corresponding changes can occur within the body. As mental pathways are cleared many emotional and psychological problems simply go away and cease producing the negative symptoms of mental or physical illness.
Every thought in the mind has a corresponding body response. Every movement of the body causes a corresponding response in the mind. One does not function independently of the other. This interplay of action and reaction follows set patterns developed over the lifetime of the individual. No two people have exactly the same interactive patterns. They are as individual as fingerprints. Fortunately, there are similarities in these patterns that allow us to generalize the communication processes needed to bring about desired change.
History of TPM
In 1932, Robert Fletcher was born into a family of art professors and well known scientists. Robert was the second youngest of 14 children and received a degree in engineering technology and masters in fine art and deaf education. In 1968, Robert Fletcher became an educator and administrator for the Utah School for the deaf and blind. In the evenings, he began instructing for Evelyn Wood in the evenings as a speed reading instructor. He was amazed at the power of the mind as he taught people to read at speeds of 10 to 100 times their original speeds with improved comprehension.
He began to receive trainings and perform more research into methods of excellence that he could bring to his hearing impaired students. Several years later, he embarked on a focused search for methods that could help some family members with depression. For 2 years, he read 2 books every evening on the subjects of psychology, psychiatry, healing, etc. During that time, he received his certificate in master and medical hypnosis.
Then, he came upon several books on NLP and was intrigued with its theory and methodology. He taught the NLP spelling strategy to a class of his deaf students and raised their spelling level 2 grades after 2 weeks of instruction. He had similar success with other NLP techniques. He received his training at the first practitioner seminar offered by Suzi Smith and Tim Halboms at Anchor Point. He also assisted Robert Dilts in several of his early seminars and received every certificate and training available in NLP. His ideas and techniques, developed over 20 years with NLP became THOUGHT PATTERN MANAGEMENTTM, which has been developed and refined for over 30 years through the careful study of many different schools of thought.
Application of TPM
The Emotional Clearing Method™ is very helpful in helping people release negative emotions and limiting beliefs. These psychological patterns limit them from living the life they want to live. It is especially helpful in releasing negative emotions like anger, resentment, sadness, fear, guilt, and shame that often have a negative impact on a person’s life. In many cases, complex issues can be reduced or eliminated by addressing the underlying negative emotional patterns.
ECM has been used successfully to resolve diverse issues in that physical symptoms tend to fade with the proper psychological clearing of emotional issues. Does this mean that ECM is better than everything else and that all other methods should be dropped? Of course not!! Rather, it represents a much different approach than other methods and belongs in everyone’s toolbox. ECM is a powerful tool to create lasting change in dealing with deep emotional issues.