The Rewind Technique is a technique which has been coined as closure without disclosure. This means that the process does not involve the individual having to talk about what has happened in relation to the traumatic event. Instead, the client is guided through a process that they perform themselves, under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. This minimises the risk of re-traumatisation. Another benefit of not having to disclose details of your trauma are that there are scenarios where a client may feel that the practitioner does not understand their position and as such may feel frustrated at the thought of having to try to explain what happened. For example, those in the military with combat PTSD may find it frustrating to talk to someone who has not been to war as that person has no way of truly understanding what they have been through.
The technique works to "file" involuntary recall of traumatic events such as flashbacks and nightmares. This is not to say that the memories are gone. The memories can be recalled voluntarily if the person would like to talk about them, and they will still be upsetting. However, involuntary triggering will stop.
If you would like to learn more about this technique, please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss your needs and whether this technique is right for you.