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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

The purpose of the FAQ is to give answers to any technical or basic questions you might have. All of these questions have been asked by users and were added to the FAQ to save others having to ask the same again.

If you have questions you can also use the forum to get answers.

"How to" Questions
Is it absolutely guaranteed to work?
How do I download the free audio?
Can I use a computer to listen to the audio?
I bought an optional extra, how do I get collect it?
Why didn't I get my email? (Whitelists Explained)
Why does the Mp3 play at double speed in my copy of Windows Media Player?
Where do I put my hands when I use the audio?
How should I move my hands?
When I move both hands together, do they move at different speeds or at the same time
I am left handed. Should I reverse the directions?
I am not finding the process relaxing. Is there something wrong?
How do I create positive change?

Uses Questions
Is there any more information or instructions for therapists?
Do I need to follow the instructions?
Is there anything I shouldn't use it for?
What do you mean by "an eraser for the mind"?
Can you use it on situations that do not have a lot of strong emotion?
Does Attention Deficit Disorder stop someone using PSTEC?

Miscellaneous Questions
Can I make a donation?
How does it work?
Is it possible to use this to install new and positive behaviours?
I have a fear. Surely that protects me?
Do you plan to offer this in other languages?
How do I stop my PC trying to open mp3s with QuickTime?

PSTEC Rationale
Why did you decide to give people access to use this for free?
Will there be other PSTEC audio files?
Why is it called PSTEC?

What do you mean by "an eraser for the mind"? Does it erase memories or just feelings?

PSTEC leaves memories in place but it changes the feelings attached to them. Think of it as very rapid, easy and convenient way to do desensitisation. Since the vast majority of problems with which therapists are faced relate to feelings, then the most useful tool which can possibly be created is one which turns those feelings right down or even switches them off. That is the purpose of the standard PSTEC audio file. It dismantles the framework of emotions which exist as a consequence of negative former experiences. Even a single traumatic event may have left a complex mix of unwanted feelings. Each can be taken in turn and worked through the PSTEC process to release someone from the emotional after effects. With PSTEC it's also possible to do this without the therapist ever even knowing the detail of the event and at times this can be advantageous.

Why did you decide to give people access to use this for free?

That's a really easy question to answer. It is simply too important for me to keep it to myself.
It has the most astonishing capacity to change people's lives for the better.

For example. I recently helped a very pleasant young woman with anorexia. She'd had two years of intensive treatment by conventional means including CBT and was no better at all.
In her case it took just a single play of the PSTEC audio to remove her fear of weight gain. PSTEC regularly releases people from lifetime or serious emotional problems in a matter of minutes. People keep contacting me telling me so. Any therapists who explain the process fully to their clients and use the process over a period of time will regularly witness what appear like miracles in terms of both the level and speed of change.

I've personally seen it remove feelings of self hatred in as little as ten minutes more than once and it's proven effective in removing suicidal feelings for others. For this reason I think it's important that it's freely available.

Will there be other PSTEC audio files?

The standard PSTEC audio file works with great efficiency but even so I do have some improvements in mind. I also have a number of other methods and techniques in development.

Why is it called PSTEC?

I had to come up with a name that would describe it in a meaningful way and which can be abbreviated to something reasonably short. I started off with a list of possible names which I reduced to abbreviations. I quickly found that trying to find a short Internet domain name that's still up for grabs can be really tricky. Many of my initial choices had already been used for other things. This turned out to be the deciding factor and so it was that PSTEC (part way down my list of choices) was christened and I managed to bag a couple of easy to type domain names. This site can be accessed by using either www.pstec.org or www.pstec.info

Can you use it on situations that do not have a lot of strong emotion?

Yes, indeed you can. The results will of course be most dramatic when used on any feeling that is very strong because the difference between that feeling at the start of the process and at the end of the process will be greatest.

Human behaviour is driven very much by feelings, and since you can use the PSTEC process to neutralise pretty much any feeling, you can use it to change behaviours too. As long as you can identify the feelings at work, irrespective of how highly charged they may be, you can use the PSTec process to create the desired changes.

When I use the audio where should my hands be?

You can rest them on your leg, on the arm of the chair, or wherever else is comfortable for you.
If you are used to using meridian therapies such as acupuncture you can position them over points which you feel may be beneficial. There is no right and wrong answer on this one. Do what feels right, comfortable and most appropriate for you.

How do I download the free audio?

You can access the free audios via the self help page. You'll need to read what's there first, then follow the link to the downloads.
The standard PSTEC process is free for self help.

Therapists have a responsibility to study the tools they use and so I would recommend PSTEC Level 1 because there is so much more to PSTEC than the free audio.

After you have used PSTEC please remember to tell your friends and colleagues about your success.

Is it possible to use this to install new and positive behaviours?

People's negative and limiting behaviours are almost always a consequence of negative and limiting beliefs and these in turn have their roots in negative feelings.
If the feelings can be identified then they can be cleared so that newer and more positive behaviours will naturally result.
Having said that, it's also possible to go about this more directly. "PSTEC™ Positive" has been designed to directly create positve change and to do so efficiently.
Its purpose is to allow the user to "install" any desired suggestions of change.
It's part of the optional audio "Success with PSTEC and PSTEC Positive". I often give this audio in return for interesting or useful feedback but you can also get it here immediately.

How should I move my hands?

As long as you move them at the right times it doesn't matter whether you move a finger, four fingers or your whole hand. I recommend moving the fingers. Some regular keyboard users even use a typing action. It really doesn't matter. The timing is more important than the nature of the movement.

I am not finding the process relaxing. Is there something wrong?

No.
The reality is that there are plenty of very relaxing therapies which simply do not work. If you just want relaxation use one of those.

But if you want to be released very quickly from lifetime or serious emotional problems use the PSTEC process.

If you have listened to the instructions, hopefully you will have noticed that it is intended to require focus and concentration and not relaxation. It is key to its success and that's one reason why someone can experience very rapid success with PSTEC, often in minutes after failing with all other therapies.

When listening you should ONLY focus on what's specified in the instructions. If you are unclear on the process then please listen carefully to the instructions again.

Some people find it easier to focus on more than one thing at once than others, but as long as you do your best and keep thinking about your problem as you use the audio, you'll do well.

Do you plan to offer this in other languages?

If I possibly can, yes I do. The only complication other than my woeful inability to speak other languages is that the timing and duration of the percussive sounds and their relationship to the spoken word is not at all straightforwad and is VERY carefully timed. This means that doing a translation will not be straightforward but with suitable assistance I plan on doing this as soon as I am able.

When I move both hands together do they move at different speeds or at the same time

When you tap with both hands they should be moved at exactly the same time in harmony with each other. In addition, the movement of both hands working together should be fairly rapid since this seems to work best. At other times move them independently as dictated by the clicks.

Can I use a computer to play the audio?

On the audio instructions I advise against using computers to play the audio but this only applies to their internal speakers which are usually poor.
If you use a computer to listen through earphones then the sound quality will be absolutely fine. MP3 players are ideal.

Does Attention Deficit Disorder stop someone using PSTEC?

Contrary to what you may expect, ADD does not affect the PSTEC processs in any way. If your concentration drifts, (which it does with most people who use the process) just keep coming back to the thought / feeling and do your best to concentrate on it as you also try to follow the sequences specified by the audio.

Do I need to follow the instructions?

(This answer was added on day 40 from launch of the site)
In the first 40 days from the launch of the website an avalanche of positive feedback has come in, only some of which has been posted on the site. During that time only three people emailed to say that they had not experienced the results reported by so many others. In each case they had either not downloaded the instructions at all, or for some strange reason they had ignored them and done something else instead. Following instructions definitely does provide by far the best results!

I have a fear. Surely that protects me?

I was asked an interesting question by a lady from the States who wondered whether removing her fear of snakes was a safe thing to do. "It keeps me from walking into a snake pit".
The reality is of course different. The knowledge that snakes can be dangerous is more than enough to prevent someone from walking into a pit of venomous snakes. In such an instance fear is unnecessary. Indeed when people have irrational fears they tend to react in irrational ways. Sometimes fearful reactions can interfere with taking good decisions and actually endanger people.

How does it work?

This is explained elsewhere on the site. In practice adding an explantion which meets everyones needs is all but impossible. I could spend at least 7 days explaining every aspect of the process to someone with no prior knowledge of such things so an abreviated explanation is always going to be problematic. Fortunately you do not need to understand how it works to be successful. All you need is an ability and a willingness to follow the instructions.

Is there any more information or instructions for therapists?

Yes, I have prepared a vast amount of information for therapists. PSTEC Level 1 provides details of exactly how to use this with paying clients so as to get the very best results. If you go to the page for therapists, you will find a link to it there or see optional extras. There is also PSTEC Advanced.

I am left handed. Should I reverse the directions?

I was asked this interesting question on the basis that the left and right cerebral hemispheres perform different tasks, and therefore whether left or right handedness makes a difference. The short with regard to use of the audio is "No". Both left and right handed people should follow the instructions on the audio in exactly the same way.

Can I make a donation?

Some people have asked whether it's possible to make a donation. Initially there was no option to do this on the website, but a number users have said they believe a donation is an important way of saying "thank you". Consequently there is now a donations page.

How can I create positive change?

Some people, (especially users of other interventions) have asked how to do more than just neutralise problems. If you want to take your success even further then PSTEC Positive can be used. Like the basic PSTEC process it is designed to be simple, fast and effective. It can be used as a standalone method of creating change or in conjunction with the free PSTEC process. It is available as an optional extra.

Is there anything I shouldn't use it for?

The free PSTEC process can be used to neutralise all manner of negative feelings, fears and anxieties. The appropriatness of any usage is really determined by the user. Having said that, there is one use that I have doubts about. Although some users have successfully used PSTEC to deal with very recent bereavements, I personally believe that it is best not to interfere with the natural grieving process after losing someone important. Unresolved grief is a different matter and in my opinion perhaps a more appropriate use of the process.

How do I stop my PC trying to open mp3s with QuickTime?

This is not really a PSTEC question at all.
If this is happening I'm afraid it's down to the way your computer is configured. Fortunately there is a solution. If this doesn't make sense then you may want to check out some of the forums or just download the files and copy them off to a personal mp3 player.
Option 1) Open Windows Media Player and then set it as the default MP3 player. (You do this by putting a check mark beside MP3 in File Types, under Tools > Options). Then load Winamp and reassociate MP3's under File Types, in Winamp's Preferences.
Option 2)
Unckeck the MP3 options in QuickTime MIME settings. Next uncheck the Mp3 setting in WMP (Windows Media Player). Hit apply, close WMP. Then reopen and check Mp3 file type and apply. Close WMP. Reboot. Then try to open an mp3 files in your browser.

Why didn't I get my email? (How and why to "Whitelist")

All email sent to you, is handled by your email service provider. Because there is an ever increasing amunt of junk emails (spam) being sent, email providers now often filter what reaches you.

To "protect" you from spam email, most service providers put all your email through a filter first. The filter uses simple rules to decide whether or not to deliver any given email to your inbox. Unfortunately it's very common for email providers to have filters which don't work very well and often legitimate emails are mistaken by the filters as being spam.

Every email which they filter out does not reach you. This is the reason why you receive some emails but not others. They filter email based on who sent it, email content, the words used etc. For this reason it's possible for someone to send you three emails and for your email provider to deliver two of them but not the third.

At the time of writing, Yahoo, BT and AOL appear to be particularly agressive at filtering emails. In fact many legitimate senders have complained that email never reaches it's intended destination. Yahoo, BT and AOL are not the only ones to do this though.

Sometimes email service providers will consign emails to a spam folder. More recently some providers have even started deleting mail completely.

If you were expecting an email from the PSTEC website then check your spam folders.
There is a better way to be reasonably sure that the email you want to receive will actually reach you. That is by using something called a "whitelist".
A whitelist is a list of trusted senders that you want to receive email from.

Therefore to be completely confident that you will receive emails from the PSTEC website you should add email@pstec.org to your whitelist. Likewise you should do this for any other email addresses you don't want filtered out.

The steps to do this are different with every email provider. They should be able to advise you how to do this. Alternatively you may also find instructions on how to do this for your particular email provider by searching the Internet.
For example if you use Yahoo then a suitable Google search would be something such as......       "how to whitelist" yahoo mail

I bought an optional extra, how do I get collect it?

You should be taken to it at the time of purchase. An automated system also emails you. On occasions those emails can get delayed or blocked. Sometimes even legitimate emails end up spam folders rather than reaching your intray. You can check your spam folder.

Why does the Mp3 play at double speed in my copy of Windows Media Player?
I only recently found out about this particular problem. Depending upon the sound card in the computer, some versions of Windows Media Player do not handle all MP3 codecs correctly. You may be able to halve the speed by pressing rewind. Otherwise try a different media player, or better yet don't use your PC for playing the audio at all. MP3 players are a better choice.

Is PSTEC absolutely guaranteed to work?
No therapy can be absolutely guaranteed but therapists who are using PSTEC in their offices on a regular basis can confirm that PSTEC is astonishingly reliable. There have been occasional failures but very often this has been a result of the instructions not being followed carefully. To be surest of personal success please read and apply these tips.
1. Study the instructions BEFORE use and then follow them to the letter!
Once you get one success, more will follow and after that it's fine to experiment a little, but at first follow the instructions 100%. Tim advises people to confirm the free process is working for them before upgrading to the powerful tutorials and extras.
2. Usually double checking the instructions will resolve any problems but anyone who does not get the success they expect within a reasonable time scale should either try another therapy or seek paid for professional advice from a register member.
3. Remember that PSTEC is different from other therapies and needs to be treated as such. PSTEC has it's own set of instructions which should be followed. Treating PSTEC like other therapies can be counter productive. For example: If you happen to be coming to PSTEC from an EFT background, DO NOT use set up statements, or reminder statements with PSTEC or repeated one liners either! They are highly COUNTER productive.







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