Matrix Reimprinting (MR) is an Energy Psychology Technique developed by Karl Dawson. I often describe it as EFT with a twist. There are many similarities between EFT and MR such as tapping on acupressure points to release emotions and there are many differences too. MR evolved from EFT but MR includes several other powerful processes, such as inner child work, journeying, and NLP. The most frequent feedback I get when I use MR is that it is very “powerful” and can create rapid personal transformation and change. Nevertheless, MR is a very gentle yet effective technique.
What is the difference between EFT and Matrix Reimprinting?
In conventional EFT Tapping, your goal is to neutralize the emotional charge or intensity (the SUDs Level) of a past memory. You will be able to recall your past painful, traumatic or stressful memories but you will feel neutral, not bothered by it, and feel calm and peaceful about the memory.
In Matrix Reimprinting the goal is also to neutralize the intensity of the emotional charge, but you are also discovering what decision or belief you took on board, as negative subconscious programming, during that trauma or painful event.
In MR, communication is initiated with your younger self, called the ECHO, to facilitate the process of actually transforming the memory. You can visualize the new memory of the event playing out with a more empowered self-expression, doing and saying what you wished you’d done and said. You can also bring in resources that provide safety and protection. The resolution scenarios are endless, they are tremendously healing and powerful. All of this is done to permanently clear the negative programming.
In MR, we are taught that past painful memories are held in the Matrix (aka The Field, Your Energy Body, Your Body-Field, Your Aura) as holograms or painful movies. When something in your present life triggers one of these painful movies, you might automatically do one of the following behaviors:
- feel frozen
- resort to flight or fight
- project the triggered old memory onto the person you are dealing with in the present
Until you transform these old holograms of painful events, they can keep negatively impacting your physical, emotional and mental well-being.
In the reimprinting process, there’s no denial of the old event, but rather a release of the trauma in those events. You will learn how it shaped you and your life decisions. Once the negative core beliefs are made conscious, you then have the option to revise those beliefs. so they are more in alignment with who you are today and who you want to become.
In addition, we gently access a painful past memory and assist your younger self (the ECHO) to process the remaining emotions by tapping on the younger self. Thus we learn to identify what negative leanings and subconscious programming that were set up by the event.
Using the MR reimprinting process, you release the emotional pain of the past without re-traumatizing yourself and consequently change your perceptions, beliefs and decisions, so that you view yourself and the world in a more positive and healthy way.