Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Speed Trace technique

Speed Trace is a technique for eliminating negative feelings due to experiences in early childhood. The Web page looks hokey and the technique sounds impossible, but I tried it on feeling of resistance towards working, and it's weirdly effective.

I was quickly able to identify the age of trauma as 3 years old, and when I asked myself the "Plausibility Question", "What possibly happened to me at the age of 3?" an immediate answer came to mind. I now know exactly what happened, and why I started procrastinating after that age. I was procrastinating on homework in Kindergarten.

The author, Bobby Matherne (refining a technique from Doyle Henderson), says that once you are able to bring pre-age-5 feeling memories into consciousness, the feelings will go away. He doesn't use the term, but the scientific basis seems to be "memory reconsolidation".

I've been pushing through my work resistance fairly effectively, but it's unpleasant. According to Matherne, I should now be free of that feeling of resistance. I'm so startled by the surfacing of the memory that I'm not sure what I feel beyond startled, but possibly that's true. I do feel different.

I only tried Speed Tracing because it was mentioned in something else I was reading. I'm glad I did. The technique is supposed to work with all kinds of buried memories and feelings.

Tracing childhood

This looks intriguing, pro. I will have a poke about - both at the site and into myself! I've recently done some digging around to track why I find it difficult to breathe sometimes.