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This recipe assumes that you are familiar with the "Making a Picture" recipe.

Step 1 - Decide your starting picture

Make sure you are seated correctly. Ensure that your co-worker sits in such a way that s/he can see both your eyes and your projection screen.What do you want?

Process a difficult or traumatic event?
"Make a Picture" of this event.
Especially if you feel emotionally overwhelmed, take your time.

Then go to Step 2.
Investigate a certain period of your life or relationship?
Go directly to Step 2.
Step 2 - Determine the 'Prior good experience'.
  • Project an image on the screen where you are doing well, before the unpleasant experience or period in your life.
  • Describe this image.
Step 3 - Determine the ‘Good experience afterwards'.
  • Now project an image on the screen where you are doing well again, after the unpleasant experience. That might even be an imaginary situation in the future.
  • Describe this image.
Step 4 - Make the video

1. The video starts with the 'Prior good experience'. Describe it.

2. Then project step by step:

If it is an unprocessed or traumatic event:
Project scene by scene in the run-up > the event > the ending.

If necessary, tell the "you there" in the video something supportive or wish him / her something good.
If you want to investigate what happened during a certain time of your life:
Project all major events in history with that person or in that time period.


3. Finish the video with the 'Good experience afterwards'.

Step 5 - Looking back at this video

•    What practical problems did the "you there" survive?

•    What resources helped the “you there” to survive?

•    In what way has the "you there" been lucky?

•    Other new insights?

Step 6 - Finishing off


•    Give the video a title.

•    Ascertain the various fragments of your Video on your finger tips:
   - The thumb is the ‘Prior good experience.
   - Each following finger is a picture in the video.
   - The last finger is the ‘Good experience afterward’s.

Doing this helps to involve a larger part of your brain in the processing of what happened.

•    Store the video away, for instance in your bookcase.

•    How does the screen look without the projected video?

Complete your session