"DEEP Clearing - Releasing the Power of Your Mind" by Rolf Dane - Sample Chapter


Foreword by Professor Keith Scott-Mumby, MD


As the very first student on the planet to study and learn the mechanics of a brilliant new science of mind and method, I feel a strong sense of privilege in being asked to write a foreword to this book, by the principal researcher who developed and instigated the new techniques.

Once in a while something turns up which is truly revolutionary; different from anything which has gone before and in every sense a “new” approach to matters. Sadly there have been few such developments in the field of the mind. Probably the most pivotal breakthrough of all time was the recognition of the power of
the subconscious mind, so named by French psychiatrist Pierre Janet and later, rather unfairly, attributed to Sigmund Freud.

Certainly Freud has a place in history, justly deserved. His seminal 1895 work Studies In Hysteria, written jointly with Josef Breuer, showed that the subconscious mind was very powerful and capable of influencing thoughts, emotions and behavior, while remaining out of view to the patient or client. It was truly subconscious.
Together, Freud and Breuer took Janet’s original insights and developed a whole new specialty that laid the foundations for modern psychiatry and clinical psychology.

For a time, what became known as psychoanalysis held the center stage and practitioners were getting remarkable transformations and recoveries, using the simple technique of getting the client to talk about his or her problems. Indeed, the method was to be long known as “the talking cure”, with a slight sneer of
disapproval from those who considered it trivial.

By the 1960s we had reached the point where almost every medical affliction, other than fever and malnutrition, was seen to be a result of dysfunctionality in the mind. Doctors began to believe that everything was “psychosomatic” in origin, a word which means mind-body. Gradually, the use of this word
morphed into something more sinister: that a person was weak or inadequate and imagined their symptoms, which were not actually real.

Things might have continued along those lines but for the rise of the current chemical view of mind states: the idea that every feeling—good or bad—is the result of a lack or imbalance in neurotransmitter molecules in the brain. Even happiness today is deemed to be a result of having sufficient quantities of
serotonin and dopamine. This chemical model has resulted in a shift of emphasis in studying mind function away from the impact of a person’s life experiences towards the idea that everything is caused by biochemical dysfunction.

It’s a sterile (and dangerous) model, that has led medicine astray for decades and resulted in legions of individuals swallowing “happy pills” in the mistaken belief that their uncomfortable and unwanted feelings are the result of some deficiency state or excess. I need hardly point out the parallels between this
chemical dream and the current recreational drug craze.

Somewhere along the way, the old idea that a person thought what they thought, felt what they felt and behaved as they did, because their experiences in life had led them in that direction, has disappeared in a welter of pharmacological marketing and hype. The sad truth is that this biochemical model is not working.
People are not happier by taking antidepressants. Instead, the person’s helplessness is being reinforced and made more inescapable.

A few struggling counselors, with no effective model on which to base their help, struggled on with the notion that life experience was important and formative. But without adequate understanding of how unpleasant memories translate into unwanted feelings and behaviors, their efforts can be seen as illadvised
and often unhelpful, merely grinding the client deeper into their misery by repetition and endless discussion.

That was the condition of well-meaning help… until recently.

Now we have DEEP! This is a breakthrough technology that I rate as second only to the discovery of the subconscious mind and its powerful automaticity. It takes the story very significantly forward. Through the DEEP method we learn exactly how experience is internalized and why the accompanying “charge” (black
energy) is able to take executive control of a person’s mind.

The answer, it turns out, is really rather simple. Although the result of negative experiences is unwanted and disempowering thoughts, those thoughts are NOT the cause of the problem! The trouble comes about due to the mechanical impact of those same experiences; the force, the effort, if you like. It is this force or
psychic violence which pins unpleasant emotions into place and leads to disturbing and unwelcome thoughts.

To merely process or try to eliminate those “bad thoughts” is hardly ever effective because the underlying mechanism holding them in place is not addressed at all. Rolf Dane and his research partner Heidrun Beer have together evolved a method of removing what I just referred to as the psychic violence. This
releases the negative emotions and then… bingo!... as if by magic, all the unwanted thoughts come tumbling out, like an unblocked water channel and they quickly vanish from view, never to disturb the client

The person is utterly transformed by their release from the grip of the subconscious mind. So much so that in my personal writings I am referring to this new method as Transformational Mind Dynamics, or TMD for short. It really is all about the dynamics within the mind and it really is transformational when things from
the past really do start to move and then crumble and fade!

I have experienced it, seen it at work and learned to do this for myself, so I am talking to you here from direct experience, not mere theory. I am very pleased to have learned this new approach; it has totally transformed how I deal with a dysfunctional human being.

And you know what is so great about this? It’s very, very easy to do.

New Language

There is a whole fresh language which we need to chart this new territory. Many of the concepts Dane and Beer found crucial have not been described before, or at best only dimly grasped and the correct importance not given to them.

DEEP itself is a witty acronym, derived from decisions, emotions, energy or effort (kinetics) and personalities or poles. It really goes deep into the psyche. The basic mechanism is that the energy or force buries emotions and makes their origins difficult to trace; emotions in turn hold in place self-limiting or
destructive thoughts. The latter appears to be what the person is suffering from but in fact thoughts are insubstantial and, in theory, should not twist and damage a person’s life and living.

It’s the force which holds everything in place. And that—importantly—includes psychic force or mental energy. We have all had the experience of trying to “will” something to happen or get somebody to do something (or not do something). This is psychic energy that can twist and hurt and, as Dane and Beer
have shown, it can be just as damaging as physical impact.

Another key concept uncovered by these redoubtable researchers is that of threads or pathways running in the mind, with numerous “nodes” or significant intersections. You probably always suspected it: that certain events radiate their bad effects outwards and stir up other similar events, making you feel generally
uncomfortable or challenged. It’s rather like the effect of musical resonance—if you stand near a piano and continue to talk, the instrument will begin to vibrate and make whispering sounds, copying the tones of your voice.

This concept of multiple connections is a surprising revolution.

Freud rightly taught us that earlier is better. Incidents he said run in “chains” of similar, connected events. Running incidents from a chain reduces its impact by getting charge off; unburdening he called it. We call these threads because they are more of a tangle than chains implies. Plus, they can be untangled and
broken quite easily, if you have the right technique!

But key was to find the basic or “root” on the thread—the earliest event—and erase that. Then the whole thread would “blow”. It is rather like pulling up the root of a plant; it will rapidly wither and die. We teach all our starting clients this approach.

But now we can carry the story much further forward and get better results faster. The DEEP approach is not about bouncing along a thread and digging earlier, rather it’s about thoroughly reducing the effect of each life encounter, eradicating the force, effort, emotion, thoughts and postulates surrounding the event
that happened.

In fact we are not really concerned with “the story” at all. That’s been the major distraction introduced by Freud and taken up by New Age counselors and “therapists”. We have become so accustomed to listening to the client/patient telling us what happened, that we have come to believe that the case is all about what happened. That’s just not true. It’s about the force of what happened, and the reaction to what happened, trapping encysted emotions, and building up layers of self-defeating thoughts and decisions on top of the unpleasant experience.

We bleed off the force, which releases the emotions, which frees up thinking and allows better decisions. The future is changed, because we emerge changed, refreshed, with new awareness and new postulates to guide our future.

When I use the term force I’m not just confining this to people punching each other or slapping into the car dashboard during an automobile accident. I chiefly mean psychic force or effort. In our mind, when interacting with others, we try to control the mechanics of that interaction, by intending the person to do
something we want or, conversely, trying to avoid something we don’t want. The two principal directions of energy are pulling towards (tractor beam) and trying to push away (pressor beam).

For example, if you’ve ever been part of a relationship breakup, you will be aware one partner is mentally thrusting the other away while the unfortunate party is clinging, that is, using the tractor (pull) strategy. But there may be an effort to hold still, to shake something loose or simply endure. We call these energy
vibrations the “kinetics” of a situation. These are the truly dynamic elements of the mental landscape; hence the term Transformational Mind Dynamics.

The Key Context

I have no wish to diminish the skills and methodology of Dane and Beer when I point out the historical context of their remarkable discoveries. In truth, Freud and Breuer in Studies On Hysteria very clearly described the importance of engaging with the dynamics of the case, the energy, the effort or force. It turns
out to be pivotal.

One of their cases—the mother of a sick child, which had at last fallen asleep—was so intent on keeping still (the effort to not move) it became a subsequent psychosis. Endless tellings of the event made no impact. Only lifting off the intense effort she made to hold herself still relieved the problem. Note: the
release of the effort is done wordlessly.

In another case, a highly intelligent man was present while his brother had an ankylosed hip-joint extended under an anesthetic. At the instant at which the joint gave way with a crack, he felt a violent pain in his own hip-joint, which persisted for nearly a year. Yet again, the problem was not solved with merely
talking about it, but by contacting and “re-living” the violent force contained in this unusual memory. Freud and Breuer are at pains to point out that the impactful psychical process which originally took place must be repeated (re-experienced) as vividly as possible. The physical stimulus—the force—must be
brought back to its status nascendi (moment of birth) and made to re-appear once again with the fullest intensity and then vanish forever.

DEEP processing is, to my knowledge, the only certain and fully developed method of achieving this desirable effect. Otherwise, recovery takes place only occasionally and only by chance.

Other People Involved

But this isn’t just about the self viewpoint. Dane and Beer have evolved a very comprehensive technique that also takes care of the feelings and reactions of other people involved along with us in our activities. “No man is an island,” poet John Donne (1572–1631) famously said. “Never send to know for whom the
bell tolls; it tolls for thee…” It’s your funeral, as well as the dead guy’s burial. We are all in this together! So nothing happens to you that doesn’t also happen to me, to your parents, to the local boys club, to the pooch. Everyone is in on it.

This is more than poetic whimsy however. If only people understood their actions send a flood of energy outwards from the epicenter, which affects the whole environment, perhaps they would behave better towards each other. In my book Medicine Beyond I recount the work of scientist Pierre Paul Sauvin, an
electronics expert from New Jersey. He showed that plants wired to electronic detectors reacted briskly whenever he experimentally hurt himself. Also, at the precise moment he and his girlfriend were having orgasmic sex, in a forest eighty miles away, the plant reactions sent the needles off the dial!

We think in hushed tones what this tells about the wonder of plants. But consider also… What does it tell us about ourselves? That thoughts in our head and energies in our bodies radiate outwards for a hundred miles or more and can be felt by any sensitive detector! That includes other living creatures and human

So not surprisingly, things which happen to us and because of us, affect the people around us. They are not just spectators; they are players too. We impacted them; but THEY IMPACT US. It’s rather like an echo; it’s our voice that shouts but the echo comes right back to us. And the sound bounces around the
environment a good deal, before it finally fades.

It’s astonishing that other schools of growth and development don’t take these multiple-personality dynamics more seriously.

In DEEP practice, we have our willing client take up the viewpoint of others, starting with the antagonist or opposition. What did the rapist feel at the moment he was carrying out the brutal assault? What in God’s name was she thinking of when she walked out the door? Why did Mom always talk to me that way?
The strange thing is, we seem to know! If you occupy the viewpoint of the domineering husband, the inept boss at work, the chump who stole your first girlfriend, and find his emotions, his effort and what disastrous thought computation he was struggling with, suddenly you are released and cleansed from something you
didn’t even think belonged to you! It’s wonderful to behold.

By having the client see the events of their lives through the eyes of others and with the others’ feelings, we gain a far deeper insight into the meaning of what we jokingly call life.

It builds compassion. It builds wisdom. We grow immensely in stature as we finally learn tolerance and forgiveness. We come at last to understand, as John Donne said so beautifully, that we are all in this together!

The thing is, the trouble may even start with another individual and we walk into it and get stuck there, like a fly trapped by a sticky ribbon. The case of the man who took on his brother’s hip pain is a graphic example of this mechanism.

I wish Rolf Dane and Heidrun Beer every success in their activities and further research. For the reader, I cannot commend this new science of mind and living highly enough. It’s something I always dreamed would be “out there”, even as an inquiring medical student! Now at last, it’s real…

This is a fine and fascinating book, written extremely well. This is itself is remarkable, since English is not Rolf’s native language.



Keith Scott-Mumby



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