Goal balancing has come together over the last few years in many different forms, and has been developed in specific ways by several people. It is hard to say where it began, but I would suggest that it might have been with the expansion of ideas surrounding the Touch for Health technique of Emotional Stress Release. Initially we just dealt with current stresses. Then E.S.R. Past-Present- Future opened up new ways of dealing with life’s stressors. Using imagery to assist, this is a very useful technique.