Meta-Level Structure Of "Pleasure"
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5. Appreciate the gestalt. Now sit back and notice all of the meanings, beliefs and states that you have generated about that initial primary pleasure. Allow yourself to recognize that these meanings drive your pleasure. They give it its meaning, energy, motivation, and power. Now you know why it "holds so much pleasure for you."
6. Use your highest pleasuring. Go to your highest meta-pleasure state and access it fully and completely. Step into it and "be there" now. Allow yourself to become fully aware of this transcendental meaning of pleasure (happiness) and imagine taking this perceptual state into some other everyday activities.
Now inquire of yourself: What other everyday sensory-based activities can I use to anchor this high level state? Imagine being in this state in some particular context doing X (future pace). "If I had this state, in just the way I want to, how would this affect ¿rnd/or alter my experience of...(work, relationships, learning, etc.)?" This enables you to spread your pleasuring around and connect it to other behaviors.
#44 The Reducing Enjoy went Pattern or Anti-Addiction Pattern
Concept. We can develop and experience too much enjoyment about some things. Our neuro-semantics (the meanings incorporated into our neurology) can get out of balance. We can endow smoking, drinking, eating, etc., with so much meaning that we use those behaviors to trigger our "happiness" even when we have to pay the price in various forms of unhappiness, in the long run!
The following pattern represents the happiness pattern applied to over-used pleasures. To start this pattern, begin with a sensory-based primary state "pleasure" that you want to decrease so that it does not function in an overly pleasurable mode. This technology works with addictions, obsessions and compulsions around some pleasure that we over-use and which undermines other important values in life.
1. Identify the disliked pleasure (smoking, over-eating, drinking, relaxing, etc.)
2. Identify the meta-state levels of meaning that drive it as in the Happiness Pattern. "What positive meaning of value and significance do I give to this pleasure?" Draw a circle designating your P-S pleasure with each answer as a "state" of meaning and feeling about that pleasure.
3. Repeat. Repeat step two for the higher-level pleasurable meanings. For each ask the question: "What positive meaning do I give to this pleasure?" Sketch out a diagram of your full enjoyment/happiness structure with all of its meta-levels. (See chart in previous pattern).
4. Appreciate the enjoyment gestalt. Notice all of the meanings, beliefs and states that drive this undesired pleasure. This will provide you with insight as to why this pleasure has such power over you.
5. De-meaning/de-enjoy. Put your hand over one set of meta-level meanings. Inquire: If I took away this line of Mela-states about the pleasure, hozv much would that reduce my enjoyment? Continue to do this until you know which meanings you need to eliminate in order to reduce the power of this pleasure. Inquire: How many of the meanings do I need to hike away before it starts to exist as whatever it "is" at the primary level— eating for health and nutrition rather than for comfort, to de-stress anger, to overcome loneliness, etc.?
6. Future pace the de-enjoyment. Imagine yourself fully engaged In the primary pleasure, for example, eating. When fully "there," hear yourself say, "This is just food. It nourishes my body—a nice pleasure for the moment, but no more. I refuse to over-load it with meaning. If I love it too much—I see globs of ugly fat growing at my mid-section" (attach whatever displeasure works for you!).
7. Access your highest meta-pleasure state fully. Allow yourself to step into that highest level meaning and to be there completely. As you step into this state and experience it fully then realize that you can do so without engaging in that behavior anymore. Now allow your creative part to identify other behaviors that will allow you to experience this meta-level meaning in everyday life.
Summary. With this pattern you can sort and separate primary pleasures and meta-pleasures (enjoymenLs). You can discover those ncuro-semantic meanings that drive your behaviors and you can change that structure so that it serves you better. With this pattern you can amplify your happy states of enjoyment, and de-energize pleasures to which you don't want to give away your power.
#45 The Breaking Up Limiting Synesthesias Pattern
Concept. At times we can get several modalities combined, confused, and stuck together in our representing of information. We call this merging, linkage, or synthesizing of two RS a synesthesia. This refers to an overlap between the senses of seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, etc. And sometimes this can create problems. For example, when a person sees blood and automatically feels horror, he or she has a V-K synesthesia (see-feel). As such, it can amplify traumatic memories.
The following pattern provides a method for breaking up such synesthesias. Char overall purpose here involves adding behavioral choices in such contexts by creating new patterns of response. Doing so increases personal flexibility and adds basic resources quickly and easily. This technology enables us to add various neurological traits to existing synesthesias. Source: Tim Hallbom.
1. Identify a problem context. Find a specific person, time, and /or place where you experience the problem behavior.
2. Access, anchor and calibrate the problem. As you access the problem behavior and state, anchor it to a specific location on the floor. When you do this, notice the physiology, breathing, eye accessing, voice tone, etc. in that problem state.
3. Identify and step into a resource space. As you specify a resource that would make the problem unnecessary, or prevent the problem, step into it and anchor that resourceful experience to a specific place on the fkxir. Calibrate by noticing the changes involved in becoming more resourceful.
4. Step back into the problem space. While you remember the problem situation again, take on the physiology of the resourceful state fully...including voice, breathing, body positions, etc. Continue to hold the image of the problem while making the physiological changes.
5. Adding more options. Next, add an auditory, digital and visual construct to this resourceful state by tapping the left foot and moving the right finger to the chin. As you do, look up and to the right while saying "Mmmmm..." as if thinking of something profound. As you do this, step back into the resource space.
6. Check out all representations. Now think about the problem by moving your eyes through all of the accessing positions in a figure eight configuration always moving up from the center. Then reverse the direction again moving up from center.
7. Test and run an ecology check. Break state, and test to see if you have a different reaction to the problem. Run an ecology check to determine if any part would object to using this more resourceful choice.
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These techniques will work for stage hypnosis or hypnotherapy, however, they are taught here for information purposes only. After reading this book you will have the knowledge and ability necessary to hypnotise people, but please do not practice hypnosis without first undergoing more intensive study.