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Empowering t hinking Patterns

1. Contextual thinking (Index thinking/ Inductive thinking):

Inquire about the context of information and index it according to what, when, where, which, how, who, and why. Use the Meta-model challenges for unspecified nouns, verbs, relational terms, etc.

2. Both-and thinking: Reality-test to determine if a situation truly functions in an either/or way. If not, then process information in terms of a continuum. Inquire whether the two seemingly contradictory options actually exist as they represent different ways, times, circumstances, etc.

3. Reality-testing/Apprcciative thinking: Test the reality of the experience: to what extent, in what way, etc., does someone deem something "bad, undesirable, and unwanted?" Meta-model the criteria/value words. Denominali/e the words to find the hidden verbs and the evaluative process within. Consider the things that you do appreciate and enjoy.

4. Denominalizing thinking (Deductive thinking): Reality-test to determine how a label functions: accurately, usefully, productively, too generally. Denominalize the nouns and pseudo-nouns that make thinking and language fuzzy. Identify the evaluative process that turned the action into a noun.

5. Systemic thinking (Responsibility to/for thinking): Reality-test to determine the pattern of causation. Distinguish linear causation from the multifacetcd nature of systemic causation. Access a person's "ability" to respond, in what way, under what circumstances. etc. Distinguish between each person's responsibilty for (personal accountability) and to (relationships).

6. Information-gathering thinking: lhis involves using one's thoughts, feelings, and intuitions to gather information to find the facts and then to check the conclusions. Use the basic Meta-model question, "How do you know?"

7. Tentative predictive thinking (Consequential thinking; Outcome thinking): Gather high quality information about the factors, causes, forces, trends, etc., that come together to create an event or phenomenon. Keep an open mind about ways of intervening and altering that destiny. Look at consequences of certain actions, etc.

8. Critical thinking and meta-thinking: Think critically and analytically about the multi-causational nature of human emotions and back-track to the thoughts out of which the emotions arose. Think above and beyond the immediate content to the patterns, processes, and structures of the content.

9. Reality-test thinking about the "shoulds": Challenge the word "should" by discovering what rule or law orders or demands such. If you can find no law, invite the thinker to shift to desire thinking, "1 would prefer that..." "1 would like..."

10. Depersonalizing thinking (Dissociative thinking; Responsibility to/for thinking): Reality-test to see if the content or context truly deals with and references you in a personal way. Tf not, then code information in a third-person perspective rather than in first-person. Learn to empathize without sympathizing.

11. Possibility thinking (Keality-testing; Indexing thinking): Reality-test the term "can't" to distinguish physical or psychological can'ts, then shift to possibility thinking. Meta-model by asking about the constraints, "What stops you?" "What would it feel like, look like, or sound like, if you could?"

Hypnotism and Self Hypnosis v2

Hypnotism and Self Hypnosis v2

HYPNOTISM is by no means a new art. True, it has been developed into a science in comparatively recent years. But the principles of thought control have been used for thousands of years in India, ancient Egypt, among the Persians, Chinese and in many other ancient lands. Learn more within this guide.

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