Filing Away Memories 4s Part Of Ones Learning History

Concept. Sometimes the things we remember, and how we remember them, cause us problems—torturing us with unpleasant sights and sounds, reminding us to feel bad, guilty, a sense of loss, etc. To de-energize such memories, make positive learnings from them and store them into the inner Library of references. Source: Dr. Maralee Piatt.

The Pattern

1. Identify a memory. Think of or identify a traumatic experience that still 'bugs' you.

2. Identify the submodalities. Notice the sub-modalities of how you remember it (in color, black-and-white, still photograph, movie, etc.).

3. Create and work with a symbol representation. Look over the frames of your memory and let one frame of the movie represent the whole experience. Allow it to become a symbolic you do, push that picture back to the horizon of your perceptions and, as you do, let it become black-and-white. See that "younger you" in the picture. Let the picture become smaller and smaller until it becomes the size of a slide. When it does, put a frame around it.

4. Treat it as a memory to learn from. Now allow yourself to reach out with your left hand and take hold of the slide, and bring it to your left side (reverse this if the person stores his or her memories on the right side). With the slide sitting there at your left side, begin to extract from it ¿ill the learnings that it offers you for your future. You don't even need to know consciously what these learnings may consist of. You can just represent them metaphorically or symbolically. As you do, begin to put the learning into your own personal internal library.

5. Store it as a valuable memory. Now take your left hand and push the slide behind you so that your mind-body system will know that the experience has indeed passed and no longer exists, thus allowing you to put the past behind you.

6. Generalize this process. You can now ask your subconscious to make the same kind of slides out of any and all memories that have to do with the painful incident, ¿md place them to your left for storage. Continue to repeat this process, allowing it to generalize even more.

7. Replace with happy memories. In contrast to the kind of memories that you had, put happy experiences on videotapes in full color with a sound track and place these to your right. Then, with your right hand, push them behind you since they also have finished, and they can stay there... in a place where you can easily access them anytime you want to.

Additional Patterns for Emotional States

The Re-imprinting Pattern The Forgiveness Pattern The Collapsing Anchors Pattern


As a cognitive-behavioral (rational-emotive) model, in NLP we view emotions as derivative and holistic rather than foundational or elementalistic. lhis point of view differs radically from the more emotive therapies. "Emotions" arise from the combination of body kinesthetics and evaluative thoughts (values, judgments, beliefs, etc.). The overall gestalt generates an emotional (mind-body) state.

"Emotions," like behaviors, result from a mind-body state of consciousness. Bv addressing the component pieces of internal representations (including kinesthetics), NLP offers patterns for changing, transforming, amplifying and reducing "emotions." With this model we can directly decompose the structure of emotions. I his frees us from demanding that people repeatedly feel the feeling until they get over it. Thus in NLP we do not have to track down the history of emotions to deal with them effectively.

Hypnosis Plain and Simple

Hypnosis Plain and Simple

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.

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