The Aligned Self Pattern Using Logical Levels

Concept. As humans, we can become tom and out of alignment with our values and beliefs regarding our identity and our mission in the world. "Who am 1?" "What is my mission in life?"

We can also get so caught up in all the details of this or that task that we forget our overall purpose. The Aligned Self pattern addresses these problems. Using this pattern, we can rediscover and reclaim our values and beliefs about our identity and mission. We can then utilize it to integrate all of our experiences in order to operate more congruently. This pattern forms Dilts' Neurological Levels Model which utilizes environment, behaviors, capabilities, values/beliefs, identity, and spirituality as categories of self-definition. While these levels do not describe a true logical level system (see Hall, 1997, NLP: Advanced Modeling Using Meta-States), they do provide a most useful model of distinctions about beliefs.

The technology in this pattern works to bring renewal and realignment of identity and mission for those who feel that they need a sense of purpose that will transform their emotions and behaviors. It provides a way whereby we can experience an increased sense of self. Use this technology when you feel out of balance.

The Pattern

1. Identify resources. Begin by identifying an ability or resource which would aid you (or another) in becoming more congruent and purposeful. You may want more calmness, confidence, assertiveness, centeredness, resilience, etc. Elicit and anchor these resources fully.

2. Establish six anchors. Identify a visual space for environment, behaviors, beliefs and values, capabilities, identity, and spirituality.

3. Anchor the resources (X) into the visual space.

I'ocusing on the environment space, answer the question, "When and where do I want to act with more X?"

I'ocusing on the behavior space, answer the question, "What behaviors do I need in order to act more X in those times and places?"

Focusing on the capabilities space, answer the question, "What capabilities do I have or need in order to perform those behaviors in those times and places?"

Focusing on the beliefs/values space, answer the questions, "What values and beliefs do I need to support and guide me to my goal? For what reasons do I want to use these capabilities?"

Focusing on the identity space, complete the sentence, "I am the kind of person who X-es."

Standing in the spiritual space, answer the questions, "What overall life purpose do I pursue? How would I describe my personal mission?"

4. Solidify gains.

Solidify spirituality identity. Allow yourself to fully experience the spiritual space that you have entered and take that physiology and inner experience and step back into the identity space so you experience both states simultaneously. Notice how the experience of spirituality enriches your experience in the identity space

Solidify capability. Take the experience of both your mission and identity and bring them into your capability space. Again notice how your experience of capability becomes enriched by spirituality and identity

Solidify belief. Bring your vision, identity, and capabilities into beliefs and values space. Experience how they all strengthen, change and enrich the beliefs and values you experience within yourself.

Solidify behavior. Bring your vision, identity, capabilities, beliefs ¿md values into the behavior space. Allow yourself to notice howr all the manifestations of the higher levels give additional meaning to new behaviors.

Solidify environment. Bring all levels of yourself into the environment space and notice how your experience of today becomes fully transformed and enriched by spirituality, identity, capabilities, beliefs, and behaviors.

5. Allow the entire process to integrate. Allow all the new insights, beliefs and qualities from each of the levels to integrate.

6. Solidify values into capabilities. Future pace. Now, taking this new reality, imagine yourself moving into your future fulfilling your expanded potentialities...

(Note: You can do this process kinesthetically if you mark off spaces on the floor for each level ¿md use language with lots of kinesthetic predicates. To adapt for auditory representational systems, designate a place for each voice. Then use auditory language.)

#17 The Resolving internal Conflict Pattern

Concept. Given thai we can experience and exhibit internal disagreements, this provides yet another pattern to help sort out the polarities involved. We can use it with beliefs or with internal "parts". This offers another pattern to promote personal alignment.

The Pattern

1. Identify a personal conflict. Think of some "conflict" that you experience between values, beliefs, roles, goals, parts, etc.

2. Recall a memory from the observer position. Remember a time when you experienced the conflict and review that memory from ¿in observer point of view (dissociated).

3. Take first position with one side. Now step into the experience and take one side of the conflict. From this position, fully review the opposite side of the conflict. Notice what information (pictures, sounds, sensations, words, values, intentions, beliefs, etc.) you can receive via this process.

4. Search for positive intention. Ask the opposite side, "What positive intention do you have in this context?" "WTiat meta-outcome do you seek to achieve by doing what you do?"

5. Switch roles. Switch now to the opposite part, step into the experience and repeat this process, identifying the positive intention, belief and goal of the other part. Gather as much information as you can from this point of view.

6. Repeat. Go back and forth doing this until each part has a full unde^mding of the other's beliefs, values, and positive intentions.

7. Co to a meta-position. Imagine moving up a logical level ¿md taking a position above both of these parts. From this perspective, ask the parts to come up with an outcome satisfactory to both.

8. Run an ecology check and integrate. Once you have checked out the ecology concerns, bring the new belief or the new integrated part into the body and let it become a part of you.

9. Future pace.

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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