Concept. Sometimes, as we move through life, we make some poor decisions. Afterwards, those decisions become part of our mental map and begin to operate as a major psychological force in our life (as a Meta-state). This pattern destroys such limiting, destructive, and unenhancing decisions.
"Decisions" function as part of our mental maps that provide specific instructions about what to do. And, while a decision in one context and at one time may function very well for our benefit, as contexts and times change these decisions can become outdated and unuseful. This pattern allows us to alter the decisions that we have constructed.
1. Identify a limiting decision that you still live with. What did you decide? Fully express the decision and its meanings. When did you adopt this decision? How long have you lived with it? How has it become limiting to you? Fully elicit this information.
2. Identify an enhancing decision you'd like to live life by. By using the criteria of the well-formedness conditions (the first meta-pattern)—access fully a more enhancing decision that would serve you better now and in the future. As you access this decision state, anchor it fully.
3. float above your Time-line back to when you made the limiting decision. Observe it dissociatedly from above your Time-line. Float down into the experience—and observe it associatedly. Anchor this experience.
4. Repeal. Float back to other instances of this limiting decision until you get to the earliest experience of using this limiting belief.
5. Now float back up above your Time-line and fully re-access your enhancing decision.
6. Go back fifteen minutes prior to the decision. Once you have your enhancing decision fully accessed from above the Timeline, float back to fifteen minutes prior to the earliest decision, then float down into that younger you, bringing with you that Enhancing Decision fully and completely.
7. Experience the old situation with new resources. As you do, bring these enhancing resources with you, letting them (in your mind and internal experience) completely change your awareness ¿md feelings as you experience the effects of this new decision.
8. Then quickly zoom up through your Time-line to the present.
9. Stop at the present. Fully integrate the experience and future pace.
#27 The Core Transformation Pattern
Concept. Creating a tninsformational change that operates out of one's core values, beliefs, and identity moves one to a state of congruence and wholeness.
This first pattern plays upon the term "Core" as a metaphor of "depth", suggesting going "down" to one's core and identifying or discovering one's core values ¿md states. It presupposes that ail of one's parts works out of that core. The next pattern does the same thing, but plays upon the term "Meta" ¿md so takes us up to our highest, most transcendent values.
The purpose of each pattern involves developing and maintaining an inner sense of well-being, wholeness, and connection with those traits and qualities with which we most want to identify. By doing so, we can then integrate them so that we will operate in a centered and balanced way even when experiencing times of trouble or distress.
This pattern takes us to our "deepest levels of being" and uses these resource states (core states) to transform our emotions, behaviors, and responses with an ongoing sense of well-being. Use this pattern to address inner conflict or disharmony with yourself, a lack of integration between parts, and/or just a desire for a more resourceful center. Source: Andreas and Andreas (1991) Core Transformation, developed from the six-step reframing model.
1. Choose a part to work with. "What part (a behavior, feeling, etc.) would you like to work with today?" Think about any part of yourself that you have which you might not yet appreciate.
2. Experience and welcome the part. "Where do you feel the part in your body?" Welcome and receive the part. "What difference do you feel in your body as you do this?"
3. Discover the purpose and intention of the part Ask the part what it wants for you that it values as positive.
4. Discovering the outcome chain. "Ask the part, 'If you have the outcome from the previous step fully and completely, what do you want through having that, that you value as even more important?'"
5. Repeat. Repeat step 4 until you reach your core state which will involve a state of consciousness similar to "love, peace, oneness, or being-ness," etc. Once you access your core state, take some time and enjoy experiencing it fully and completely.
6. Reverse Ihe outcome chain with the core state. Begin by gently inviting your part to notice, "When you have this core state (name the one elicited from step 4) as a way of being in the world, how does already having (core state) make things different?"
I hen more specifically, ask, "How does already having this core state (name it) as a way of being transform, enrich, radiate through X, Y, and Z (name the intended outcomes from step 4)?"
Finally, transform the original context with the core state: "How does already having this core state as a way of being in the world transform your experience of (name the context where you wanted a change)?"
7. Grow up the part. To do this, ask your part the following questions: "How old are you?" "Do you want to have the benefits that come from evolving forward in time to your current age, with this core state fully present?" Evolve forward through time, from whatever age you find this part, all the way forward to your current age, having this X (core state) there through every moment of time.
8. Bring the part fully into your body. Notice where you have the part now located in your body and allow it to flow fully in and through your body, through the "outcome chain," with the grown-up part fully in your body (general, specific, original context).
9. Check for objecting parts. "Is there any part of you that objects to your having X as a core state now as a way of being in the world?" Bring any objecting parts, and any additional parts associated with this issue, through steps 1-9 before going on.
10. Time-line generalization. Begin by envisioning your Time-line and floating back over it to just before your parents conceived you. Now, with your core state radiating through your being, allow yourself to move forward through "time," letting this core state color and transform every moment of experience up to the present. Next, envision yourself moving forward on that same trajectory into the future, noticing how it becomes colored by the fact that you have this core state. Finally, cycle back through the Time-line generalization several times, faster each time.
(Note: You will find it helpful to write down each intended outcome and core state so that, when you begin the process of cycling back through this series of states, you will remember and name the outcome states in the order in which you elicited them from the person.)
#28 The Meta-Transformation Pattern
Concept. We can create generative transformation that will permeate all of our personality if we make a change at a higher logical level—a meta-level. I'he primary difference between this pattern and Core Transformation lies in the operational metaphors. In Core, we use the idea of "going down" to our "core," to identify and access deep "core" states. Here we turn the metaphor around, and go up (meta) to a higher logical level to access desired transcendental meta-states. By finding the positive intent of each state, we get to our highest transcendental Meta-states, hence meta-transformations.
This pattern fully develops our desired outcome and elicits a desired chain of states. Continue to ask the exploration question, "What do you seek to experience, accomplish, feel, etc., and, when you get that, what does it gel for you?"
Generally, in NI_P, we do not ask the "why" question or go exploring the past for explanations or causes. Such why questions tend to focus us on problems, the past, and on causations. And the answers we get to such questions usually only keep us in the problem. Instead, we focus primarily on how and what questions. "What do 1 seek to accomplish by these current actions?" This question orients us toward our objective, purpose, and our desired state(s). Once we know our chain of desired states, we can then ask the how and what questions. "How can I best get there? What resources will help me?"
Because we Iry to accomplish something of value as we discover these desired states, we can then allow these answers to become the basis of our inner life! In other words, we can "just step up into these desired outcome states." We can use them as our way of being in the world. Source: Hall (1996).
Four Going-Up Steps:
1. Identify a behavior. Consider some behavior, state, experience, or habit that you do or engage in, but which you do not evaluate as effective or pleasant. What behavior or state do you experience that you don't appreciate about yourself? (You can also use this pattern with positive behaviors that you do like and appreciate.)
2. Explore your 'what' of intention and design. "What do you seek to gain by doing this?" "How does this hold value or purpose for you?" "What do you want to achieve by this?"
3. Keep repeating. "And what do you seek to accomplish, experience or gain when you do this?" Continue this line of questioning until you begin to loop. "What do you want, through obtaining this, that you deem even more important?" "If you get this desired state, in just the way you want it, what would you like that is even more important to you?"
4. Continue until you loop. Eventually you will generate a string of desired states. You'll know when you've reached the top when you begin to loop among the highest states.
Four Going-Down Steps:
5. Fully describe your ultimate transcendental Meta-state (TMS). Describe what this ultimate transcendental Meta-state would look like, sound like, feel like, the language you use to talk to yourself about it, etc.
6. Step into the TMS. Use all of your descriptive cues to help your brain-body create the desired state and then just step into it. Use the "as if" frame if vou need to: what would it look, sound, feel like to fully and completely experience the TMS?
7. Experience the state fully. After you step into the TMS, allow yourself to experience it fully so that you can absorb it throughout your body.
8. Use the TMS to relate its resources downward. How does already having this state transform your experience? How does it enrich it? How does it change the way you think-and-feel? Take the TMS and let it organize, modulate, ¿liter, and drive the lower states.
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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.