The New Behavior Generator Pattern

Concept. When we do not know how to do something, we need to learn a new pattern, model, or process that will, stcp-bv-step, enable us to discover the formula. Do we know how to take criticism well and to use it constructively? Do we know how to motivate ourselves? If we don't have a strategy for something, we won't be able to do it. Did you receive a program for resolving conflicts respectfully? For gathering high quality information? For speaking affirmatively and showing affection? Well then, you may simply need to learn or invent such a strategy.

Strategy development occurs whenever and wherever learning occurs. For by learning, we become trained to organize and sequence representations so that they build up various skills.

As we construct these strategies (or parts), we describe them in terms of what they do, their function, rather than in terms of how they do it, their behavior. In other words, we build parts to achieve outcomes. With every strategy we learn, we essentially install a part within ourselves to pull off certain behavioral outcomes. Do you have an assertive part? A forgiving part? A creative part? Of course, the tricky bit lies in creating parts that won't interfere with other parts and outcomes. Source: Bandler and Grinder (1979).

The Pattern

1. Identify a part or function that the person needs. Determine the specific outcome the person wants. For instance, they might want to build an assertive part, or a part to handle conflict positively, or a part to handle rejection resourcefully, etc.

2. Access and anchor the components that make up this part. Identify any past experiences when the person had the ability to do some piece of it. Now relive each situation and experience the desired aspects in all representational systems. Anchor each component piece of this new behavior.

3. Create scenario within the imagination. Create a detailed set of images of yourself engaging in this new behavior. Once the person has created a dissociated visual/auditory constructed movie, have them sit back to observe the whole sequence.

4. Ecological check. Co inside and ask, "Does any part of me object to this new behavior? Does any part object to making this movie a reality?" Check in all representational systems for objecting parts. (This involves a yes/no question). If you sense an objection, have the signal intensify for "Yes", and decrease for "No", or use finger signals.

5. Satisfy all objections. If you discover any objections, use the information to re-edit the movie. Do another ecological check. Continue this process until you find no objections. It becomes important to redefine and satisfy all objections, since in this process we build a new motivational part.

6. Experience the movie. Now, have the person step inside the image and go through the sequences in an associated state. "As you then experience yourself successfully engaging in the new behaviors, set up a self-anchor for this state and feeling."

7. Program it into your unconscious. Ask your unconscious to analyze the fantasy you have created and to pull from it the essential ingredients of the program you want to have inside you. Your unconscious can then use this information to build a part and give it a dynamic expression. Get what you need to know from the imagined imager)' to build a part of you that can do this exquisitely and easily, and at every moment that it needs to be done.

8. Test and future pace. Make sure the part is accessible and responds appropriately. Future pace by seeing yourself use this part effectively in the future.

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