The Pattern

1. The memory access.

Think about a time when you thought-felt, talked or behaved in such a way that you had the resource of X (confidence, assertiveness, calmness, gentleness, etc.). Fully access that memory by seeing what you saw then, hearing what you heard, smelling and tasting what occurred in that experience, and feeling what you felt. Allow yourself to go back there fully and completely until you have entered that experience

2. The imagination access.

Think about what it would look like, sound like, feel like if you stepped into X (the resource)...imagine it fully and allow yourself to experience it.

3. The modeling access.

Think about somebody you know, know about, or someone you've seen or heard in the movies, etc. who has the resource of X. See, hear and feel them having this state completely and fully, lake second position so that you see, hear, and feel from out of their eyes, ears and body.

Anchoring The Resourceful States Pattern

Once we have experienced a resourceful state of mind-body, we can use the anchoring pattern to fully re-access the state. When doing it for ourselves, we will want to set up some self-anchors. This gives us the ability to re-trigger the state at will.

#35 The State Of Consciousness Awareness Pattern

Concept. If a person lacks awareness of their mind-body states of consciousness, of how they shift, of what contextual cues trigger them, of how they think-feel that puts them into those states, etc., then they could benefit from developing more awareness. The following provides a way to increase "state" awareness. As a psychotherapist, 1 (Mil) often use it as a homework assignment or as a workshop tool.

Our states can become so habitual that they become automatic. When that happens we experience them without awareness. To bring our states to consciousness and attend to them necessitates a willingness and a commitment. We have numerous ways to do this.

i. We can constantly monitor our states throughout a day. "What state of mind or emotion or body do I now experience?" "What state would I call this one?"

ii. We can ask one or more persons to assist us in cuing and monitoring our states. "What state are you now experiencing?"

iii. We could journal our states every day for a month or more. The following chart offers one such format that only requires five minutes per day.

iv. We could analyze our states at the end of each day—our journal for just a particular state over which we want to gain more control over. The second chart provides a format for this.

Figure 6.1

Chart For Journal ing States (Bubble Journaling)

Instructions: Draw a circle to represent the states that you have experienced today from the time that you first woke up to the present time. Inside the state: draw a smile or frown to indicate a positive (-) or negative (-) emotional quality of the state. Put a number (0 to 10) for intensity. Underneath the states identify the content of your Internal Representations and factors of your physiology that play a role. You can use an * to indicate things that triggered the state (the natural anchors in your world). The design of this is to develop more state awareness of when and how you shift states and the composition of states.

* Intensely Positive States V

Comfort Zone

Waking Up Moon Afternoon Evening Late Night

Intensely Negative States T

Chart For State Identification And Analysis

In column 1, make a list of all the states you experienced this past week. In column 2, evaluate intensity of these states from 0-to-100. In column 3, evaluate the state as a Primary State (l>S) or Meta-State (MS), as Normal, Dragon or Royal Stale. How did the dragon states feel/operate as a dragon to you? In column 4, specify the content of the state—what Internal Representations run the state? What beliefs? Meanings? If a MS, identify the state-about-a-state structure. In column 5, specify the structure of the state using the VAK model and the driving submodalities.

Stale Intensity Primary State, Meta-State Content Structure

Identify 0 to 100 Dragon/Normal/Royal Ideas.'!K/Beliefs Form in MD

and SBMD

#36 The "As If" Frame Pattern

Concept. The "as if" frame refers to the idea of pretending to experience a state, emotion, behavior, way of operating in the world, etc. Developed from Vaihinger (1924, The Philosophy of "As If), this process provides us with a way to use our constructive imaginative skills in order to instruct our brain-body about what a particular "reality" would look like, sound like, feel like, etc. The process works inasmuch as we do not deal with reality as such, but only with our models of reality. When we expand our maps of reality, we expand our repertoire of choices.

If a person seems unable even to "imagine" a particular experience, have them model another person. Utilize this technology if you (or another) need to practice by pretending until you construct and install the resource. This pattern offers a very generative pattern—a kind of new behavior generator pattern.

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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