The Pattern

1. Establish literal "spaces" on a floor. As the person experiences each of these states with their corresponding VAK representations, fully anchor the person at these spaces.

a) Neutral mela-position space where you can review the whole process and access creative, resourceful ideas.

b) Old limiting beliefs. This space represents "Something that you used to believe, but no longer believe," such as a belief in Santa Claus.

c) Open to doubting. Think about a time when you began to doubt that the old belief was true, i.e., when you began to wonder about Santa.

d) Museum of old beliefs. This represents those beliefs that you once believed, but which you no longer believe, i.e., a place to leave beliefs you have grown out of. ("B.S." space—a space where you go, "Wrong!" "Doesn't compute.")

e) A new belief from which you would like to operate. Check to make sure that the belief operates appropriately. Check also for congruity from the meta-position before actually establishing the space. Ask the person to say the belief a couple of times to polish up the language.

f) Open to believing. Think of something you didn't believe in the past that you now feel open to believing.

g) A sacred space that represents your mission in life. A space of congruent self-trust that you evaluate as absolutely sacred to vou that vou will not violate.

2. Test each space. Once you have set up anchored spaces for these differing experiences, test each one by having the person step into the space and fully experience it. You may wish to move to the meta-position between each move.

3. Run a toxic thought through the process. K.licit a thought, idea, belief that functions toxically for the person and move them through the process until they deposit it in the museum of old beliefs. Move to the meta-position and fully identify an empowering thought or belief to put in the void.

4. Move through all the spaces using the new belief.

(Note: if at any time the person experiences confusion, move to the meta-position and clarify thoughts and feelings from that position.)

5. Future pace and check for ecology.

Conclusion

Meanings completely and thoroughly govern our lives. As a semantic class of life, meanings inevitably and inescapably dominate and pervade every aspect of our daily experiences. They especially govern our emotions and therefore our affective-somatic states of consciousness. And yet, simultaneously, we find that meanings exist ¿is very plastic and moldable. As creatures of the mind and nervous system, they have a fluidity about them that allows them to shift and change fairly easily.

Meanings do not exist as things and so we can't write them in stone. We create meanings in the first place by our thinking, evaluating, appraising, connecting, etc., and so we can also create new and different meanings any time we so desire. With the patterns in this chapter we have several ways to reframe meanings that may have become unenhancing, dysfunctional, or limiting.

In addition, we can use the Belief Change Pattern and the Decision Destroyer Pattern as further methods for transforming meanings. We can all learn to live by ever increasing and empowering our meanings.

Chapter 10

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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