The Visual Kinesthetic Dissociation Pattern Phobia Cure

Concept. We can process information in two central ways: analytically and experienlially. When we "think" or read something experi-entially, we feel as if we have entered into the story, so to speak. To do that we representationallv nicotic it in such a way that we cue ourselves to experience it neuro-lingaistically. Conversely, when we "think" or read something analytically, we hold the material at "arm's length," so to speak. We analyze it, think about it, and take a spectator's point of view regarding it. In the first instance, we associate with and in the content; in the second, we dissociate.

A caveat about this language: In using the term "dissociation," we do so with caution inasmuch as we do not (and cannot) literally step out of our body and not experience an emotion. Thus, even "dissociation" involves our body, and occurs in the body, hence our somatic sensations and feelings. More accurately, we conceptually step aside from our emotions and think about them from a meta position. As embodied neuro-linguistic beings, we cannot actually or literally dissociate from our bodies.

Each of these perceptu¿il styles has its strengths and weaknesses. Association empowers us to take the first perceptual position of self, to enter into a story, and to "know" it from within. Dissociation allows us to take the second and third perceptual positions, to apply scientific or personal analysis, to learn from it, to not let it activate our emotional responses, to know it from without. Too much association and we become emotional cripples, hysterical, unable to "think," having emotional reactions, etc. Too much dissociation and we become intellectual eggheads, emotional incompetents, unable to relate emotionally and personally, etc.

With regard to hurts, traumas, and unpleasant realities, many people can't even think about such information. To do so re-traumatizes. Typically, such individuals eventually lose their willingness to even entertain painful thoughts; those in helping professions frequently burn out. Others develop PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Because they cannot "think" without going into negative painful emotional slates, they experience "thinking" as distressing and unpleasant. This robs them of an important resource: the skill of thinking comfortably about unpleasant events. So "reality" pains them. So they repress, suppress, deny, avoid, etc.

The V-K dissociation pattern offers a marvelous technology for recovering from trauma states and from PTSD. It empowers us in learning how to "think" about unpleasant things without re-associating and re-experiencing the situation. We can stop signaling our body to respond to "thoughts" as if actually in the trauma again. Bv stopping the ongoing re-traumatization, we resolve the pain and move on in life.

The technology within this pattern works by moving, mentally/conceptually, to a different frame of reference (other position, third position, dissociated viewpoint) ¿md viewing the information from a position of distance. This stops us from associating into the experience and accessing negative emotional states. This allows us to bring new resources to bear on the situation.

To recapitulate, the V-K dissociation pattern works by moving us to a different frame of reference (a spectator viewpoint) where we can view the "painful" information comfortably. This interrupts our trauma thinking and prevents us from processing the information in such a way that we collapse into a negative emotional state.

This constructivist understanding of human subjectivity ultimately identifies the source of experience as how we code it in our mind-body. As you code information—so you experience. Human subjectivity lies almost completely in the coding. When you change that coding, you change your experience at the neurological level.

So, with our two categorical ways of "thinking" (associatedly and dissociatedly), we can now develop the flexibility of consciousness to choose which to do when. We can decide how to code and experience information—analytically, "objectively," and un-emotionally, or experientially, "subjectively," and "emotionally." We can remember old events as a spectator to the experience—as a movie goer, rather than as an actor in the movie. Use this technology for effectively managing "emotions", so that you learn from the past rather than feel bad about it. Use it to "switch off" any scene that you don't need to play any more in your inner theater.

A final caveat: if you use this pattern on pleasant experiences, you will thereby neutralize them—and that will work to your detriment. Doing so will rob you of the feeling of being alive and vital. It will eliminate good feelings, motivation, emotional understanding, etc.

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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