Acquiring a Model Versus Generating a New Behavior

I’ve started writing the script for the dual induction that will act as the acquisition protocol for the direct response copywriter model I created.

In outlining that script, I took several things into consideration:

  • Scripts from Paraliminal recordings
  • The acquisition protocol from Expanding Your World by Dawes and Gordon
  • The New Behavior Generator protocol from Dilt’s Encyclopedia of NLP
  • The time recommended to allow the brain to reach the theta frequency

The acquisition protocol (AP) is:

1. Assess the ecology of having the Ability.
2. Connect having the Ability to satisfying one of your Prime Motivators.
3. Identify a PAST SITUATION in which you really needed the Ability.
4. Access the Criterion/Definition/Evidence and the Sustaining Emotion, then step in the PAST SITUATION while holding those elements in your experience. Practice this until you can access them easily.
* Recognize how in satisfying the Criterion you are also satisfying your Prime Motivator.
5. Access reference experiences for any Supporting Beliefs, and take them into the PAST SITUATION.
6. Run through the Primary Strategy and External Behaviors in the PAST SITUATION, and practice them until they are working for you.
7. Recognize that the Enabling Cause-Effect is true.
8. Practice the entire Ability in other past situations, until you are sure that you can easily access the elements.
9. Think of any real-world difficulties that could arise (difficulties that could stop you from manifesting the Ability), and practice overcoming them by using Secondary Strategies.
10. Identify the next time you will need the Ability, and rehearse manifesting it in that situation.

The New Behavior Generator (NBG) protocol is:

1. Ask yourself, “If I could already achieve my new goal, what would I look like?” (Do this while putting your eyes down and to your left. Ad)
2. Picture yourself achieving your goal. (Look up and to your right to help stimulate your imagination. Vr)
3. To help you visualize:
a. Remember a similar successful achievement.
b. Model someone else.
c. Picture yourself first achieving a smaller part of the goal.
4. (Move your eyes up and to the left or right. Vc or Vr)
5. Step in to the picture so you feel yourself doing what you pictured. (Put your eyes and head down and to the right as you get into the feeling. K)
6. Compare these feelings to feelings from a similar past success. (Keep your eyes and head turned down and to the right. K)
7. If the feelings are not the same, name what you need and add it to your goal. Go back to step 1 and repeat the process with your expanded goal. (Move your eyes and head down and to the left. Ad)

The main differences I noticed is that the NBG starts out with an undefined goal and incorporates a lot of elicitation for calibration while the AP starts as a well defined goal (acquiring a defined ability) and so can be more specific about calibration and outcomes.

After giving each step some thought, I decided not to use the NBG and stick to the AP as closely as possible. I considered including steps 4-7 of the NBG but realized that you don’t need to look for a feeling of success to acquire the model.

It’s the chicken and the egg problem of teaching children math. It seems that modern educators believe that you teach children self confidence first and then they’ll be able to successfully learn math. Most of us that got “good” at math learned it the opposite way. We learned to solve math problems and that gave us self confidence.

It’s also like motivational speaker Zig Ziglar says regarding motivation vs education. He says you always educate before you motivate otherwise you only get a motivated idiot.

Obviously those things aren’t mutually exclusive. It just seems like emphasis on education before motivation yields better results. And in the end, most problems are issues of education, not motivation. I think we call things motivation problems only when we don’t understand conflicting motivations or there’s not enough education to take the proper action.

As long as you feel the sustaining emotion and the rest of the model is effective, you’ll be able to perform the ability.  You can feel as successful as you like when you’re getting the desired outcome of the ability.

Of course that’s just my opinion so I’m happy to hear others.

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