paraliminals

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.

The syncs and liminals

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’d explain what Holosync and Paraliminals are.

Of the “syncs” I’ve heard of Holosync, Hemisync, Brainsync and Mindsync. None of the links below are affiliate links.

Holosync: brain wave exercises that take your brain into deeper and deeper delta brain waves as you progress through the program. The short of it is that deeper brain waves force your brain to reorganize. It’s basically automatic meditation on steroids. I’ve been doing it for at least an hour a day now since 2004. I’ve noticed significant changes in my life that I can attribute to this program. I’ve also found that I have an easy time doing trance work because of this meditation experience.

Hemisync: if Holosync goes deep, Hemisync goes wide. It’s a series of exercises in meditation and visualization. I’ve only heard parts of the program but I must say it’s been an interesting experience.

Brainsync: topical meditation sessions. I have a very limited experience with this one.

Mindsync: a shareware audio editing program. It can overlap multiple tracks and add brain wave frequencies so you can create your own dual inductions or meditation audios. As of this writing, I haven’t used it yet but I’m planning to create my copywriting acquisition audio with it.

Paraliminals: topical dual induction NLP (and now theta brain wave) audio sessions. I’ve used a number of these with good effect. My first experience was in 2000 when I worked for an outsourced sales/lead generation company. I’d cold call into businesses all day and it was fairly nerve racking given that I’m mostly an introvert. I’d take my lunch to eat and listen to the audio, “Self Esteem Supercharger” and face the rest of the day with renewed confidence. Learning Strategies that creates these also has a number of other great programs I recommend as well like Photo Reading.

There are probably a number of other programs similar to these. These are just the ones I’ve used before. I recommend you check them out.

Update on Copywriting Model

Here’s an update on what I’ve been doing recently:

On August 4th I met with some veteran modelers. By that, I mean these guys made their living modeling as management consultants for a number of years. I’d asked them to review the copywriting model I created.

I got some really good feedback about tightening it up and cutting away more of the non-essentials. I also got a few more ideas to make it much better.

The most exciting idea to me is in the acquisition. I had intended to record a guided acquisition protocol similar to a hypnosis session. The listener may or may not go very deeply into trance depending on their preference.

After talking to the NLP experts, I learned that running the acquisition protocol through the subconscious could end up being more effective than through the conscious. So I’ve decided to use both.

I’ve been using Holosync now for about 4 years. I also listened to my first Paraliminal tape back in 2000. If you’re not familiar with those technologies stay tuned. I’ll write another article later explaining what they are. Essentially, they’re brain wave and dual induction NLP programs.

Dual inductions are where you listen to two voices simultaneously which overwhelms the conscious mind. You can go into trance nearly instantly if you allow yourself.

I’ve been transcribing some dual induction scripts to make sure I’m effective with it. For my copywriting model, I’ll be following the acquisition protocol as well as the new behavior generator protocol.

On top of that, I’m going to be adding alpha and theta brainwave frequencies to make it easier to go into a deeper trance. At the hypnosis group I attended last night, the facilitators were saying that the subconscious is most easily accessible in theta. Beta then is the conscious, active mind state. Here’s the Wikipedia on brain waves.

No one really had any solid ideas about where alpha, delta or gamma play into trance work. If anyone out there reading this has any ideas, please comment and let me know. Theories and guesses are welcome too.

Anyway, the idea will be to create a dual induction theta brain wave subconscious acquisition audio.  That’s a mouthful. It will be an earful too. I’ll include the conscious protocol as well to reinforce it and for any skeptics out there.

On top of all that, a friend of mine is a DJ at our local classical station and offered to do voice over work for me. The result should be fairly hypnotic. I’m excited.