Pstec Negative Counter Examples

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  • #21686
    AvatarAlex Waller
    PSTEC User

    Hi Everyone,
    I have a couple of questions regarding Pstec Negative, and the counter examples used to Prime the process. If for example, I want to get rid of the negative belief that I can't learn music theory .Do the counter examples have to specifically target learning music theory ? I do have some rudimentary knowledge but I learned to play guitar by ear rather than theory,which i find difficult and thus can't think of suitable counter examples targeting learning theory.
    Also, do you have to believe the counter examples?
    I'd be grateful for any suggestions
    Cheers
    Alex

    #23848
    AvatarJeff Harding
    PSTEC Pro and Forum Moderator

    Hi Alex… I appreciate your realization that working with the counter examples prior to running the PSTEC Negative track on the negative belief is VERY IMPORTANT!!!  Good job!!!  It sure is helpful that you understand PSTEC theory which you can transfer to your understanding of music theory … I'm just saying!!  ;)

    I see two beliefs here and suspect that they are not core beliefs…

    * I can't learn music theory
    * learning music theory i find difficult

    Note: Also, be sure when you run PSTEC Negative, that you word them correctly because if these were your target, you should add the preface to these that Tim suggests.

    So, first ask this question on those two beliefs and let the answer come to you…

    I can't learn music theory because ______________

    and

    Learning music theory is difficult because _____________

    What comes up?

    You see, there's a reason why your mind model find learning music theory difficult, see what comes up for that.

    Do the counter examples have to specifically target learning music theory?
    This may be a moot point if those were not your core beliefs, but the counter examples could be related, but not “necessarily” include direct references to music theory, in this example.  If you look at Tim's example in the PN User Guide, you will notice the counter examples to “being happy” are not necessarily referencing being happy but are related to being happy.  Make sense?  Look at that example again in the Guide.

    Also, do you have to believe the counter examples?
    These counter examples are your conscious ideas, so, at some level, you would believe those.  You might not have an “absolute” belief, but enough belief to help support the idea that the negative belief may not be true.

    You will find in your beliefs that are a part of your mind that not all beliefs hold an absolute belief by you consciously or subconsciously and that's what makes this approach so effective.  You can always find a chink in the mind model armor to edge in a new suggestion.  Of course, the more absolute the belief, the more assessment it may take to find the chink, but, believe me, it's there!!!
    Be diligent, but gentle!  />:(” title=”>:(” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> <img loading=

    Aloha!
    Jeff

    #23849
    AvatarAlex Waller
    PSTEC User

    Hi Jeff,
    Many thanks for your reply.
    I have another couple of queries regarding Pstec.
    Tim's instruction regarding the click tracks is to not use setup statements and I appreciate the reasons for this .My problem is that I am very auditory and with a lot of problems I want to clear I can get some emotion (frustration,anger) but its linked to an internal voice saying I can't ,it wont work etc repeatedly. Its been a problem for most of my life, especially when I want to make changes or develop new ways of dealing with issues.How can I use pstec with this internal dialogue (which wont shut up at time) without reinforcing its effects?
    Many thanks

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    AvatarJeff Harding
    PSTEC Pro and Forum Moderator

    Don't repeat those sentences during the Click Tracks … avoid doing that at all times.

    How you can work with those thoughts that seem like they are internally auditory is to use your imagination in a couple ways…

    Imagine that thought… “You/I can't” … where did you learn that?  Who would most likely say that to you… do you remember someone saying it to you?
    Take that person into your CT and imagine them saying it to you … TRY HARD to feel the unpleasant emotion and run the CT.

    Another way is to imagine what “part of you” would say that… what would that “you” look like?  Now, imagine that “person” saying it to you and TRY HARD to feel the unpleasant feeling and CT it!

    One more…

    As I mentioned above, when do you first remember being told that “You can't?”
    Any memories?
    If so, take that memory, imagine the person saying it, TRY HARD to feel the unpleasant emotion and CT it!

    Oh, one more comment…

    The thought “I can't … “; in reality that is not an emotion, but a belief and so using PSTEC Negative to erase it and PSTEC Positive to counter it would be the best route.

    Aloha!
    Jeff

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