Do Your Own Beliefs Create Your Own Limitations?

Do Your Own Beliefs Create Your Own Limitations?

 

Limiting Beliefs are beliefs that hold you back. You may truly believe that you will never overcome your phobia, or that you will never fall in love or you will always fail when you try something new. These beliefs often become self fulfilling prophecies.

 

If you have a belief that you know is stopping you achieving your goals you need to use one of the two techniques below to help break this belief. Once a belief is broken, you can create a new positive belief to help you achieve your goals.

 

 EXERCISE ONE – Changing SubModalities, Change Limiting Beliefs

Step 1:

Think of something you  believe to be true, this can be a small thing like “believe I can drive my car” or “I believe I am a loving father or mother” 

When thinking of that belief, notice where the visualisation you create is – Notice where in space that image is positioned, is the image on the left or right side of your mind?

How near or far away is the image? What auditory sounds can you hear when you think of this belief? Do you say anything to yourself? What other sounds can you hear?

Be aware of what makes this belief real.

BREAK STATE

Step 2:

Now think of something that you are not sure whether it’s true or not, something your not really concerned about, something your not bothered about either way.

As an example, “I don’t know if gold is denser than silver”

When thinking of this untrue belief, notice where the visualisation you create is – Notice where in space that image is positioned, is the image on the left or right side of your mind?

How near or far away is the image? What auditory sounds can you hear when you think of this belief? Do you say anything to yourself? What other sounds can you hear?

Step 3: Testing!

Now you have the submodalities for both a strong and weak belief, take your strong belief and change the submodalities to that of the weak belief; if the weak belief image is far away push the strong belief image far away, etc. Once you have changed all the VAK submodalities, ask yourself “How do I feel about it now?”

If your strong belief is positive, return the original submodalities to the belief, as this exercise is just an example of how your beliefs are powered by their submodalities.

Take the weak belief and change it to the submodalities of the strong belief, how do you feel about this belief now?

 

EXERCISE TWO – The Decision Destroyer

 

Empowering Memory: Think about an empowering and positive memory that has an effect on your behaviour even today. This experience has taught you something about yourself, convinced you of a quality or talent you possess, you don’t know why it is true, you just know it’s true. These experiences often happen to use while we are at school, thought they can also happened at any time during our lives. Bring the memory fully to your mind and relive the experience as if it was happening to you now.

 

Ordinary Memory: Think of an ordinary memory, a task you complete everyday that you don’t really thin about or care about, maybe taking your bin out.  

Checking the Submodalities: compare both memories, checking the submodalities of both memories. Which memory is bigger, nearer or further away? Is one memory brighter and the other dull?  List all of the submodalities both visual and auditory.

 

Search for a “negative” imprinted experience: Think about a negative experience that has been imprinted into your mind, think about the decision that resulted from it, that now affects your life in a way you don’t like.

 

You can do this in 3 ways:
1. Think of an unpleasant experience that stands out strongly or was an unpleasant experience that was a  turning point in your life.
2. Think of a generalization or attitude you posses, which get in your way! Use the associated feelings to search back through time to find the imprint experience that formed it.
3. Think of a repetitive unpleasant feeling you have and use that feeling to search back through time to find the imprint experience and the resulting conclusion.
Search for a “positive” imprinted experience: What positive imprint experience, have you had recently, that if you had the same experience before the negative imprinted experience, would have automatically allowed you to respond more resourcefully and interpreted the situation in a different and more positive way?

Look at the image of this positive imprinted memory and add it, in your minds eye to the submodalities of the Empowering Memory.

 

Time Travel: In your mind, keeping your positive mental attitude, imagine floating up out of your body and above your timeline, travel back through time to a point before your negative imprinted experience, keeping your positive mental attitude.

 

Remain associated as you travel rapidly forward in time, see, hear and feel as the past events are re-evaluated and transformed by your positive mental attitude.

 

Do this fairly quickly; allowing your unconscious to shift what happens, coloring your past with the new imprint.

 

Experience how past events including the negative experience imprint are instantly changed by your new positive mental attitude.

 

Do this until you reach the present and stop.

 

Future: See yourself (disassociated) continuing into the future, watch as you do things different with your new positive mental attitude, notice these new results as a result of this new experience.

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