Triggers Part 2
(this is AI transcription so I hope it’s accurate)
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Good morning co-creators today we’re going to talk about triggers Again. we’re going to talk about triggers part two. And we’re going to use a technique that’s called timelines.
So I’d like you to think about something that doesn’t have to be the worst thing ever, but something that when it shows up in your life or when you think about it, it just doesn’t make you feel very good.
And I just want you to like pick out something and make a movie of it.
Now, once you’ve made the movie.
I want you to imagine that you can make that movie, black and white, you know, like those old movies, you know, black and white movies that you know the Keystone cops or whatever. Three Stooges. And we’re going to do some interesting stuff because I think the most important therapeutic tool that you can have on your desk is post-it notes.
So get out some post-it notes and I want you to get four post-it notes.
And on the first post-it note, I want you to write feel good.
And on the last post-it note. I want you to write feel good because everybody needs to feel good, right?
And then the other two one of them says start.
And the other one says end.
And I want you to spread them out on the floor, where they feel good at the start, are about a foot apart, and then whatever length of time that your movie is. And then you put your post-it note that says and down on the floor. And then right past that is feel good.
And what I wanted to do is to emphasize how important it is, when you’re doing change your work or you need to make a decision, or you decided to alter your life in some way. Generally, the way that people do that is, they get stressed out or they put themselves into a bad mood or whatever it is that they’re feeling. But you know, we make better decisions when we feel good.
So, I want you to try this, I want you to just take a breath in, hold it in relax your body and just allow your eyes to close and feel really good feel really relaxed, you know, think about something like really pleasant playing, you know, with your children or petting your dog or you’ve just completed a project of some sort, you feel good.
Maybe you just woke up from a nap.
And I want you to take that feeling, and step on to that posted note that says feel good because we’re going to come back to this over and over, then I want you to take a breath, relax your body, and feel good.
And then I want you to go all the way down to the end where that other feel good, post-it note is. And I want you to stand on top of or with your feet on either side of that other note, and take a breath and feel good.
So for the next part of this experiment, what I want you to do you remember that old black and white movie. All right, so we’re going to stand on that feel good, post-it note.
And then we’re going to walk through this black and white movie, and you’re just going to walk walk walk walk fairly quickly. And then all the way to feel good.
And when you get to the field good post it now.
You feel good, and you’re relaxed. Now here’s the fun part. Now, we’re going to go from feeling good and we’re going to walk back through this movie, and this, and we’re going to do it fairly quickly. But there are movies in college, you’re going to walk backward, backward, backward, backward, backward, backward, backward, all the way to the field good.
and I want you when you’re walking I want you to tilt your head slightly, you know, like we’re kind of like looking at the upper portion of the wall may be the ceiling.
Okay. And we’re going to do that again. So we’re going to take a breath. We’re going to feel good. And we’re going to walk through this black and white movie fairly quickly walking, walking, walking, walking, walking. Okay, we’re back and feel good.
Take a breath and walk backward.
All the way to feel good. once again. Okay, step off the timeline.
And this time. Step back on the field good you know what to do take a breath. You relax you feel good, and this time when you walk the timeline. I want you to walk through the movie. Looking at the ceiling. You can’t really see what’s going on in the movie because you’re walking through the timeline ceiling and now you’re feeling good.
And then you walk back through the timeline.
Now, we’re going to turn facing the line of the timeline, you’re going to turn to the right. So now the timeline is on your left. And you’re going to take a breath. And you’re going to feel good. And you’re going to walk to the left, to the left, to the left all the way to feel good. And then you’re going to walk back to the right, to the right, to the right, all the way back to feel good, and then step off your timeline.
Now, what we’re doing is we’re jumbling your mind’s memory of this experience. And then the last thing that we’re going to do is step back, step back on your timeline step back when you feel good. Take a breath.
And this time, I want you to skip all the way down to feel good. And then, if you can do it. I want you to skip back all the way back to the beginning all the way back to feeling good. Now By now, you should feel like kind of abused or you know, yeah we’re being silly, but when you think about that event. Has it changed?
And when you think about that event.
How would you like to remember it? Would you like to remember it as a non-event?
Would you like to remember it as a learning experience?
You know, maybe there’s some aspect that you hadn’t noticed before that you’re noticing now.
That was, you know, it was unfortunate, it was, or it was stupid, or it never really needed to happen. Or maybe you just don’t need to spend any time thinking about this.
I had an experience like this. Way back you know like in my 20’s it was something that had really bothered me. And this was before timeline techniques were. And so we just did it, we just did it visually.
so, if you don’t have time to walk on your timeline and stuff. Here’s another way to do this is you know you think of something that, you know, is bothersome or troubling to you.
And you make a movie about it.
And I want you to take that movie with you and go, you know, to the movie theater. And we’ve done this technique before I want you to sit in the front row. And then I want you to float. Take your movie with you and go to the back row. So that you can see you sitting down front by the big movie screen. And then I want you to float up into the projection booth, as we did before, and take your movie with you. So that when you’re loading your movie into the movie projector, you can see that year that’s sitting in the back row.
And you can see that you that’s sitting in the front row.
And then what I want you to do is to adjust the projector so that when you turn it on, not yet. But when you turn it on, it plays that movie in black and white. And I want you to set it up, a certain way because we went to all the trouble of you feeling good. So, the beginning of the movie there’s you feeling good.
And then the movie goes black and wide and it goes through whatever it was that you were experiencing until the movie ends and then it turns back into full-color of you feeling good. And when the movie comes to an end, I want you to reverse the projector and run it backwards as quickly as you can all the way to the point where you’re feeling good.
And then what I want you to do is to run this movie forward and black and white, and backward in color forward and black and white back in color, just as many times as you can. And what you’re going to notice just like those old films, they, they started to wear out and every time you run it forward and run it backwards. It starts wearing down and it’s wearing out and it’s wearing thin, to the point where, you know, the film is beginning to break apart. Until finally, finally, the film breaks.
And there’s just those two pictures of you feeling good at the beginning.
And you feeling good at the end.
And the question that I have for you is, what kind of movie do you want to put in the middle. You know our reality is completely made up. You know you have a certain name and a certain career, and you live in a certain part of the world. And this reality that we have is completely manufacturer. So one of the things that I’d love for you to take away from watching this video today, is you can manufacturer. A new reality.
So if I could wave my magic pen and you could create a brand new reality.
And you could make a movie of it.
What would that movie look like? what would it feel like ? what would it sound like?
And if you want to put smell and taste in there you can do that too. But we literally have the ability to create any experience that we want.
And that’s called change.
So think about this.
Listen to the video a couple of times. If you need any help with this you can always message me but try this out today. Put your memory down on the floor On post-it notes,
and make sure that you have two places that you get to feel really good. And you can run through this and run through this and go forward and backward and skip through it and seeing or sound like Mickey Mouse or do whatever it is that you want to change the outcome of this experience.
And tomorrow I’m going to do. The third part of this, which is going to be a different technique, but I want you to give this a try. Have some fun with that.
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