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Multiple Patterns for Mastering Fears Part 1 by Bobby G.

Bodenhamer DMin

Several months ago I decided that I would gather up the best patterns for addressing the
experience of fear so that I could present them in a workshop format at the local community
college. I wanted to do that to supplement my regular NLP trainings there. So I sat down and
considered the various NLP and MetaState patterns that I commonly use with clients
suffering from various forms of fear and anxiety. Upon doing this I felt both surprised and
delighted. In talking about all of the various patterns that would apply with my partner
Michael Hall I discovered that I had enough patterns for an eight to ten week course and
more. And so over the next few months we put together our newest training manual
Mastering Your Fears: An NLP/Neuro-Semantics Approach to Mastering Fear and
Anxiety.

How many patterns are there for intervening with a fear response dozens.
Of course we begin with the Phobia Pattern to alter the way a person codes fear from
Associated to a Dissociated coding. Theres Deframing the meanings that a person has given
to some event, experience, stimulus that creates a sense of danger or threat. Theres the
Reframing of the meanings, adding new resources, changing past referents, collapsing
anchors, MetaStating the fear with new resources to give the fear a more appropriate
texture, dropping down through emotional states, etc.

There are many patterns and mixtures of patterns that we can use and intertwine in order to
coach a person into a fear mastery state. We have focused on mastering fear, not eliminating
fear since as an emotion, fear is just a message and may be appropriate. We may need to
listen to it and take counsel from it. For inappropriate and unreasonable fears we need to take
courage to face them and to act in spite of them. Its irrational and demonized fears that
become part of identity, character and higher frame of mind that we need to eliminate.

I have provided a transcript of working with a woman who had given in and taken far too
much counsel of her fear of flying. In brackets [ ], Michael Hall has gone through and noted
the bits and pieces of various NLP and NS (NeuroSemantic) patterns.
The Art of Freaking Out about Flying

Wandas personal coach referred her to me to assist her in dealing with her fear of flying.
Since her work requires her to fly a lot and she was still flying, but feeling more and more
nervous about it, she desired relief.

Some of my worse fears of flying are in good weather. I dont even have to be in a plane to
feel afraid. I can panic at home just thinking about flying. First I become nervous, then my
heart rate speeds up.
Wanda, you can even run this fear of flyingstrategy in calm weather ? I asked. And you can
even run this fear of flying at home ?
Yes I can.
Yes it sounds like you have anticipatory anxiety. But of course Im in the delabeling
business so I want to figure out what youre doing inside your head to run this fear of flying
program. When we know that well Deframe, tear apart, that old program. Sound good ?
Yes.
So Wanda, you become afraid of flying even when you are home ? How do you do that ? Its
quite a skill to get nervous, to speed up your heart rate and to feel afraid. What do you have to
see, hear, feel to trigger this; or how do you know when to become afraid of flying ?
When Im in a plane and we hit turbulence, I get really nervous.
So turbulence is the trigger ? You have to feel nervous about flying when you are in
turbulence ?
Well, yes. I get really nervous and my heart speeds up when the plane hits turbulence.
When you are in a plane and you hit turbulence, you get really nervous ?
Yes.
[All this gathers critical information about how and when the strategy works.]
What about when you are at home? How do you get nervous about flying when you are not in
a plane? I assume that you dont always fear flying when you are not flying ?
No. Im not always thinking about flying and being nervous. Its just when I think about
flying that I get nervous Its when I think about we may hit turbulence that I get nervous.
When I think that we may hit turbulence, thats when I get nervous. If I hear that the weather
will be bad before I leave the house for the airport I get really nervous.
[Looking for the Exception Frame: When does it not occur ? And the Trigger Frame: How
do you do it apart from the external trigger ?]
Ah, so you dont get nervous about flying until the thought of turbulence comes to mind ?
Yes, that is right. It is about turbulence.
Have you always been afraid of turbulence ? How long have you been afraid of turbulence ?
No, I havent always been afraid. Ten years ago I was in a plane that hit an air pocket. I had
forgotten about it until you asked. The plane dropped several hundred feet immediately. It
horrified me!
And are you feeling that horror now ?
Yes yes I am.
As you experience that horror, do you have a picture in your mind ?
Yes.
And what exactly do you see ?
I see the inside of the cabin (motioning her hands around as if inside an airplane cabin). I see
the people and all the stuff going everywhere. So, its like youre seeing inside the cabin, you
see the people. And you see things going all over the plane ?
Yes, thats correct.
Do you see yourself in the picture or just the other people, the seats and the things flying ?
I just see all the other. I do not see myself.
[Exploring the Representational Coding Frame: How is it coded ?]

Creating Fear Associating and Layering


This description told me that Wanda was associating back into the plane every time she hit
turbulence in a flight. Because she did not see herself in the picture, she was imagining
herself back in the plane. Further, she was doing the same thing each time she even thought
about flying in turbulence.
Most phobic type reactions happen this way. We unconsciously Associate back into the
fearful experience/s and layer our thoughts with the same thoughts of fear and anxiety ie the
plane is falling. I am going to die! Since our brain does not know the difference between
representations just imagined and those triggered by outside stimuli, Associated images of
past fearful experiences cue our brains to reexperience the fear. This creates the semantic
reaction.
When Wanda thought about flying in turbulence, she automatically Associated into that old
plane dropping memory and she reexperienced similar emotions as she originally did.
Usually I like to invite a person to Dissociate immediately, but as Wanda followed the
absurdity of her thinking so well, I decide to go another way. She said,
I know the plane isnt going to drop but I am thinking, the plane is going to drop !
Right. You know the plane isnt going to drop. You know that isnt happening now. It isnt
real now.
I know.At least one part of me knows that.
[Separating out different MetaFrames, the Reality Frame versus the Fear Feeling Frame.]
So in essence youre afraid of your fear about the plane dropping ?
(laughing) Yes, I guess I am.
[Flushing out the first MetaLevel state about a State Frame.]
At that point, I drew an illustration of how we create paranoia by fearing our fear (Fig 1
missing).
Wanda, as you look at this sketch it provides a way of diagraming the structural dynamics
that explains how our brain works in creating our experiences, even our fear experiences.
First we experience the world through our five senses. So when the plane dropped you
experienced it in terms of the sights, sounds, sensations etc that your body registered.
Secondly we recall an experience using our sensory code. What we see we recall as pictures.
What we sense in our feelings we recall as feelings. What we hear we recall as sounds. All of
this becomes an internal image. We represent our experiences on the screen of our minds
through pictures, sounds, feelings, smells and tastes. Then to that image or representation we
give meaning with words. We say The plane is falling. Yet we dont stop there. We then
have thoughts about thoughts. I am going to die! Whew, that will make you nervous and
cause your heart to palpitate wont it ?
And as time goes on following a terrifying experience like a plane falling, we continually run
these thoughts and so create a mental filter. Thereafter we experience the world through that
filter. Flying in planes is dangerous. It began with fear and then it evolved into fearing our
fear. This creates paranoia and anxiety. And based on that horrifying experience and through
running that thought these ten plus years you have created a filter through which you
experience flying in an airplane. That filter always looks for turbulence.
[Insight Frame about the construction, growth, and power of mental frames.]

Frames of Mind Attract


Wanda, our mental frames such as beliefs, values, convictions, decisions, understandings,
ideas etc function as attractors. They attract things that support their existence. For instance
if I believe I am incompetent at some task, not only will I not attempt the task, but I will also
constantly look for reasons to prove that I am incompetent. And though there could be many
instances giving testimony that I could do the task, I wont see them. The Incompetent frame
will filter them out. Does that make sense?
Yes, so if I am afraid of turbulence, I will create turbulence in my mind in order to make
my fear work whether it is there or not.
Yes, thats correct. And how many times has that frame of mind created turbulence when
there was no turbulence ?
(laughing) I am afraid too many times.
[Eliciting a Humor Frame about the silliness of engaging the whole Fear Strategy apart from
any appropriate trigger. Laughter gives us distance from our own processes.]
You said you had a picture of the inside of the airplane ?
Yes.
And as you see the inside of that airplane as it drops, what do you feel ?
I feel tightness (placing her hand over her stomach).
So, you feel tightness and it is right there in your stomach ?
Yes.
And what do you feel underneath the tightness ? feel it and now just drop down through
the tightnessand what is underneath it ?
(going into a mild trance) Nothing. I dont feel anything.
[Using the Drop Down Through Process Framing an Emotion as having something
Underneath it Frame.]
Great. And what is under the nothing ? Just drop down through and out the other side.
Calm, I feel a calm.
Great. You feel calm. Now what is under the calm ? what feeling supports calm ?
Space. I just feel a sense of space. It is extremely calm.
And being there in that calm space, what happens to fear of turbulence ?
It is gone. I cant feel it.
[Bringing these Resourceful feelings to bear upon the turbulence, a MetaStating process of
Resource Application Frame.]
Wonderful. I see doves out on the deck I keep bird feeders, they look so calm and
peaceful.
Yes, doves are a symbol of peace.
[Using a Metaphoring Frame ... What is this like? then bring that to bear upon the
problem.]
So anytime you should experience a little of that fear or anxiety of turbulence you can just
recall sitting here and seeing the doves and know how calm you can feel whether youre at
home or in a plane. The fear that began it all happened a long time ago. It isnt happening
now, and chances are it will never happen to you again. Just feel greater calm as you see the
doves.
[Future pacing Frames Past Frames Resource Frames]
After this I had her future pace the feelings as she imagined flying and experiencing
turbulence recalling the doves and feeling the calmness and relaxation and so enjoying her
flight. A month after this session she sent the following email and has graciously given
permission to share it:
I just returned from a trip to Los Angeles, my first flight since our session. Thank you so
much again, for helping me As you know my nervousness didnt have as much to do with
actual turbulence as it did with the anticipation of fear. So I didnt need actual bad weather to
make me nervous. I was so calm on this LA trip. It was just amazing. On the return flight I had
to deal with a canceled flight, missed connections and an announcement of severe
thunderstorms. Normally that would have been enough to put me over the edge since when
Im really tired and I was exhausted after a 16 hour day of airports I am more susceptible
to nervousness. Anytime the flight got bumpy or they announced coming turbulence I just
went to that place you showed me how to access. I am still amazed that it works so well. I
simply said the word peace to myself and I was no longer on that bumpy plane. I was back
with you watching the doves Then I went from there to this beautiful valley at the base of a
mountain. At the base of the mountain I was engulfed by that great sense of nothingness I told
you about. The sound of an eagle overhead was the only sound I heard. It is the most relaxed
sensation I have ever felt. I never sleep on planes and I slept for hours both going and
returning. Take offs and landings were fun ! I actually enjoyed flying again. Simply
amazing! While I was in LA I read an article in USA Today about a technique for fear of
flying that used very expensive virtual reality equipment. The treatment was long and very
expensive. I wanted to write the author and tell him he was looking in all the wrong places.
But you are right. Why should they give up thousands of dollars when you fixed me in less
than hour ? Bob, thanks so much for your help. Regards, Wanda. Though we had scheduled
a two hour session we were finished in less than one hour. I love it when it turns out that way
even though it doesnt always work this quickly. It worked this quickly with Wanda because
her fear was anchored in primary experience of a onetime event, in the sudden descent of
the plane. When a fear and or anxiety is anchored in years of experiences that have numerous
higher level frames (MetaLevels) of references that has coalesced into a primary frame of
reference, it takes more work to tease out the solidifying layers. But no fear, they can be
teased out and reframed.

Framing Fear so that We Live Masterfully


Ultimately fear is just an emotion. Whether it accurately or inaccurately cues us about
particular actions we should or should not take depends upon the evaluations that create the
danger/threat/feelings. We master our fears as we understand the cognitions from which they
arise, the evaluations, standards, values and compare them to the sensory based information
before us.
Fear can be our friend and a useful ally. Fear of fear, fear of ourselves, fear of any other
emotion, fear of ideas, concepts, memories, imaginations etc, this is the kind of fear that
does us damage. With NLP and NS we have so many ways, methods, and processes for
understanding fear, dealing with fear, and mastering fear. In the next article, we will provide
additional patterns for dealing with fear, and especially when people operate under the
illusion of fear, that is when they think that they are suffering from fear, but labor under
a mistaken labeling.

Its for that reason that thePhobia Cure pattern seldom works for them. Calling their
negative emotional state fear only confuses and misguides them.

Multiple Patterns for Mastering Fears Part II


by L Michael Hall PhD with Bobby G. Bodenhamer D Min

There are so many patterns in NLP and NS (Neuro-Semantics) for dealing with fear that we
found that we could not use all of them when we put the training manual Mastering Your
Fears (2000) together. So we picked the best to design the training that Bob is currently
doing at Gaston College.
Along the line of working with and modeling the subjective experience that goes under the
heading of fear we found that not only are there a wide range of experiences that fall under
this category but that there are some experiences that are socalled fear that have nothing to
do with fear. In such cases an experience has been anchored to the term fear but falsely so.
Fear at MetaLevels can differ radically from fear at primary levels and can take on some
very different properties. Here are some examples.

Fear of Public Speaking


Im still afraid of public speaking. I dont know what didnt work about the Phobia Cure,
but it didnt work. I felt better for a while; but I was still afraid. I guess I need something more
powerful than that. Do you have something specifically for public speaking ?
The gentleman, a professional in his field had studied NLP and had become a practitioner. I
also knew that he held himself to a high standard and that walking his talk was really
important to him so that he would not have been the kind to have only run the pattern in a
halfbaked way or to have excused himself with stupid excuses.
Michael: Tell me, how do you know youre afraid of public speaking.
Client: How do I know ? because I get afraid every time I speak in public.
Really? And how do you actually know that youre afraid?
Well, because I get nervous mainly. And my hands sweat and my heart is beating fast and my
stomach feels queasy. That kind of thing.
Thats all ? (I said in an incredulous and doubting tonality) I still dont understand how you
know to call that fear, thats what I feel when I get excited.
Well its really uncomfortable.
Yeah ? (more incredulity and with a tone of Youve got to do better than that !)
Well theres the nervous energy. I never start out very smoothly, sometimes I even stumble for
my words and I nervously move my hands
Yeah? That still sounds like it could be excitement and possibly the lack of thorough training
in gesturing. What is there about any of that which has to be labeled fear ? Thats what I want
to know. Its not fear ? but it feels fearful.
Thats what I dont understand yet, how do you know its fearful ? do you freeze up and
cant talk?
Well, no. I always finish the speech.
Well maybe you have the fearful cognitions of wanting to run away ? Is that whats going on?
You really dont want to do public speaking ?
No. I do want to speak in public. Its great for my career, it helps me to influence others and
that kind of thing. And Im actually pretty good at it.
Well maybe youre scared to death of what others think? Afraid of criticism, afraid of being
rejected as a worthless human being ? that youll be disgraced by your incompetence ?
(laughing) No, no, its not that. I do want to make a good impression. Thats why I do the
extensive preparations that I do.
So youre not wetting your pants in fear about messing up and looking like a fool ?
(laughing even harder) No. Of course not !
Well Todd, I think we have here a case of a mistaken label. It doesnt sound like fear to me at
all. It sounds like the marvelous excitement of really wanting to knock their socks off.
But I dont like the feelings that I
Thats the problem! (I said inter-rupting)
You mean Ive MetaStated myself with a dislike of my nervousness and have falsely
mislabeled it fear ?
Exactly.
And that would explain why the NLP Phobia Pattern didnt work with me? It wasnt a phobia
in the first place ?
Precisely. You werent phobic of anything. Did you ever have a traumatic public speaking
experience that invited you to set the frame that Public speaking is dangerous ?
No.
And your thoughts about public speaking ? Well, ah that I like it; that it promotes my
influence, that its important in my career and that I dont like being nervous.
Ah, the MetaState structure! You dont like being nervous. You dont get a kick out of
feeling and sensing your whole body revving up and getting ready to let them have it ! Yes, I
guess thats it. I have always thought that nervousnessmeant fear and was a bad thing.
Like the first time you had sex. If you felt nervous about it, that had to mean that you were a
flop, not really excited, scared of women, that kind of
(interrupting me with laughter) I get it. I get it. You made your point.
Todd just had a bad relationship with nervousness. He didnt like the experience of
nervousness and he didnt like the idea or concept of being nervous. For the first, I just
coached him into using deep breathing and relaxation to give him the edge on turning the
nervousness into managed excitement so that he had it rather than it having him (Instant
Relaxation 1998). With the MetaState of dislike of the idea of being nervousbecause of all
the things it had come to mean to him, we Re-framed its meaning, accessed acceptance and
appreciation of his nervousness so that he could dwell more comfortably in his skin with the
fact that nerves sometimes generate somatic energy.
I then MetaStated him with several other resources. If you have eyes and ears to detect the
MetaLevels and MetaStates, you can catch frames that I set for him: Todd, since youll be
speaking to a group on Thursday, I want you to use it to see if you can use your managed
nervousness and come up with three gestures that you can use to transform it into
excitement. And every time you feel the sensations that you have called fear, I want you
to imagine a resourceful voice saying: Not fear, anticipation of how Im going to knock their
socks off ! And as you do that, just experiment with how much nervousness you can
translate into excitement knowing that as you do, it is increasing your professional skills as a
public speaker.

When Fear is Mislabeled


We have found that fear is most often mislabeled, as it was with Todd because we can so
easily confuse another emotion with it namely the emotion of dislike. Todd disliked a
certain set of sensations and had learned or been taught or somewhere picked it up that those
sensations mean fear. Consider some of the things that you say you fear.
Criticism Rejection Insult; Public speaking Taking a risk Elevators; Small places; Cold
calling etc {{trading ??? fear of trading ??? fear of pulling the trigger ??? }}
Now step back from your frames and wonder, really wonder, Could I just dislike the
sensations, or some facet of the experience, or the idea of it and only be confusing fear for my
dislike ?
Not being turned on about taking on the dislikes and disapprovals of others (criticism,
rejection) strikes me as a pretty normal response. What if instead of it being a fear, your
experience really indicates that you do not particularly like it, are not particular drawn to it
with total excitement Oh, Boy !, or even that you just lack some of the necessary skills to
handle that event with grace and dignity.
I (MH) worked with a group of agoraphobics a number of years ago. They had (and have) an
Agoraphobics Association. I always thought that was kind of paradoxical. They asked me to
come out to the leaders house to work with them. Usually 5 to 7 people would show up. After
establishing rapport I asked:
If youre agoraphobic, how are you able to drive here to Ruths house?
Well, were not as agoraphobic as Ruth. Thats why we have to have it here at her house, she
cant leave her house at all, but we can leave ours.
Right. That makes sense. So theres a rating system in how agoraphobic a person may be.
Yeah. Some people are very agoraphobic and some are in the process of getting more afraid
and others are in the process of becoming less afraid.
So tell me, what are you afraid of specifically ? Whats the worse thing that will happen to
you if you leave your house. Ruth, since youre the most skilled at this ability, or the worst,
what scares the hell out of you so much ? (I said that with more of a tone of levity than
seriousness)
Well, I dont know ... not when you put it that way.
Well, I mean with all the car jackers here in Grand Junction, theres got to be something that
would be the worst possible thing that you could possibly imagine.
Well, I just get uncomfortable. Very uncomfortable. My heart begins to pound and I sweat
and I begin to worry, what if I freeze? then I just have to pull over and get my breath and
head back home. Oh, so you do leave home?
Not really. Not anymore. Just if I have to go to the store for some food if my husband cant
leave work and do it.
Ruth, if you did not have this program inside your head that scared the hell out of you when
you left the house, and you had a normal response to leaving home, what would you life be
like ? What would you be doing with yourself ?
Well, I used to work. I was a receptionist and
Thats what youd like to return to do ?
No, not really. I didnt like that at all.
So what would you do ?
I dont know.
Pretend that you do know and just describe what youd love to be doing.
Well, ah I really dont have anything that Id like to be doing.
Do you like what youre doing now staying at home and all ?
Well, yes. I get to do some of the crafts and things that I love to do but its such a hassle to
not be able to go to the Mall or other stores to get supplies.
So you just do without ?
Oh no. Larry picks them up for me.
You know Ruth, it sounds like you have a wonderful life and wonderful lifestyle and that
youre not really an agoraphobic at all. You just love staying home, being waited on, and
being treated as special for this socalled agoraphobia.
(stunned silence hurt looks ) You just dont understand.
I left the dialogue there and turned to another. Three years later Ruth wrote a letter and said
that she was never more shocked, angry, upset and hurt than by what I had said to her in front
of the group that evening. But that it was all true and she hated to admit it, and that she
couldnt admit it at the time. She said she had come to realize that she hid her anger, but
would fret and stew every Wednesday and Thursday prior to the meetings. And, unknown to
me, she complained to the others that I didnt know what I was doing and that we should stop
having me come, that I was making her agoraphobia worse.
And that went on for several weeks until two of the other persons confronted her by using the
same questions. And when they asked the questions, she couldnt complain that they didnt
understand; and because they were getting better, they pushed the questions until it became
clear that fear was an excuse. That the real issue was a willingness to take on and accept some
of the more unpleasant facets of life, to accept distressful feelings as just feelings, and to face
the discomfort through building up more resourceful responses.
In her letter Ruth said that the moment came when she decided to stop calling her experience
fear and agoraphobia.
Once I dropped those labels, everything was strange for awhile. I kept saying to myself
What do I call this ? and eventually I decided to call it being out of my Comfort Zone, and
as I decided that was okay, then I began asking the questions that you zapped me with, What
do I really want ?
Thereafter she began making plans and reorienting the focus of her life. She shifted it from
what she didnt want to what she did want. She began driving again. She found a job that she
really enjoyed, and she reentered the life of the normals as she expressed it.
This doesnt mean that all agoraphobics have this same experience or structure, but provides
one example of how one person (actually several) mislabeled their experience, took comfort
in the label, and then began building their lives and identities around the label.
When Fear Goes Meta
Feeling afraid of a specific event, person, situation or external referent in our world provides
us the informational value and signal that all emotions provide. This makes them useful.
They then become feedback to us about the relationship between our model of the world and
our experience of the world. The emotion as such tells us that we need to adjust one or the
other, or both. And the emotion also provides us the energy to make some adjustment.
However, when we react to any of our reactions of thought or emotion with fear and begin to
fear ourselves, our states, our emotions, our thoughts etc, when we begin to dread and feel
apprehension about a meaning, an idea, a concept, what we may become, what we may find
etc, then the fear becomes something other than primary level fear. Now it becomes a taboo
against ourselves, a corroding and weakening of ego strength so that we make ourselves an
enemy to reality, to human experience, to our fallibilities, to ideas etc. This can lead to
repression, psychosomatic problems, unsanity, weakening of our personal power etc.
Such fear puts us at odds with ourselves. In constructing such fear of self, this can take so
many forms: fear of our sexuality, fear of our assertiveness, fear of our passions, fear of being
a fallible human being, fear of being vulnerable, fear of sadness, fear of excitement, fear of
the idea of getting fat, fear of the idea of being rejected etc.
And when we begin to bring fear against ourselves and against our ideas, feelings,
awarenesses etc, this seems to start an ongoing process that can and often does worsen with
time. Its a basic MetaStating process in that we create it so simply. We reflect back onto
ourselves and fear an experience and especially some idea of what that means. Consider
that we fear what something means. Then because fear makes us freeze, fight and/or flee
we then experience those reactions to ourselves, the feeling, the idea etc.
Yet this kind of fear (if we can even call it that at this level) begins a corroding and
destructive process. In MetaStates trainings as well as the basic books, MetaStates and
Dragon Slaying, we constantly emphasize that mostly if we bring negative thoughts and
feelings against ourselves we create dragon like states so that we experience a selfcreated
selfconflict.

This kind of fear does not respond well to the NLP Phobia Cure.
Why? because it is not a fear of an External Referent.

It is rather a fear dread, dislike, upset, stress, anger etc of what something means, an
idea, our experience etc.
For this kind of socalled fear we need reframing.
We need to set a new frame ie MetaState ourselves with some resource that creates a higher
level structure that allows us to face, accept, appreciate, own etc the idea, experience, state or
whatever.
Thats why socalled paradoxicalthings work so well here.
Try really hard to freak out when I say this word, mention this idea, etc.
I want you to fully embrace and welcome your fear as you do, listen to it and notice what
informational value it has for you. What does it say ?
As you look with the eyes of appreciation at that idea or feeling that youve been afraid of,
just for a moment, look beyond the immediate things it does and look for its higher values
and intentions. How does it seek to serve you ?
Summary
All fear is not the same.
This is the nature and wonder and marvel of MetaLevels. This is the value of understanding
what Korzybski called multiordinality. Experiencing love at the primary level differs from
loving our love. We call that infatuation. And loving our infatuation then becomes
romanticism or something. At each higher level, the nature, feel and experience of the same
emotion transforms into something different. So with fear.At each level it transforms itself.
Knowing that, always begin by asking the Referent question:
What are you afraid of ?
Is the referent of your fear out there in the world or a state, experience, idea etc ?
At what level is this fear ? is it one level up, two, three etc ?

References
Bodenhamer, Bobby; Hall, Michael. (2000) Mastering your fears Spiral manuscript of
training manual. Grand Junction, CO: NeuroSemantics Publications. Hall, L Michael
(2000, second edition) MetaStates: Mastering the higher levels of mind Grand Junction,
CO: NeuroSemantics Publications. Hall, L Michael; Bodenhamer, Bobby (1999) The
structure of excellence: Unmasking the metalevels of submodalities Grand Junction, CO:
E.T. Publications. Leder, Debra; Hall, L. Michael. (1998) Instant Relaxation. Wales, UK:
Crown House Publications.

L Michael Hall PhD researcher and modeler, international trainer and entrepreneur (P.O.
Box 9231; Grand Jct. CO. 81501; 970 523-7877), developer of the Meta-States Model,
cofounder of NeuroSemantics www.neurosemantics.com; www.learn institute. com
is currently involved in several modeling projects: wealth building, selling/persuasion
excellence, accelerated learning, etc. Bobby G Bodenhamer DMin NLP Trainer, author,
NLP Therapist and Minister. (1516 Cecelia Dr., Gastonia, NC 28054; 704-864-3585)
Cofounder with L. Michael Hall of the Institute of NeuroSemantics.
http://www.neurosemantics.com

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