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ADDICTION RECOVERY-PROTECTING & CARING FOR THE FUTURE YOU JOURNAL SERIES
Supporting the Subconscious Mind to Accept a New Self-Image

PROFILING ASSIGNMENTS

IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH SOBRIETY BUT ARE STILL WORKING TOWARDS PROTECTING AND CARING FOR YOUR FUTURE SELF...YOU ARE BECOMING THE CEO YOUR LIFE.

ASSIGNMENT PREPARATION

Now let’s keep the momentum going with profiling assignments.

In this next portion of the journal series I will be encouraging you to become an amateur social scientist by taking on the role of a profiler. Please be certain to review subheadings A-E before diving into the assignment.

A. WHAT IS PROFILING?

Profiling is intentionally paying attention to, or discovering, details for the purpose of being able to make generalizations about a specific group. 


Profiling is used by highly trained professionals to categorize and make predictions. When you think of profiling you may automatically associate it with the field of criminology.  

However, profiling can also be used by the layperson for the purpose of gathering data to support a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound goal. Remember your  goal?

At Hypnosis for Life, when clients are asked to profile someone, they are being challenged to  test assumptions and be curious for the purpose of experimenting with new ways of being. The profiling assignments are aligned with the notion that “success leaves clues.”

  • Remember, much of how we operate in the here and now has been learned from external influences or “input.” We have learned our ways of being through watching, listening and practicing. 

Over time we “perfect” ways of being, whether these ways of being serve us on not. Remember that many of our beliefs and much of how we think, feel and behave today, can be attributed to our early programmers. What our mind has been fed has influenced who we think we are and what we think we are capable of.

  • If we are to program new ways of being, support the expression of original potential, close the GAP and protect the future self we must have new input.

Before we can decide to try on new beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors we must begin with a clear idea about what we will be trying on. 

The best way to do this is to begin to observe others. Anyone who has decided to become the CEO of their life and has actively pursued a solution focused change will be at least a few steps ahead of us. They will be a potential gold mind of ideas and insights. 

 

B. CHOOSING TO PLAY THE ROLE OF CURIOUS SOCIAL SCIENTIST:

So, what is a social scientist? 

The gist is that a social scientist is interested in why we do what we do, how we develop, how we relate to one another, what motivates us and how we create change.

You do not need to have a PhD  to take on the role of social scientist. 

Having a desire to learn by observing, collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of testing an idea is all that is needed. 

Playing the role of social scientist is ideal for anyone who is motivated by a solution focused educational approach to change. 

 

C.  REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING:

  •  we were taught how to think. 
  • the self-image is formed early but is not necessarily in alignment with original potential. 
  • the beliefs we have were foisted upon us during highly suggestible and vulnerable developmental stages.
  • some beliefs are worth keeping and some get in the way of creating the present life and the future we want.
  • beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviors become automatic ways of being (cow paths) that the stubborn subconscious mind will hold onto until new programs are absorbed.

 

By playing the role of curious social scientist we are actively, deliberately, purposefully, consciously choosing to gather data from new sources of external influence. We are no longer dependent children. This time we get to choose what will influence our ways of being by choosing who and what we will focus on.

 

D.  AS A BUDDING SOCIAL SCIENTIST YOU WILL QUICKLY SEE THE PRACTICALITY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • creating change is much easier with a basic understanding of how the subconscious mind works. 
  • the subconscious mind must perceive the effort of doing something new to be small and easy. A change must be plausible.
  • think big, start small, maintain momentum.

When we focus on a process, one step at a time, internal resistance is minimized. When we look hungrily at the big picture (BIG goals) we are asking ourselves to create new paths of least resistance (aka cow paths) without taking the learning needs of the subconscious mind into consideration. 

This creates an internal state of overwhelm for most people and results in a loss of momentum and motivation and breeds complacency and settling.

By allowing ourselves to come from a place of curiosity we can shift our focus from the end result and instead focus on the next simple step. When we do this, we build momentum. One little doable piece at a time. 

"Habits are at first cobwebs, and then cables.” Spanish proverb
"We need to systematically regain a belief in ourselves and make a decision about who we are going to be."TLC

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