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False Memories - When a subject is regressed, it is possible he'll remember things that didn't actually happen. These are faux or false memories. There can be many reasons. One is that the subject wants to please the programmer. Another is to validate emotions, or corroborate opinions of others, typically family members. The wise programmer may utilize some false memories, knowing that the subject is generating them metaphorically. In other cases, it may be important to help the client understand they are fabricated. 


Family Constellation - German Psychologist, Bert Hellinger has discovered a close correlation between current disfunctionality, and similar events in one's family's past. (see Family Obligation, below). In a group setting of thirty to forty people, strangers are selected to represent a subject's family members, and with guidance, are allowed to act in ways they feel the family members would act, even though they have very little knowledge of the people they are portraying. Once their positions and emotions are played out, the subject can notice amazing similarities, make her own metaphors, and often have significant healing. 


Family Obligation - A German Psychologist, Bert Hellinger, has shown a remarkable correlation between otherwise unexplained behaviors and related events from one's family's past. For instance, a fellow who has been in two serious motorcycle accidents, and continues to ride his motorcycle dangerously, turns out to have a grandfather who died falling off a horse. Without some therapy, it is quite likely this motorcyclist will not have fulfilled his family obligation until that motorcycle gets him killed. The most appropriate therapy is probably Bert Hellinger's Family Constellation technique.


Faux Memories - See False Memories.


Firing an Anchor - When a programmer notices a state in a subject that the programmer may want to help the subject revisit, the programmer can establish an anchor. At the very moment or just before the subject is feeling the state most strongly, the programmer can touch the subject, typically on the shoulder, upper arm or wrist, can use keywords, gestures, make a noise, or modify tonality. The programmer may then test the anchor by repeating the touch or action and see if the anchor fires by watching the subject's physiology. If so, the programmer can then use the anchor to install new options in various ways such as collapsing anchors.


Future Pacing - A technique used at the end of many procedures in which the programmer asks the subject to step into a time in the near future that is similar to one in the past. When all goes well, the subject discovers that a desired new behavior is the response. Future pacing has at least three functions: One is to check for ecology. If the future pacing 'fails,' the programmer can go back and try something else. The subject discovers right away that things will be different. Future pacing also helps solidify the new outcome.


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