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HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSEMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD, AND THEN REPROGRAM OUR BEHAVIOR TO MATCH THE NEW STATE.

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πŸ—ΊοΈ HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY

πŸ—‚οΈ Representation πŸ“ Tools Learning 🏷️ NLP Tools Metaphors
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“My brain is an artist, painting a unique picture of the world with memories as its palette. Sometimes it gets a little abstract, and I’m like, ‘What am I even looking at?’” - Uknown

πŸ“„ ABSTRACT OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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The mental representation is an incredibly powerful tool that shapes our perception of ourselves and guides us towards our desired experiences and goals. It is crafted from a unique assemblage of selected experiences, offering immense flexibility for modification. When our mental representation aligns with our values, we experience positive self-esteem. Our values form a heterarchy, fluidly shifting in importance based on internal and external circumstances.

The mental representation serves as a broad generalization about ourselves, providing continuity across time and space. It is a feed-forward system, future-oriented, and recursive, referring to and influencing itself. Changes to our mental representation can have far-reaching consequences due to its comprehensive nature. It offers a stable internal context, maintaining our sense of self even during unusual behaviors or across different life stages.

The mental representation holds significant influence over our attitudes and behaviors due to its recursive nature. Modifications to our mental representation can occur rapidly, especially when employing techniques like the Swish Pattern, which involves visualizing a desired future self. The mental representation, as a feed-forward system, propels us towards our aspirations. Understanding and refining our mental representation is vital for personal growth and achieving a fulfilling life.

Masters possess an extraordinary ability to analyze positions and make strategic moves, setting them apart from novices. This prowess stems from highly developed mental processes that are not limited to the realm of expertise but are evident across various fields. These mental processes are the key to unlocking the exceptional abilities of expert performers. They enable these individuals to excel in their respective domains, showcasing their remarkable skills and knowledge. By studying and understanding these mental processes, we can gain valuable insights into the world of expertise and perhaps even emulate some of their success.

βš–οΈ THE BENEFITS OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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“My brain is like a garden, with memories as flowers and experiences as the bees that pollinate them. Sometimes the bees get a little too buzzed and things get fuzzy.” - Uknown

The Power of Mental Representations
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  • Perception and Guidance: Mental representations shape our perception of ourselves, guiding us towards desired experiences and goals.
  • Flexibility: Crafted from unique assemblages of selected experiences, they offer immense flexibility for modification.
  • Positive Self-Esteem: Alignment with our values leads to positive self-esteem.
  • Dynamic Values: Our values form a heterarchy, fluidly shifting based on internal and external circumstances.

Continuity and Influence
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  • Broad Generalization: Mental representations provide continuity across time and space, serving as a broad generalization about ourselves.
  • Feed-Forward System: Oriented towards the future, it propels us forward.
  • Recursive Nature: Mental representations refer to and influence themselves, holding significant power over our attitudes and behaviors.
  • Far-Reaching Changes: Modifications can have wide-ranging consequences due to their comprehensive nature.
  • Stable Internal Context: They maintain our sense of self, even during unusual behaviors or across life stages.

Rapid Modifications and Aspirational Propulsion
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  • Rapid Changes: Techniques like the Swish Pattern enable rapid modifications by visualizing a desired future self.
  • Feed-Forward Benefits: As a feed-forward system, mental representations propel us towards our aspirations and goals.
  • Personal Growth and Fulfillment: Understanding and refining our mental representations is vital for personal growth and achieving a fulfilling life.

Unlocking Expertise
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  • Masters: Masters’ exceptional abilities stem from highly developed mental processes, setting them apart from novices.
  • Across Fields: These mental processes are evident in expert performers across various fields.
  • Key to Success: Studying and understanding these processes offers insights into the world of expertise and the potential for emulating their success.

πŸ›οΈ ORIGINS AND PRINCIPLES OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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Mental representations are the fascinating tapestry woven by our brains, reflecting the diverse cultural landscapes of Asia, Russia, Europe, Africa, South America, the USA, and Alaska. They are the product of our cognitive processes, shaped by the unique cultural contexts that color our worldview. At their core, mental representations are an ensemble of our memories and experiences, interwoven with the rich traditions, beliefs, and values of these diverse regions.

How Our Brain Represents Memories
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Our brains are the masterful artists behind the canvas of memory representation, and they employ similar techniques across continents. The hippocampus, our memory architect, transforms experiences into long-term memories, while the prefrontal cortex adds context and emotional depth. This fundamental process occurs regardless of cultural background, uniting us in our shared human experience.

The Cultural Ensemble
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Mental representations are not static images but vibrant ensembles of our past experiences, infused with cultural nuances. In Asia, memories might be intertwined with ancient traditions and philosophies, while in Russia, they could be shaped by a rich literary heritage. In Europe, art, architecture, and history might influence mental representations, whereas, in Africa, a deep connection to nature and community could be prominent.

In South America, mental representations might reflect a vibrant blend of indigenous cultures and colonial influences. The USA, a melting pot of diverse cultures, would see mental representations vary widely, reflecting the unique blend of each individual’s heritage. And in Alaska, the vast landscapes and indigenous traditions would undoubtedly leave their mark on one’s mental landscape.

A Dynamic Cultural Journey
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Mental representations are not static but evolve with our cultural journeys. As we encounter new experiences, our brains seamlessly integrate them into our existing cultural frameworks. Immigration, travel, and cultural exchange can lead to a fascinating blend of influences, creating unique mental representations that transcend geographical boundaries.

Cultural Understanding and Empathy
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Recognizing the cultural dimensions of mental representations is vital for fostering global understanding and empathy. By appreciating the diverse ways in which we interpret the world, we open ourselves to new perspectives and shared connections. Mental representations, with their cultural signatures, become bridges that unite us, fostering tolerance, curiosity, and a deeper appreciation of our shared humanity.

πŸ“ PRINCIPLES OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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Mental Representations: A Window to Our Thoughts
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  • Definition: Mental representations are mental structures that correspond to objects, ideas, information, or any abstract concept our brain processes.
  • Domain Specificity: Mental representations are highly specialized, applicable only to the specific skill for which they were developed.

The Process of Forming Mental Representations
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  • Trial and Error: Mental representations are formed through a cycle of attempting a task, failing, analyzing why we failed, and trying again with new insights.
  • Action-Oriented: Successful mental representations are closely tied to actions, not just thoughts. It is through repeated practice and reproduction of a desired outcome that effective mental representations are formed.

The Benefits of Mental Representation
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  • Skill Acquisition: Mental representations are the key to unlocking new skills and expertise. They provide a mental framework that guides our actions and decision-making.
  • Understanding: By forming mental representations, we gain a deeper understanding of the world around us and our interactions with it.
  • Problem-Solving: Mental representations allow us to analyze and solve problems more effectively by drawing on our past experiences and knowledge.
  • Creativity: They spark creativity by enabling us to make novel connections and synthesize information in unique ways.

The Challenges of Forming Mental Representations
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  • Time and Effort: Forming effective mental representations requires extended practice and perseverance through failure. It is a time-intensive process that demands dedication.
  • Transferability: Mental representations are domain-specific, which means they may not directly translate to other skills or contexts. Transfer of learning becomes a challenge, requiring the formation of new mental representations.

Applications in Various Fields
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  • Education: Mental representations are integral to learning and understanding complex concepts, helping students make sense of new information.
  • Sports: Athletes rely on mental representations to visualize and execute complex movements, strategies, and tactics.
  • Creative Arts: Mental representations enable artists, musicians, and writers to conceptualize and bring their creative visions to life.
  • Problem-Solving: In fields like engineering and science, mental representations aid in problem-solving and innovation.

Conclusion
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Mental representations are powerful tools that enhance our cognitive abilities and guide our actions. By understanding their nature and how they are formed, we can harness their potential to acquire new skills, solve complex problems, and expand our understanding of the world. With dedication and practice, we can develop mental representations that unlock our true potential and enable us to excel in our chosen pursuits.

πŸ—¨οΈ GUIDING PARTICIPANTS IN HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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  • Sitting by side so you can perceive nuances in facial expression, gestures, and coloration of the skin and not stay in the way of a client who is accessing their images and creating metaphors in front of them.
  • Modulate your voice and speak slowly and melodically.
  • Be interested in client exploration.
  • Repeat the client’s words using his voice delivery. For instance, when the client spoke about an exciting event, his face lightened up, his words speeded up and his tone of voice was higher. As a professional, you are, to match his expression or attend acting class to learn essentials.
  • Connect the question and experience with coordinating conjunction and/as/when.

πŸ’§ HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD. SCRIPT BASED ON EXPLORATION OF VLADIMIR KLIMSA
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“Mental representations are like trying to build a puzzle with pieces from different boxes. Except the pieces are my memories, and they keep shifting into new shapes!” - *Unknown"

Vlad: “Hello, What can I do for you today?”

Client: “I want to change my confidence about public speaking. At times I am high and at other times I am not performing at my best.”

Vlad: “Can you tell ?”

Client: “My heart starts racing, my palms get sweaty, and my voice cracks. I feel like everyone’s judging me, and my mind goes blank. It’s horrible!”

Vlad: Public speaking can be nerve-wracking for many people. I would like you to remember public speaking, seeing your hands through your eyes. That’ll be our first image. Think about something you can do well. While seeing yourself you know that you possess this knowledge, experiences, and skills, even though you might not be doing this activity in this representation. Imagine yourself as a person who isn’t bothered about talking in public anymore. You have the learnings, choices, and means and it isn’t an issue anymore. Make the movie juicy and add some sprinkles. Charge this movie into a catapult at a distance which will throw it in the center of your fear movie presentation and break it into pieces so what remains will be you capable and glowing.

Client: Alright, I see myself now. I’m standing confidently. I feel calm and in control.

Vlad: Great! Now, here comes the “Swish.” With a quick “whoosh” sound in your mind, liberate the catapult and swiftly switch the two movies. Let the Fear movie break into tiny little pieces as the vibrant, full-color movie of your capable takes its place. Feel the positive emotions of your desired outcome flooding your being.

(Whoosh sound effect)

Client: Wow, that felt powerful! The picture of me feeling anxious just vanished, and now the capable image is filling my mind.

Vlad: Excellent. Let’s charge the catapult again and replace the movies very quickly. And again, and again, and again, and again.

Client: I feel much calmer and more capable already.

Vlad: Wonderful. Now, slowly bring your awareness back to your breath. Take a few more deep breaths, integrating this positive state into your being.

Client: Thank you, this was helpful!

Vlad: “The experience will last. And you can apply it to other different assortments of behaviors. To connect deeply you might consider the Core transformation method by Connirae Andreas. Allow me to guide you in the next 30 minutes.”

Client: “Ok. Let’s go for it.”

Core Transformation

Client: “Something had changed. I can feel more relaxed now and connected with my inner me. Thanks very much.”

Vlad: “You are welcome. From the state of deep connection that radiates through, transforms, and enriches your initial feeling. How do you feel about yourself now and in the future?”

Client: “I am my body and my body is me. I am in a relationship with everyone and this relationship starts with me. I have changed. Thanks very much.”

Vlad: “That’s good to hear. Good luck.”

πŸ‘£ THE BASIC PROCESS HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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Understanding the Significance of Examples
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  • Number of Examples: The number of examples can vary from a single instance to hundreds, depending on the context and knowledge area. The key is to have a diverse set that effectively conveys information.
  • Location of Examples: Examples reside in your mental space, organized based on their nature and your preferences. They are readily accessible, hanging in your memory or floating in your mind’s eye.

Availability and Presentation
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  • Simultaneous and Sequential: Examples can be presented simultaneously, offering a rich tapestry of options, or sequentially, creating a narrative flow of ideas, each with its advantages for learning.

Engaging the Senses for Impactful Learning
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  • Multisensory Approach: Effective examples engage multiple modalities, including visual, auditory, and sensory kinesthetic senses, creating robust and memorable learning experiences.

The Power of Association
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  • Stepping into Examples: The true power of examples lies in your ability to associate and embody them, fostering deeper understanding and making them relatable and memorable.

Submodalities: The Fine Details that Make a Difference
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  • Elements of Submodalities: Brightness, loudness, distance, movement, tonality, and volume are among the submodalities that bring examples to life, enhancing their impact and effectiveness.

Understanding the Temporal Nature of Examples: A Journey Through Time
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Past, Present, and Future: Exploring Time Frames
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  • Past, Present, and Future: Examples can be drawn from different time frames, including the past, present, and future. Reflect on whether your examples are concentrated in a specific period or spread across your life.
  • Balancing Distribution: Consider the chunk size of time your examples encompass. They could range from fleeting moments to experiences spanning years. Evaluate whether the temporal span of your examples accurately represents the concept or quality you’re trying to convey.
  • Spreading Across Time: Be mindful of overgeneralizations, such as labeling an entire day or year as “good” or “bad.” Even within challenging periods, there are likely satisfying moments, and vice versa. Adjusting the temporal spread of a quality can provide a more nuanced understanding.

Reflecting on Temporal Distribution
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  • Past Examples: Reflect on examples from different periods in the past. Are they evenly distributed, or do certain time frames stand out? Consider whether this distribution is appropriate or if adding examples from underrepresented periods could be beneficial.
  • Present Examples: Define your present and assess the examples within it. Is your present a narrow point where past and future meet, or a broader period? Ensure that your present examples accurately represent your current experiences and perspectives.
  • Future Examples: Explore the future examples in your repertoire. Are they predominantly near or distant future scenarios? Reflect on how these future scenarios shape your understanding of the present.

Analyzing Chunk Size and Spreading
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  • Chunk Size: Analyze the duration of your examples. Do they span seconds, minutes, hours, days, or years? Consider whether this temporal scope accurately captures the essence of the quality or concept you’re trying to convey.
  • Spreading Across Time: Evaluate how a quality spreads across time. For instance, a “good year” might include both positive and negative moments. Adjusting the temporal spreading of qualities can provide a more accurate and balanced perspective.

Exploring the Dimensions of Examples: A Comprehensive Analysis
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Perceptual Positions: Self, Observer, and Other
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  • Self, Observer, and Other: Consider the perceptual positions included in your examples. Can you view an example from your perspective (Self), as an outside observer (Observer), or through the eyes of another person (Other)? Experiment with different positions to gain diverse perspectives.

Specific Detail vs. Metaphoric Representation
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  • Real-Life vs. Metaphoric: Evaluate whether your examples are specific and detailed, like a photo or video, or more metaphoric, symbolic, or iconic. Details enrich your examples, making them vivid and authentic.
  • Metaphor, Symbol, and Icon: Understand the differences between metaphors, symbols, and icons. While they simplify and abstract information, they serve similar purposes in your database, deleting specific details for a more generalized representation.
  • Experimentation: Try transforming a detailed example into a metaphoric one and vice versa, comparing the experiences to determine which serves your needs best.

Learning from Others: Identification and Behavior Adoption
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  • Learning from Others: We often learn by observing and identifying with others. Reflect on the representations of others in your examples. Ensure that you only adopt behaviors that align with your values, avoiding the unintended adoption of undesirable behaviors.

Major Contexts: Defining the Arenas of Your Examples
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  • Life Contexts: Analyze the major life contexts (home, work, play, school, etc.) represented in your examples. Ensure a diverse range of contexts to promote the expression of qualities across various aspects of your life. Experiment with adding or removing contexts to enhance your understanding and application of qualities.

Content Distortions and Biases: An Honest Evaluation
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  • Self-Image and Reality: Compare your internal image of yourself with a photograph. Are there distortions or biases? Some people view themselves inaccurately, emphasizing faults or idealizing their appearance.
  • Shame and Pride: Shame can lead to a diminished self-image, while pride may result in an idealized one. Evaluate your self-perception for accuracy and make adjustments as needed.
  • Age, Height, and Capability: Be mindful of potential distortions in age, height, or capability. Reflect on whether these distortions serve you and make adjustments to foster a more positive and realistic self-image.

Understanding Counterexample Representations: A Contrarian’s Guide
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Unveiling Counterexample Representations:
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  • Definition: Counterexample representations are unique mental constructs that challenge the norm, presenting exceptions to established patterns or rules. They showcase scenarios where a typical example does not apply, revealing the limitations of generalizations.

The Nature of Counterexample Representations:
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  • Form and Representation: Counterexamples can take various forms, such as visual images, auditory descriptions, or kinesthetic sensations. They may be represented separately from your regular examples, often highlighting the exceptions to the rule.

Integration and Location:
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  • Integral or Separate: Reflect on whether counterexamples are an integral part of your example database or if they are kept separate, either in a different location or modality. Consider the advantages of each approach.

Visibility and Accessibility:
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  • Obvious or Hidden: Evaluate the visibility of your counterexamples. Are they easily noticeable, or do they tend to be more hidden and require conscious effort to uncover? Consider the implications of their accessibility.

Distinguishing Counterexamples:
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  • Modalities and Submodalities: Explore the modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) and their submodalities (brightness, volume, texture) used to distinguish counterexamples from regular examples. These sensory elements play a crucial role in setting counterexamples apart.

πŸ’ͺ MEDITATION OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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Get Comfortable: Find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, inhaling slowly and exhaling completely. Allow your body to relax with each breath.

Identify Your Challenge: Bring to mind a situation or behavior you’d like to change. Perhaps it’s public speaking anxiety, procrastination, or a negative self-image. See yourself clearly in this situation. Notice the emotions and sensations associated with it.

Create Your “Before” Image: Imagine this situation as you are inside of your body, seeing your hands, stomach, and legs. Hearing your surroundings, touching the objects, and feeling the sensations in your body.

Craft Your “After” Image: Now, envision your desired outcome. See yourself dissociated confidently delivering a speech, tackling your to-do list with focus, or feeling comfortable and secure in your skin. Make this image vivid and full of color. Feel the positive emotions associated with this success.

The Swish: Here comes the magic! With a quick “whoosh” sound in your mind, swiftly switch the two pictures. See your before image shrinking in size and draining all colors till it becomes a small insignificant dot while the vibrant, full-color after image of your success emerges from the dot and takes its place. Feel the positive emotions of your desired outcome flooding your being. Open your eyes and think in detail about the contents of your fridge. With a quick “whoosh” sound in your mind, swiftly switch the two pictures. See your before image shrinking in size and draining all colors till it becomes a small insignificant dot while the vibrant, full-color after image of your success emerges from the dot and takes its place. Feel the positive emotions of your desired outcome flooding your being. Open your eyes and think in detail about the contents of your fridge. With a quick “whoosh” sound in your mind, swiftly switch the two pictures. See your before image shrinking in size and draining all colors till it becomes a small insignificant dot while the vibrant, full-color after image of your success emerges from the dot and takes its place. Feel the positive emotions of your desired outcome flooding your being. Open your eyes and think in detail about the contents of your fridge. With a quick “whoosh” sound in your mind, swiftly switch the two pictures. See your before image shrinking in size and draining all colors till it becomes a small insignificant dot while the vibrant, full-color after image of your success emerges from the dot and takes its place. Feel the positive emotions of your desired outcome flooding your being. Open your eyes and think in detail about the contents of your fridge.

Amplify the Feeling: Hold onto this empowering image and feeling for a moment. Let the confidence, motivation, or peace from your “after” image resonate within you.

Integration: Slowly bring your awareness back to your breath. Take a few more deep breaths, integrating this positive state into your being.

Open Your Eyes: When you feel ready, gently open your eyes, carrying this sense of possibility with you throughout the day.

Practice Makes Progress: Repeat this meditation daily, focusing on the specific challenge you’d like to address. With consistent practice, the Swish technique can help reprogram your subconscious mind for lasting positive change.

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▢️ Youtube - Self Concept - Transforming yourself - Steve Andreas - Breakdown

❓ FAQ OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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Understanding the Significance of Examples
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Q: What is the ideal number of examples to have?

A: The number of examples can vary depending on the context and knowledge area. Aim for a diverse set that effectively conveys information.

Q: Where are examples stored in our minds?

A: Examples reside in our mental space, organized based on their nature and personal preferences. They are readily accessible, hanging in our memory or floating in our mind’s eye.

Availability and Presentation
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Q: How can examples be presented for effective learning?

A: Examples can be presented simultaneously, offering a rich tapestry of options, or sequentially, creating a narrative flow of ideas, each with its advantages.

Engaging the Senses for Impactful Learning
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Q: Why is it important to engage multiple senses in examples?

A: Engaging multiple modalities, such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic senses, creates robust and memorable learning experiences.

The Power of Association
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Q: Why is it beneficial to associate and embody examples?

A: Stepping into examples fosters deeper understanding and makes them relatable and memorable, enhancing the learning experience.

Submodalities: The Fine Details
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Q: What are submodalities, and why are they important?

A: Submodalities are the fine details (brightness, loudness, distance, movement, etc.) that bring examples to life, enhancing their impact and effectiveness.

Understanding the Temporal Nature of Examples
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Q: How do examples relate to the past, present, and future?

A: Examples can be drawn from different time frames, helping us reflect on the past, understand the present, and envision the future.

Q: How can we ensure a balanced distribution of examples across time?

A: Consider the chunk size of time examples encompass and evaluate if it accurately represents the concept. Be mindful of overgeneralizations, as even challenging periods can have satisfying moments.

Reflecting on Temporal Distribution
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Q: How can we reflect on examples from the past?

A: Analyze the distribution of past examples. Are they evenly spread, or are certain time frames more prominent? Consider adding examples from underrepresented periods for a comprehensive perspective.

Q: How do we define and assess the present in our examples?

A: Define your present and evaluate the examples within it to ensure they accurately represent your current experiences and perspectives.

Analyzing Chunk Size and Spreading
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Q: What is the ideal duration for an example?

A: Analyze the duration of examples to ensure they capture the essence of the quality or concept being conveyed.

Q: How does a quality spread across time?

A: Evaluate how a quality, such as a “good year,” can include both positive and negative moments. Adjusting the temporal spreading of qualities provides a more accurate perspective.

Exploring the Dimensions of Examples
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Q: What are perceptual positions, and why are they important?

A: Perceptual positions (Self, Observer, Other) offer diverse perspectives. Viewing an example from your own eyes, as an observer, or through another’s eyes adds depth.

Specific Detail vs. Metaphoric Representation
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Q: Should examples be specific and detailed, or metaphoric?

A: Specific and detailed examples, like photos or videos, enrich the learning experience. However, metaphoric representations simplify and abstract information, serving a similar purpose in your database.

Q: What are the differences between metaphors, symbols, and icons?

A: While they vary, they all delete specific details for a more generalized representation, allowing experimentation and comparison.

Learning from Others
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Q: How do we learn from observing others?

A: We often learn by identifying with others. Reflect on the representations of others in your examples, ensuring you only adopt valued behaviors.

Major Contexts:
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Q: What are major contexts, and why are they important?

A: Major contexts (home, work, play, school, etc.) represented in examples ensure the expression of qualities across various life aspects. Experiment with contexts to enhance understanding and application.

Content Distortions and Biases
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Q: How can we evaluate the accuracy of our self-image?

A: Compare your internal image with a photograph. Be mindful of distortions or biases, as some may view themselves inaccurately, impacting their self-perception.

Q: How do shame and pride affect self-image?

A: Shame can lead to a diminished self-image, while pride may result in idealization. Evaluate your self-perception and make adjustments as needed.

πŸ˜† JOKES ABOUT HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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  • Why did the mathematician become a magician? They wanted to be known for their number of tricks, not just one tricky number!
  • What do you call a mathematician who can’t remember their examples? A multi-forgetful person.
  • Why did the database administrator lose their job? They couldn’t keep track of all the tables.
  • Why did the programmer quit their job? They couldn’t find the right representation for their code.
  • How is a programmer like a painter? They both need a good representation of their work.
  • Why did the computer scientist become a philosopher? They wanted to explore the deeper meaning of mental representations.
  • How do you know if a programmer is an introvert or an extrovert? They’ll tell you themselves, but only in the appropriate context.
  • How many programmers does it take to change a lightbulb? No, it’s a hardware problem.
  • What did the programmer say when their code finally worked? “It’s alive! It’s alive!”
  • Why are programmers always confused on April 1st? Because ‘FOOL’ is not a valid identifier.
  • How do you know a programmer wrote the alphabet? It starts with ‘0’, has ‘1’ in the middle, and ends with ‘infinity’.
  • Why did the programmer get stuck in the shower? They read the instructions on the shampoo bottle: Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
  • Why did the programmer buy a new house? They needed more space to store their global variables.

πŸ¦‹ METAPHORS ABOUT HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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  • Mind as a Database Server: Your mind is akin to a powerful database server, storing and retrieving information with incredible speed and efficiency.
  • Thoughts as Data Records: Thoughts are like individual data records, each containing specific details and attributes that contribute to the overall database of your knowledge.
  • Learning as Data Mining: Learning is similar to data mining, where you explore and extract valuable insights from the vast repository of your mental database.
  • Examples as Data Rows: The examples you collect are like rows in a database table, each representing a unique entry with specific characteristics and values.
  • Senses as Data Collectors: Your senses act as data collectors, gathering information from the world around you and feeding it into your mental database for processing and storage.
  • Understanding as Data Analysis: Understanding a concept is like performing data analysis, where you examine the relationships and patterns within your mental database to derive meaningful conclusions.
  • Mental Flexibility as Data Agility: Mental flexibility is reflected in your ability to agilely navigate through your mental database, making connections and drawing insights from diverse examples.
  • Forgetting as Data Pruning: Forgetting can be likened to data pruning, where unnecessary or outdated information is removed from your mental database to make room for new and relevant knowledge.
  • Focus as Data Filtering: When you focus on a specific topic, it’s like applying filters to your mental database, narrowing down the scope of information to process and retrieve relevant examples quickly.
  • Creativity as Data Synthesis: Creativity involves synthesizing diverse examples from your mental database to form new connections and generate unique ideas, much like combining data points in innovative ways.
  • Consciousness as Data Awareness: Consciousness is the awareness of the data within your mind, allowing you to selectively attend to certain thoughts and memories while ignoring others.
  • Subconscious as Background Data Processing: Your subconscious mind works like a background data processing system, continuously analyzing and making connections even when you’re not actively aware of it.
  • Memories as Archived Data: Memories are like archived data, stored away but retrievable when needed. They hold valuable information from the past that can influence your present thoughts and decisions.
  • Traumatic Memories as Corrupted Data: Traumatic memories can be likened to corrupted data files, difficult to access, and often requiring specialized care to repair and integrate back into your mental database.
  • Forgetting as Data Degradation: Forgetting less significant details over time is similar to data degradation, where the quality of memory fades, and specific information becomes harder to retrieve accurately.
  • Recollection as Data Retrieval: The act of recollection is like running a database query, searching through your mental records to find specific examples or information.
  • Daydreaming as Random Data Access: Daydreaming can be viewed as random data access, where your mind wanders through various examples and thoughts without a specific pattern or sequence.
  • Sleep as Data Backup: Sleep serves as a data backup process, consolidating and reinforcing important memories and knowledge, ensuring they are safely stored for future access.
  • Dreams as Data Visualizations: Dreams are like data visualizations, presenting abstract representations of your thoughts, desires, and experiences in symbolic forms.
  • Mental Disorders as Data Anomalies: Mental disorders can be likened to data anomalies or errors within your mental database, causing unexpected behaviors and disruptions to normal cognitive processes.
  • Therapy as Data Repair: Therapy and self-improvement efforts act as data repair mechanisms, identifying and correcting these anomalies to restore balance and harmony to your mental database.

πŸ“š RESOURCES OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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@bbok Richard Bandler, 1985; Using Your Brain-For a Change: Neuro-Linguistic Programming ISBN 978-0911226270

@book Peak: Anders Erickson, Robert Pool, 2017; Secrets from the New Science of Expertise ISBN 978-0544947221

@book Steve Andreas, 2002; Transform Your Self: Becoming Who You Want to be: Becoming Who You Want to Be ISBN 978-0911226430

@book Dr. Nate Zinsser, 2022; The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance ISBN 978-0063014831

@book George Lakoff & Mark Johnson, 1980; Metaphors We Live By ISBN 978-0226468013

@book Steve @ Connirae Andreas, 1988; Change Your Mind and Keep the Change: Advanced NLP Submodalities Interventions ISBN 978-0911226294

@video DVD Transforming yourself Complete 3-day Training with Steve Andreas

@link The Wholeness Work

@link Core Transformation

πŸ§‘β€πŸ¦² VLADIMIR KLIMSA EXPERIENCE WITH HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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“My mind is like a DJ, mixing and scratching memories together. Sometimes the transitions are smooth, and sometimes it’s like, ‘Wait, how did we get here?’” - Uknown

I have read books, watched videos, attended seminars, and practiced on myself and others. My interest in HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD. arose from searching for reliable techniques that I could use to improve my life and life of others. I learned NLP techniques in NLP seminars, gathering, from friends, books, articles, and video and audio courses. I have practiced with myself and others and I can say my overall experience is good. Reading Richard’s Bandler book - Using Your Mind for a Change gave me insight into the various mental representations, exploring self-concept based on the book Transform Your Self: Becoming Who You Want to Be by Steve Andreas and posterior watching his training offered structure and modeling parameters. Andres Erickson and Robert Poohl’s book Peak. Secrets from the New Science of Expertise Transforming uncover deliberate practice and mental representation. The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance by Dr. Nate Zinsser brought structure of mental and body representation from elite performers in various field. The kinesthetic sensation is the one of most valuable techniques I come across. I do recommend that you search for a practitioner who has knowledge, skills, experience, and elegance for your first session.

✏️ CONCLUSION OF HOW MENTAL REPRESENTATIONS SHAPE OUR REALITY. HOW YOUR BRAIN REPRESENTS MEMORIES OF EXPERIENCES, ENSAMBLE THEM INTO A MENTAL AND BODY MANIFESTATION OF THE WORLD.
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In conclusion, the concept of mental representation is a fascinating exploration of how we organize and interact with our knowledge and experiences. By understanding the significance of examples and their various dimensions, we gain insight into the intricate workings of our minds.

  • We’ve delved into the importance of a diverse set of examples, ranging from single instances to extensive collections, and recognized their residence within our mental spaces.
  • The simultaneous and sequential presentation of examples offers a rich tapestry of options for learning and understanding.
  • Engaging our senses through multisensory examples enhances our learning experiences, making them more impactful and memorable.
  • The power of association allows us to embody examples, fostering deeper understanding and making them relatable.
  • Submodalities, such as brightness, loudness, and movement, bring examples to life, enriching their impact.
  • Reflecting on the temporal nature of examples, we consider their distribution across past, present, and future, ensuring a balanced perspective that avoids overgeneralizations.
  • Analyzing the chunk size of examples and their spread across time provides a more nuanced understanding of our experiences.
  • Exploring perceptual positions and experimenting with metaphoric representations offer diverse perspectives and enhance our ability to relate to information.
  • Learning from others involves careful selection of behaviors that align with our values, shaping our understanding and actions.
  • Examining life contexts ensures a comprehensive representation of qualities across various aspects of our lives.
  • Honest evaluation of self-image, including potential distortions and biases, leads to a more positive and accurate perception of ourselves.
  • Counterexample representations challenge norms and broaden our understanding by presenting exceptional scenarios.
  • Reflecting on the integration, location, and accessibility of counterexamples provides a well-rounded perspective on our mental landscape.
  • The use of modalities and submodalities distinguishes counterexamples, highlighting their unique nature.

In summary, mental representation is a dynamic and multifaceted process that influences our understanding of the world and ourselves. By embracing the power of examples and exploring their various dimensions, we enhance our cognitive abilities, foster creativity, and gain a deeper appreciation for the complexity of human thought.

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He is an explorer of the structure of subjective experience, seeking a deeper understanding of how people experience the world through their conscious and subconscious minds. He studies the inner worlds of thoughts, feelings, and sensations that shape our perceptions, behaviors, and choices.
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