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  1. Hi Judy,Very interesting atcrile, and I think this is definitely a common pattern. I just wrote this response in a Facebook group where this atcrile was posted, but thought I’d add it as a comment here too.I’d be interested to know if the chap mentioned in the atcrile only has that problem with submodality processes, or if he finds the self-application of any technique difficult (e.g. anchoring, future pacing, six step reframing, CBT thought questioning etc).I can certainly remember feeling like I was just kidding myself when I first tried certain NLP processes on myself swishing around images that I was squinting and struggling to visualise, and feeling only a mild sense of frustration rather than any significant shift in my emotional state.But years later, I find that especially if I set aside forty minutes or so, and take some time out to and you’ll love this James go into a trance state, where I breathe, relax, shift my attention into a different state, and begin to fully engage with different ways of looking at things, using various NLP/hypnotic/meditation processes, sometimes stopping to take notes then I can get very profound results, cathartic releases, lightness, energy, lasting changes in my behaviour, a million miles away from that younger me who was frowning and squinting at a basic NLP manual.So I might say that self-application becomes easier with practice. And setting time properly aside to do it, when you’re not distracted, and even building a bit of a trance ritual around it, can help, at least in my experience.As for being able to consistently do such things in the heat of the moment, to be able to step into the observing self and find a more useful reaction when you know you’re in danger of responding a bit too impulsively, hmm I’m still working on that one Undoubtedly making psychological changes is likely to be much easier if you’ve got someone else there working with you, but I’d be wary of concluding that self-application just doesn’t work for some people, or of over-emphasising the neurological reasons for that. Even if there are obstacles, it can still work very, very well with practice.I’d just suggest and perhaps this is a bit blunt that some people simply don’t know how yet. They’re too dissociated and focused on getting the technique right to properly engage with the felt sense of resourceful memories, new perspectives, different interpretations etc. So it feels to them like they’re just kidding themselves. Or so it seems to me All the best,Joe

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