❶ Identify the external triggers for
unresourceful state. These should be visual, auditory, tactile or smell
or taste stimuli.
❷ Build a powerful resource state using the
circle of excellence technique. To create a circle of excellence, draw
an imaginary circle on the floor or mark a circle in chalk large enough
to step into.
❸ Remember experiences where you felt
creative, composed, or any resourceful state where you felt
balanced and centred.
❹ Step into the circle only as quickly or
slowly as you remember and re-access the resourceful state through your
inner senses, i.e. see what you saw through your eyes within the actual
experience, hear the sounds and language used, and get in touch with the
your posture, breathing and emotions when inside the desirable resource
memory. Note that an observer would see changes in your physiology such
as better posture, deeper breathing, and skin colour changes. If there
is no noticeable change in physiology the resource state is either
poorly accessed or low intensity. If it is low intensity, choose another
resource state that is more powerful.
❺ Repeat step 4 with an additional resource
state, continuing to add resource states one at a time. When you have
enough resources, you step automatically into a very powerful state on
entering the circle, which is truly now a circle of excellence.
❻ Recall a trigger for the unresourceful
state as you step into the circle of excellence. Repeat process with
each old trigger. Or ask your partner to role play the various triggers
(gestures, words, voice tones etc.) as you step into the circle of