Self induced pause is a very special situation.The person has commanded himself to behave as someone he is not. He does not feel pain, or fear, or may be emotion, or may be his body. He may have created an entirely separate persona.
There are two methods for automatically stepping out of self induced pause.
Both methods are given in one place for comparison purpose.Method-1 avoids blocker personality and is a revolutionary improvement over Method-2, which has obstacles in practice due to Blocker personality. The awareness of Method-2 allows the possibilities to realise and erase scripts of behaviours that cause Self induced pause.
This method is new and taken from JWH’s book Recovery from Parkinson’s. It has two exercises in a sequence.
The person should treat all thoughts and spoken words throughout the day as if they were part of a silent two-way conversation with a friend: a deceased beloved friend or relative, a “higher power,” some saint or sage, or even a beloved, deceased pet.
The friend had to be someone you could laugh with, someone who loved you in an easy-going, honest manner. It could not be a stern or spiritually ‘superior’ critic.
The thoughts need to become conversation. This chatty duologue would stimulate the striatum, the brain area that exhibits increased activation while thinking of a God with whom you could converse.
This exercise begins when, in response to the first exercise, the constant communicant began to seem real and trustworthy enough. This sense of a real relationship took some people years to attain.
Once attained, a person could do the second exercise: regularly ask the communicant to feel more physically present.
For example, a patient could ask the invisible friend to palpably hold him or her, or manifest as some sort of feeling or sensation either inside or on the periphery of the patient’s body. The expectation is to feel as if the friend is giving physical comfort or gentle stimulation to some part of the body that wanted support, or maybe feel that the same loving energy that is present in the friend could manifest inside the patient: a feeling inside.
If a person had some part of the body that was particularly vulnerable or that he really didnt like to be touched by others, he might ask his constant friend to “help me feel your presence” or “… your loving energy” in that body part.
This might stimulate the thalamus, the brain area that exhibits increased activation if your God is something subtly energetic that you can feel or resonate with.
This method is old and taken from JWH’s book Stuck on Pause. It is a 3 step process.
First step:A person has to feel safe. This means not just using positive words, but actually using the part of the brain that is activated when one feels. Safety is a feeling, not a thought.
Second step:A person may have to relearn how to behave biologically correctly in response to fear, anger, or other stresses. He will have to practice this until it becomes second nature.
Third step: The person has destroyed the instructions he planted in his own mind, commanding himself to behave as if he feels no pain or fear.