The first step is to work through the beginner model independently. If the model “speaks” to you and you would like
or need additional help or support, there are service/program options available
to you. Clients love the simplicity and the power of the
model. Over the years it has been developed, used, and refined to support
clients who wish to address a range of issues. The beginner model
available on the site is educational in nature, and not intended to address diagnosed mental health concerns.
The model has been used in private individual and group sessions to help people:
a. New perspective
When we feel “stuck” the model gives us a fresh new perspective. At any point in time, we can “see” ourselves in the model, ask questions and adjust. The model acts as a touch point.
b. No shame
While “old” cow paths represent ways of being that do not serve us, the model suggests that these unhelpful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors should be seen as realistic outcomes of innate predispositions and programming.
If what has been programmed does not serve us, we
are responsible for creating and cementing changes. We can educate the
primitive robot mind ("Bob") and create new more empowering cow paths. However, taking
charge of our automatic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors takes more than
insight. It requires a willingness to learn and experiment. Thinking, thinking and more thinking doesn't cut it. We need to put skin in the game, and no one can do that for us.
d. A little bit of fun
Many of our life challenges are programmed
responses. The outcomes we manifest are often not in alignment with our
potential or goals. But, when we begin to take "Bob" (the primitive
internal robot) into consideration, we can have a little fun with the process. You know how he digs in his heels when you introduce a new cow path.
We need to seduce, nudge, train, cajole, and work to meet “Bob’s" learning needs.
e. Understand others better
Everyone you know has a "Bob." As you begin to understand and work with your primitive internal robot, you will begin to look at other people in a new way. This can leverage your communications in win-win ways.
Again, the first step is to complete the model independently. You will determine whether you will use it to address a specific concern/problem/issue. However, realize (without self-judgment) sometimes we need fresh ideas and encouragement.
Working alone means that the personal nuances, tasks, and strategies will be missing. Not everyone can independently develop clear goals and measurements. In fact, not everyone can clarify what their new cow path will even look and feel like. Why? Because the focus has been stalled at the front of the filing cabinet (you will learn about this in the beginner model download.)
Some clients move through the supported process in an accelerated fashion. Others take more time to apply and cement the concepts. Some clients require more accountability processes than others do. The level of working relationship you want to develop and your price point for services also play a role.
Every service, custom program, interpretive report, and intervention leads back to the model.
Incorporating the model takes as long as you need. We get results as quickly as you are ready to. The concern/s you are addressing and the level of “stuck-ness” on a cow path is a factor, as is your level of commitment and willingness to experiment.
P.S. Have you listened to the AUDIO POST-Can You Be Your Own Fly On The Wall? Perceptual Positions. 6:42mins