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Freeze Framing or How to Get Things Done – Part Three

What to do with the freeze framesgoal properly set
So thinking about creating your future on a Visual Timeline lay this timeline out on the floor or in your mind – perhaps like this:

Now                                                                                           The Future
Straight in front 2 metres to your right


Think of these images you have freeze framed, where will you put them, peg them, stick them or…. on your timeline? Perhaps you can see a vague picture, or you have a symbol for it, perhaps you need to step onto your Timeline and walk forwards to that point and experience the sounds and feelings associated with that experience.

Notice where you will put these memories on your Timeline.
What do you need to do to keep them still? Add a colour? A sound? A tag or tab? What works for you?

1. Stand in the “now” position.

2. Notice how you need to represent these things or events in your future, in different places on the Timeline.

3. What resource state (states) will you need to do this? To achieve it?

4. Once you have a resourceful state or states, ‘anchor’ them by pressing your thumb and finger together – now give this resource state a colour, hear a sound/sounds with it and feel the resourceful feeling flowing throughout your body.

5. With that resourceful state now step on your Timeline in the Now

6. Imagine the resource colour as a mist, permeating and colouring all of your future Timeline.

List below the things you want to do on the left and the right when you will have done them by:

Want to do                                                           Date to do by
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Freeze Framing or How to Get Things Done – Part Two

If part one (last week) was not compelling enough then try out magicians wandCreating a Compelling Purpose below.
‘Think about what you want and make an image of it, out in front of you, either as a picture or something panoramic (no frame). Add colour to that image and add absolutely anything into that image that you want to happen.
Imagine who will be there, make them up if you need to, just give yourself permission to pretend (for those people who think is difficult – I bet you can imagine (stress about) all sorts of bad things).
Hear the sounds that will be happening, who will be saying what? Will there be any music? Will there be any other sounds. Hear it in surround sound.
Feel how you will feel, notice where those feelings are, inside your body or outside? Do you have a temperature? Do you have a shape or size?
See all of this happening, and hear it in surround sound, and feel it in every cell of your body. Practise this happening, build up the image up with the things you will see and the sounds you will hear and the feelings you will feel and pull this image towards you and then step into all of this, turnaround and check out what it’s like. Step out again and check out what it looks like, sounds like and feels like and keep it at least at arm’s length.’
If you think this is difficult and that you can’t do it, that you can’t see things, start from the sense that is easiest for you, say to yourself ‘feel how it will feel for you or hear what you will hear, what you are saying or what others are saying.’ And then ask yourself to add the parts from the seeing or the feeling. Practise and practise adding bits in, until you can get this whole sensory experience in you r mind. It’s important that you add elements from all the senses.
I once had a course participant who set this kind of Compelling Purpose up and I listened in, whilst she and someone else worked together and I noticed something was missing, so I asked the person working with her, ‘What’s missing?’ He thought a little and said ‘she wants to set up a client-based business, which requires clients to come into her office, and there are no people in what she is seeing, everything else is there.’ Yes and she said she ‘couldn’t put the people in there, as she didn’t know who they were’. This was in May, and do you know what? By December she had given up her business!

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Freeze Framing or How to Get Things Done – Part One

Detail – do you get lost in detail and not get things done?frame

Here’s a technique – part one of three
See the detail as images, look up to do this.
When you think about your images – ‘what are your images like?’, ‘are you still?’, ‘are you moving?’, ‘is there more than one?’
Ask yourself: ‘When you see these images, what are you seeing?’ (Look up to do this). Think about this and write down what you are seeing and ask yourself more questions such as ‘are these images near or far?’, ‘colour or black and white?’, ‘large or small?’
Then ask yourself ‘what’s important to you?’ that question is either about these pictures or what you want in life. In your answer are you talking about achieving things or avoiding problems? ‘What’s important about that?’
Now in your mind’s eye ‘put a frame around those images that are important to you’ and check out what these images are doing now. ‘Are you still important?’ The images might continue to move in that case say to yourself ‘as these images are moving, I see them …. still …. and as I am seeing them still’ ask yourself ‘what do I notice?’
Do you want or need to pull the images closer, what happens when you do that? Do you want or need to stick/tack/add some of them together to make a film, make a gallery? What happens? What do you need to do to make this more compelling?
You might like to know how to create a resourceful state for working on the above and you will find it useful by the time we get to part three of these posts. Here’s how to do it
Creating a resourceful state
Choose three ‘anchors’ (see below) which will become connected, or associated, to the resource.

Visual find a visual image which evokes the feeling of confidence, e.g. the scene from the time when you did feel confident, or maybe a symbolic image of your choice.

Auditory find a word or phrase and tonality which you can say to yourself that evokes the feeling, e.g. ‘I’m feeling confident!’

Kinesthetic make a gesture, e.g. clench your fist, squeeze your fingers, etc.

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