Take the opportunity today to ‘scramble’ a bad memory.


One of Tony Robbins’ many psychological techniques is the NAC (Neuro
Associative Conditioning) Process. One of those techniques deals
with bad memories. He refers to it as ‘scrambling’.

The process is supposed to rewire that memory so that it no longer
gives you the bad feelings associated with it.

The idea is you rerun the bad memory as if it were a film. Imagine
seeing it from different angles, edit it so it seems like you’re
watching it on a cinema screen. Then change the characters in the
memory to cartoons, including yourself. Run the memory forwards and
then backwards. Do this over and over a few times speeding it up as
you do so. Then change the colours of the faces to rainbows and add
some comical music.

Have the antagonist in the scene go crosseyed and have a speech bubble
above their head filled with the words ‘Blah, blah, blah!

Do this and your neural pathways connected with that memory will
become scrambled and it’ll be almost impossible to remember that
experience the same way ever again.

If you have some memories that play in your mind over and over, giving
you feelings you’d rather not have, have a go at this. It might take a
few attempts but it’ll be worth it.

To learn more about the incredible Tony Robbins and his distinct style
of Life Coaching go to: www.TonyRobbins.com




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10 responses to “Take the opportunity today to ‘scramble’ a bad memory.

  1. Hello,

    I noticed that you write to share things that inspire people, especially about what we could learn about every day’s life, and how to motivate ourself and others. We have one thing in common then, I do too. 🙂 In fact, I’m working on a memoir on that and I’m planning to write lessons of life from people from all over the world. These will be updated in my blog soon.

    Perhaps you may be interested in reading some of my Flash Fiction and Reflection:
    “The Scholar and the Boatman: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/the-scholar-and-the-boatman/
    “Two Rupiah Notes”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/two-rupiah-notes/
    “Becoming Human”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/becoming-human/
    “Chinese Bamboo and Paulo Coelho”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/chinese-bamboo-and-paulo-coelho/

    And my poetry:
    “Dance, Dance Under the Rain!”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/dance-dance-under-the-rain/
    “Whirling Towards the Divinity”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/whirling-towards-the-divinity-2/
    “She Surrendered to the Transcend”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/she-surrendered-to-the-transcend/
    “Love is the Water of Life”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/love-is-the-water-of-life/
    “A Hug from My Heart”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/pantun-sz-012012/
    “Millions of Candles”: http://subhanzein.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/279/

    You will also notice that I have a section on Motivation, dedicated for self help. I thank you for your visit and I do hope you enjoy what I have in there! And maybe we could be new friends in the virtual world.. 🙂

    Warm regards from Down Under,

    Subhan Zein

    • stuartart

      Hi Subhan, thanks for following. I did indeed take a look at your blog and enjoyed the parables there. You have a gift! 🙂

  2. The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get. Jim Rohn

  3. I love it! I’m doing the Tony Robbins 30 day challenge now. Great Stuff

  4. Hi Stuart, thanks for this informative post. This kind of thing reminds me of The Silva Method which I found useful for helping me with some phobic experiences as well as helping my children deal effectively with nightmares and fearful images. There was one technique where you encouraged the child to bring the frightening image to mind (a monster for instance) and then to imagine they are waving a Magic wand at it, tapping it on its head and causing it to shrink so small that it disappeared! It works, I can vouch for it 🙂 . I’m reading up on NLP and NAC currently and also found brilliant support from The Linden Method and from all the mindfulness and meditation stuff (Kabat-Zin et al). Really enjoying your blog. Best wishes, Roberta 🙂

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