In my approach, the practitioner’s purpose should be to facilitate the accomplishing of whatever the participant’s goals and purposes are for having the sessions. And so, for me, there is nothing more satisfying than when the participant can say that they have accomplished their goals through our sessions.
One occurrence that has occasionally happened in the history of related and preceding counseling paradigms is what has been called “going up the pole”, or “ascensions”, in which a very high spiritual state of existence and ability is realized, only to later drop down and out of that state and those abilities, which is extremely disturbing to experience. When this has happened, the being typically becomes obsessed with regaining that state.
It sometimes has been experienced through the “auditing” procedures of Scientology, from whence the “going up the pole” expression comes, the thinking there being that the participant was “over his or her head”, and the state was beyond their ability to maintain. Alan Walter had been a key researcher/developer of Scientology techniques, and later left the group to continue to progress in new and further reaching ideas and procedures. Alan used the “ascension” term, and had his own concept of it, this being that one transcended the adopted and/or created persona that they had been encumbered in and moved up to another, more advanced, knowing and powerful persona, which then exposed them to more formidable phenomena, which in turn drove them to “crash”, in his terms, “ascension crash”. I have observed that every person who has had this happen has become obsessed with regaining the state, and only participates in sessions after that to pursue regaining the state, and, using conventional paradigms, become frustrated and disappointed.
Alan did develop an “Ascension Crash” restoration procedure, but when I looked it over, I found it to be long and complex, requiring on average, probably over 15 hours or more of session time, and I questioned in my mind whether or not it would necessarily reliably fully and stably restore the ascension state, although I was impressed with some of the techniques involved.
To this end, I gave the situation some thought, and I did come up with a technique that, in one single session, resolved at the very minimum, the obsession about the state. Interestingly, the obsession is gone so suddenly and thoroughly that most commonly, the participant will continue forward without voicing any recognition, after that session, that they ever had such an obsession, and only think about what is on their mind now.
I.M. Had been a Scientology “mission holder” and had done the full Scientology “bridge” (the full gamut of available techniques, from bottom to top) through “original OT VII” in those times before leaving Scientology in 1980. She came to me after seeing one of my videos about identity processing that struck a chord for her. She was stuck in “ascension crash” state, obsessed with regaining the high spiritual state that had come and gone for her.
Through our session today, she recognized having now fully and stably accomplished her ascension, in her own terms,
“The ability to postulate (create purely through thought and decision) and have things happen creatively now!”
I.M. went on to say,
“I don’t know that I’ll ever need more sessions!”
That last statement, in my perspective, is the most wonderful thing a practitioner like myself could hope to hear a participant say.
After the session, I.M. volunteered the following:
“I’d like to share some thoughts about Dexter. His perceptions and abilities to know what to attack and when, along with his ability to see the person in front of him put him in a very special category as an auditor (Therapeutic Spiritual Counselor).
Having had extensive auditing experiences on both sides of the table, I am in a position to know someone who knows what he’s doing and is creative. You go, Dexter!”
– I.M., February 24, 2017
SK came to me in a frenetic, troubled and confused state. SK had this to say after our second session:
“I’m just enjoying being! No efforts, no heaviness!”
– SK, February, 2017
Session started and we went right into it. It was a 2 hour session. So much came out and continues to boil off. Some things are just big! this is huge. It encompassed so many things, things I wished I’d overcome, things holding me back, things clouding my judgment and abilities.
It all started with a pain in my finger… such a drawing pain. we went from there and several techniques until BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!
I am a completely new man, soooooooo far from what I was before, and never again to be the shadow of self. I’m walking around, laughing and laughing and laughing!!!! So much energy was processed! Dexter the Magnificent knows!
Steve C. recently resumed regular sessions after several months away. After his first session this year, which resolved an unwanted personal condition for him, Steve had this to say (shared with permission):
“Dexter, you continue to astound me!”
–Steve C., February 2017
“I just want to report to you that I feel great, and I’ve gotten rid of a lot of mass!”
– I.M., shared with permission, January 29, 2017
Scott C’s first ever session:
Scott C contacted me through my website this morning. He had never experienced any such counseling sessions before, but was very interested. He needed to solve a problem he was having in operating his brokerage. His business depends on his making a large volume of calls to prospective clients, and he was having a problem with what he called “conflicting and competing thoughts”, with discouraging feelings that were hampering his drive and his confidence in making those calls.
Being that this was between Christmas and New Years Day, most of my clients are taking time off, leaving time for me to give Scott his initial session on this day. Listening to Scott, and getting a good feel for what he needed, I made use of the appropriate technique, tailored to his particular material. It went very well for him, and I told him to let the changes he was experiencing fully unfold, and then report back to me when he was ready. About an hour later, Scott was sending me the following message, shared here with his emphatic consent:
“Great session tonight… I just spent the last 45 minutes making calls! I just felt like there was no reason not to. That was a big win for me tonight! I had very little competing thoughts and even if there were, I easily overcame them. I’m very happy right now.
Another big win was my wife texting me and asking what time I would be home for dinner and my response was.. “I’m making calls. I need to buy you that shore house!” It felt very very good to say that.
She said that made her smile! She’s been so very patient with me.
Everyday I go to bed as a failure and every day I wake up hoping that today I can make progress. Today I made progress!!!
As a matter of fact… I am going to write that down and post it on my computer. Today I made progress, I made 24 calls in 45 minutes!”
– Scott C, December 28, 2016
I was very gratified today with what a very experienced client had to share with me today. This client had scores of hours of Scientology L’s auditing from Class XII auditors as well as sessions with several freezone auditors.
E. N. shared this with me today:
“Your duplication level amazes me! You are a natural auditor, you have the perfect beingness. You definitely make me feel like you truly understand everything I’m saying!”
– Love, Dex
One client of mine just summed up how far she’s come, from a state of debilitating fears, to very proactively engaging in accomplishing her career and life goals, very succinctly:
“It’s much easier now to simply DO things rather than THINK ABOUT doing them!”
– A.D., December 14, 2016
AV is a client engaged in the creative fields of writing and performing, and right now, in the midst of preparing for an upcoming show. I thought this was a particularly wonderful achievement she expressed to me at the endpoint of a process we ran in today’s session:
“I no longer feel the need to bring up times that someone else thought I was great in order to maintain or find my self-confidence!”
– AV, November 15, 2016
Dexter the magnificent!
Wow! I mean Wow! This is the biggest thing I have ever encountered! I hit the root of so many things that have been plaguing me for so long. The reason I walk away from so many things. The reason I would allow myself to be confused, or not look at things fully, the reason I’ve kept everyone at arm’s length. The fear I kept in myself of doing something wrong, and doing the very things I wish not to!
The fear I kept myself in. Fear of situations. I felt I had to make myself fear things or I would over react. I didn’t want to see the whole picture because I was concerned it would make me take a course of action I saw to be foul and evil. I didn’t want to look at it because I was afraid it would make me conclude the only course of action was annihilation, and convince me to take that course of action. I question my abilities, I put in what I thought to be safeguards to prevent myself from achieving-I believed I would lose myself in conquest, and I wanted no part of it. I would even consider it.
So I hid in sleep, I hid in booze, I hid in seclusion and I buried myself in, regret, self loathing and stripped away my belief in myself, allowed myself to be out of control, to make mistakes and became a loner, a wanderer giving up far to often at far to many things.
There is not much I have not walked away from. There has not been many days I have not wondered what I am going to screw up next or lived with the consequences of what I did to create a bad situation.
That and so much more I am free of, and now I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!
I am totally and forever changed as of this day.
Best session ever!
– Kevin Hale, October 16, 2016