What every practitioner needs to know and understand during any and every session, above all else, is that whatever the participant is doing or saying, the actual simplicity of it is that he or she is presenting exactly what he or she needs to process. And so, the practitioner’s simple and basic function is to understand, be present with and for, and completely welcome and allow that.
Suffering from anxiety, fears, depression? Yes, of course, I can help you to find relief, and gradually increase your accessible capacity for happiness and emotional stability. But it generally doesn’t all totally and permanently happen from a single session, or two, or three, its a work in progress with tangible changes along the way.
And meanwhile, you cannot, and should not, be in counseling sessions for as much of your time as you need to be engaged in your current life, in the moment, and in producing and accomplishing the things that make life worthwhile, contribute to life, and sustain you and others. Or for as much time as you should be just plain old enjoying the moment and having fun!
So, in the minutes when when you aren’t engaged in therapeutic counseling, you cannot afford to float backward in the inertia of your distress, and if you spend your time trying to seek comfort through familiar people, places and things, that becomes a bottomless hole that never gets you there, so don’t waste your time and frustrate yourself. There’s a better way, and its all about what you want, and not what you think you need to avoid.
Whether we understand it or not, we all have a tendency to play the role of the specific identities we assume in interacting with the specific identities of others, and in doing so, play the games that are the raison d etre for those identities. These generate no internal (or external) reactions unless we are invested in those particular games, as those particular identities. And that does carry the liability of things not always working out satisfactorily, which is, in itself, a condition that defines the identities in play.
The basic means of transcending your pain, sadness, anxiety, etc, is to relax oneself, cease resisting, and let yourself experience, and effortlessly allow the energies of such feelings to be within oneself, to fully express, and to exhaust those energies in thusly digesting them. This can be routinely accomplished through Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling,
You can gradually improve your ability of allowing the presence of your energies so as to let them fully express and exhaust. Its really a matter of gaining trust in your ability to experience and withstand those energies successfully.
One thing that can make it very difficult is when you define and identify yourself as the person who has had some particular tragedy. We do this because there is so much emotional sensation we can capture and experience in doing that, and it actually feels good and soothing in some way. And it makes us interesting, and gets attention, and thus makes us feel admired, connected and important. But the identifying with the tragedy of the experience holds the pain in place, and will maintain it, on and off, until you shift out of defining self by that tragedy, and as the person in that tragedy. Dismantling self identifications is routinely accomplished through Therapeutic Spiritual Counseling.
Consider the idea of thinking, not in terms of otherwise identifying and defining yourself, but rather, simply being, rather than being something. And thereby, simply disposing of this identity that you’ve been being, as all identities taken on are limited in spectrum, and see and express only through the filters that define the identity.
There are many relative successive levels of increasingly, simply, being, as more and more deeply rooted identities are dismantled and/or discarded
The techniques to accomplish these things are known and used, and you can learn much about them by reading the articles and watching the videos on my website, dexsessions.com.
Many, perhaps most of us who have “done the work” to achieve meaningful gains have suffered the disheartening occurrence of “roller-coastering:” the loss or instability of gains made.
You may have heard of, or even experienced what some call “up the pole” phenomena: an ascension to a dramatically life-changing state of existence, ability, and perception. This can happen to anyone, through any processing technique, including those that a person might think of as “low level”, in which case one’s gains may be met with non-acceptance, which can be very hard on you when you’d want and/or expect appropriate recognition. There are reasons why, sometimes this new, higher state of existence is disrupted. There can be a steep crash from the heights of your ascension, one so deeply disturbing that you find yourself in a chronic state of agitation, along with a gnawing hunger to regain your spiritual ascension.
Until that absorbing condition is resolved, all processing sessions are of little use; the longer it goes on, the tougher it gets. People spend decades in that state, and frequently exploring (albeit unsuccessfully) every possible means of resolution.
Alan Walter, a leading contributor to the techniques of Scientology in the early to mid 1960’s, is credited with recognizing and coining the term “ascension crash”. He left the organization around 1982, part of the great exodus of that time, and continued in developing spiritual processing techniques and advancing the field. These included a procedure for stabilizing the most meaningful of gains, which when applied directly following such an ascension, pre-empts the possibility of any such crash.
The technique for stabilizing (and, in the process, bringing about an expanded realization of) outstanding session gains when they occur is called the “Recognition of Regained Abilities, States, and Wins Procedure.” It is a magnificent and vital missing piece from the “standard” spiritual processing playbook.
Having mastered this procedure and used it in hundreds of sessions, I cannot overstate how valuable it has proven for my clients. It is a game changer. Without it, the best session gains tend to be less than fully realized, and often impermanent. The Recognition of Regained Abilities, States, and Wins Procedure is truly an indispensable processing tool, one that no practitioner should deny his clients. It’s that good, and that important.
The Recognition of Regained Abilities, States and Wins Procedure pinpoints, addresses and resolves every possible cause of the diminishing or loss of your recently accomplished gains and changes. It also brings about a greater realization of your gains and changes. If you have sessions with me, in time YOU will get to experience the Recognition of Regained Abilities, States, and Wins Procedure!
It isn’t unusual for a session participant to arrive at a profound epiphany that can be enlightening for us all. Here is an excellent example:
“We came here, each of us, with our own one basic purpose. The more we abandon that purpose, the worse things get for us, the more we self-terminate.”
— Kevin Hale
September 13, 2017
More of us than you would think could be recognized as suffering, from some degree or form of “PTSD” (“Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”). There are many methods of counseling based on the concept that traumatic or painful experiences leave harmful unconscious impressions on you, techniques in which the idea is to bring these experiences to the surface so as to resolve the unconscious impressions. Dianetics, commonly grouped under the umbrella of Scientology, is a notable example. In Dianetics/Scientology sessions, the counseling techniques are broadly termed “auditing”, the explanation being that this term derives from “audio”, the emphasis being on listening to the client in sessions.
From L. Ron Hubbard’s Professional Auditor’s Bulletin (“PAB”) #80, publishing date April 17, 1956, section titled, “Bottom Rung of Dianetics Found”, referring to the mental recorded content of painful experiences, much of which is not readily consciously accessible to the individual (such recordings are called “engrams” in Dianetics, which is a technique for processing such content), referring to a “new discovery”:
“It is an added bit that engrams contained MORE IMPORTANT than pain and unconsciousness….”The moment of shock” is that period of realization by body and thetan¹ that an overwhelming has occurred”.
¹(“Thetan” is the Scientology term for a spiritual being, in other words, the essence of you.)
It is not at all unusual for painful experiences to be “run” with incident processing techniques such as Dianetics without successfully lifting the moment of shock; this is one reason why the same incidents can emerge multiple times in sessions, and why even after “engrams” are “processed”, some effects of the incidents remain in place.
Somehow the organization of Scientology, under Hubbard’s leadership, never published a technique for fully processing the moment of shock.
Outside of the rigid, carved in stone paradigm of the Scientology organization, at least three individuals that I know of have filled this gap in processing by developing techniques for processing the moment of shock, among them Alan Walter, some time after he was no longer developing and contributing to the methodologies of the Scientology organization.
A shock is something overwhelming, and paralyzing, leaving you feeling collapsed. Understanding this, an experienced and empathetic practitioner should recognize your manifestations of a moment of shock, and process it accordingly. In effective, progressive counseling sessions, your moments of shock tend to emerge, and they need to be processed for what they are, and effectively, to complete resolution. A shock needs to be fully dissolved, and this takes some know-how.
In your sessions we’ll address your frozen moments of shock as needed, with this very effective shock processing technique. The unlocking of a frozen moment of shock is a huge emotional release, quite a spiritual liberation!
Power Processing is a very far-reaching, highly effective technique that, applied proficiently, tends to result in surprisingly great relief of troubling conditions. The core Power Process, known as “Power Process 6,” “The Conditions Process,” is very effective in resolving any dominant unwanted conditions from which you are seeking relief. The more dominant an unwanted condition is over one’s consciousness, the more this technique will move to root it out. People have commented to me, ”Power Processing was the best thing I ever experienced in Scientology.”
In the conventional Scientology paradigm, Power Processing is not available to most people. Those few who meet the imposed qualifications are restricted to just one single application, one time only.
I have sought and taken advantage of the opportunity to learn from those among the original participants in the developing of Power Processing in 1965, including having thoroughly studied the lectures of the great John McMaster. Much of this important material has never been even been made available to study and train on in the cloistered world of Scientology organizations. I have had the benefit of absorbing a much broader and richer wealth of information vital for applying this incredible technique to its fullest potential – which is what I do.
I’ve also developing further-reaching extensions and applications of the basic technique. Having mastered these techniques, I’ve been happy to share them with other practitioners, all reporting excellent results in their application.
I also routinely use specific applications of Power Processing to repair and resolve any “case material” that was stirred up in sessions clients have previously experienced elsewhere.
Whether this is all unknown and foreign to you, or its something you have any degree of familiarity and experience of such things, your first power processing session will likely be a game-changer for you. I use it as needed, whenever I see that it is the most appropriate technique for your needs.
Thank you Dex! I think its amazing that I’ve found you, I’m finally building the life that I’ve been dreaming of since I was a young child! Thank you, Dex!
— D.D., Writer and performer
August 23, 2017
The Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude (SHPA) and the Chronic Persona are related elements clogging up our psyches, and they both act to inhibit replace our natural ability to be present unaffectedly with what we encounter with programmed perception and attitude filters. They both cause us to act inappropriately and not in our best interests. Both, when you have the concept, are fairly readily detectable in others when those mechanisms are engaged, and not impossible to recognize in ourselves.
A Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude is something we take on in response to some experience that was more than we can handle, something we default to in situations that our minds associate with that encountered experience. It isn’t merely something we use to “make self right and make others wrong”, it is a very strong refusal to accept the offending subject or circumstance at all, in an effort to protect oneself from the encountered experience.
A Chronic Persona is an adopted or imposed superficial personality construct that we default to as a response to encountering another personality.
These common mental constructs are actually closely related, in fact it could truthfully be said that the Chronic Persona is a Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude, albeit a more pervasive, more complex construct. We all have innumerable quantities of both of these.
From a goal-oriented perspective, these stop or deflect our spiritual/mental/emotional paths when activated or triggered, and become and/or create chronic mental problems that prevent us from being happy and succeeding.
From a therapy/processing perspective, both the Chronic Persona and the Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude lock in a wall of energetic resistance to penetrating one’s traumatic experiences, feelings and other energies, and holds them in place, or recreates them even after they seemed to have been successfully addressed and resolved. These things, the Stubbornly Held Protective Attitude and the Chronic Persona, are the reasons why people do not have lasting results from what would otherwise be successful therapeutic approaches.
Through years of experience and observation, I have come to learn that the most successful and rewarding spiritual/therapeutic path is through shifting back and forth between addressing one’s traumatic material and addressing these constructs that deflect the addressing of the traumatic material.This in addition to recognizing, and focusing on one’s limitless positive drives and potentials.
These constructs have structures that have been identified, analyzed and understood. They can be found, recognized and deconstructed, through the use of appropriate, specific techniques, that myself, and others, are routinely using to permanently resolve them.
There is a specific procedure for deconstructing your Stubbornly Held Protective Attitudes (SHPA), and there is a specific procedure for deconstructing your Chronic Personae, and these procedures are available through me, and, at least potentially, through others, as I am happy to share, and train others.