Every problem has a sequence of internal experiences—images, sounds, words, and feelings--that elicits the undesired outcome. Saying, “Let’s say I had to fill in for you for a day,” can be a doorway to eliciting this sequence in detail and discovering exactly how it works, providing multiple choices for intervention.
BT10 Workshop 09 - Very Brief Therapy for Anxiety and Other Strong Feelings - Steve Andreas, MA
Most treatments for anxiety are directed at managing the symptoms, rather than the causes, and are primarily directed at the content that elicits the anxiety. Steve Andreas will demonstrate and teach two very rapid ways to resolve anxiety at the source, by changing nonverbal process elements of the triggers for anxiety.
When people feel “stuck,” they often describe it metaphorically—being “blocked,” “in quicksand up to my neck,” “beating my head against a wall,” “in the pit of despair,” etc. Andrew T. Austin (author of The Rainbow Machine) has discovered how metaphors can be used to clarify and resolve the problem.