Healthy Computing: Transpose to the Future

Feeling stuck and frustrated? Does it seem that the problem is unsolvable
and will never end? The more we feel frustrated, defeated or upset, the
more are we aroused and the more are our trigger points in our muscles
activate. Allow the arousal to dissipate and the problems be resolved


Think of the unsolvable problem you have now.

Now, let go of that thought and think ahead of ten years from now and
imagine that you have really achieved what your really wanted and that you
are living happily and joyously. Really experience how that feels what you
are doing. Make this very vivid. Feel the joy and excitement of being
really where you want to be…Feel and see how everything is going so
well….feel this and let it expand.

After you are there for a little while and feeling the joy, ask yourself,
How did you solve that problem 10 years ago?”

Then wait and listen carefully for the answer. It may come as an image,
thought or another way of knowing.

Many people report that when they transpose themselves into the future
state and then ask how they resolved that problem, a useful solution
occurs or the problem is reframed so that it no longer is a problem.

*Adapted from a presentation by David J. Sternback, at the 34th Annual
meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology, Jacksonville, FL,
March 2003.

Copyright 2003 Erik Peper, Ph.D. and Katherine Hughes Gibney
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