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Anyone know anything about the 3-D Mind system developed by Tom Vizzini of Have you used it with any great success?

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Hi Bhenry,

Yes, I have experience with the 3D Mind method and have personally met Tom Vizzini; In fact, I've signed up for Tom & Kim McFarland's 4-day 3D Mind seminar this coming October in NYC.

Tom, IMHO, is unique among NLP type trainers/instructors in that he genuinely cares that you learn the material AND USE the technology (and the stuff works fast too). He's got an excellent sense of humor and his seminars are alot of fun.

Check out the Essential Skills group in yahoo and search for a post by a good buddy of mine, James Seetoo (who I initially met at one of Tom V's earlier seminar, by the way) who leveled a guy's 50 year phobia to cats in roughly 10 minutes in someone's livingroom! I personally (and this is somewhat embarrassing) used the 3D Mind method on myself to eliminate my having to sleep with a night light. Hee-hee.

Be well,


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Can you please explain what the 3-D method is and how does it work? Thanks.

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The following is taken directly from Tom's site - - regarding how the 3D Mind works:

The 3D Mind tm works on the following principle. Problems are the result of
a specific formula of associated states that create an unbalanced
relationship between the primal brain and the creative adaptive brain. These
create an entire environment that the world gets sorted through. In the past
I described it as a filter but I think 'environment describes it better
because it is an all encompassing reality not just a filter.

How is the 3D Mind Different?

Psychology recognizes that there is an unconscious mind but does not use the
unconscious as a tool to repair itself. They mainly use conscious
realization and desensitization to help the client have an epiphany and then
deal with the problem for 7 to 15 years. Many times with the help of drugs
to influence brain chemistry and mood.

Hypnosis operates mainly in the reflexive part of the brain. It is
structured to use mainly the unconscious or out of consciousness scripts or
processes to reprogram the brain to follow different programs than it
followed before. Many times hypnotists use generalized scripts that do not
address the individual nor validate the individuals experience. The outcome
is to provide a new program for the individual to access instead of the
program they were already using.

NLP operates very similar to hypnosis. Still the main focus is on the
unconscious mind and reprogramming that mind. 80% of all NLP techniques are
the same as classic hypnotic techniques. The difference is the focus on
linguistics. Since the foundation of NLP is the meta model and the Milton
model this is easy to understand. Whether it is reframing, metaphor, core
transformations, the meta model, or slight of mouth, the linguistic aspect
of NLP is the dominant difference between it and hypnosis.

The focus of NLP is on reprogramming the brain to patterns of behavior
through altering the strategies that people use.

The 3D Mind operates in the principle of associated states. There are no
patterns and there are no programs. There are associations and results from
those associations.

These associations create an environment not a program. If someone is out of
balance and is primarily in the creative/adaptive area of the brain, they
tend to be lazy and unmotivated. The primal brain is a movement initiator
and without it there is no movement.

If someone is primarily in the reptilian/primal brain. The react depending
directly on the input of the moment. There reactions are unpredictable and
unreasoned. The creative adaptive part of the brain is a problem solver.
Without it all decisions are emotionally based. There is constant movement
but no steering.

These are environments not strategies.

The 3D Mind deconstructs the associated states that are causing a problem
and balances so that balanced access between the creative/adaptive and the
primal/reptilian work together.

The chemical driver of the creative adaptive part of the brain is serotonin.
The chemical driver for the primal reptilian brain is dopamine. The
environment created by the associated states directly influences these two
chemicals in the brain. These brain chemicals are supposed to be balanced.
But the associated states create a group of neural connections that with the
help of acetylcholine and adrenalin becomes very strong. These associations
create an unbalanced environment.

So the 3D Mind is not just a model to follow. It has a direct connection to
the structures of the brain and how the brain works physically and
chemically. Working within that structure, changes that the other three
processes that I mentioned could not get a result from, are occurring using
the 3D Mind.

This change occurs from discovering the structure and then balancing it.
This involves the input from both the conscious and unconscious mind but no
formal trance is needed. Involving the entire consciousness in the process
generates a more powerful change that just the conscious mind or the
unconscious mind because it get input from the entire environment rather
than just from part of it.

This alters the environment and creates access to all areas of the brain. So
the client can solve their own problems.

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You have posted lots of info that deals with the theory of 3-Mind and this is not what I'm looking for. I would like info that deals more with its application. I'm not asking for detailed info or for any secrets. What is the process of applying 3-Mind like? Can you offer a very brief overview of the steps involved in applying 3-D Mind?Is the 3-D Mind similiar to hypnosis, NLP, Open Focus, creative visualization, or meditation? I apologize if my questions are not clear.

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1. I like to ask myself "How do
I feel about X" as I think of a situation (I'm not interested in
going meta and actually asking myself what I feel ABOUT it, it's just
something to say as my intent is to get a sense for what feelings are
attached to the verbal description and visual memory of X) where it
ocurred and...

2. Mime pulling something (the state) out of my chest. I can now
physically manipulate the state.

3. Stare at my hand. Whenever I look at my hand, I can feel the
state again. This is how I work purely with the feeling, and I'm
sure I'm not just making stuff up. If I'm not sure what I'm feeling,
I'll look up at a blank piece of wall and put myself in a neutral
state, then look at my hand again and note what changes.

4. I dentify a driver, pull it out, and set it aside. (When you
actually remove the driver, you REALLY (even if only temporarily)
remove it so you can feel what other drivers are in there.)

5. Repeat as many times as necessary.

6. When the drivers are identified, put 'em all back in and take
them out one-by-one to see which one is the primary driver. The one
that when I take it out, the whole (or most of the) state seems to go
blank, is the primary driver. Lately I've been havin' a bit of
trouble finding the right drivers. I may have to review my belief-
hunting knowledge. Finding the right belief can still be a bit
tricky. Also, I've been thinking of making a thorough library of
states. I can call up any emotional state at will thanks to my 3D
Mind practice. Maybe it'll help if I categorize them and chunk them.

7. I am honestly lazy. I like Hans' idea of moving the problem
driver aside to see what's naturally there as a resource. I that to
the problem driver and shake them up ta mix 'em. I should do more
work with finding resource drivers from situations that are already
there. I will ocasionally use this method, but I may want to use it
some more. Dunno.

8. Did I mention that when I use movement verbs (i.e. moving the
primary driver aside) I mean really PHYSICALLY moving them with my
hands? Just thought I'd point that out.

9. I put the primary driver back into the state and note how the
state changes. Adjust if needed.

10. I put the state on the floor, and expand it big enough to step
into. I energize it, and step into the state and note how it feels.

11. I take a step to my left, imagining a time in the past when X
ocurred. Note how things would have been different. Repeat this
step 2x, taking another step and imagining a time further in the past
each time.

12. Step to the right and imagine a time in the future, noting how
I'd react. Do 2x more.

13. Go back to the present, and reach out and pull the past and
future back to me, step back, ball it all up again, and then stick it
back in my chest.

14. If it's a belief change, sit down and ponder all the areas of my
life the change could afect and note what would be there instead,
feeling it.

15. If I do step 14, and the change is a particularly good one, sit
around for 5 minutes or so, feeling happy and

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