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The Reason We Must Talk To Floaters

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Lilly said, “Encounters with other persons in the real world are much more powerful in terms of modifications of programs than either psychoanalysis or self-analysis. For example learning through sexual intercourse cannot be given through the verbal/vocal mode.”

He also stated, “The isolated solitudinous individual does not have a present coalition to work on, in, or with. He projects past coalitions and makes new models by making new coalitions, of the old ones. As such new relationships are established in his computer he settles logical discrepancies between old models and new ones, tends to abolish discontinuities of the logical consequences, his basic belief structures, and, if necessary, he changes the basic beliefs to have fewer discrepancies between the internal models.”

When people exit the tank they exit talking about their coalitions and are checking with the float facilitator to see if what they’ve just considered or perhaps dreamed in the tank will fit in the external reality.  You as their trusted float facilitator are their first encounter with the external reality.  To deny your client’s existence at such a point is to set a program in that client which is cold and devoid of humanity.  But then such an activity would also set similar a program in you, the Facilitator.  It won’t make any difference to your biocomputer if you don’t think you’re qualified to be another person in the real world or not.

You will still be programmed by the exiting floater simply because you’re denying he/she exists.  The problem is they DO exist and because they exist and you’re denying that then whatever programming they’re selling will be absorbed by YOUR biocomputer.  The only practical way to prevent this occurrence is to acknowledge the existence of that floater and talk to them about their coalitions.  You don’t have to solve any problems for them.  You don’t have to be super educated.  You have to listen to what they’re saying and communicate with them (exchange information).  You don’t have to be right or wise or anything at all other than honest.  Being honest does not program someone else.  All it does is to give them your perspective.  “I think your solution is a good one,” or “I think there maybe be room for adjustment in your solution.”

How hard could it possibly be to learn enough about programming, your own, so that you can best help your clients by being honest with them?  It is a challenge to be sure.  Not one that is easily done alone.  The learning curve is just too steep.  But with a little help from friends it’s a challenge which can be met.  That’s why you’ll find the most professional people in the float industry on the pages of this web site.  You can find help with tanks selection, tank office design and construction, training in Programming and Metaprogramming and much more.  Take the time to get to know what resources are available from this site and perhaps you too can join the most professional Float Facilitators in the industry.

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