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Topic: Re:Re:Reality / Ethics
Posted by: nj
Date/Time: 16/10/2003 22:16:06

Hello, Dr. Grinder.

You wrote,

(1) "Does the 'fact' that we actively (albeit most frequently unconsciouly) select the portion of the ongoing flow of experience we attend to..."

(2) "The question would then shift to whether we can learn to amplify our choices at the level of selective attention."

By reading quotes (1) and (2), I got excited about finding out whether you equate selection with choice.  I think you don't, but please contradict me if I'm wrong about that.

I can create examples of unconscious selection, in the practice of therapy.  Here are a few:
(3) a therapist shows shock or dismay, upon hearing undesirable content from his client, content about the client's relapse behavior.
(4) a therapist finds his client attractive, and is looking at her with smoky eyes.
(5) a therapist has strong feelings against some of his client's behaviors, and he knows that those behaviors are not problem behaviors for his client, are legal behaviors, and are acceptable, even desirable, by many people in society, but he goes ahead and tells his client how he feels.

Those examples illustrate events in which, other things being equal:
(6) the therapist could have practiced selective attention, and thereby avoided the outcomes of the events. 
Am I right?


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 16:51:36Eric
     Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 17:56:43John Grinder
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 18:38:58Eric
               Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 22:29:50nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics17/10/2003 05:12:02nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics24/10/2003 13:07:18Eric
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics24/10/2003 13:41:07Suds
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics25/10/2003 09:10:08nj
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics25/10/2003 22:51:10Lewis Walker
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics26/10/2003 00:11:40nj
                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics26/10/2003 18:41:01Lewis Walker
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics27/10/2003 04:41:41nj
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics27/10/2003 12:00:32Lewis Walker
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics28/10/2003 01:13:55Eric
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 22:16:06nj
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics23/10/2003 05:07:57carrie
               Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics23/10/2003 17:49:44John Grinder

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