Are you afraid of a knife? Do you own a knife? How is it that you are afraid of a knife and yet you own one? What are you really afraid of?
Let Tony Blauer illustrate more mental associations and behavioral patterning through the Cycle of Behavior, a Blauer Tactical Systems performance-enhancement training model.
Tony Blauer is a combat specialist and creator of the SPEAR System—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response. In Part 1, Blauer introduces the Cycle of Behavior flowchart to the participants at his seminar held at CrossFit Santa Cruz. Blauer breaks down behavioral patterning starting with motivation. For example, visualizing if you will succeed or not at a task ahead of you leads to your expectation of whether or not you will succeed, which motivates you to even attempt it. In threatening situations, this patterning can be used for predator-prey reversal to avoid becoming the victim.
“Learn how to manage your fear,” Blauer says.
Additional reading: The Mind Game by Steven Shrago, published March 27, 2010.