How was the PC feeling at the beginning of the incident?

October 26, 2009 from R3X Blog

If the auditor has the PC move to the beginning of the incident he should check at some point as to how that beginning is. If at the beginning of the incident the Pc is feeling non-optimal, or not "like himself," then he should be moved to an earlier beginning where he was feeling more normal or like himself.

In a session the patter will sound something like this:
Auditor: "Move to the beginning of the incident."
Auditor: "How were you feeling at that point?"
PC: "I was feeling pretty miserable"
Auditor: "all right, then can you find a point just before that when you were feeling more normal or more like yourself?"

It's up to the auditor to determine whether he should ask how the PC felt at the beginning of the incident on the first command or the second command. I know that the auditor is supposed to accept anything the PC says when asked "what do you see?", but I haven't run into any problems asking for a better beginning on the first command.

The first command should be "move to a point just before that incident began." That should get the PC to a point where he was feeling more like himself, but it doesn't always, at which point I will often ask how he was feeling at that moment.

Doing this will prevent grinding and preclude the need to look for an earlier beginning later on.

Robert