In the emotional hierarchy that we found so effective, apathy is at the bottom; above that is sadness and depression; above that is anger; above that is fear, and at the top is joy. If anger is showing up in the person, we know there’s fear, and fear is a gateway to joy because when you, in the safety of the Biocybernaut neurofeedback chamber, explore into the face of your greatest fears using a worst-case scenario, it will always be your fastest growth path, and it will take you inexorably to joy.
And so in order to deal with fear, you will learn how to do a worst-case scenario. This learning will occur several days into the training because we want you to be somewhat skilled in Alpha generation before you try it.
The way it works when you do a worst-case scenario is as follows. You pick something that you’re afraid might happen, and then you catastrophize it. You imagine that happened and then something worse happened, and that led to something worse, and as you get more and more afraid, your Alpha will drop more and more, and at a certain point, you do a pattern interrupt, and you grab the fear, as it were, by the throat, and you set it to the side, and you say, OK, now, wait here for a minute, and during that pattern interrupt, you go into something that you know will surely give you high Alpha: petting puppies, playing with babies, smiling and hugging someone that you love; all of these are methods that will raise Alpha.
And so when the Alpha goes up in the face of the fear, it diminish the fear — diminishes the fear in the same way that the morning sun diminishes the fog. It just dissolves it. It goes away. And so this gets the fears out of the way so that you can then more easily live in joy.