One of the reasons students do not even try leading a 7 Steps after taking BreakThrough 1 is because they lack confidence. But that rationale is backwards, because this work is not at all about perfection or achieving an end goal or becoming an expert. On the contrary, the whole purpose of the 7 Steps is for you to use them to catalyze your own journey of self-inquiry. “I need to become an expert first” is the very spell that practicing the Steps has the power to break.
The 7 Steps will teach you the most when you find a study partner and regularly practice leading each other. The 7 Steps are a journey, an adventure, not a goal. This is also the purpose of our Study Groups, to support and encourage you on your journey. The more you do the work, the more you will realize the gift of being a beginner, always a beginner.
Esther is co-founder of the Interntional BodyTalk System (IBA). She is the developer of the BreakThrough System, a dynamic process of self-inquiry and one of the key Life Science courses taught under the umbrella of the IBA. Esther conducts advanced workshops in BreakThrough, both internationally and in the U.S.A. She also runs ongoing Instructor Training programs for BreakThrough.
“Our examination of why we feel the way we do needs to go no further than examining the dynamics of our own dogma.”
This Study Group works with a Story about Questioning Authority, something to which all of us can relate. We do not go through every part of the protocol in great depth. Instead, special focus is given to exploring the anchoring abilities of a Theme and then a Trigger in Step 1. This is very important, as our Trigger is what anchors the rest of our Steps. The other focus is Step 4, which many people find challenging. As such, we look at various ways to begin Step 4 and undertake the deductive process.
As you follow along, rather than reading and listening straight through, we recommend you pause the video throughout and see what Triggers come to mind for you and also what questions you might pose to the theoretical person we are leading.