Neural Levels


“The Neural Levels constitute a model for organizing information on the basis of the processes of the human nerve system. Each level integrates and operates on its immediately lower level. The change or activity groups in a certain level also influence the immediately upper level.

This approach is based on Gregory Bateson’s Logical Levels.  It notes that some processes and phenomena arise from the relations among other processes and phenomena.  Any system of activity represents a sub-system that is part of another system, and so on and so forth. This sort of inter-systemic relationship generates different levels of processes, which are subject to the system in which we are operating.  Our brain structure, our language and our social systems are natural hierarchies or process levels.” Robert Dilts, Coaching, Tools for Change, page 281- Urano, 2004.

“Bateson argued, for instance, that a cell tissue represents a logical entity that differs from its own individual cells.  The characteristics of our brain are not the same as the characteristics of its member cells.  Each can affect the other reciprocally through indirect feedback.  For example, our brain operations and connections as a whole can influence the behavior or any of its cells.  By the same token, the activity of a single brain cell contributes to the brain operation as a whole.  It can be argued that each cell affects itself through the rest of our brain structure.” (Ibid, page 292)

“This concept suggests that different ‘logical levels’ represent functions of different forms of neural organization; and at the same time, these logical levels mobilize increasingly deeper functions of our neural ‘circuitry.’ The neural level that is mobilized every time an individual is faced with a challenge pertaining to, for example, his degree of mission or identity, is much deeper than the neural level required for the movement of a single hand. In order to experience the environment around him, the subject may passively adjust his sensory organs.  In order to act in any environment, the subject needs to mobilize a much larger portion of his nerve system.  In order to coordinate the actions involved in a complex sequence; for instance, to dance or drive a car, the subject needs to mobilize an even larger part of his nerve system. Building and expressing beliefs and values about skills, behaviors and the environment will require that a much larger group of neurons are set into motion. Our own sense of being emerges from our mobilization of our total nerve system at all its levels.  Therefore, it can be said that, as a general rule, the higher the level of a process, the deeper will be the nerve-system mobilization required.” (Ibid. page 301)

Aligning with our neural levels: Purpose

The purposes of this alignment are to make sure that, at each neural level, our targets are consistent, and to identify any surfacing restrictive beliefs for their subsequent treatment.

For this exercise, it is critical that our patient can “feel, see and hear” his own self in his environment and contexts after his cure has “already” been completed.  In other words, our patient must feel, see and hear himself in his desired state, while he is experiencing his current behaviors.  He should be able to notice his development of any new skill or resource that he had never possessed before.  He will also review the beliefs and values that underpin his new behaviors and lifestyle.  He will see himself as the person he wants to be, and he will experience the effects of his desired state. He will also notice his impact on his social, occupational family and other environments. He will also gain awareness of his special consciousness as a spiritual being.

Application to Bioanalysis and Emotional Inversion (“BEI”)

Though the implementation of the Neural Level approach, the patient gains awareness of and takes responsibility for his own choices, including his health, and becomes conscious of his purpose in life.

This method also helps reorient the patient’s decisions for an easier and more effective satisfaction of his targets pertaining to his health, career, relations and person; and at the same time, he will influence his peers with his new attitude.  He will learn to live in a state of mind about the way he relates to his children, parents, spouse, other individuals and his own self. It is about a lesson for life.

The patient can also identify his main values that may now be applied as resources in the face of past deteriorated values that have surfaced as present-day illnesses.

This approach can also identify the inconsistencies that act as structures of any symptom or conflict.  It also teaches the way to be in alignment for a prompt health recovery.