When the client is looking and learning, then we are on the right track. Nothing else really needs to happen. If she could do that all the time, she would not even need a facilitator any more. That is what we are aiming for: making life a continuous act of discovery.
If the client isn't perceiving, that would be the first order of business. She must perceive rather than not perceive. She must realize that she can perceive and that her own perceptions are valid. She needs to look, listen, feel, sense, intuit her own reality and the world around her. If she doesn't do that, the facilitator must lead, persuade, or trick her into doing so.
When the client is perceiving by herself, the next order of business is to get her to realize, learn, and discover. That means she will not only perceive, but she will be aware of what she perceives, she will learn from it, and she will expand her awareness with what she learns.
Initially, the most likely scenario is that the client starts out not perceiving the subject matter, and resisting the idea of perceiving it somewhat. The facilitator gets her to look at it and interact with it. After doing that for a while, the facilitator will get her to realize something about it, despite her inclination not to realize anything about it.
It is desirable to move the client towards the ability to do more of those actions by herself, not relying so much on the facilitator to do so. We will aim at accomplishing that gradually through the processing program. There are certain turning points that signify that it is happening.
The first turning point is when the client starts to naturally look by herself without much prompting. The facilitator merely has to bring up a subject and the client starts perceiving what is going on with it. The facilitator might repeat variations of the question or other questions to keep it going, but the client will by herself gravitate towards the examination of the subject.
The second turning point is when the client by herself realizes something after looking at the subject for a while. The facilitator no longer needs to persuade her that there is something to learn. She will by herself look for the learning that is there.
The third turning point is when the client will both perceive and learn simultaneously in a continuous process. The facilitator just needs to put attention on a pertinent subject and the client starts learning something about it right away. She no longer regards a realization as something she gets at the end, but rather practices realization as an ongoing activity.
The fourth turning point is when the client will enter a process of discovery based on just about any subject that is brought up. It is no longer a requirement that we first find a particularly loaded area to work with. We can systematically address aspects of any area of life and she will be discovering things about it.
The fifth turning point is when the client will be naturally able to choose the next subject to work on. When she no longer runs into road blocks, but can by herself engage in a continuous process of discovery.
1. Perceiving by oneself
2. Realizing by oneself
3. Perceiving and realizing simultaneously by oneself
4. Realizing by oneself on most subjects presented
5. Choosing subjects by oneself in a natural progression
The ideal state of life is for it to be an exciting, enjoyable process of learning and growth. Facilitated processing is only a temporary aid to steer people towards engaging in the natural process of life. When they are doing that, they no longer need processing sessions.