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I learned this exercise from Nathaniel Branden. I think he calls it "sentence-stem completion." We have a lot of information stored in our experience which is not available to us on demand. One way we can retrieve this information is with this exercise. Begin a sentence with something we want to know more about and then quickly write down the first 8 or 10 things that occur to us as possible sentence endings. Never less than 8, nor more than 15. It is important not to edit answers but write down everything even if it does not make sense, such as "the spinach was late."

Here are some possible stems. But you can make up your own

I am uncomfortable because....
I am scared because...
I want to...

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