The ICE Method

ICE is a simple technique
for removing attachments
and reactivities.


The ICE Method

The two-point exercise gives us
a momentary experience of non-attachment
during the time while our attention
rests in the space between — while we react to nothing.

When we pay attention to nothing,
our stress response turns off.
The parasympathetic nervous system signals calm,
instead of anger, fear, or sadness, from the amygdala.

Memory Reconsolidation
lets us activate
our attachments
and then become non-reactive.

(Page 40)

This three-step process
is a template
for addressing any issues
that arise in your life.

(Page 40)

Three-step process

Step One of ICE – IDENTIFY

In this first step,
let yourself be aware of an issue.
Identify the memory. Identify where you feel it in your body.
Identify the emotion:
anger, fear, sadness, or another.

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Step Two of ICE – CALM

Use the two-point exercise that opens this book.
Bring your attention away from the issue,
and to the space of calm where stress turns off.
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Step Three of ICE – Exchange

Revisit the original upset emotion you identified.
Revisit the place in your body where you felt the memory.
These three steps exchange upsets with calm.

Pae (41)

Memory Reconsolidation Applied

To most effectively use The ICE Method
in your life,
you may want to also read
the book that preceded The River of Life.

Filled with anecdotes and techniques
Memory Reconsolidation Applied
covers the use of The ICE Method
for a wide variety of situations:

Physical Pain, including chronic conditions,
Panic, Anxiety, PTSD,
Childhood traumatic memories,
and other stored upsets.

Available from Amazon,
other online booksellers,
and at book stores by request.
A workbook is also available.

Published in 2016