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The concept of the Watcher employs the further technique of what is called Self-Remembrance, in which the individual has to remember to remember to watch oneself, which may be difficult to do in the beginning, especially when caught up in habitual patterns of behavior, in a hurry, or in stressful circumstances. However this watching should not become compulsive, as an all the time activity, as it can lead to hyperactive thought processes and self-consciousness. It should be used like exercise, better reserved for specific times when it seems appropriate to do so, say in certain situations when the individual is interested in how they behave in some particular circumstance. When the analysis of specific circumstance is done, then there is no more need for it in that particular instance.

A further aspect of Self-remembrance concerns when one becomes aware that one is doing something they were not aware. For instance to change the way one speaks as specific words, by watching oneself, one may notice the use of words like 'gosh' or 'wild', which may be spoken automatically and by rote in specific instances. First one notices or notes the object word, words or phrase. Then one may analyze the use of the word, the origin and purposes of how one began using it, although this is not necessary, and whether it is suitable to one's present purposes or changed identity. The object is not necessarily to eliminate the discovered trait, but to become conscious of its existence, and thus to have a choice as to whether one wishes to continue or discontinue its usage, or create the ability to make a spontaneous choice in the actual circumstance. One first notes it use by watching oneself. Then one must remember to watch for the use of the word in the same or other kinds of instances, and try to catch oneself before the word is said, so as to eliminate it or to substitute another word. This technique can be used to make many kinds of changes such as body movements, language, thought and speech patterns.

Unconscious patterns of behavior are conditioned over time and represent various aspects of the personality of the individual. When the individual seeks to alter elements and patterns of behavior, the changes will be based and conform to different ideas and models of what new personality traits should be like.

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