Sayoc Philosophy of Learning

This post kicks off Lakas FMA’s version of “Throwback Thursdays”, bringing back older pictures, articles or video clips. This is one of my favorite articles, and one that really hooked me from the beginning because of how logical and thought out the Sayoc system presented itself.  Articles like this, along with many more can be found on the Sayoc Global website.  As a Member, you will have access to much more, including student and instructors’ class notes and instructional video clips.  Register today for your membership!

Philosophy of Learning

written by Tuhon Tom Kier

Stages of Indoctrination

  • Memory Installation Method
  • Thought Provocation Method
  • Correct Response Method

Some of the topics that we will be discussing are:

  • Visual Awareness
  • Situation Assessment
  • Eye to Eye contact
  • Body language and Interpretation
  • Prominent feature analysis
  • Neurological/Psychological interpretation
  • Thought process and logical order of questioning
Probing around in the mind, sometimes uncovering long-buried stuff seems at first like it might be dangerous. Moreover, it very well could be if someone else, someone who was not qualified, was doing the questioning. Even those who are supposedly qualified, like therapists and counselors, often do damage. The ability to come up with the right questions is a skill that can only be developed through practice. There may be times when you want to just walk away from it and forget the whole business. Do not! Stick with it, and you will find that it was not very difficult when you look back on it later. It will certainly have been easier and more rewarding than years (or a lifetime) of failure.

“Dysfunction” is a handy term for referring to anything that is not working right, that is not functioning the way it should. In addition, you determine the “should” in this case. Consciously.

“Suggestion” is how you spell out your goals and instruct your subconscious mind to achieve those goals. Once your subconscious is in alignment with your conscious goals, their achievement is practically guaranteed. You can get that alignment, but it does take a little effort. Moreover, you need to know how to formulate suggestions, and how to apply them.

The subconscious mind works in surprising ways. For one thing, it does not know the difference between reality and fantasy or the products of our imagination, which are often the same thing. This is partly because the subconscious mind is limited to deductive logic (more about this in a minute; don’t let it scare you if you are not familiar with the difference between deductive and inductive logic).

The subconscious also works differently from the conscious mind because one of the important jobs of the subconscious is to keep subconscious processes sub- or unconscious. That is, secret from the conscious mind.

First, let us tackle this business of logic. Deductive logic is the process of reasoning from the general to the specific. There is not anything difficult about this process if you remember that deductive logic means applying what you know about many things to one or just a few things that are similar.

Inductive logic goes in the reverse direction. With induction, you form generalities from specifics. This is the logic of science, in which you go from the specific to the general. You make a limited number of observations, and then generalize what you learn to the rest of the population.

(It is possible to make the argument that all logic is inductive and that deduction is simply a special case of inductive logic, but this is not the place to embroil you in all that stuff.)

Much of the uniqueness and contradiction that inhere in the subconscious mind are possible because it is limited to deductive reasoning.

Suggestions that are flawed or that go against subconscious needs can make things worse.

In this case, the receiver formula installation would include:

  1. Steady, strong, unwavering voice
  2. Standing still without bouncing from one foot to the other
  3. Dryness of body (no perspiration), wetness of mouth (ordinary saliva production-it is almost impossible to speak if your mouth is too dry)
  4. Poetic movement of hands and arms, fluid movement of head and neck
  5. Calmness of gaze, ability to shift gaze from one part of the audience without being jerky or unnatural in the movement of the eyes
  6. Avoidance of “I’m sorrys” and other verbal fillers
  7. Bladder and bowel control (this is a real and serious problem for many people who must speak publicly
  8. Good memory, ability to remember the speech without having to read it
  9. Good timing and tact (very subjective, like art: we know it when we see it, but we can’t define it); and
  10. Rapport with the audience-feel good about them, feel their friendliness and get through to them.

These 10 points, or literal specifications, cover just about everything that can go wrong in the delivery of a speech. They are immensely more specific than simply saying you will be “cool, calm and collected.” They are a veritable schematic for the subconscious on how to deliver a speech.


  • Reactive Control
  • Instinctive Control

Some of the topics to be covered:

  • Improved information processing
  • Ability to understand abstract concepts
  • Improved decision making ability
  • Improved mental tasks and improved ability to follow multiple component directions

Developing the correct response requires a procedure and technique. Preparation, Receiver, Feeder, Secondary Feeder, Feeder Observer and Receiver Observer are the six steps in a correct Response development

A schedule of training is vitally important, so the first thing you want to do is develop one. It should be realistic, one you can stick with, and one to which you are willing to make a commitment. You are undoubtedly an exceptional person, one who can do many things a lot of other people cannot do. I know this because over the years I have found that it is mainly only exceptional people who seek out and learn to use my training methods. Here is another little tidbit I can pass on to you from my years of experience: The more exceptional you are, the more you need a schedule.

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