"Setting aside" is also called "Objectification". That is, one monitor may ask the viewer, "Can you sete that aside? Another monitor may ask the viewer, "Can you objectify that?". Both are acceptable terms in CRV> Setting aside or objectifying an attraction or distraction is not always an easy task. The viewer must honestly identify the problem, face the cause, and then make an agreement with him/herself that, for at least the next few minutes, the offending thoughts will be set aside in order to get a job done. .
This is most easily done using a three-step process:
1. You must first of all come to terms with the problem. To do that, you talk to yourself about it as you would to a small child.
Example: "OK. I know that the phone may interrupt my session. Well, if it does, I'll just take a break. I know how to take a break."
2. Verbally set it aside.
Example: "So, for now, I'm not worrying about it. I'm setting aside -
3. Then, remembering that CRV is as much a physical discipline as it is a mental one, you get your body involved by saying aloud and at the same time writing the thing you are setting aside:
Example: (Say and write) "phone"
NOTE: It is important that after the job is done, the matter be taken up again, or at least considered to see If you should remind yourself to think about it again.. If not, the subconscious will not agree to set things aside during the next session, knowing that the conscious mind's promise will not be kept.