What is an NLP Swish Pattern?
People often “see” (think) uncomfortable or distressing mental pictures, which may increase stress and anxiety levels, and PTSD sufferers can actually become paralyzed (emotionally and physically) by the images in their head.
A “swish pattern” is a special yet very simple and effective technique for helping clients to instantly replace a negative visual image with a positive image, with the goal to reduce anxiety and create emotional stability, or to seek and maintain calmness and manage stress during times of confusion.
The Swish Pattern is a short 5-part exercise, that works along the lines of the basic “when you're depressed, draw a happy picture – and take it out and look at it when you're feeling down” concept from therapy.
The following is a brief explanation of the demonstration exercise:
In the future, if you begin to feel uncomfortable or distressed, simply close your eyes and use your finger to swish your happy, stress-free image over the negative image, effectively wiping it out of existence, bringing calm, peaceful feelings to the forefront of your mind.
For a more thorough education on swish patterns and other NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques useful for positively impacting life coaching, hypnotherapy and counseling clients, check out the Complete NLP Practitioner and Life Coach Certification Training Program at www.SubliminalScience.com, or call (918) 236-6116.
For a video demonstration of the exercise, check out : "swish pattern” on the FREE VIDEOS link at www.NLPCertificationBoard.com.