Being able to both associate and dissociate is a skill. This progressive dissociation technique will enable most of your client to dissociate from a pain, for example a headache.
Progressive dissociation (Assume for this example that your partner has a headache)
Ask your partner where the discomfort or pain is.
Ask your partner to hold your wrist, then ask a sequence of questions:
What does your (client’s) head feel about the pain in your head?
What does your neck feel about the pain in your head?
What does your shoulder feel about your head?
What does your elbow feel about your head?
What does your hand feel about your head?
What do your fingers feel about your head?
What do my fingers feel about your head?
What does my hand feel about your head?
What does my elbow feel about your head?
What does my shoulder feel about your head?
What does my head feel about the your head?
And then reverse through every step, all the way back to your head.
The last question being:
And how does your head now feel about your head?
Many clients, to their surprise, that their head will be “ache free”
KEY NLP Techniques Section Index
NLP Techniques 1: Introduction
NLP Techniques 2: Beliefs
NLP Techniques 3: Values
NLP Techniques 4: Perceptual positions
NLP Techniques 5: Senses ans Sub-modalities
NLP Techniques 6: Strategies
NLP Techniques 7: Profiles
NLP techniques 8: Time and timeline
NLP Techniques 9: Hypnosis and meditation
NLP Techniques 10: Storytelling
NLP Techniques 11: Modelling
NLP Techniques 12: Fast phobia cure
NLP Techniques 13. Progressive dissociation
NLP Techniques 14. Six step re-framing
NLP Techniques 15. Swish
NLP Techniques 16. Visual Squash
NLP Techniques 17. Summary