NLP Swish Technique
The NLP Swish technique is an NLP technique to change how we think, feel and act. It’s an effective and efficient submodality change. It’s a way of telling our brains, “NOT THAT, THIS”, and replacing something we don’t want with something we do want. While the technique is usually done visually, we can quickly create auditory, feeling, taste, or smell versions. When it works, it’s very much like magic!
The Swish NLP Technique – step by step.
Video of Michael taking you through the Swish NLP technique.
- Choose what you want to replace and create an image of it in your imagination. Put it aside for the moment.
- Decide what you would prefer instead. Create an empowering image to represent it, and feel free to add an appropriate soundtrack. Put it aside for the moment.
- Take the first image (what you want to get rid of) and put it in front of you (you’ll be getting rid of it in its current form shortly – so start feeling good about it, you will be seeing it in this current form for the last time). Then take the image of what you want, make it small and grey, and put it far in the distance.
- Now throw the image of what you don’t want far into the distance and notice it getting tiny and the colour draining from it until you’re not sure if you can see it or not. Draw the image of what you want towards you – so it quickly becomes bright and colourful. Let any sounds you’ve chosen rise in crescendo to add to the power of the now bright image. You may add a vibrant ‘Swish’ sound as you’re doing this. (It’s this Swish sound that gives the technique its name.)
Repeat 3-5 times, breaking the state between each repetition.
The following technique we will look at here is Time and Timelines.
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Key NLP Techniques Section Index
1: NLP Techniques
3: Amplify feelings
4: Bad memories (Dissolving)
5: Bad memories (Exploding)
6: Belief change
7: NLP Coaching
8: Perceptual positions
9: Fast phobia cure
10: Hypnosis and meditation and separately Free Hypnosis MP3s
12: Mental Rehearsal
13: Metaprogrammes, Profiles and Preferences
15: Progressive dissociation
17: Self Compassion
19. Six step re-framing
21: States and anchors
24: Timeline therapy
25: Visual Squash