What goes on inside the mind of someone experiencing anxiety, depression or sadness? Understanding this process is key to changing it. What do anxiety, depression, and sadness have in common? What beliefs might be getting in the way of feeling better? What does He-Man and the Master of the Universe have to do with it?
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We all have automatic thought processes. For instance, if I were to sing, “Mary had a…,” if you’d learned that song in childhood–you’d finish the phrase in your mind… …”little lamb.” That’s an example of a thought process we’ve rehearsed in a specific way, that has a specific outcome. It’s very difficult to consciously stop that process. […]Continue reading
Phobias, habits, anxiety, negative thought patterns–you name it; the swish pattern can help. The visual swish pattern works with images. If you (or a client) have a disturbing image you want to change, this is the puppy that will get it done for you…Continue reading
The Kinesthetic Swish A huge part of helping people change is helping change their feelings. For instance, although we can’t change what happened in the past, we can help someone change how they feel about that past event. Changing feelings and emotions also plays a vital role in changing habits and other behaviors. The kinesthetic […]Continue reading
The Visual Swish Pattern Most people don’t think about how they think. We (all of us) think in images, sounds and feelings. We think with the same senses through which we receive information. The key to changing behaviors and emotions is to access those thoughts and direct them the way we want them to go. […]Continue reading
Auditory Swish Video Posted Negative self-talk be-gone! The auditory swish pattern is a great one for dealing with internal dialog (or other internal “mental” sounds) that are keeping you (or your clients) from reaching your goals. I’ve just put up a quick, 2 1/2 minute video showing you how to do the auditory swish. It’s […]Continue reading