I am going to show you how to change a habit or a behavior with a powerful NLP pattern called the “Swish Pattern”. The behavioral change will take place at your identity level. Do you smoke (behavior) or are you a smoker (identity)?
Are people at any given moment in time doing their best? My answer is YES! We can also at the same time judge their behavior as evil or deplorable. Have you ever been so angry that you did or said something that you regretted five minutes later? Do you want to change a habit or behavior?
Watch this 18 minute video by Steve Andreas will give you ideas on doing the Swish Pattern on yourself and the written instructions will give you additional guidance for a successful identity and behavior change.
1. Pick the behavior you want to change and ask this question to yourself: by doing this behavior what is positive intention of this behavior? By keeping this positive intention would it be OK to have a different behavior?
2. If there is a hesitation or a negative response, ask if it would be OK just to test this new behavior for a week and if is satisfactory then, to make it permanent? Note: you are going to have to trust your unconscious because your conscious mind will not know what the new behaviors are, only your new identity.
3. After identifying the cue image of the behavior you want to change, elicit a desired self-image of the new you of the future where this behavior is no longer an issue. This image should be like a 3-D portrait without a context and in a neutral background. In other words see this ideal self of yourself standing, with a bright in color image of you looking confident, but not doing a behavior , and in a very generalized background.
4.Here is help with the swish:
Positive or Negative Feedback will be Appreciated