Seth Similarities


The NLP Swish Technique

The swish pattern is one of the simplest bits of submodality work. The idea is to rapidly swap the submodalities of two representations (images, sounds, or feelings) so that the first becomes a stimulus for the second:

  1. Create a close-up image of the stimulus. This should be a specific object or scene from the outside world. Since this will act as a trigger for the new behavior, it should be seen through the user's eyes.
  2. Create a distant image for the desired response. You want to the user to move towards this, rather than experience it as if it were happening now, so it should be seen as through an outside observer's eyes.
  3. Swish the two images - rapidly push the stimulus into the distance, and bring the desired response right up to the user's face. For effect, you can actually make a "swish" sound as the images pop into place.
  4. Allow the images to settle for a minute in their new places.
  5. Clear the user's mind or lead the user into a neutral state.
  6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 until any thought of the stimulus leads directly to the response.
The link for this exercise is on the Related Info page.

What Seth Says:

"Pretend a particular event happened that greatly disturbed you. In your mind imagine it not simply wiped out, but replaced by another event of a more beneficial nature. Now this must be done with great vividness and emotional validity, and many times. It is not a self-deception. The event that you choose will automatically be a probable event, which did in fact happen, though it is not the event that you chose to perceive in your given probable past." - Seth Speaks, Session 566, p.232