Utilize feelings to generate constructive motivation and drive with the Kinesthetic Swish Pattern. Ultimately, feelings are the force behind success and failure. We move away from negative feelings and toward good feelings. This pattern builds a mind-body strategy for overcoming negativity in the face of challenges that have been daunting until now. Step #1. Associate them into […]
Create useful states by envisioning excellence. It is a way to use imagination for success in the spirit of Milton Erickson’s famous quote, “You can pretend anything and master it. This is an important skill for using modeling to achieve excellence and success. An excellent first step in modeling is to place yourself into the […]
How will you know when you have achieved your desired outcome? Be very specific about this. With these indications or clues (we call them “evidence”) in mind, you will be able to monitor your progress. Develop a procedure to ensure that you will detect the evidence as well as counter-evidence. We’ll call this an “evidence […]
Change an attitude or belief into one that supports your excellence and success. Turn “failure” into valuable feedback and into a winning state that includes curiosity and motivation. Imagine feeling positive and motivated after the ninety-ninth failure. As with Edison and his many “failures” on the way to the light bulb, you are on your […]
Metaphors are used extensively in storytelling, song lyrics and poetry. They can also be used effectively in business communication to illustrate complex points. Speaking in metaphorical terms is a very powerful way of getting your message across, both in hypnosis and in everyday communication. Metaphorical communication causes the listener to relate to the subject of […]
Indirect elicitation literally means getting a specific response without overtly asking for that response. Direct elicitation is often seen as being very blunt or authoritarian, whereas indirect elicitation is a way of softening up your communication. Indirect elicitation patterns elicit a desired response indirectly; asking for an outcome without making it obvious that a) you […]
Using spatial anchoring to access and integrate different aspects of the creative process to boost creativity. ‘Creativity’ is not just about arts, but about finding solutions to problems or new ways of doing things.
Exercise using submodalities and spatial anchoring for Dealing with ‘unfinished negative business’.
Exercise using submodalities and timelines for dealing with grief that gets ‘stuck’.
Used for overcoming inner resistance (often from an internalized ‘parent’) to a course of action. A set of questions, leading up to an act of sponsorship by the coach.