Monday, 8 March 2010
08:00:37 AM (GMT)
Visual Squash (New) - The technique
Create a vivid representation of yourself the way you are now (your present state) -
All that you consider good and bad.
See yourself the way you would be if you got through your problems and well achieved
your goals. Be very clear on how you will be behaving, what you will be saying and
feeling. Make the image as clear and as rich as possible. Use all your senses.
Place one image in each of your hands outstretched in front of you with a space
separating them. This space represents the unexplored territory and unspecified steps
that lie between the two states.
Begin to make a series of images or movies of the logical steps from one state to the
other. Adjust each picture or movie, frame by frame, changing what ever needs to be
changed , until each is a fully representational, progressive stage of the process of
When you have between ten and twelve stages in front of you, slowly begin to close
your hands, collapsing all changes into a simple process.
Bring your clasped hands towards your body and pull the new state into your body,
making a new feeling that represents action and success.
Spin that feeling faster and faster, intensifying it and allowing it to spread
throughout your body, so it permeates every muscle, every organ and every nerve, and
every cell. As you do this, look at where you want to go and decide clearly what you
need to do first. Then see yourself taking the second step, then the third, and keep
spinning and intensifying the feeling until you fell compelled to get up and go for
Visual Squash. Note the original visual squash is also useful, and is noted in most
good NLP books.