By Shawn Morgan
This technique is designed for compulsions or habits.
- Determine through information gathering, the compulsion or habit that the client wishes to eliminate.
- Have them relax, and ask if they have a favorite sport; preferably one with a ball, puck, etc. (we’ll use basketball as our example).
- Have the client picture the ball in front of them, and have them make it their own (color, texture, sound, etc.).
- Now have the client imagine a perfect image of their self, one that would never have that compulsion or habit.
- Have them picture that perfect self under the basket.
- Now, have them pick up the ball and think of that compulsion or habit and place it within the ball.
- Have them notice that the more they place that compulsion or habit within the ball, the more the ball grows becoming more colored, textured, louder, etc.
- Once the ball is getting too large to hold, have them take a shot noticing that the ball will naturally go into the hoop.
- Have them take another shot, only this time they will notice that as the ball easily goes through the hoop it becomes smaller and less vibrant, as their perfect image of themselves becomes larger and more vibrant.
- As the ball is about to be shot again, it is now less vibrant and smaller, and each time it hits the hoop it looses more color and size until it becomes grey and blurred as their perfect image, one that would never have that compulsion or habit, becomes larger and more vibrant.
- Have them repeat this process of shooting the ball rapidly until the ball is minute to the point that the compulsion or habit is but a blur, and their perfect image of themselves has become a giant.
- Have them notice that the more they think of that compulsion or habit, the more they see their perfect image, one that would never have that compulsion or habit, become larger and more vibrant.
- Anchor this state.