Masters B J, Rawlins M E, Rawlins L D, Weidner J: The NLP swish pattern: An innovative visualizing technique.
Journal of Mental Health Counseling 13(1): 79-90, 1991.
Abstract: Describes the swish pattern visualizing technique developed within the neurolinguistic programming (NLP) framework. A brief overview of NLP is followed by an explanation of the basic theory and expected outcomes of the swish. Specific steps for using the swish include identifying the context, creating a desired self-image, checking ecology, swishing, and testing. Two case studies using the swish technique to alleviate stress and help a batterer are presented to illustrate its versatility and effectiveness. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).