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Aug 23

NLP Swish Pattern & Anchoring, Derren Brown Style…

In this video, Derren Brown, my mentor (via proxy) and main inspiration for over 10 years now, demonstrates just how powerful N.L.P can be as well as just how far you can possibly take the Swish Pattern & Anchoring.

First, he uses the standard ‘Swish Pattern‘ to reframe this woman’s insecurity about school, and to replace her current feelings and fears regarding it with the feelings of certainty and confidence. Then, he flips the tables on her.  By using what is known as Anchoring, a way to capture a paticular state a person is in, and attach it to a touch or a phrase, you can then re-evoke that feeling later by executing the simple touch of phrase.   In this example, while under the guise of helping her with her issues via the Swish Pattern, he is covertly creating solid Anchors for her two states; certainty and uncertainty.

Once that is done, and the Swish Pattern is complete; he brings out four colored cards, and by triggering off the pre-set anchors, he is able to change her perception of simple colors, and eventually causes her to, let’s just say, become color blind…Enjoy the video.   I am,  c e r t a i n,  you will.

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Joe Riggs

"For the past 15 years, internationally acclaimed Mentalist, Deductionist, Writer, Lecturer, and Consultant Joe Riggs has been captivating clients with his indispensable insights and enthralling audiences with his own singular style of cutting edge psychological entertainment. Picture Sherlock Holmes meets Patrick Jane and you’ll begin to get an idea of the non-fictional phenomenon that is Joe Riggs. At just 35 years old, his incredibly versatile areas of expertise include: advanced deductive and inductive reasoning, speed reading people, nonverbal communication, uncanny mastery of human behavior, and various forms of suggestion — not to mention his eidetic memory — all of which culminate into a psychological tapestry that most can only perceive as mind reading... but it's not minds Joe reads, it's people..."