As-If Frame – A Great Technique

by Elly Hurley on 4 May, 2012

I read the following quote earlier today and it made me laugh out loud.

“I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.”  Jim Carrey.

The idea of visualising myself in my white bikini and then sitting down to a nice big sandwich set me off, laughing that is. If only it was that easy, I’d have the body of Pippa Middleton in the blink of an eye.

Here’s the thing, if you aren’t prepared to put in the work then you’re not going to get the results. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

I’ve got this great technique I use, which is called the as-if frame. It’s exactly as it sounds, you act as if the outcome has already been achieved. The more you see it, feel it and believe it will happen the more likely you are to achieve your goal.

One of the things I love about this frame is you can do it from a couple of perspectives. The first is as if you are looking through your own eyes, which is known as being associated or in the first position. The benefit of this position is you feel your emotions, which heightens the experience. This is great for a positive outcome.

The second position is as if you are looking at yourself in a picture, this is known as being dissociated or in the second position. The benefit of this position is you are detached emotionally and therefore don’t have the same emotional attachment and charge. It’s like you are watching a movie or picture of yourself.

Neither position is right or wrong and both have significant benefits when used correctly. You will be amazed at the ideas and solutions that pop into your mind when you run this technique, it’s like you are mapping out the road you need to take to reach your goal, including ways around the pot holes and barriers that appear.   

This is the frame I use daily with my vision board, I begin in a dissociated state (because I am looking at the pictures) and move into an associated state, looking through my own eyes as if I am wearing my white bikini on a white sandy beach.

One of the great things of the as-if frame is you can do it yourself. Changing positions can take a little time and perseverance but it will be time well spent once you master the process. Play with it, have fun and enjoy the long term benefits. This is one simple technique that once mastered will really make a difference to your life. Enjoy my friends, and if you have any questions about the technique please ask. Remember the old saying the only stupid question is the one that was never asked. Have a great weekend xx

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Elly Hurley, mentor, author and coach. She has studied and observed cognition and behavioural sciences for over a decade and is considered an expert on human behaviour and personal transformation. A specialist in entrepreneurial business, internet marketing and sales psychology, her expertise give an unbeatable blend of psychology and internet marketing.

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