Your Beliefs in Water

CHECKLIST

What beliefs do you hold?

Check your gut-level beliefs, not your intellectual beliefs
  • If I put my face in water, I’ll get water in my nose or mouth.
  • It’s dangerous when I get water in my nose or mouth.
  • If I get water in my nose or mouth, I’ll struggle, sputter, cough, and possibly drown.
  • If water gets into my mouth, I’ll swallow it.
  • If I relax in water, I’ll drop straight to the bottom like a stone.
  • Sometimes I can’t keep my presence of mind in deep water.
  • I am not a floater.
  • I know I can float.
  • I am not a swimmer yet.
  • I was born a swimmer.
  • It would be unwise of me to relax in water.
  • If I relax in water, I might lose control.
  • I may not have adequate lung capacity to swim.
  • Safety is possible.
  • Deep water works differently than shallow water.
  • My mind works differently in deep water than it does in shallow water.
  • It would be unwise of me to relax in deep water.
  • If I relax in deep water, something dreadful will happen.
  • Each breath I take must be maximal in case I don’t get another one.
  • I can’t control my body well in deep water.
  • I can’t control my body well in shallow water.
  • To learn to swim, I’ll have to follow the instructor’s directions, even if I don’t want to.
  • If a skill works in the shallow end, it won’t necessarily work in the deep end.
  • To float correctly, my body should be horizontal.
  • Being able to float depends on where the bottom is.
  • Being able to do other skills depends on where the bottom is.
  • A person can’t get air if s/he’s in deep water because there’s no bottom to stand on.
  • When I’m in deep water, I must move vigorously to stay afloat.
  • In deep water, I need skills that I don’t need in shallow water.
  • In order to rest, I need the bottom or the side.
  • It’s harder to breathe in deep water than in shallow water.
  • If I don’t have a place to swim to, I’m unsafe.
  • If I can’t see through the water, I’m unsafe.
  • If people are close to me in the water, I’m unsafe.
  • My fear is more dangerous to me than deep water is.
  • In order to learn to swim I’ll have to do things I don’t like.
  • Shallow water is as dangerous as deep water.
  • Deep water won’t hold me up.
  • The water is more powerful than I am.
  • I need to be more physically fit than I am to learn to swim.
  • The Miracle Swimming system may work for others but it may not work for me.

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