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Anchoring and Resources

Updated: Dec 23, 2018

Anchoring is a deliberate connection between a certain sign and an emotional state, so that the emotional state can be easily restored.

Anchoring is a natural phenomenon that happens randomly all the time in human life.

The anchoring occurs when any stimulus: auditory, auditory, sensory, odor or taste is associated with an emotional, mental or behavioral reaction.

In the NLP approach, anchoring is used deliberately to create a positive resource, especially where there is difficulty in allowing a person to react in new ways.

Anchoring is a deliberate link of a sign that is supposed to trigger a mental state so that you can easily recall this situation later.

The most common use of anchoring is designed to allow a resource to be more available in situations where it can be helpful.

NLP Presupposition:

People already have their needed resources

So all you need is to get to the point where we have the resource, fill it up and feel it with all our senses and then anchor.

For example, in a moment of peace, in an isolated place near the sea, I pinched myself twice on the right side of my right knee.

At that moment I paid attention to all the senses, seeing the sea its color and appearance, hearing-the sound of the waves, the feeling-the calm, the smell of sand and the sea.

After a short break in which I ran on the beach I checked the anchor, again pinched myself and immediately felt the same peace as before.

In stressful situations, if my manager is angry with me or I feel overloaded, I pinch myself in the same way on the right side of my right knee and immediately return to that peace of the beach.

This is my peace anchor.

It is best to anchor moments of high energy, self-confidence, a feeling of strong resources, and use an anchor when you feel a drop in energy. For example, a person hurts us.

As in the treatment of chronic pain, it is Hebb law that links the resource to the anchor. The anchor brain cells activate the brain cells of the resource because we connected them during anchoring.

Another example, if we are in an exam, we can turn the anchor of success into a test that guides us how to act.

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