|In this article you will learn a basic form of NLP‘s most powerful and versatile techniques – Anchoring.
The form of Anchoring technique that I’ll provide you with is one where you will be able get yourself into a feel good or high performance state anywhere, anytime.
NLP Anchoring techniques are probably the most powerful set of tools in the coaching and therapeutic repertoire. They are “handles” that allow one to capture, stabilize and reproduce a particular state. Anchors enable the coaches and therapist to work in the here and now, as opposed to talking about experiences or using regression, which may lead to insight, but not actual change. In general, Anchoring is used to help people restructure their internal experience.
Watch Anchoring being taught on video, here.
Here’s a basic self Anchoring technique:
Through using the above 7 steps, you can establish a confidence Anchor for when you need to perform a challenging task, or a good mood Anchor for when you feel down, or a relaxation Anchor to counter stress, etc.
It’s important to recharge your resource state Anchor if you use it often, otherwise it runs flat like a battery. Recharging Anchors works well when you find yourself spontaneously in an appropriate resource state. All you do is grab your thumb (or replicate whichever stimulus you’ve set up) in precisely the same way as you did before, and only while experiencing the peak of that spontaneously accessed resource state.
The more precise you are with Anchoring, the better it works.
And Anchoring works wonders, so have fun with it.
Written by Jevon Dangeli – NLP Trainer & Coach
PS: If you’d like to watch a video of Jevon teaching Anchoring, click here.