NLP anchoring is a technique from neuro-linguistic programming that shows you how to get unstuck on purpose. When you feel stuck or just want to feel empowered, using an NLP anchor will do the trick.
NLP anchoring is easy. Follow these steps:
By using a self-created anchor, you have the power to feel what you want, when you want. It’s not magic. NLP anchoring will not help you solve lifelong dilemmas. The steps outlined here are a simple way to feel resourceful when starting from a neutral or mildly negative state of mind.
NLP anchoring is not hard to do. Follow these steps to set your first anchor.
Anchoring Step 1
Think of how you want to feel. Examples: confident, curious, at peace, excited, determined, etc…
Anchoring Step 2
Think of a time when you felt that way in the past. If you want to feel determined whenever you want, then remember a time when you did feel very determined. If you can’t think of one, then think of a time when you felt committed or resolute or even stubborn. Choose any similar state and filter through the memories that come to mind. Pick one!
Anchoring Step 3
Now, step back into your chosen memory. Relive it so you feel the way you felt at the time. AS YOU DO THAT, while the remembered feeling begins to come back, touch your thumb and forefinger together.
Release your thumb and forefinger as the feeling subsides.
Anchoring Step 4
Test your anchor. With a neutral mind, simply press your thumb and forefinger together in the same way. Allow the desired feeling to come back (don’t resist it, please:)
Anchoring Step 5
Now, you’ve got a way to recall and experience your desired state on demand. Use it when you need it! This is NLP anchoring. Not so difficult, is it?