Collapsing Anchors

Collapsing anchors is an NLP technique–if you look at NLP patterns, you’ll discover that many of them include it in one form or another. It’s useful for all sorts of situations — including working on yourself.

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It’s based on the Ericksonian hypnosis principle of adding a resource state to a problem context–let’s use fear of public speaking as an example.

The problem context is public speaking. The resource state might be calmness. If you could inject calmness into a public speaker, in the public speaking context, they wouldn’t be nervous.

Now, NLP has developed a simple, easy to follow format for adding resources to problem contexts–collapsing anchors!

In this case, anchoring is simply developing a trigger for a useful emotion–we can “fire” the anchor to get the emotion back, whenever we want to.

Here’s the procedure
1) Define the problem context (break state)
2) Figure out a good resource state.
3) Elicit the resource state and anchor it. (break state)
4) Fire the anchor and take the person into the problem context–making sure the resource emotion is dominant.

That’s it for this tip…

See you soon,

Keith Livingston

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