NLP Anchoring creates a link between an internal feeling and an external event such as a touch or a sound. The following script shows how to use anchoring in therapy. The hypnotic logic of the script is shown below. This anchoring script uses two positive anchors, one based on competence and one based on anger. These are anchored by causing pain in the tender skin around the thumbnail. Then the anchoring script brings up the negative emotions. Finally the anchor is fired to swamp the painful feelings with positive and powerful emotions.
This NLP Anchoring script is powerful way of eliminating old hurts and fears. The anchoring script uses standard NLP techniques and also incorporates visualisation techniques and symbolism.
Ask the person to recall a time when they felt 'in control', or 'powerful' or 'in charge'. Get them to really get into the feeling that they felt at that time, to not just think about it, but to experience it, to 'be there'.
Then ask them to intensify that feeling, to double it and double it again. Get them to become immersed in the emotion, in the feeling. When they are right in that emotional state you should be able to see physical changes, in their face, or how they hold themselves or in changed breathing patterns.
When they are in the positive state, create the anchor. Familiar things like a clenched fist already have associations so it is better to create a unique anchor. This anchoring script uses pressing a fingernail against the thin skin at the top of the thumbnail to create the link.
Then get the person to go into the bad feelings they want to get rid of. This NLP anchoring script allows the person to safely be in that negative experience, to feel it as something outside of them, assures them that they can deal with it.
Then while the person is experiencing the bad feelings - fire the anchor. This will cause the feelings of power and competence to get mixed up with the bad feelings. The result is that the bad feeling is experienced differently and thus loses its power to hurt.
Relaxing the body...
|Take a deep breath... and let it go... just relax....|
|Loosen your shoulders.... lift your arms and drop them... raise your legs slightly and relax them... just get all the tension out of your muscles...|
|Take another breath... and let it go... and really relax....|
|One more breath... this time as you breath out....Slowly close your eyes...|
|Now breathe normally for a few moments... think about how your arms and legs feel... become aware of the weight of your body...||Give them time to settle down|
Set the first anchor... POWER
|Now slowly open your eyes and then close them as you breathe out... and allow your body to relax even more...||Fractionation|
|Now think back in your life... think back to a time when you had a success... think back to time when you had control... when you felt good about something you had done.. something you achieved... remember that time... allow all of it to come to mind now... remember how you felt... what you saw... what you heard... immerse yourself now in that experience.... build it up in your mind until it is like you are there... back in that moment...||Anchor to a time when they felt strong and in charge|
|feel it in your body... what it felt like to be there... to be a winner... a success...||Get the feeling|
|Bring to mind some object... some symbol... some thing that you associate with that time and that feeling...||Get an image|
|And now focus on that symbol... and feel the feeling... and make that feeling stronger and stronger... that feeling of success of triumph of winning.... whatever it was||Intensify the feeling|
|Now as that feeling grows stronger... as that symbol gets clearer... feel the power in you.... and as it builds... PRESS the LEFT THUMB and INDEX FINGER TOGETHER... press the index finger into the tender flesh at the side of the thumbnail or the top of the thumbnail... dig the nail in if you can... get a painful feeling...||Set the anchor|
|let the power grow... and as it does press those fingers tighter and tighter...|
|and then release that hand... and let all the tension go... and just relax.... the whole of your body||Anchor set|
Set the second anchor...
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Test the anchors...
|Now slowly open your eyes...|
|And try to think of that old situation again... feel what you get now... be aware of how it has changed...||supposition|
|[It is sometimes necessary to set and fire the anchors several times to clear everything]|