Chaining Anchors

From anger to enthusiasm

– Posted in: Psychology, Success

Someone recently asked about the Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) technique called 'Chaining Anchors'. I suggested that it is like having sign posts from one neuro-physiological state to an other. Anchoring is about associating a specific feeling, sight or sound with a specific emotional state. For instance, if someone laughs I might put my hand on their shoulder. After doing this a few times, each time they laugh, I can cause them to experience a feeling of mirth just by touching their shoulder. I use a clap of the hands as a trigger (to bring back) a feeling of motivation and enthusiasm. After creating anchors for curiosity, relaxation, happiness and energised motivation […]