In this video we are going to discuss anchoring. Now you know that we can anchor in various modalities, whether that is kinaesthetic, visual, auditory etc. Specifically in this video we will be talking about the kinaesthetic anchor. Meaning how you actually anchor the client by physically touching them.

So here is a quick overview of the theory.

There are four steps to anchoring.

We use the mnemonic device: R.A.C.E.

• Have the person Recall a past vivid experience.
Anchor (Provide) a specific stimulus at the peak. You will anchor the client when you see them go into state.
Change the person’s state. Here you are breaking state. Example, “Do you smell popcorn?”
Evoke the State | Set off the anchor to test. Now we test the anchor by firing it, to have the client access the state again.

There are 5 keys to anchoring

Here we have the mnemonic device I.T.U.R.N.

• The Intensity of the Experience. The state needs to be a good strong state. If you ask the client if they can remember a time that they were totally motivated. Then you want to see the client really access that state. If the state they access is not very strong, then you are not going to have the type of success you want to achieve.
• The Timing of the Anchor. Timing is very important. You want to anchor the client as soon as you see them go into state and you want to release the anchor as soon as you see them exit that state. If you anchor the client to long, you may be anchoring other states that were connected to that event and that could interfere with your outcome.
• The Uniqueness of the Anchor. You want to anchor the client in a place that is not inadvertently going to be fired by somebody else. During the NLP coaching training we use the knuckles to anchor our clients. A even better place is to have your client move their resource anchor to behind their ear. The knuckles are also good as most people will be ok with touching them on the knuckle. It is example not appropriate for a man to touch a lady client on the leg as it can make the client feel uncomfortable.
• The Replication of the Stimulus. The client must be able to fire their anchor as well as be able to stack their anchor. This also ties in with number the number of time.
Number of Times. The client must be able to stack their anchor to make it stronger.

So that is a brief overview of the steps and keys to anchoring. In the next video we will look at collapse anchors and also cover how to stack anchors.

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