Neuro Linguistic Programming Examples
Read through the steps below and practice anchoring the states one by one. When you think you've got it, then stop reading and practice the exercise.
First, recall a vivid experience from your past that is relevant to the emotional state. As soon as you begin to enter the peak of that memory, you will apply your anchor – either the light fist or the index finger and thumb touching. The instant the memory begins to fade away, let go of your anchor. When you recall the vivid experience, it is important that you associate into the state: you will actually be looking through your own eyes. The more intense this state is, the more powerful the anchor.
As discussed, if I ask you to remember a time when you were completely motivated, and you can only remember a little when you were a little bit motivated, you won't really be accessing a peak state of motivation. If you find it difficult to recall a vivid memory, then imagine how you would be breathing, how you would look, your posture and actions, what you'd be thinking about yourself if you were really motivated. Or you could imagine a movie or someone else's experience that would also represent that state.
Some people go into 'state' rather quickly, but for others it can take a little longer, so be patient and give it time if you need to. Once you have identified the event, hang on to the thought of that event. You must release the anchor the instant the memory begins to fade, once you begin to leave the peak state. This is important because you don't want a 'trailing emotion'; you want to be able to stay in that one particular emotional state. Neuro Linguistic Programming Examples
You are going to anchor nine states in total:
These states are all going to be stacked into that one little switch, your anchor, which will be either the fist or the index finger touching the thumb.
Step 1: Recall the positive experience from your past.
Step 2: Enter the state and associate into the memory by looking through your own eyes.
Step 3: Apply your anchor as you relive the experience.
Step 4: Hold the anchor on for five to 15 seconds and release.
To prepare, read through the 'states to anchor'. As you look at each state – motivation, enthusiasm, confidence, success and so on – take a few moments to think of a particular time when you strongly experienced that state. You may like write down these examples.
Now bear in mind as we go through each state that there may be a particular state that doesn't do anything for you. If that's the case, that's OK, just move on to the next state. On the other hand, there may be a state that we are not covering that you would like to include – in each case, think of a time when you experienced that feeling. Then feel the feelings, relive those feelings, and as soon as you begin to feel you are in the moment, apply your anchor by making a fist or touching your index finger to your thumb. Just after you reach the peak of the emotion, when the recollection begins to fade, let go of the anchor and return to the present moment.
Stacking your anchor
You are going to practice stacking your anchor again and again and with all those positive states. Should you need it, you will be unstoppable when you apply that anchor.
You could also stack the anchor with each state several times to really strengthen it. For example, you may stack 'motivation' three or more times (i.e, with three or more different experiences). If energy is important to you, you could stack the 'energy' state several times by going through the exercise repeatedly, recalling diflerent events from the past that involve the same positive state.
You will stack the anchors one after another with each state taking approximately one minute, so the whole exercise should take around ten minutes. Let's get started! Neuro Linguistic Programming Examples
Remember a time when you were totally motivated to do something. Maybe you were going away on a trip, or preparing for a dinner party, moving house or going on holidays – it could be anything. Go back to that time now, go right back into that situation, and imagine you are floating down into your own body, you are looking through your own eyes as you associate into the memory.
Float right down into your own body and see what you saw, hear what you heard, and feel the feelings of being totally motivated. You may like to close your eyes as you enter that state, apply your anchor – a fist, or a circle with your thumb and index finger – and now double the feelings of being totally and completely motivated and hold that anchor on.
As you relive that memory, remember how you were breathing. What were you thinking to yourself? Double those feelings again as you apply the anchor, and the instant the memory begins to fade, let go of the anchor, and when you are ready come back to the present.
Clear your mind. What you're doing is linking those experiences with the action – the finger touching the thumb or the light fist – which creates a powerful anchor for you to call on when you need it.
Remember a time when you were totally enthusiastic, when you were filled with enthusiasm. Maybe you were enthusiastic about starting a new job or learning something new. Go back to that time, right back, and imagine you're floating down into your own body as you associate into the event. Then, as you relive the event and reach the peak, as you see what you saw, hear what you heard, and feel those feelings of total excitement, of enthusiasm, apply your anchor, and hold the anchor on, doubling those feelings of enthusiasm, again and again, as enthusiasm flows though your entire body. When the memory begins to fade, release the anchor and come back to now.
Clear your mind.
Recall a time when you were totally filled with confidence. Maybe you knew something with total confidence or you knew you could not fail. As you go back to that specific time, associate into the memory. Float down into your body and see what you see, hear what you heard, and really feel the feelings of being totally confident. As you relive that event, apply your anchor, then double the feelings, until you feel confidence surging through every cell of your being, through every muscle, every fibre. You are completely and totally confident as you apply that anchor. When you are ready, when the memory begins to fade, release the anchor and let go, slowly returning to now.
Clear your mind.
Practice these 3 states first with anchoring. Next post, we'll go into other states. At mean time, you can find more details at Neuro Linguistic Programming Examples.