Anchoring Script

Anchoring State Elicitation

“Can you recall a time when you were totally (desired state), do you remember a specific time?
As you go back to that time now, go right back to that time, float down into you body and see what you saw, hear what you heard, and really feel the feelings of being totally_________!”
Resource Anchor
Stack multiple positive states in one location like totally powerful, playful, loved, fall down laughing, confident etc.
Collapse Anchors
Choose a negative state to eliminate & the powerfully positive state’s needed to replace the negative.
Elicit and anchor the positive state’s on one knuckle 5+ times & Break state
Elicit and anchor the negative state on the next knuckle one time & Break state
Fire both simultaneously until integration is complete
Release the negative anchor, while continuing to hold the positive anchor
Release the positive anchor 5 seconds later
Test: “So the next time you (encounter the trigger) what happens?”
Neural Bridge
Used for moving someone from Procrastination to Motivation, Fear to Confidence, Anger to Playfulness, Frustration to Calm or Feeling stuck with no options to being excited about all possibilities.
Bridge Design
Decide on the first and last state
Criteria for intermediate states: First intermediate state can be away from motivated, all intermediate states must have movement, what will be a sufficiently intense state to move the chain onto the next state?
Second to last state must be towards motivated, the state should be self-initiated, should NOT be how they already do it & should be a natural progression.
Steps to a Neural Bridge
Choose the undesirable state that you want to change and choose the desired end state, identify 2-3 states in between that can be utilised to successfully create movement from one state to the next.
Elicit each state and stack each anchor separately on the individual knuckles 3 times each, break state between each anchor and test each stacked anchor separately.
Chain states to each other by firing the 1st state, when the first state peaks fire the 2nd anchor simultaneously and then release the 1st .
Hold 2nd anchor. When 2nd state peaks, fire the 3rd anchor simultaneously; then release the 2nd , hold 3rd anchor, when 3rd state peaks, fire the 4th anchor simultaneously, then release the 3rd and hold onto the 4th, until the 4th peaks then release the 4th. Break state
Test by touching the 1st knuckle and firing the 1st link in the bridge. The client should chain through all the states and wind up in the desired state
Break state
Future pace: “Can you think of an indefinite time in the future where in the past you may have experienced that old state, and notice what happens for you now.”
The Ring Of Power
One of the presuppositions of NLP is that each of us has all the resources we need inside of ourselves. The ring of power or circle of excellence is a techniques that allows us to access our innate resources that we retrieve from our unconscious mind. The ring of power is a resource anchor that is useful in many circumstances.
Anchor a number of positive powerful states to an imagined circle on the floor; Imagine a ring of power in front of you as a circle about 2 feet in diameter

Now remember a time when you were totally _________ (eg motivated) and when you are totally ________ (motivated), then step into the ring.

When the state begins to subside then step out of the ring

Add additional desired states in the same way

When done adding all states, step into the ring of power and test

Step out of the ring and test

Future pace
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PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?


Self Analysis

In order to make positive and sustainable changes in our lives we must first understand who we are right now. The following process is a simple one and all it requires is for you to write.

To start uncovering ‘you’, all you need to do is write about the area of your life you want to understand or improve. For example, if you desire to understand the  relationships in your life, you would write about relationships. If it is health write about health. Spend 10 minutes of focused writing morning and afternoon for 2 days about the topic you want to work on, or on any topic that comes to mind.

At the end, review what you have written, because the words you have captured contain your values, beliefs, and blockers that you can work on. 

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PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?

What is Mentoring?

Having a mentor for different areas of your life is one of the best ways to guarantee your success. I am 100% sure that the mentors in my life have improved my success more than any thing in my journey so far.

Learning from someone who you value and trust, that has many more years will help you gain the knowledge needed to succeed. And enable you to short cut the mistakes that your mentor has made along the same path.

Some of the things I think you should look for in a mentor is:

  • Some one that holds you accountable to your words
  • Challenges you when you are bullshitting
  • Have passionate conversations with
  • Some one that has lots of stories to share of their successes and failures

Mentoring is the most fluid type of coaching relationship that exists. It is also the least structured of the types of personal development help you can get. And when you find a mentor that you believe in, value their opinions and advice. Then you will truly start to make a leap forward in your success.

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PS. What is the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?


How we need to be lead varies from person to person, what you need to consider is what each individual is focused on.

“Do you know what you need to do to improve your performance, or your co-workers work? Could you easily tell them what to do?”

Some one might be focused on their self only, so you might say “you know that your efforts on this project are most important, and that is why we need your input…”

They might be focused on them selves and other people, so you might tell them something like this “you know what you are doing, and if you could talk with the team to see where they are at as well…”

Or they might just focus on people, not them selves. So you could say “go and see what the rest of the team is doing to get an idea of how to move forward….”

Some one might also focus on them selves and not others, an odd sounding idea. But if you were to talk to them it might go like this “you know what you need to do and I want to make sure you don’t get distracted by the rest of the team…”

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PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?


Think of Neo in the matrix, he had all of his love focused on one person, Trinity.

In previous versions of the matrix, the anomaly had a more generalised focus, on all of humanity.

People are no different in our matrix, if you have taken the time to notice peoples Meta programs you will be able to answer the following question.

Are people focused on them selves, others or both?

If you can pick this up about people you will be able to communicate to all of these types of focuses, by saying….

Self = “This concerns you in many ways…”

Others = “Since I know you’re concerned for everyone’s well-being…”

Both = “We should consider how this will effect you and the team..”

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PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?


We sort of covered this in a previous blog, so I will get right to the point.

“Do you have a planner? Or do you prefer to live in the moment and take each day as it comes?

A in time person is more likely to be in the moment and act on what is right in front of them.

A through time person likes to have a plan and stick to a schedule!

So when you look around the office at people, who is just working on what ever is happening right now, jumping from thing to thing. Who is working to a schedule, out of their calendar or based of a task tracking tool?

When you know this you might say to either person the following when it comes to getting something done.

In Time = “Since we are apt to loose track of time here…let’s stick to the schedule but keep our options open and moving forward on tasks as they come up…”

Through Time = “As you are aware, time is of the essence…let’s take a step by step approach and keep on track…”

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PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?


When we come up against a challenge in any situation, aside from freaking out and getting angry; there are three key ways (in the context of NLP meta programs) that we might go about responding to a challenge.

We will think about it, feel something or make a choice.

“Tell me about a work situation that gave you trouble. How did you respond to it?”

Do you think through what has happened in detail, analysing every thing that has happened?

Do you have a physical reaction, a feeling that runs through your body?

Do you make a choice about how it will affect you and take that course of action?

Knowing some one else’s challenge response filter will enable you to work with it, as opposed to coming up against constant barriers.

When you have noticed how someone reacts to a challenge an you know their filter, try saying the following.

Thinking = “As you consider the situation, you’ll realise how you need to…”

Feeling = “I know have strong feelings about this situation, and…….”

Choice = “You can decide how you want to respond to…”

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PS. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?

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