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I am distinct from this environment, yet I include it: it's my experience, it's mine, it's part of me, but it is not me. I am separate from it, yet I am intimately related to it, in a relationship of knowledge and of love. I am outgoing towards it, embracing it, even while it seems to embrace me. Whatever it is, I love it, and it's much more fully conscious than the kind of self-observation where you stand outside yourself and classify yourself. But now I've held onto it as long as I can -- any more and I'll distort it. Here is material which bears reading and re-reading. The experience of which Miss Cam obtains a fleeting glimpse is perhaps the experience of genuine inner adjustment, in which the self is not struggling to distort experience but accepts it, moves with basic experience rather than against it, and by relinquishing control, gains control. It is somehow astonishing that the experience here described follows a second interview. Miss Cam has most assuredly not achieved the state she describes, but she has had a momentary insight as to what the goal may be. The theoretical terms in which we shall later try to describe this experience are that the organized concept of the self and the self-in-relationship, are congruent with the sensory and visceral experiences of the organism. Notice how you are breathing, whether your chest or abdomen expands, and just be aware of your thoughts and let them go. Close your eyes and notice any tension in your body. Just notice. Now begin to count your breaths. Inhale while counting one thousand and one, one thousand and two. Exhale while counting one thousand and one, one thousand and two. Inhale, one thousand and one, one thousand and two. Let your thoughts go. Exhale, one thousand and one, one thousand and two. Keep your inhale equal to your exhale.

Use of Anchor The use of NLP anchoring is a mechanism that goes on all the time in and around us, whether we know or not. Most of the time, we don't remember consciously why we feel like we do -- indeed, in some cases, we may not know why we responded, making it a much stronger force in our lives. NLP Anchoring is used to promote the administration of the state. In this sense, an anchor is set up for activation by a consciously chosen stimulus to provide reflexive access to that state at will, intentionally connected by experience to a known useful state. This can be used to analyze anxiety, overcome fear, emotions like joy or determination, or to recollect how you will feel if you maintain a proper resolution. In Brief Recovery and Crisis Management, Karin Jordan (2006) notes that the therapist will help the client build an anchor after the preliminary evaluation has been completed. The idea of anchor is embedded in Neuro-linguistic learning (Bandler & Grinder, 1979) and can be used by clients as a method to escape from the traumatic event. An observable/tangible tool can be used as an anchor to help the client navigate through stressful events. Anchoring is often used by professional filmmakers to create tension in the audience. It would seem that Miss Cam's vivid prose is one attempt to state what is meant by such a cold and technical phrase. When the self owns experience, assimilates it, but has no need to deny it or to distort it, then there is naturally a feeling of freedom and of unity connected with the experience. There is no longer any need for defensiveness, and Miss Cam makes this evident in her next statement. You know, it seems as if all the energy that went into holding the arbitrary pattern together was quite unnecessary -- a waste. You think you have to make the pattern yourself; Sometimes you put them in the wrong place, and the more pieces mis-fitted, the more effort it takes to hold them in place, until at last you are so tired that even that awful confusion is better than holding on any longer. Then you discover that left to themselves the jumbled pieces fall quite naturally into their own places, and a living pattern emerges without any effort at all on your part. Your job is just to discover it, and in the course of that, you will find yourself and your own place. Looks as if the whole of life is pretty nondirective, doesn't it? You must even let your own experience tell you its own meaning: the minute you tell it what it means, you get the same antagonism you would get from a client, and you are at war with yourself.

Inhale, one thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three. Let go of any judgmental thoughts. Exhale, one thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three. Your Rational Current is happy to count and keep track. Gently flex your hips and spine as you breathe abundantly. Inhale and roll slightly forward, one thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three, one thousand and four. Exhale and roll back on your sit bones, one thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three, one thousand and four. Continue for several more minutes, counting your deep full breath and letting your thoughts just flow on by. Now notice your body. Are you relaxed? Think of your internal changes that occurred when you heard the amplified soundtracks, rapid pulse rhythm in the moments which lead to each the massive killer shark appearances in the movie Jaws. What anchor has been formed in you by the sound crescendo of the Shark meeting music? Did your pulse get bigger? Have your palms just started sweating? Have you had to see the shark, or was the thumping music enough to get your slide to the edge of your seat started? Similarly, the finale of classical symphonies, or mood music in movies like dramatic, climatic, or apprehensive. Recurring themes in music and literature often function as leitmotifs to induce a previously established reaction. Sudden sounds or movement may act as frightening triggers for trauma victims, capable of recollecting the traumatic experience. In this case, NLP could be used in a slightly different way, among other methods-to desensitize the stimulus and maybe sensitize it to some more neutral or positive feeling instead. How to use Anchoring?

You must let your own experience tell you its own meaning -- when that sentence is deeply understood we will, in the writer's estimation, know much of what we wish to know in regard to psychotherapy. What is the usual alternative? It is to try to distort many items of experience so that they fit in with the concepts we have already formed. I love my child -- so this surging feeling of annoyance and dislike is a momentary aberration, or comes because I am tired. I hate my parents -- therefore this feeling of warmth and affection is something of which I dare not admit the existence. I feel no wicked sex desires -- consequently this mounting feeling toward a forbidden sex object was never experienced. I fear nothing -- so this paralyzing anxiety, this dread of a nameless, formless something, this pounding of my heart, is an accident, means nothing, will quickly be forgotten. I have done nothing wrong -- hence the accusations of me that come to mind must have come from others, not from myself. It is in this way that we try to twist the sensations of vision, of hearing, of muscle tension, of heart beat, of gastric constriction to fit the partly true and partly false formulations which we have already built up in our consciousness. Could we but let experience tell us its own meaning -- could we recognize hate as hate, love as love, fear as fear -- and assimilate those basic meanings into our own structure of self, then there would be none of the inner strain which is so common to all of us. Is your mind quiet? When you are ready gently stretch, wiggle your toes, open your eyes, tap your feet on the ground, get up, and refocus on your life. Words are symbols of the actual object or experience. Words also have energy and vibrate at the frequency of the thing they represent. We attract the things we desire by resonating at the frequency of the actual thing through using words, thoughts, visualizing, or experiencing the frequency as we breathe and meditate. We also send the thing away or block it from coming to us with our language. We send things away with our own words by saying I can't believe this; This could not be happening; I don't know why this would be true; I can't afford to keep this;

The desired outcome for this segment is for all participants to be able to anchor a particular state in an individual, in any modality at any time. Definition: An anchor is an internal state caused by a stimulus from outside. Each time a person is in a related, intense state, if a particular stimulus is applied at the height of that experience, then the two will be neurologically connected Anchoring will help you gain access to past states and join the former state to the present and the future. The Four Steps to Anchor: Have the individual recall a vivid experience. Provide a particular stimulus at peak. Adjust the state of the person Set off the anchor to check. The Five Keys to Anchor: Intensity of Experience I Timing of Anchor T It is this that Miss Cam seems to be suggesting. If we ask, as some do, whether the relinquishing of this artificial and tense control would not bring complete disorganization, perhaps Miss Cam's next paragraph gives a partial answer. When I left off the first entry, I was in a wretched state. I longed to let go and just become one with my wretchedness. I quit writing only because I had an appointment and had to pull myself together for it. At first it was difficult -- I was sluggish and exhausted. But gradually, as I focused on the things that had to be done, a sort of emergency organization developed, and the confusion receded. This was effective enough to carry me easily and cheerfully through two very busy days, though it was at the back of my mind that I must get back to this as soon as possible. And now that I look back on it, that must have been something more than an emergency organization. There's some new element in it, something comparatively stable, because it's held all this time and is still holding without any effort.