Essentially, critical anchoring includes eliciting a smooth, harmonious perception of the ideal condition, although this is more fully realised at the moment using any notable stimuli (touch, expression, sight). In several ways, repeating the stimuli will associate and reestablish state information. There are refinements and complexity involved in placing anchors in this manner, and subtleties needed to arrange them correctly and to prevent accidentally neutralising them throughout the setup phase. The idea of utilising anchoring and using the efficient unconscious powers of others to get the responses you seek was mastered by Bandler and Grinder. It is a mechanism that without our understanding, typically takes place and may have advantageous or ill-adaptive effects. For example, a voice tone that correlates to the characteristics of one's perception of a angry voice may not actually be due to frustration, but may usually trigger an emotional reaction to the characteristics of anger in the individual who perceives the tonality. However, deliberately building an anchor implies that an initial condition may be remembered at will. For eg, after the anchor has been created, touching the left hand knuckle, then the initial state is produced by this behaviour. Anchoring Types In an endless range of conceivable ways, anchor types (the trigger or stimulus) will come: verbal expressions, physical touches or feelings, other sights and sounds, or internally, such as things you speak to yourself or memories and condition you are in. Can it be that when you pull one little brick out, the whole structure collapses into a shapeless pile of bricks, and has to be rebuilt in a new form? Can you at this point, choose the architectural style -- a better or a worse, just as you prefer? One of the important things which the therapist must learn to recognize is that he will find it difficult, usually impossible, and certainly not profitable for therapy, to try to predict the effect an interview will have. From the counselor's point of view, the interview which evoked this despair was an interview in which progress was definitely discernible. The client was beginning to get into the problems she deeply felt, and to consider her attitudes toward herself. That it would bring about such a catastrophic sense of discouragement was definitely not expected by the counselor, nor would the counselor have known it from her attitude in the next interview. It is certain that not all clients experience this sense of one organization coming to pieces, and another being of necessity built to take its place. The fact that pulling one little brick can cause it to collapse is doubtless significant of the fact that the self has been organized upon an unrealistic basis. But this problem we shall consider at greater length when we discuss a theory of personality which matches the therapeutic facts. Miss Cam goes on to discuss her feelings with a complicated analogy of a pool, deeply agitated.

We especially judge ourselves, deciding if we are right or wrong. And many people conclude that they are wrong or fundamentally flawed deep down inside. Imagine the contortions in our minds and bodies trying to move forward and create a life of abundance with the thought that we or they are fundamentally wrong. Man as Machine The Rational Current was the darling of the Industrial Revolution. This current created the measurements to indicate output, efficiency, financial well-being, and return on investment (ROI) during the Industrial Revolution. Great strides forward resulted in new machinery, buildings, railroads, telegraphs and telephones, automobiles, and roads. Most of the tenets of the accounting profession flowed from this current. Financial analysis also comes from the Rational Current. However, when you look at the financial information for companies, the output of machines and people, the lack of information about their valuable employees is amazing. The severe view is that virtually all you perceive serves like an anchor, in the sense that it seems to reflexively cause any perception or emotion or response. Anchoring is a natural process which without our understanding, typically takes place and can have a positive or poorly adaptive effect. For instance, voice tonality resembling example characteristics, a voice tonality resembling Instance characteristics, voice tonality resembling characteristics of one's perception of a angry voice does not generally result from frustration, but usually induces an emotional response in the individual who perceives the tonality to have the wrath characteristics. There are certain speculations as to which conditions must be met before a proper Anchor can be created. Many believe that the trigger must be Specific -otherwise the subject would not start to sensitize it Intermittent -if it were constant then desensitization will eventually occur. Anchored to a unique, tailored, and prompt response - then the anchor would struggle to induce and reinforce any single reaction due to the several different responses associated with the trigger. It is therefore critical that an anchor reinforcement (ie repeated development for the purpose of strengthening) should provide a break after each iteration, as the neural 'lesson' is quite capable of working any way, or it is preferred only one way. This is an indication of where precision and arrangement can create a distinction between loss and accomplishment.

She concludes: Does the fact that the therapist has sufficient faith to accept the client's dangerous experiences calmly and courageously -- as shown by his ability to restate them -- give the client the added faith in the outcome necessary to sustain a drastic reorganization? Here we seem to find a basis for the thought expressed in an earlier article, that the client finds it possible to take new attitudes toward himself primarily because he finds the therapist taking these attitudes. Is this mere imitation? It seems to bear little resemblance to it. Sixty Hours Later is the heading which Miss Cam gives to the next section of her reactions: It took four hours to write that article and a half -- four hours of sinking down -- no, it's not sinking down, it's more like expanding, as if bonds were loosened, and a homogeneous design got larger and larger, until you could see that what looked like continuous lines were really composed of rows of separate points, and as the design spreads out, the points get farther and farther apart, until finally the connections become so tenuous that it snaps, and the pattern collapses into a wild jumble of unrelated bits and pieces. There is somehow a deep sense of relief, in just letting go, in relaxing the effort to hold that crushing multiplicity of pieces in some semblance of order and unity. It's terribly painful, such utter confusion, such a literally staggering, brain-stunning number of impressions -- it's hopeless, it's humanly impossible ever to make sense and order out of such chaos: how wonderful it would be to let go of the last thread of self-consciousness, my perception of this confusion as confusion -- to lose myself in it, become just another small piece of it, one with it, to sink down and down into the grateful peace and oblivion of un-knowing. Yet how odd that I should think of finding peace by yielding to what seems chaos and disorder. This industrious era was a time when people were thought to be interchangeable with machines, able to run long hours day after day with minimal adjustments to produce more efficiently and increase output. Emotions were thought of as something weak and ridiculous and were to be ignored. These ideas are still quite pervasive. You may have encountered many of these ideas--and even have them lurking in your own mind. The myth that the Rational Current is the be all and the do all of business and of creating abundance still exists. Pay attention to when and where it shows up in your life, and then expand your possibilities and pair it with one of the other currents. When you think about your own spending and financial health, remember to consider your heart connections, your dreams, and your other currents. Consider the multitude of thoughts that run through your mind as you dash from one idea to another. All of them are filled with unacknowledged and unresolved emotions. And many of your thoughts contradict one another.

Examples: When you were involved in family events when you were small, which brought you immense enjoyment, the pleasure was associated with the event itself because you continue to have any pleasurable feeling when you think of or are reminded of the activity. Pleasant memories and some of the related emotions are stirred when flicking through an old photo folder of the relatives. An child feels relaxed with an unknown situation. A nostalgic atmosphere stirs up an old love song again. Memories of a pleasant, carefree childhood are brought alive by the fragrance of freshly made apple pies. In this case, phobias can be used as an example of a firm anchor: see spider, feel scared and nauseous. I am revisiting an old school or a great location. In her research of two classes of 75-80-year-old men at Harvard University, Ellen Langer identified a different use of anchoring. All groups were isolated during a retreat for five days, with one group engaging in a series of tasks enabling them to think about the past in general (writing an autobiography, exploring the history, etc), and the other group engaged in a series of tasks that rooted them back into a particular past-they wrote an autobiography until 1959, describing the period as now, watching 1959 films. All groups were tested on a variety of factors correlated with aging before and after the five days. How odd that when I imagine that oblivion I have a consciousness of peace and order, of moving easily and effortlessly among all that welter of things that seems so chaotic and threatening when looked at from the outside. There's a deep joy and happiness here, a real belongingness, a flawless functioning, in which I am a steady glow, active but unchanging though bathed in an active changing medium -- a medium composed of an infinite variety of things, yet all harmoniously blended. They have individuality and form yet are not rigid; The pattern moves and changes and is full of life. It's not like a kaleidoscope, not full of bits and pieces held together in harsh geometric patterns, nor changing with that abrupt collapse and re-formation. There's none of that lifeless rigidity -- rather, all the parts are alive, smoothly flowing into new, dynamic, harmonious relationships. Why no, I've got it wrong. The pattern is not changing, it's just that the parts are all so alive, the relationship so vital that I can't associate it with the fixed and static, and so of course I thought it was changing. But it's I who am moving, flowing in and around this infinite variety, looking at it from new angles, discovering more and more about it. It's not the pattern that changes, it's the vantage point from which I see it.

You desire something, and your rational mind comes up with all of the reasons why you cannot have or do what you desire. You want and you don't want at the same time, thereby sending a confusing message out into the world, such as wanting a new job but feeling angry or afraid that you cannot have what you want. When you project too many confusing messages, nothing moves toward you. Your goal is to become clear and focused and to pack your thoughts with congruent emotions. QUIETING YOUR MIND PROCESS Quieting your mind, the continuous flow of thoughts that creates a raging river, is a challenge for many people. Taking a direct approach would seem logical, yet an overactive mind is unable to focus and quiet itself. Engaging your other currents will quiet your mind. Use this process whenever you have an over abundance of thoughts. Sit comfortably with your feet on the floor and your spine straight. Take several deep full breaths. While the first group remained constant or worsened on these metrics, the second group improved dramatically on physical health indicators such as joint strength, vision, and muscle width, as well as IQ testing. We were mentally grounded by the sights and sounds of 1959, back to being 50 years old. How is an anchor evolving? The anchor grows when for a certain number of times, both of the two events occur together regularly; An excessively reactive person has a higher risk of developing an anchor faster than anyone else; For instance, if two persons are employed as field engineers in a mining business, the overwhelming job environment might be ingrained in the occupational minds of the excessively sensitive one such that he may feel himself unwilling to continue operating and might even resign. The other person who is not so susceptible to outside conditions, on the other hand, may find work tolerable. Anchors are not a negative idea, they should be used by your side to inspire good actions or to make you break bad habits, such as using an anchor that when you start smoking triggers bad thoughts, then you can only use an anchor to support you quit smoking. How to remove an anchor? If you have some terrible anchors that you want to get rid of, it's still possible, for example when you feel bad if you work out that anchor can be easily removed, removing an anchor can be done simply by repeating one of the events alone without the other event being stopped by time, your subconscious mind can isolate both events and eliminate the anchor.