Anchoring

Concept. Anchoring, as a pattern, provides a user-friendly version of Pavlovian conditioning that allows us to handle "experiences" (internal, subjective experiences—memories, emotional states, awarenesses, skills, etc.).

Behind anchoring we recognize the principle that, neuro-linguisti-cally, things become linked together in our very neurology.

When we do, we can then trigger this or that experience (state, thought, emotion, response) by experiencing one piece of its make-up.

Pavlov discovered this principle in working with experimental laboratory dogs. He observed their unconditioned response to meat powder which activated their saliva glands. To this response he then attached another trigger (a bell) and found that exposure to the meat powder with the bell soon conditioned the dogs to salivate to the ringing of the bell. They learned this response by linking up neurologically "the sound of a bell" to "meat powder" and, since their autonomic nervous system would salivate to "meat," it taught that part of their neurology to salivate to the sound of a bell.

In humans, VAK stimuli constantly get associated with various states of mind-emotion-physiology inside us. These stimuli (or anchors) create our responses for thinking, emoting, etc. We begin life with a neuro-physiology loaded with unconditioned responses. Then, when in a responsive state (e.g., pain, pleasure, fear, anger, etc.), another stimulus becomes attached to the stimuli. These responses can become so associated (in our associative cortex) with the original stimulus that they eau set off the response. We call this a "conditioned response" because we have conditioned the person to leam it.

This explains the origin of our "buttons." Such "buttons" essentially operate as the "bells" that get us to salivate! hi general semantics we refer to this process as a "semantic reaction." 1 his means that the "meaning" or "significance" of the stimuli exists in terms of the response it elicits in us. Ibis explains the meaning of meaning. A "meaning" consists of a neurological linkage between a stimulus and a state, hence "neuro-semantic." This generates, in NLP, the formula that sets up several linguistic patterns that create the foundation for reframing meaning.

Hypnosis Plain and Simple

Hypnosis Plain and Simple

These techniques will work for stage hypnosis or hypnotherapy, however, they are taught here for information purposes only. After reading this book you will have the knowledge and ability necessary to hypnotise people, but please do not practice hypnosis without first undergoing more intensive study.

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