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Now behind anchoring, we recognize the principle that things become linked together in our neurology. Now the first person knows really able to discover this principle clip by a guy named Pavlov, you might have heard us not heard of an experience called Pavlov’s dog, where pretty much the dogs were associated, were conditioned to associate the sound of the bell with the sound of the meat powder. And now since the autonomic nervous system responded by salivating to the meat powder, it also taught that pardon neurology to salivate to the sound of a bell. So the sound the bell, and the meat powder got closely linked together, where did even even need to bring the meat powder out, they could just ring the bell and the dog to salivate as if the meat powder came out. It’s pretty crazy stuff. So in humans, we have various visual audio, auditory and kinesthetic stimuli that gets associated to various states of mind, emotion psychology inside of us. Now, these stimuli are anchors, crude responses for thinking, emoting, deciding, etc. And everyone begins for neurophysiology of unconditioned responses. And what happens is when we’re in a responsive state, when we’re feeling like fear or anger itself, another stimulus becomes attached to that stimuli. And what happened is that these responses become so associated that the original stimulus at de can set off their response. That’s essentially how anchoring works in a nutshell. So as you can imagine, we all have new anchor anchors set up on neurology, and we live in a world where billions upon billions of stimuli occur. So things inevitably get linked together. But what happens is a lot of these connections end up not serving Well, I’m sure some of you are familiar with the idea of like emotional hot buttons, that’s pretty much just an anchor that’s gone bad. So what happens is, many people associate unresolvable states challenging situations, just an example of that, if we could figure out a way to just change that, and thankfully, to NLP, we can go and we can change these associations, we can link up like something like a challenging situation, instead of linking it to an resourceful state, we can link it, excuse me to something far more resourceful, where, when you think it’s something challenging, it excites you and inspires you. And it makes you want to, like give it an extra effort instead of recoil away. So there’s three key anchoring factors, we need these three factors in place, if you really want to upset an anchor properly. First off is you need state intensity. So you want to anchor state when it’s at the peak of the experience. Next is you want to have purity have to say mean that to say it has to be distinct, discreet and specific. And finally, you need to have a very unique anchor, meaning that the anchor has to be unusual, has to be something out of the ordinary, it needs to be precise, it needs to be distinct. And it also has to be record replicable meaning that it has it has to be able to be done more than once, in order for it to be considered truly an anchor. So the first step when it comes to creating an anchor, is that you want to decide on the behavior to state a response that you’d like to recreate. You also want to identify what kind of anchor which is just a cue or trigger that you want to set. It could be a smile, a hand gesture, a word, but like I said, it has to fulfill these three key factors a well like it has to be unique and unusual, has to be precise, distinct, replicable, etc. So next is you want to elicit a response you want to ask a person to remember or matching or think about a state and go back and remember fully. And you want to make sure that the person or yourself if you’re trying to create an anchor for yourself, has a very intense response, they have to be completely embodying that state. And next you want to calibrate and detect the response. You want to notice when the person is has hasn’t response, and calibrate my noticing the eye accessing cues or breathing, the body gestures, the posturing, etc. All these things that will lead you to believe that person is really having the response that you’re looking for Nexus you want to add similar so to the person’s response, you want to add a site like make a face or gesture, a sound, a sensation or word. Now you always and I mean always want to anchor to unique treasure, unique triggers. And you want to do so in all of the sensory systems. Now this helps to create redundancy, and it makes the anchor a lot stronger. Next, you want to test the anchor, you want to make sure that what you did actually worked. So you want to go and you want to touch the anchor like I actually you probably noticed this but on both the texts, it’s the same thing on the bottom. So but pretty much testing the anchors are really simple. The only thing that you want to do is you want to go and you want to touch to trigger the thing that you created for the anchor and see if it actually sets it off. If it sets it off, then that means you successfully installed anchor. But if it doesn’t set off mean data to trigger doesn’t cause a reaction that you’re looking for the penny let’s just gonna run through this process again, I’m from the very beginning. So that’s famous testing in a nutshell. So that’s all I have for you today when it comes to I’m creating an anchor for coming up next. Our next video is going to be on technique number 10, which is accessing positive intention.