Components of Creating Precise and Purposeful Anchors
Anchors are the triggers or cues that create the meaning and/or response we give to circumstances and events. An anchor can be established in any of the modalities. Our purpose in this course for studying this phenomenon is to:
- Identify an anchor and the response being elicited by it.
- Learn how to release the knee-jerk response a limiting or outdated anchor can elicit.
- Learn how to establish anchors for a proactive and positive response in ourselves and in others.
What are Anchors?
An anchor can elicit either a resourceful response that is appropriate for the situation, or it can elicit an unresourceful response, often out of the person’s awareness or control and at the extreme becomes a phobic reaction.
Anchors are the super glue that stick experiences together – behavioral habits and routines, sleep postures, that special “our song,” smells, even words are just anchors for certain ways of thinking based on our history and experiences.