Master NLP Practitioner & Gestalt Therapist
How do you collapse anchors?
Collapsing anchors means replacing a negative anchor in NLP with a positive one for the same stimulus.
It is used for when a person or client repetitively goes into a state (not for beliefs) that they wish they didn’t go into and don’t seem to know how to get out of it. Good for replacing away from anchors with towards anchors.
Process of Collapse Anchors:
Ask client to think of a state that they would rather be in.
Stack that anchor several times in the same location.
Get the client to recall the negative state, once only and anchor it in a different place.
Fire both anchors at the same time.
Calibrate for a steady state in the client, take off the negative anchor and hold the positive anchor for a further five seconds.