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How do you merge anchors?

By means of this NLP technique, unpleasant anchors can be effectively neutralized. A strong positive anchor is used, which is fired simultaneously with the negative anchor.

Classical anchor merging technique

  • Negative Anchor
    Lead your partner to a state where he has sensations that he feels are inappropriate and unpleasant. If it is completely in the state, anchor this state by touching the knee or touching a knuckle or other harmless area of the body.

  • Separator
    Separate your client from that state by asking him questions that will lead him to a different, neutral state. For example, ask him where he was last on vacation.

  • Test
    Test by re-firing the anchor to see if it works. If not, go back to 1. If yes, go to 2.

  • Positive Anchor
    Lead your client to a state where he had a sensation that he would like to have in the first situation. Anchor this condition to the other knee or ankle.

  • Separator
    Separate your client again as in 2, but better with other questions.

  • Test
    Test the positive anchor by touching the corresponding spot again. Calibrate yourself to the changes your client can not arbitrarily produce. Insure yourself by asking if the anchor is acting strongly enough. If your client has to help with ideas for the anchor to work properly again, it is not installed properly yet. Then go back to 4, otherwise go to 7.

  • Merging the anchors
    Now hold the positive anchor, and then fire the negative. Use the Hypnotalk on the next page. Wait until the physiological changes have calmed down and your client makes a symmetrical, positive impression. If the positive anchor has not been strong enough or should this resource have not been enough, go back to 4 and get an additional resource.

Test the merge by asking your client to think about the awkward situation and pay attention to how he responds. If the physiology still contains signs of problem physiology, then back to 4. If not, lead your clients into future similar situations (Future Pace).

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