Change your state in an instant: The Art of NLP Anchoring
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Change your state in an instant: The Art of NLP Anchoring

Learn how to take control of your internal state/mood through a proven system for evoking any state NOW & get results!
4.9 (4 ratings)
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Created by Matthew Barnett
Last updated 6/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Choose whatever state you desire in an instant
  • Take control of your moods and feelings
  • Evoke feelings of motivation when needed
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  • It may help to have a basic knowledge of NLP but it isn't essential
  • Students, need a curiosity, a willingness to learn and a desire to manifest great things in their lives
  • Students will need to have an unconscious mind (it's ok... you do ! )

Have you ever had that situation where you feel lethargic and wish that you could SNAP out of it?

Have you ever wanted to feel more confident? to improve your results

How would it be if you could choose your state fire off any state in an instant?

In this course, Matt Barnett - Certified Trainer of NLP will take you through the incredible power of Anchoring with NLP. Influenced by the work of Ivan Pavlov and conditioned response, you will learn how to effectively manage your state so that you can operate at your peak at any time and in any situation.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to run their minds effectively
  • This course is for people who recognize that their moods affect their results
  • For people with a general interest in human potential and how to unleash its power
  • This course is ideal for people with an interest in NLP- Neuro Linguistic Programming
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
7 Lectures 18:59

In this section Matt Barnett introduces the amazing technique for being able to recall a specific state whenever you want. Matt gives some examples of stuck states that we all do. Have you ever felt flat and wished you didn't? If you have then you are like most other people. You have also felt great before ! Matt explains that the issue isn't how you feel, but rather knowing how to evoke new empowering states when you want or need to. Matt explains the fact that this course is deisigned to teach you how to apply NLP to yourself and in working with others.

Preview 02:37

Where did NLP come from? in this section Matt covers a brief overview of what NLP is as well as bit of history about NLP and how it came to be.We talk about Richard Bandler and John Grinder to co founders of NLp and discuss how the roots of NLP stem from Transformational Grammar and the work of Virginia Satir. Reference is made to the Meta Model and a broad brush definition of NLP is provided

Preview 01:57

So why would you want to learn about NLP ? In the section, matt discusses a number of reasons why NLP anchoring is so popular and useful in both business and personal lives. Can you imagine how much more productive you would be if you were always working at your peak? Have you ever found yourself wishing you could calm down? or on the flip side get motivated!? Anchoring gives you power over your state and puts you in charge of how you feel.
Anchoring allows you to be the guardian of your state and emotions. After studying this lecture you will realise that no-one can MAKE you feel in any way at all . Would you like to be in charge of your own state ? imagine that !
Matt touches on Internal Representations, the way in which we perceive the outside world.

Preview 05:16

Sensory acuity is the study of the minute micro physiological changes that occur in an individual constantly. These changes in physiology are directly linked to our state and our internal representations.Sensory Acuity is a core skill in NLP and one that you will use all the time and is a useful skill to develop whether you use it in NLP or not. Anchoring is one of the skills that uses sensory acuity.. In anchoring we need to know when someones internal representations have changed and we do this by observing small changes in their physiology.

A word on sensory acuity

A quick Note on the NLP Communication Model

In NLP we need to be able to spot changes in physiology to determine when a client's Internal Representations have changed. And the best way to do this is by using Peripheral vision . When using it we go into something called the Learning state where the unconscsious mind takes in information easily. Matt shows you how to go into peripheral vision.

A word on Peripheral vision

Matt provides a definition for NLP Anchoring and breaks it down into a simple way of remembering it.
Anchoring has been around forever we may just not have been aware that that is what they are. Mat gives an example of a traffic signal to demonstrate how an anchor produces or triggers behaviour unconsciously.
Anchoring can produce a particular behaviour or can evoke an emotional response. Matt touches on the NLP communication model and describes how behaviour is changed when the state and physiology is changed.

What Exactly is Anchoring
What Exactly is Anchoring
7 Lectures 19:10

Matt gives an overview of the upcoming lectures and gives a little insight into personal anchors.


The History of Anchoring

Pavlov is the first name that people associate with conditioned response and it was his work with dogs and the digestive system in dogs that has become popularised as the catalyst for the phenomenon. Certainly Ivan Pavlovs work was far more influential then his predecessor Twitmyer and Pavlovs work was picked up and developed by a great many people and continues to be to this day.

Preview 02:21

Anchors are everywhere and in this section matt gives plenty of examples of anchors that you will undoubtedly recognise. Do you have a memory song? so you go all mushy when you look at a photograph of a first romantic holiday? that would be anchors at work!

Real World Examples of Anchoring

Matt discusses how NLP can be used in contexts and gives examples from the real world.

Anchors are everywhere and you can use them in many different contexts. In this section matt gives some ideas for use in typical contexts such as business, personal lives and education. Can you think of any other contexts that anchoring would be really useful? How about the world of sport? There are MANY examples of anchoring in sport. Sports people often have idiosyncrasies that are visible just before they 'take a shot' or kick a rugby ball perhaps ! that conjure just the right state of mind for successfully carrying out the task in hand

Business meetings are about to become SO much more fun! & Matt gives sneak preview to recalling a positive state.

anchoring in context

What types of state do we use in anchoring? There are three types of states that we can use in anchoring and Matt discusses them all. The most effective type of anchor is Naturally occuring states and sadly we can not use them in NLP without a crystal ball, there are also constructed or 'Made up states' Matt gives his opinion on these also as states probably not worth bothering with. Instead emphasis is put on recalled states, the common states fr anchoring in NLP

Types of States for Anchoring

Matt recaps what we have learnt so far and highlights some of the most important points. Before going on to the next section

Recap of what is anchoring
How to change your state in an instant - How to 'do' anchoring
10 Lectures 28:52

What are the types of Anchoring Technique that exist in NLP There are a number and matt describes them all in this section. In this course we are focussed on Basic anchoring which is the basis for the other types of anchoring technique as well. By learning Basic anchoring you can make signifiant differences to your own and others lives and there are some additional skills in anchoring to make that process even quicker. Keep an eye out for new courses on some of the other anchoring techniques.

Types of Anchoring Techniques

So, you probably think that what you see and hear is real. Get ready for a shock! Matt gives you a very big picture overview of how our unconscious mind filters our experience to create our own subjective take on reality. What we believe to be real is so far from the original or actual experience it may as well be called fiction! With that in mind and knowing that you create your own version of reality, I wonder what would happen if you chose one that served you and you are happy with

A Note on the NLP Communication Model

A useful Mnemonic to describe the process of producing a successful anchor. Matt identifies each of the components and explains the importance of each stage. This gives you a great overview of the process and ehat will be coming up. If you commit this to memory you will always be able to recall the process of anchoring easily which makes it really easy to help people 'on the fly' or even covertly and of course to maintain your own state or take advantage of high intensty states you may encounter by installing anchors as you go about your day to day


When producing anchors that really work there are some things to remember that will help you to do so. In this section we look at the keys for creating anchors that really have some power. When you combine this with RACE you wioll essentially have all of the components to successful anchoring committed to memory. One of the most important parts is the level of energy in the state. Matt makes the clear distinction between intensity in the context of anchoring.

We also discuss the importance of choosing a good anchor site and how to do that

I.T.U.R.N Keys to successful Anchoring

Rapport is the process of matching and mirroring and could be considered the basis of all effective communication. IN this section Matt gives a broad brush overview of what Rapport is in NLP and why it is useful in anchoring.

Would you like to be able to get along with anyone ? how would it be if you could get your point across to anyone at any time? reduce the potential for conflict and always be thought of as someone that is easy to get along with.

A word on Rapport

The process of anchoring step by step. Grab yourself a partner and have a play. Remember you cant do any harm by not installing a positive anchor. Just remember that we only want to give people anchors that serve them and empower them. In this lecture you will learn how to do the process of anchoring step by step

The Process of Anchoring

Here is the full script for anchoring to help you with the process of anchoring. Remember that whilst this is set out for working with other people , you can easily use the same process with yourself.

The Anchoring Script
3 pages

Test and Future Pace

Benefits of Learning Anchoring

This section is a bit of fun! Matt talks you through the process of setting an excitement anchor on your own. Watch this when you can close your eyes and really get into character !

Setting an anchor with yourself
2 Lectures 01:23
Your free e-book on anchoring
28 pages

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About the Instructor
Matthew Barnett
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Matt is a dedicated father of 4 beautiful girls and a busy entrepreneur, practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis,whose passion is seeing the incredible potential of human beings being realised through engaging with their unconscious mind through the effective use of Hypnosis, NLP and though understanding Human Behaviour.

Matt has seen it all ! from humble beginnings he built a million dollar engineering business, he started life as an engineer in the Refrigeration and Air conditioning industry where he was employed as a Project Manager for overseas technology transfers.A very different world from his Hypnosis and NLP Business !

Matt's natural ability to program code, led him to the world of Internet business,getting involved in the dot-com boom where he applied his knowledge of programming, PERL, PHP, JAVA (oo) and C and business process /project Management (PRINCE 2) to assist launching a UK start up, later acquired by the Royal Mail and Rothschild's Ventures.

This gave him time to concentrate on other areas of his life, such as his passion for music song writing and personal development as well as the development of his passion, Hypnosis and NLP training and coaching.

Matt has been studying, coaching and training NLP in personal development since 1998 and is a Certified Trainer of NLP & is a member of the American Board of NLP as well as the American Board of Hypnosis and the Timeline Therapy Assoication. In 2010 he started a training organisation dedicated to teaching NLP and other personal development strategies,

Matt currently runs a number of businesses and leverages his knowledge of Hypnosis, NLP and psychology, technology and marketing to create profitable and exciting projects and products

His latest projects include, a debt management business for small to medium sized businesses. A new Engineering business, dealing with large well known supermarket and high street chains.

Matt is excited about the publication of his new book Entropy(tm) in 2015 and is looking at creating courses to further explain the principals within.

A strong believer in collaboration, Matt is always looking to partner with like minded individuals to spread the word of what is achievable when you put a a dream in motion through persistent motivated action.

His passion for internet marketing and web development is realized through his work in his new media agency and he is developing a franchise opportunity for would be coaches, to maximise results with clients through creating channels for his products and programs.

A new goal to develop a business networking group was born out his frustration around what is currently 'out there' and plans are set for a 2015 launch.

Whats next ?

Current plans extend to the world of publishing. Legal services Accountancy services

Matt is also looking to develop a business incubator to assist fledgling business to get off the ground and become profitable.

On a personal level, Matt is a keen musician and songwriter and is currently writing material for an album release in the near future.

"I am committed to helping each of my Udemy students get the very best out of life, and regularly interact with my students so please do get in touch" Matt Barnett

An Expert in Personal and Business development Certified Trainer of NLP (American Board of NLP) Certified Trainer of Hypnosis ( American Board Of Hypnotherapy) Certified NLP Coach Certified Timeline Therapy Master Practitioner Certified Entropy(tm) Master Trainer