The process of associating an internal response with an external trigger so that the response can be re-accessed. Anchoring can be visual (as with specific hand gestures), auditory (by using specific words and voice tone), and kinesthetic (as when touching an arm or laying a hand on someone’s shoulder.) Criteria for anchoring: a) intensity or purity of experience; b) timing; at peak of experience; c) accuracy of replication of anchor.

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