This is Dilts explaining contextual anchors.
Context is an important influence on anchoring that is often ignored. The context or environement surrounding an interaction contains many cues which may effect the anchoring process. Even though they are not the primary focus of attention, environmental cues can become anchors. In what is called “context association,” the general environment may begin to elicit a response that is being conditioned to a specific stimulus. (Context association is the basis for “locational anchors.”)
As I written before, RBIm is a evolved NLP and you will find many things in common with NLP and risk doing what many do thinking it’s the same when it is different.
Anchoring for example was used with NLP as the founders of NLP wanted to move away from stimuli-response as a concept and used word in psychology as it had a negative (bad) association to it aka anchor. The NLP concept is then exactly the same as pavlov and stimuli response except people don’t associate the same towards the word anchoring itself.
Anchors can be used to stabilize an experience or state for the individual like kids having nightmares or monsters under the bed then the light can be lit and a story be told about something that let the kid own the power of monster killer.
Location for an RBIm disciple means meaning. Its not an anchor, it means, location/meaning.
If you want to remove people and disassociate them then go ahead use old NLP stuff as if people wasn’t enough removed from their hardware vestibular experience enough.
The brain seek using patterns of generalization so what it tends to do first is to seek, do I know this? If it does it use a generalization that seems the same as the one concept its faced with. While that allow us to adapt to a lot of stuff without going crazy it also limits people due to the perception then deletes the new experience and knowledge fully. Its called a perceptual filter.
What people wants to do is to understand meaning and reality the same they always understood it and then they want to change their life at the same time keeping what is old the same while they change, doesn’t work…guys. Psychology have a hard time changing their clients to feel good about life due to them cant change meaning.
If location store meaning, what happens when you change location?
Meaning access changes. You then built new. FutureNow for example is asked about a new future which means bridging a gap from wherever you are to whatever you need to go, change of locations and meaning and you cant bring the old with you.
Once meaning is changed then location changes automatically.
So for me, it seems easier to change the meaning for the individual as then they will change the location also.
Meaning works differently than anchors or stimuli response, its how you understands the world within the evidence you create to recursively write and re-write everyday.
RBIm is designed from a two different perspectives called the comparison mode. Its used to create leverage to change the meaning for the individual by change the evidence and meaning for the individual so they can change without effort into a new location.
Location and context then interfere due to your used to respond and react to the outside world without creating difference. Its seamless for people, going to work means bored shit, talking to their boss means asshole etc..once you change the meaning of those then your thinking, feeling and actions changes along the way.
You can do this differently obviously, back in the day I used 5 states to pack into a massive anchor as soon they saw their co-worker who they hated then the new 5 massive states would fire off, he said the next time he saw me, dude that guy is really nice……….now. I guess its never to late for a second impression?
Meaning is written with evidence all the time to keep meaning the same we are always checking the evidence for this to be the same. The comparison mode is then engaged and often this evidence is located outside. When its located inside then you are likely to have what therapists call a resisting client due to them resists pretty much any change tried to be done to them.
I had one client who told me that she couldn’t change due to if she did her parents then was right and got the positive effect of her change and so she couldn’t change. Her behavior was filled with split personality. So her evidence of change then was that her parents would feel good if she did change and that couldn’t happen a so called double bind, your damned if you do or don’t. Whenever evidence is located Inside/outside like in her case change pretty much using conventional means are doomed. You need to build a new reality for such clients which a therapist cant do. A NLP therapist aka practitioner cant do anything either with her.
If the context means this then a change cant be done its as simple as that with a double bind.
Then you need to make the meaning mean different.
Our brain is capable of adapting to killing a whole race like the Neanderthals, removing them out of the way without having a racial question mark – should we do it?
Meaning is created by you for you, whatever you experience and perceived are from meaning what stuff means to you. To change or transform or whatever you call it, meaning has to be different. Since the system is checking this to provide its own evidence for it (recursively) in an infinite digress then one need to handle this by using a top down approach of logical order.
The system contains of meaning that is evidenced within the comparison to a recursively order of two. Instead of altering or changing any of those two variables like NLP tries to do or psychology we are letting the system be as it is and just replace it with new meaning then the process itself located in the meaning and location wont change and don’t need to be changed using NLP tools anymore. I just made anything NLP obsolete with that if you understand it that is.
Your own system keeps a check on reality to keep the meaning as it is, if however the meaning changes then the system still works as it did before just now it works with a new meaning and then location also changed for it.
Whenever I done rapid fast changes, often in a few seconds, I did that in the Mythoself workshop back in 2004 where the NOTNLP protocol, worked to establish a whole new structure for one participant none came and asked me about it, none. The changes was to fast and worked to good so people assumed that whatever changed was easy to do and frankly it wasn’t. It worked on sexual abuse and the individual could let go of something they wasn’t even aware off that held them back in life.
The letting go is a locational change.
Your told in Mythoself for example to “let go” of stuff but never told how – same with NLP and other systems.
Letting go means, locational change of accessed information.
Eliciting a new experience means the system now works the same way it did just seconds ago but your decision making, actions, behaviors you do is now, different. I did that in Mohonk and also in Canada the weekend before and one guy an NLP Trainer from bandler said whatever I did didn’t work. He couldn’t understand what I did do that worked and also totally ignored outside evidence for it.
My students who been to NLP trainings can do things those trainers cant do.
Anyhow, treating locational change or move as a shift or anchoring exercise is just not right. The change happens without any change made and that NLP cant do and why they cant understand RBIm as a technology as its to advanced for them.
For example people know who they are most of the time, its then something people must have a system to keep the self and have evidence for it. Asking someone about how they know they do doesn’t work due to them then have to verify the system itself which people cant do its not neurologically possible to do so.
I simply then thought if that isn’t possible the question then how do I verify the system itself (self) that keeps it in the location it does and how do I distill that system (self) down to its essence?