I went to see the Flaming Lips last night in Birmingham (it was live on Radio 1 here in the UK, you can listen to it by going to the Radio 1 website: www.bbc.co.uk/radio1) so I am going to have a big shit eating grin for the rest of the week. The Flaming lips are one of my favourite bands and absolutely brilliant live. As well as being a very “NLP” band. Check them out if you don’t know about them. I recommend “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” as an excellent entry album as well as being one of their most philosophical!

“Paradise is not a place it is a state of mind”

Wouldn’t it be great if you could carry theses moments around with you so you can access all those good feelings when ever you want?

Well you can! By using anchors. An anchor is a ”physiological trigger to a mental or emotional state”. How it works is this:

Go back to a time when you felt absolutely fantastic,

See what you saw,

Heat what you heard,

And feel how good you felt.

When you are back there totally reliving it, press your thumb and middle finger together, hold it for about 10 seconds and then let go. Do this a few times. And you will find that when you press your finger and thumb together you re-access those positive feelings.

So whenever you need a bit of a lift, just press your fingers together!!