When we have an image of anchoring, maybe it is attached to a boat. Creating a connection to a safe haven. But anchoring can be religious symbols, a place, sound, memories and more.
In NLP, anchoring is directed. Choosing a place on the body to link a certain emotion inside the mind, so it can be recalled at will.
NLP also associates unwanted behaviors, memories and emotion to a dedicated “anchor” and then through a NLP process, shifts the associated meaning towards a high performance or positive state, then re-anchoring.