NLP Anchoring in Action

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Ed Andriessen
Ed Andriessen
Ed currently holds two certifications as a Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, one from the NLP Center of New York and one from NLP University at the University of California at Santa Cruz.He is also Co-director of the Princeton Center for NLP and is a Dilts/NLP University Distance Learning Affiliate. Ed has dedicated himself to understanding human communication in its many forms, and works as a trainer, coach, consultant and professional speaker.For twelve years, Ed has designed and led trainings and seminars in NLP, Management Development, Professional Development and Selling skills.Ed has studied with some of the best trainers in the world including Steven Leeds, Rachel Hott, Joseph Yeager, Susan Sommers, Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts, Judith DeLozier, Suzi Smith, Sid Jacobson, Michael Colgrass, Shelle Rose Charvet and Steve Andreas.


  1. JonChase says:

    Complete rubbish. Brown had already hypnotised her off camera.

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  3. Mu5clehead says:

    brilliant analysis
    Thanks, bro

  4. XguitrfreekX says:


    I would love to see this guy get the same reaction if he didn’t use the tone of voice he was using and the body language he was using. Only 7% of what we process when we listen to someone speak is the words (that would fall under punch line). The other 93% falls under the tone of speaking(38%) and body language (55%). Learn your stuff before you speak again, thanks.

  5. LightShiningBright says:

    Derren’s Awesome!

  6. Mu5clehead says:

    lol this is tooo funny haha

  7. m007417 says:

    good review very nice mate, you just earn a new subscriber

  8. donphonica says:

    No, that’s inaccurate. Derren uses very advanced forms of psychology and mentalism tricks to attain the results that he gets. He also probably goes through a bunch of failed attempts to get to the successful attempts, as no one can do this flawlessly, but it’s not fake by any means. Anyone can do this.

  9. 888Kharami says:

    good over view thank you!!!!!!

  10. czaryone says:

    U know NOTHING

  11. pistolgrip01 says:

    This video is completely wrong. The reason people laugh is because the punch line is the immitation. Thats not anchoring. If it just does it again without a punch line people will not laugh.

    Also most of Derren stuff is fake so I wouldnt use him as an example.

  12. ytertyu says:

    can’t u hear ? what’s in your ear ? a dick ? oh.. I thought you liked it only in your mouth and ass , u kinky faggot ūüėČ

  13. ftmb73 says:


  14. thetravelinghermit says:

    Shhh…I’m listen…GOSH

  15. ytertyu says:

    this video accomplishes only one thing : to show how U.S. presidents are stupid or crook , which is true . but the rest explained poorly and wrongly . every shit someone does and other imitates doesn’t qualify as an anchoring. yes, D.Brown was anchoring that lovely lady , but impersonation of Bush is just impersonation . Has nothing to do with anchoring at strict sense taught by creators of NLP

  16. BritishArrow says:

    very interesting

  17. jefframosdotcom says:

    good set of examples. been studying a lot of derren brown but i have a very funny personality and i notice a lot of my humor comes from anchoring and i didn’t even know it. thanks for pointing that out!

  18. johntkucz says:

    great vids. nice work BUT PLEASE have a full run of the clip so can see all the explanations worked through in real-time! Thanks! ‘I’m not here” is from albott and costello btw :D.

  19. alinaustin says:

    Thank you for posting this! I have an NLP book and CD but to see anchoring explained step by step is really helpful! That last bit with the comedian is HILARIOUS! LOL!

  20. system0system says:

    great stuff but its so easy to see it just by watcing .

  21. TheMagicCelt says:

    Great explanation…. Thank you.

  22. rdoetjes says:

    Very good explanation. Many people do indeed believe that anchors is some sort of hypnotic wizardry. I always explain we anchor continuously. You hear a song during a nice summer holiday every time you hear it you will feel that same emotion only a little more dull.
    When you smell a school building’s interior you are warped back to your schooldays.

    Anchors are normal human behaviour we subconsciously create. But you can also consciously create them.

  23. korvlada says:

    but it is intresting and i always wanted to know it, i highly doubt people will go out and do it anyway

  24. dynamite9585 says:

    i agree, thats a great trick, but i personally don’t think that having a how-to on that trick would be a wise idea due to the implicatiions.

  25. korvlada says:

    love your videos… you really should do paying with paper with derren brown, i think its great example of embedded commands.

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