An NLP term. Means stimulus that influences someone’s state of mind. Can be used for good and bad things. For example, anchoring a good state of mind by touching the shoulder and reapplied again later on if done properly. For a survivor this is good, as if they are in a negative state of mind you can ‘fire off’ the anchor to bring some relief.
This is also used against survivors, for example anchoring the desire to stay in the cult out of fear – tied into the daily routine of the survivor will ensue they have these subtle thoughts when them being unaware.