Chaos & Catastrophe:
Andrew Lawrence-King coaches you to avoid choking
The NLP technique of "anchoring" helps you create a strong and secure link to the state of mind you want to have. Once you have set an Anchor, you can use it to keep you in the desired state, in Flow, or in the Zone, as appropriate.
But you have to set your Anchor in advance. If you have already been blown off-course, and you are in deep water with things getting rough, it's too late. It's no good trying to set an anchor in this desperate situation.
You need to set your anchor in advance, whilst you are in safe place. Then when things threaten to get rough, your anchor can hold you in calm Flow, keep you safely in the Zone.