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hypnotism
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Post # 1

hello everyone i'm really new to the hypnotizing field,

so i just wanted to know something about how to get protected from being hypnotized?

so, can anyone please help me with it?

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Re: hypnotism
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Post # 2
Easy, just don't go to a hypnotist.
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Re: hypnotism
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 3
You cannot be hypnotised unless you want to be! Hypnotism is really "auto suggestion", and is used a lot by the medical profession; in minor surgery, in helping to boost confidence, in helping to stop smoking; and many other uses.
The idea of staring into somebody's eyes and being hypnotised against their Will, is pure Hollywood!
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Re: hypnotism
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Post # 4
Firstly for hypnotism to work the client/patient needs to be willing, and besides most people are immune to hypnotherapy anyway.

Who are what you are needing protection from is beyond me.
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Re: hypnotism
By: / Novice
Post # 5
One cannot be hypnotized consciously. They must be induced through relaxation/subtle manipulation techniques. Only in the induced state can foreign influence be introduced, such as people being "frozen", being stuck in infinite loop, made to believe they are robots/ animals, etc. This field is purely psychological in it's nature and practice. I would suggest reading books by Thorndike and B.F. Skinner to understand the psychology behind operant conditioning techniques, and how they are used. And for entertainment and an interesting look at a master manipulator in action, view Derren Brown's YouTube page. He is very adept at both programming and subtle manipulations.
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Re: hypnotism
By: / Novice
Post # 6
And to Ashes80:
While some are more resistant than others, we are all actually prone to it. Take the major corporations subtle use of advertising as an example. Though the ads are usually about 30 seconds or so, they successfully convince us to buy their products, and influence our attitude towards them. As I noted in the previous comment, Derren Brown has a few videos just on this subject, and how they craft these ads to appeal to us on a sub-conscious level so they stick with us. There are also other techniques, such as "mirroring", which is a calculated synchronization, and is highly effective when done properly, and
also "positive reinforcement", which the financial industry uses to get people to purchase/ use their services. This is achieved through a "reward", usually a tempting incentive, to attract and keep customers. Much like giving chocolate to a person whenever they act in accord with what the user perceives to be considered "good behaviour, over time people conditioned by this will repeat this behaviour seeking to be rewarded. They also use this to train animals like dolphins.
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Re: hypnotism
By: Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 7
This thread has been moved to Misc Topics from Other Paths.
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Re: hypnotism
By: Moderator / Adept
Post # 8
Yes,Gannon. But all this is really applied psychology, not Hypnotism.I never take any notice of advertisements. But I was taught typing by Hypnosis, and the Hypnotist wasn't even in the room! It was a recorded voice!
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Re: hypnotism
By: / Novice
Post # 9
You make an interesting point, Brysing. I hadn't even taken the difference between applied psychology and hypnotism into account. Spot on observation! They are actually 2 separate and distinct forms. Hypnotism is indeed auto-suggestion, whereas applied psychology is actually operant conditioning.
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Re: hypnotism
By: / Novice
Post # 10
...whereas operant conditioning is actually Applied Psychology. My mind can be so feeble sometimes! Lol!
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