Diary Friday 7th July 2017

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Preston, England
July 7, 2017 1:53pm CST
After a morning spent online looking at lots of job site, I went to the community centre to attend a talk by Tony Barton on hypnosis. It was interesting summary of the power of suggestion and manipulation. A few in the audience have been hypnotized, mostly by stage magicians. The one attempt at it with me made no impression on me, though many do get influenced remarkably easily. Tony indicated himself that the person being hypnotized has to want it a resistance ruins the effect. He talked of hypnosis penetrating our subconscious minds where our deep rooted paradigm (fixed) belief lie, to adjust them, which I would regard as dangerous practice. I was also wary of his conviction that most human illnesses are psychosomatic and easily defeated by hypnotherapy. An interesting presentation but not one I agreed with on many points. Arthur Chappell
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• United States
7 Jul 17
Yeah good it didn't have an effect on you Arthur..you are of your own mind.
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• Preston, England
7 Jul 17
@TiarasOceanView the speaker doesn't practice hypnosis. He just reads up on the subject
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• United States
7 Jul 17
@arthurchappell Oh I see he wasn't actually doing it then.
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• Preston, England
7 Jul 17
@TiarasOceanView no, just talking about it
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
7 Jul 17
I've never been hypnotized before. Might be interesting.
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• Preston, England
7 Jul 17
worth a try but be careful who does it and why
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@stringer321 (2866)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
19 Nov
I have just watched an article by Amnon Levy. HE has made an article about hypnosis. In my country, hypnosis is forbidden unless it is done by someone who has the right authority to do so. Some may be dentists, some may be psychiatrists. Everyone else like magicians, NLP practitioners and other kinds of people who use methods that include something similar to hypnosis are being hunted. There was only 1 case that was documented with a woman who woke up only after 7 days after the hypnosis at the magic show. Her being stuck in a sleepy condition was not proven to be caused by the hypnosis. How come one get hypnotized and can be so stiff like a big wooden stick, he can be a bridge between 2 chairs ? How come people get hypnotised and suffer almost no pain when having a birth ? In my country it is forbidden. It's about time to stop that law and make hypnosis legal.
• Preston, England
19 Nov
@stringer321 stage hypnotists are often irresponsible and dangerous - many are charlatans. Medical hypnois is more controlled
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• Preston, England
20 Nov
@stringer321 NLP has been discredited by many observers, and guided imagery often biases the perception of the test subjects. Many people hypnotied not to smoke still don't give up - I never smoked anyway
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
21 Nov
@arthurchappell Just give it a try, there are things at youtube one can listen with earphones: hypnosis for stop smoking (not relevant for you), hypnosis for studing (increase memory, focus, etc...), hypnosis for happiness, hypnosis for deep sleep, for lucid dreaming(whatever it means...) Don't you want to give any of them a try ?
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@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
7 Jul 17
It does sound like an interesting presentation, but I too, would have doubted certain things Mr. Baron said.
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• Preston, England
7 Jul 17
@Corbin5 he was a nice enough chap but his beliefs were getting in the way of the facts from time to time and he missed out some rather obvious things, for example he had no idea who Anton Mesmer was - the founder of hypnosis no less.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
7 Jul 17
It would have been interesting to be there to hear it, even if like you I don't neccesarily agree with everything he proabbly said. What are your plans for the weekend?
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jul 17
I wonder if he'll change his opinions if and when he ever becomes ill.
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• Preston, England
8 Jul 17
@JudyEv a lot of advocates of alternative medicine / faith healing etc secretely go to to ordinary doctors for their own medical needs
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jul 17
@arthurchappell I can quite believe it.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jul 17
@arthurchappell It's sad that people get brain-washed in this way.
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@Shavkat (62774)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
Some people use hypnotism to take advantages others. It is nice that you give your point of it.
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• Preston, England
8 Jul 17
@Shavkat talks can be interesting even if we don't agree with all the points presented
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@Shavkat (62774)
• Philippines
9 Jul 17
@arthurchappell I agree. That would be more interesting especially if there are some conflicts between the two parties.
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• Preston, England
9 Jul 17
@Shavkat we wouldn't learn from only being told what we already know and believe
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@Susan2015 (20604)
• United States
8 Jul 17
It would be interesting to attend that. I have heard that some people just can't be hypnotized.
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• Preston, England
8 Jul 17
@Susan2015 me being one I expect - i'm too guarded againt losing self-control
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
7 Jul 17
It would have been interesting to be there to hear it, even if like you I don't neccesarily agree with everything he proabbly said. What are your plans for the weekend?
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
7 Jul 17
It would have been interesting to be there to hear it, even if like you I don't neccesarily agree with everything he proabbly said. What are your plans for the weekend?