posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 01:55 AM
I'd pretty much agree with Enyalius, with a few proviso's. On the subject of hypnotism, I would say that if you asked a group of people to put their
hand in a jar of spiders, and then hypnotised another group to do the same, you would get roughly the same results. It all comes down to choice.
Neuro linguistic programming, at least to my understanding, originally started as a therapeutic technique devloped from the work of
, as well as Gregory Bateson and Virginia Satir. There's a book called "The
Structure of Magic", which outlines the theraputic use of what they term the "meta model". In this book they describe how to determine the deeper
structure of what someone is saying through challenging the deletions, distortions and generalisations we all make in everyday language. By expanding
the parameter's of an individuals view or model of themselves, this gives them more options to deal with the specific events or situations which
cause the individual "pain".
There's a lot of stuff on the net about NLP, a lot of it seems like snake oil. I think that some "practitioners" of "NLP, instead of expanding
people's choice's and option's, tend to try and funnel people through multi level marketing schemes and the like. If you want to look into nlp
more, I'd reccomend researching the people above. The book 'Uncommon Therapy', by Jay Haley is good start in regards to Milton Erickson. Apparently
people with a more active imagination are easier to hypnotise, so make of that what you will.