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Originally posted by OhZone
Hypnosis is not what some of you apparently think.
There is really no such thing be being "under".
You are totally conscious the whole time.
If you are attentively reading this thread, you are in a state of hypnosis.
When you sit down to watch your favorite TV show, you are in a state of hypnosis withing 20 seconds.
Have you ever been driving down the road to or from some familiar place and suddenly notice that the landscape seems unfamiliar and wondered if you had missed your turn-off road? That is because you were in a state of hypnosis.
Lots of good info on the net. Do a search for it. Here's a good one for starters:
Originally posted by ALOSTSOUL
I doubt you'll find many people on ATS who have been hypnotised, mainly due to our questioning nature.
edit on 17-9-2011 by ALOSTSOUL because: (no reason given)
I think it is wonderful that you were able to teach yourself... I am only beginning to get back into the subject... definitely a noob but maybe like you , I'll be self-taught one day. Given if I put my time and effort into it.
Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by SeekerLou
I can hypnotise people and learned to do this through the various things I have read involving the mind and some conspiracy related things such as media manipulation etc.
I can do a non verbal induction technique which is where you do not speak a word, touch a persons shoulders, arms, legs and finally head then they are under hypnosis. You can also do this through a handshake if it is timed correctly.
Cool, sounds like fun! Bet you had a big time
I have been doing this now for approximately a year with close friends and family but just recently hypnotised some people in public for the first time (whilst on holiday) and it went down a storm for both myself and the people involved.
Very interesting to know. lol I want to guard my mind from any outside influence as best I can
Anyone can be hypnotised, it is similar to being in a daydream-like state, the only thing that can stop you from being hypnotised is yourself, for example, if you are not wanting to be hypnotised, uncomfortable with your surroundings or the person hypnotising you. It also will not work if you are too busy thinking or worrying about what is going to happen etc.
I agree with you there... lots of charlatans out there...so beware folks!
The way I see it though, if a hypnotist is not able to put you under hypnosis, it is mostly because they are poor at it and have not explained exactly what can and cannot be done whilst you are hypnotised. The biggest lie that a lot of poor hypnotists use is that people who do not believe in it cannot be hypnotised, there is a lot of charlatans out there that just want money like anything else I suppose.
I cannot tell you what it is like to be hypnotised as I never have been yet but thought I would share from the other perspective as someone who can do this, which is why I chimed in.
I agree there too, there are so many avenues to influence the mind...... NLP is just but another way, as well as binaurals...
One other thing, hypnotherapy is different from hypnosis in general.
lol... That is hilarious! Guess I wouldn't blame her though... But then you must make her relaxed and trusting... Had to give it a try a couple times as well... leading spouse into believing something their idea and to accomplish task... lol "Get 'er Done" the next day! I wouldn't have believed it, if I'd not seen it with my own two eyes, to understand, just how suggestable a person can be.
Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by Beavers
One night I decided to try a technique of my own that I though might work on my spouse without even saying anything to her and it worked. Now my wife will not even allow me to massage her shoulders unless I tell her I am just giving her a massage
Have heard that... and agree..
The problem when you try to learn techniques from hypnotists is that you will find that most do not share pretty much anything worthwhile.
Understand completely. It goes rather" deep" I must say lol. Have read a bit about that in the past...and yes.. makes sense to me.
I did a search and this about the closest I can find to what I was describing. It does not have to be the exact same, you just have to understand and have the trust of the person you are hypnotising, it really does not matter what you do, it just needs to be done in a confident manner if that makes sense.
You are very knowledgable in this which is wonderful. I need to re-read my books: It's been over a year since I was into the subject. . I only have a basic underlying understanding and it all hasn't suck in so ''deeply'' yet. I'll have tp start all over, I'm afraid. Lost what I had!
When it comes to hypnotism, it is not a mysterious thing, anyone can do it to anyone else, you just have to remember that you are the other persons guide in whatever you are doing. Imagine that you are taking a person along a winding road and if you stop or get lost at any point, the person subject to your direction will break free from your direction because you do not know where you are headed if that makes sense.
The other way to think of it is that anyone under hypnosis is aware of what is going on at all times but they feel very relaxed, think of an adult knowledge and moral code but with a baby or childs decision making skill. For example, if you say to someone "stand on one leg" there is nothing strange about that or "fear this chair" there is nothing morally wrong with it at all. If you were to say "Destroy this man here" the person would instantly come out of the trance and tell you "NO!". Hope that makes sense.
Even with advanced NLP, you cannot get someone to do something that they would not normally do.
Well as far as I know.
Originally posted by St Udio
i was put under when we lived in Florida (Apopka FL)
after a seemingly long journey from cloud to cloud to cloud...
i began to shake violently, like it was an epileptic seizure or something....
i guess i was out-of-body because i did not know that my body was convulsing & shaking like an electricuted person...
the hypnotist guy & his buddy & my wife were there and somehow he talked me out of the trance state,
which i guess was not quite being 'hypnotized'
never got a good explaination about the incident
neither have i ever brought it up in an investigative way before...
I'd have felt the same !
Originally posted by hadriana
..That happened but finally I did NOT go back. If the other managers weren't going, I wasn't either. I felt paranoid that I'd been singled out, and it bothered me that I couldn't remember anything.
Understood! Oh wow...
Now, years later, I'm even MORE nervous about it because I know more now. I was working for the govt at the time - I will say that - and it just really makes me nervous because I do not know what was said or what suggestions I was given. This person just disappeared too. She left our facility as mysteriously as she showed up. The other managers did not get in trouble for not going, but why did I specifically get phone calls to go when it was time by my boss?
Undoubtably you do. Don't blame you!
I suspect I go deep. There was a stage hypnosis demonstration at a pagan gathering not long ago that I went to. I left before they even started. I'm scared of it now.
See - this was years ago - and I don't understand people saying it is like reading this board. For me I might as well have been knocked out with thorazine or a major tranquilizer. I don't remember a THING past the initial minute or two's guided relaxation. I don't remember JACK and I don't think it reduced my stress at all..