Hypnosis....

  • silverfox

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    Apr 11, 2010 12:57 PM GMT
    Have you ever gone under? Have you ever hypnotized someone?

    I was out playing pool last night and this guy asked me if I wanted to try today...to go under.
    To which I replied, "Well.....why? Shouldn't there be a reason?"
    To which he replied, "Sometimes it helps brings you to a state of deep deep relaxation".

    My first reaction to myself was "Hell I can just get a massage for that!"

    But I have been thinking about it last night and this morning (maybe he successfully put a whammy on me!) and it got me thinking......

    Have you ever tried hypnosis and for what purpose? You think it works or is it bunk?


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    Apr 11, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    yeah i tried it once for a tremor i have....personally i found the experience underwelming.....afterwards she asked how long i felt i was under and i thought this was a trick question, so to satisfy her ego i said 20 mins, and she said actually it was like 45mins which didnt shock me...it had no effect whatsoever....

    HOWEVER, i think this profession is badly regulated training wise (in the UK anyway) and i guess there are plenty of talented and highly competent hypnotherapists, but at the same time a load of mediocre ones...

    Ive seen programs and news reports in the past about people "going under" for surgery which looks pretty awesome, and it does have a lot of evidence for other things such as quitting smoking...

    Ive had many talks with other people in counselling and hypnotherapy, CBT extra, and interestingly the ones who seem to know what theyre talking about recommend a combination of techniques rather than relying solely on one method which makes sense to me
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    Apr 11, 2010 5:40 PM GMT
    I quit smoking for two years via hypnosis.

    50 lbs later, I decided smoking is a good weight management substance. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 11, 2010 7:28 PM GMT
    Have been on both sides of the pendulum and enjoyed it a lot.

    Have helped a mate to calm down before exams, by teaching him a relaxation exercise while he was under. Also did some motivational hypnosis for a guy who just needed a little push for his workouts. Both went very well and satisfying.

    But you're right, there should be a reason for a trance. It might be just to relax, but knowing why you're doing this helps a lot.
  • silverfox

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    Apr 11, 2010 8:45 PM GMT
    Krovi saidHave been on both sides of the pendulum and enjoyed it a lot.

    Have helped a mate to calm down before exams, by teaching him a relaxation exercise while he was under. Also did some motivational hypnosis for a guy who just needed a little push for his workouts. Both went very well and satisfying.

    But you're right, there should be a reason for a trance. It might be just to relax, but knowing why you're doing this helps a lot.


    Note from the OP:

    So then, would you consider yourself a hypnotist? Did you have training or is it something that just comes natural to you?
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    Apr 11, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    My parents put me into hypnosis therapy at age 13 in 1962 in an attempt to "cure" me of gay behavior. It may have contributed to my remaining in denial for many years. I am not sympathetic to hypnosis.
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    Apr 11, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    An acquaintance of mine is really into hypnosis for sexual reasons. He gets a lot of files from Warp My Mind and plays them on his iPod.
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    Apr 11, 2010 9:58 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie said.... and plays them on his iPod.


    I'm surprised there's not an app for that........yet.
  • ajw18

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    Apr 11, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    Been hypnotized several times (parties, demonstrations, etc). Hypnosis is just a state of extreme focus. So, when we cry when we watch a movie or are madly in love with someone, we are actually hypnotized.
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    Apr 12, 2010 10:31 AM GMT
    silverfox1 said

    Note from the OP:

    So then, would you consider yourself a hypnotist? Did you have training or is it something that just comes natural to you?


    It's a topic that has fascinated me since I was a little boy. Read quite a few books and was lucky enough to know some guys who know really much about it. So I consider myself rather good at it, but never took any of those horrendously expensive courses.
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    Apr 12, 2010 1:05 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    MunchingZombie said.... and plays them on his iPod.


    I'm surprised there's not an app for that........yet.


    ha ha ha. We haven't talked about it since those dark ages before the iPhone. There very well may be an app where a soothing voice tells you you will be able to take a 12 inch cock, or whatever he was into.

    (note, cock not mine)