Monday, August 30, 2010

Cognitive dissonance

was first investigated by Leon Festinger and associates, arising out of a participant observation study of a cult which believed that the earth was going to be destroyed by a flood, and what happened to its members — particularly the really committed ones who had given up their homes and jobs to work for the cult — when the flood did not happen.

While fringe members were more inclined to recognize that they had made fools of themselves and to "put it down to experience", committed members were more likely to re-interpret the evidence to show that they were right all along (the earth was not destroyed because of the faithfulness of the cult members).

http://pvrguymale.blogspot.com/2011/07/leon-festinger-1919-1989-was-american.html

True-believer syndrome

is a term coined by M. Lamar Keene in his 1976 book The Psychic Mafia. Keene used the term to refer to people who continued to believe in a paranormal event or phenomenon even after it had been proven to have been staged.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

National Guild of Hypnotist Western Ontario Chapter meeting

National Guild of Hypnotist Western Ontario Chapter meeting is going to take place for the first time in Waterloo, Ontario. Members of NGH and not members are welcomed. We are meeting on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

If you are serious about hypnosis or just curious, please accept our invitation. We promise you'll find it fascinating.

NGH meetings are about learning from presenters some new things on hypnosis, sometimes practicing techniques, and each time about having fun and meeting people who always happen to have some hypnotic novelty to share.

This time, we are going to share experience and fresh knowledge from 2010 NGH convention - Famous hypnotists, extraordinary things we’ve learned!

Questions on ongoing training from 6:00 to 7:00 before the meeting.

To RSVP call 905-451-9805 or mailto:info@hypnosisthathelps.ca. We will confirm your invitation and provide you with the address.

Read all the details at:

http://www.meetup.com/Hypnosis-Enthusiasts/calendar/14386779/

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Power of Suggestion

Synesthesia is a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. The most common form, colored letters and numbers, occurs when someone always sees a certain color in response to a certain letter of the alphabet or number.
"Indigo" has nothing to do with the color of an aura! It is the result of scientific observations by a woman who has the brain disorder called synesthesia.

The term "indigo children" originates with parapsychologist and self-described synesthete and psychic, Nancy Ann Tappe who developed the concept in the 1970's.

Indigo kids: Does the science fly?

Little Boy Blue

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True-believer syndrome is a term coined by M. Lamar Keene in his 1976 book The Psychic Mafia. Keene used the term to refer to people who continued to believe in a paranormal event or phenomenon even after it had been proven to have been staged.

Cognitive dissonance was first investigated by Leon Festinger and associates, arising out of a participant observation study of a cult which believed that the earth was going to be destroyed by a flood, and what happened to its members — particularly the really committed ones who had given up their homes and jobs to work for the cult — when the flood did not happen. While fringe members were more inclined to recognize that they had made fools of themselves and to "put it down to experience", committed members were more likely to re-interpret the evidence to show that they were right all along (the earth was not destroyed because of the faithfulness of the cult members).

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Uses of hypnosis.

  1. Quit smoking. Helps you relax and change behavior, thoughts and attitude towards smoking.
  2. Stress management. Teaches you to cope.
  3. Fears and phobias. Overcoming them.
  4. Weight loss. Addresses your attitude toward food, self esteem and to focus on healthy choices.
  5. Self confidence and esteem issues.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I need your approval

http://www.thework.com/watch.php?cat=MHnD&yid=Iur3eWKynqE

This is a great video to see The Work in action.

I need your approval and that means ________________.

I'm sure you'll be able to add your own as you watch and listen.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Loving What Is

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Which is more empowering?

“I wish I hadn’t lost my job” or “I lost my job; what can I do now?”
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Business

There are 3 types of business.

1. God's
2. Yours
3. Other peoples.

If you suffer from anxiety or worry and have problems in any of these areas:
Smoking, drinking, drugs, credit cards, food, sex, too much television

Then you're involved in business other than YOURS.

You always have a choice!

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