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    hey i was going to try and hynotise some friends of mine i read alot of articals about how to do it and what not. i tried self hypnosis but i seem to just fall asleep so thats no fun. do you think it is posible for someone with no degrees in psycholigy to hynotise someone. i mean its seems simple enough you just talk them to sleep or sugest them to sleep pretty much.
    has anyone on this site ever hypnotised someone..


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    Yes, I have hypnotized people. Why do you want to do it? If you have read all about it, why not tell us what it is? Tell us the psychology involved. If it is just putting people to sleep, going to church will do that!

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    Hypnoses only works on the utterly weak minded. I've spent hours on end experimenting with hypnosis stuff, and sometimes it directly targets your subconscious. Naturally, however, the change is insanely easily rectified.

    Either I can't be hypnotized, or thus far all of the methods suck. I agree with both.
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    Have you tried playing Des O'Connor records? :wink:
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    Only works on the weak minded? What is "weak minded". . . a really bad choice of words! I knew of a extremely successful person who had to avoid hypnosis demonstrations because of being so susceptable. It has been effective as an anesthetic. It is just a matter of having trust in the person doing it. Perhaps everyone who trusts you is weak minded or they would't trust you!

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    Not exactly. I'd attribute it more to some genetic traits that decide how open you are to subconscious influence. Again, however, this is determined also in life and not by genetics alone.
    These people I dub "weak minded" because that's what they are. Weak minded. I'm not sure what trust has to do with any of it.
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    You are unable to recognize how meaningless and misleading your use of "weak mindedness is"?

    Are you able to walk up to strangers (who would have no trust in you) and hypnotize them?

    Seems to me saying it is "genetic" is a cop-out explanation for something you cannot explain psychologically because you do not understand what is happening, understand the psychology of hypmosis. You have been reading about it from quacks.

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    *raises eyebrow* actually, I only said it was more genetic. I didn't exclude psychological factors. Quit trying to inflate your massive ego.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Hypnoses only works on the utterly weak minded. I've spent hours on end experimenting with hypnosis stuff, and sometimes it directly targets your subconscious. Naturally, however, the change is insanely easily rectified.

    Either I can't be hypnotized, or thus far all of the methods suck. I agree with both.

    is the ability to be able to be hypnotised a sign of weak mindedness or is the lack of ability to be hypnotised a weakness of the mind eg the lack of ability to open that part of your mind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by captaincaveman
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Hypnoses only works on the utterly weak minded. I've spent hours on end experimenting with hypnosis stuff, and sometimes it directly targets your subconscious. Naturally, however, the change is insanely easily rectified.

    Either I can't be hypnotized, or thus far all of the methods suck. I agree with both.

    is the ability to be able to be hypnotised a sign of weak mindedness or is the lack of ability to be hypnotised a weakness of the mind eg the lack of ability to open that part of your mind?
    Touche. However I was speaking in terms of "utterly unable to really resist"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremyhfht
    Hypnoses only works on the utterly weak minded. I've spent hours on end experimenting with hypnosis stuff, and sometimes it directly targets your subconscious. Naturally, however, the change is insanely easily rectified.

    Either I can't be hypnotized, or thus far all of the methods suck. I agree with both.

    is the ability to be able to be hypnotised a sign of weak mindedness or is the lack of ability to be hypnotised a weakness of the mind eg the lack of ability to open that part of your mind?
    Touche. However I was speaking in terms of "utterly unable to really resist"
    oh ok, yeah thats a different thing. i thought you meant generally :wink:
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    Now now, I don't think I'm that st-...well, maybe I am, but I didn't this time. :P
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    Jeremy seems to think I have a massive ego! Why does he resort to personal attacks? This is a science forum and should be above such petty things. There are debating clubs and groups he might be happier with. Why here?

    Since we are being personal, personally, I'll move on to another subject in a different catagory. Isn't there a moderator in here somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by charles brough
    Jeremy seems to think I have a massive ego! Why does he resort to personal attacks? This is a science forum and should be above such petty things. There are debating clubs and groups he might be happier with. Why here?
    When I do make a personal attack, I don't avoid the subject. You could have, and can, easily reply. As for "petty" actions, you hostile reply which incited it is on similar levels.

    Since we are being personal, personally, I'll move on to another subject in a different catagory. Isn't there a moderator in here somewhere?

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    Umm...try e-mailing one? and that was the only personal attack I used in this thread. And it served a point, but whatever. I've refrained from using them most of the time anyway. You took it far too...personally.

    However on looking at it, it appears to be slightly unwarranted. You have my apology.
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    Ugh, hypnosis is NOT the same as sleeping. It's a very relaxed state. And no, you can't control someone if they're hypnotized. It comes across as a very strong suggestion, so if you were to hypnotize your buddy then give him a knife and tell him to stab himself he would just think fuck no. Hypnosis allows you to not be distracted by outside forces, such as random thoughts of work and so on. It allows you to concentrate directly on one thing; in this way somewhat related to meditation.

    And to the weak mindedness comment, it isn't true. You are incapable of being hypnotized, not somehow stronger minded than all of us. I'm not sure if it's impossible to be trained to be hypnotized, but at the least you don't know how to let yourself be. Also, something that people seem to believe, no one can be hypnotized against their will (well maybe if a life threat was involved).

    I personally have never been hypnotized or seen anyone hypnotized, but I have taken Psychology. We learned about hypnosis and very common misconceptions, practically this whole thread really.

    *EDI* Also I thought I would add that trance is a stage in very deep hypnosis when your extremely relaxed.
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