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book reviews? [12 May 2007|02:40pm]

I was kind of thinking, there's alot of books out there on subjects dear to our hearts, and alot of them are hookey. I think it'd be a good idea if we share a little about the brain ninjary books we've come across and help eachother find the gems among the coal?

For starters, here's my two most recent hypnosis reads (neither of which I really recommend):
"Hypnosis for Beginners" - William W. Hewitt
If you truly are a beginner and don't really even know the basics then this is a decent book. It is actually geared towards teaching you to hypnotize other people. It doesn't have a good variety of inductions, but has some good ideas for deepening routines. It's very very slim on describing the how to or why of post-hypnotic suggestions. So if you've got the very basics down then don't waste your time. If you have 0 hours of hypno background then this is at least a step in the right direction.

"Complete Idiots Guide to Hypnosis" - Dr. Roberta Temes
This chick is loaded with bias. I found it hard to get through the narrow mindedness of this book, and the author takes alot of time to be self-congratulatory. This book is aimed entirely at pre-paring yourself to have professional hypnosis session done to you. She all but forbids the reader to attempt hypnosis on anyone but themselves, and has a whole section devoted to horror of stage hypnosis. There are a couple of worksheets to help you design scripts for your self-hypnosis, and a few tips to get a feel for how hypnotizable you are. There are a couple of interesting history stories illustrating the dangers of false memory implants. All in all, a pretty worthless 15 bucks.
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Introduction: [08 May 2007|08:10pm]

Hey all. This looked like a pretty neat community so I thought I'd join up. I'm rather new to brain ninjary, but hypnosis is my main interest as of late. I've got basics down for Hypnosis and Lucid dreaming. Right now though it's hypnosis that has me by the stones. Anyways, I'm Chris, and I hope to be a useful member. =)
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oDD... [14 Dec 2006|09:19pm]

Reccently, I was looking for hypnosis scripts. I came across a change your eye color with hypnosis?
Is this possible?
*I'm new by the way..
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Milton Erickson Video [04 Sep 2006|11:25pm]

[ mood | sleepy ]

Milton Erickson does an induction... ENJOY


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CBT vs NLP? [17 Apr 2006|11:42pm]

Ok, so I'm still learning stuff about NLP but what's the overall opinion on NLP versus cognitive behavioural therapy??

Please help me understand this better... If anyone knows of any journal (medical/psychological) articles on the subject, I'd be very grateful.

Sleep well,

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Shoot from the Hyp & Richard Bandler [16 Apr 2006|11:07am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hey all... newby ninja here....

I recently purchased "Slim to Thin!" by Shoot from the Hyp, featuring Richard Bandler and thought I'd do a search on him on here... suprised to find this interesting community...

I'm not here to write about my 'battle' to lose weight, because there isn't one really - I've lost 6 stone (84lbs) through cutting down and EXERCISING... so I don't really believe in dieting as such.... And I wanted to *try* something that was going to help motivate me, as I've been getting more lax with working out... I had tried a "Slimming Willpower" CD before finding "Slim to Thin!" and I'm glad to say, I'll be selling the first CD on ebay pretty darn soon... because Shoot from the Hyp productions is so much more fun.

Whether the 'trance like state' is actually working is still being questioned, but I've felt more motivated and confident since I started listening to the CD. It is fun... and Richard Bandler's voice is...well, a little weird at first and it made me giggle loads, especially when there are female orgasmic noises coming (*ahem*) at you from all different directions in your Sennheiser earphones.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi and all... has anyone else tried out the CDs? 

Even if they don't work, they do make you feel all giggly and fun inside.

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The Philosophy Of Becoming Human, [23 Mar 2006|04:36pm]

There are two parts to being human- objectivity and subjectivity. Both are useful. Subjectivity is the introverted analytical process of a student of objectivity. Objectivity is the extroverted output of an introverted perspective. Neither are bound by these guidelines.
Becoming human is a task that we must all undertake. We are born with a blank page, the paper being our genetic construct, and the words thereafter being what we perceive. As we grow, the paper gets filled quicker than one can account for analytically, and even the intuitive masters of chaos have difficulty with their control tactics.
We must trust ourselves by studying the paper after it has been filled, and by filing that paper in the proper compartment. A lack of organization can be deconstructive to the overall output, though minor inefficiencies are often too far under the radar to notice. Filing a paper in the proper compartment can release a person from the eternal struggle-by being organized, one can handle more papers and the flow will begin to normalize.
After we learn by receiving objectively and ordering subjectively, we have the opportunity to re-output information at any rate we choose. Outputting information is more difficult than inputting information, but is a more effective means to learning when one is in the presence of those who know more. When a person is in the presence of those who do not know, or those who for some reason seek to manipulate, it is wise to develop a protocol for any given interaction.
There are absolute protocols that may be followed. There are protocols that can be lesser priorities, though all should be equal to each other given lack of time constraints. For instance, one must be proper at all times. One never knows when their judgment is lacking, and should always be perceiving even when making temporary judgments. Judgments should always be temporary, as a means of communication, but when not communicating judgments should be non-existent.
Once a person becomes aware that there are a variety of protocol at their disposal, and that there are a plethora of priority levels to choose from, they begin to realize that they can decompartmentalize information and release the flow to a suitable level. A higher flow necessitates a larger amount of energy, and a consistent and efficient usage of that energy. This stage of development can be described as machining.
A person constructs a full cycle of thought, one which assimilates energy and outputs energy at the same rate, and then uses that cycle to perform routine tasks. Non-routine tasks need further consideration, and usually require an addition to the cycle, or a construct of an adjacent machine. Running dual processes more than halves efficiency, but it can be done if necessary.
To maximize efficiency, one should construct a single cycle, and not rely on multiple cycles- which can heavily detriment the efficiency of the thought process. Once developed, a person should complete the cycle by implementing a self-checking protocol which analyzes the flow as it is cycled. Such an analytical process becomes the definition of objectivity, and the flow of the cycle remains the subjective. As I have said, both are required. One for doing, and one for checking what is done. It is by this reasoning that objectivity and subjectivity must combine to complete a whole algorithm of thought. Claims made that either one or the other should take precedence should not be made. Logically, both should be harmonious.
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Phobias [12 Mar 2006|05:41pm]


I have a phobia that I'd like to address using either the 5 min trick or the swish. However I'm finding it difficult to identify the submodalities involved.

Anyone got any sugestions on how I could begin id the SM's?


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A new challenger? [01 Feb 2006|04:44pm]

Out of mystery comes a new Ninja, a Brain Ninja (insert snazzy music here!) As he leaves the myst he knows they all see him. He also knows he must test himself here. Who will do battle against the mystery Brain Ninja?
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[28 Nov 2005|04:58pm]

[ mood | cold ]

i recieved the paul mckenna book today, so i'll start the mind 're-programming' tonight. i'll keep up-to-date with progress and of any weight loss or better eating habits.
wish me luck!


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[17 Nov 2005|09:37pm]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

I'm considering buying the Paul Mckenna book and cd 'i can make you thin' the book teaches ways to make you stop eating when you are full and recognising when your not hungry and i think the cd is almost like a sleep hypnotherpy thing(?) i know it sounds silly but i have a problem with eating and sticking to healthy diets when temptation beckons this, combined with my lack of exercise, is making me bigger. i was hoping someone on here could maybe advise me when it comes to paul mckenna and whether this book is worth a go or a waste of time and money??

the speil on amazon:
"Would you like to east whatever you want and still lose weight? Would you like to feel really happy with your body? Are you unable to lose those last 10 pounds? Are you a late-night snacker? Do you find it difficult to say no to second helpings? Do you get disheartened about your eating habits and your weight? Then this amazing book and CD can help you! Welcome to a revolutionary new way to stop overeating, control cravings and feel totally motivated to take exercise. Paul McKenna has developed a breakthrough weight-loss system that re-patterns your thoughts, attitudes and beliefs about yourself, your health and food to help you easily get control of your diet and lose weight permanently. As you use Paul?s system, psychological techniques will automatically help you start losing weight straight away! You can use it again and again to make you feel happier about yourself as you go all the way to your ideal shape, size and weight."

any thoughts or sugestions would be helpfull?

(oh and my mind is pretty untrained so would it also be useless on someone who has trouble sticking to things??)



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Self Hypnosis [11 Nov 2005|10:43am]

Has anyone here ever experienced a difficulty when they try to enter a deep trance ;), but found a way to overcome it?
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Hypnosis and Ideomotor response: [04 Sep 2005|09:57am]

Has anyone read anything on hypnosis and ideomotor response? Does it enhance the response? Detract from it? Make no change?

My guess is that it would enhance it, since the conscious mind would be preoccupied, but then, so many subconscious thoughts may be coming to the forefront that it may cause interference...

Experiences? Any studies that you know of?

Thanks for the help!

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[01 Aug 2005|01:05am]


Sort through the political commentaries for my experience with Mind Control.
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A Rumor I heard [25 Jun 2005|07:29pm]
I read once about a woman was having a hard time paying attention to her surroundings. Nevertheless, her subconscious picked up the information. This leads to almost an infinite number of experiences that are unknowingly stored in the subconscious. That being the case, would someone be able to go under hypnosis and remember everything they have learned instead of constantly having to go over the same subject again and again?
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[17 Jan 2005|05:12pm]

Has anyone here ever successfully tried automatic writing, specifically in a self induced trance?
I'd be interested to learn of your experiences.
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[12 Jan 2005|04:46pm]


A variety of informative NLP transcripts from IRC sessions.
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[10 Jan 2005|10:10am]

Has anyone else here have a problem with 'Monkey Mind': The torrent of conscious thought leaping around when attempting to go into trance / meditate?

The only semi-helpful solution I've found is to 'brush' conscious thought aside and continue, although this can take a substantial amount of time!

P.S. There is a torrent of Derren Brown's 'Messiah' special now available on htttp://www.uknova.com
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Because you all are my peeps... [04 Oct 2004|09:42pm]

Or something moronic like that... Anyhow, you probably all know about this, but just in case, enjoy.


Check out the voodoo doll one, and be careful what you invest your faith into.

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[03 Oct 2004|01:01pm]

Anyone ever had that freaky thing happen when your singing a song or thinking about in your head and it comes on the radio? Anyone got any ideas on what could cause that, or do you think it's just coincidence?
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