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Hypnotism
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:31:05 PM »
What do we all think?  rubschin:
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 09:16:14 PM »
What do we all think?  rubschin:
That one about the hypnotist and the watch is a good joke
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 02:18:25 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 07:53:10 PM »
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 08:38:41 PM »
See you next?
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2018, 05:31:46 AM »
What do we all think?  rubschin:

We went to one of those hypnosis shows in the village. It is entertainment only but at the beginning of the show they guy ran a 'test' on the audience to see who he could affect. About half of the audience as it happens including LL. It had no effect on me but then I'm rather sceptical about that sort of thing...

So he chose about six 'volunteers' (including LL) and got them to do silly things while 'under his power'...

I'm sure none of them had prior knowledge or relationship with the hypnotist. A couple of them I thought were just playing along with it, pretending to sweep up, etc. but some of the others (including LL) seemed genuinely under his control and be able to believe that they were in several unlikely situations and act out the part...

So it appears from my non-scientific analysis that certain people can be influenced by hypnotism.

Which raises the obvious question, why was the guy doing a show in a bar in Pissouri for 50 per night and not sitting on a multi-million Dollar yacht in the Caribbean having convinced other yacht owners to 'invest' in him...?

See also: Psychics, mediums, etc.
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2018, 06:00:23 AM »
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2018, 06:33:33 AM »
Trying to stop smoking noooo:

My sister tried it for that, was many years ago mind...

LL has just decided to give up the fags when she finishes the latest carton... She reckons if she can last 17 hours on an aeroplane with just a nicotine spray she doesn't really need them...
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2018, 08:49:16 AM »
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Acupuncture? Worked for eldest daughter.
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2018, 08:55:27 AM »
Booked in for Tuesday afternoon. She reckons one session is normally enough. We shall see........ rubschin:
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2018, 09:13:41 AM »
Booked in for Tuesday afternoon. She reckons one session is normally enough. We shall see........ rubschin:
Well lets hope it does

Giving up cigarettes is tough because it's socially, psychologically and chemically addictive.  I'm still chewing toothpicks 38 years on
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2018, 09:17:25 AM »
My plan is to kick the habit but feed the addiction with vaping  angel1
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2018, 09:47:28 AM »
If you are serious about wanting to quit I did come up with a (so far) foolproof method but it's not one to take lightly.
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.

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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 09:49:39 AM »
You have referred to this vaguely terrifying method before. So what is it? And does it involve microwaves or explosives?  scared2:
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Re: Hypnotism
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 09:52:46 AM »
Basically buy a case of cigarettes and eat the lot (I was running on no sleep and was asked before my first cup of coffee so was feeling a little evil at the time).
Some days I think the only thing keeping me from becoming homicidal is that the voices can't agree on which weapon would be the most fun.