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HOW TO PICK THE CROWDS YOU FOLLOW – A SNEAKY HYPNOSIS POST

Prejudice starts in pain or fear. Loss of connectedness to others hurts. Why crowd contagion works as a Sneaky Hypnotic Tool.

We need connections, but should never follow the crowd without remember what matters.

We need connections, but should never follow the crowd without remember what matters.

What to do? Know that the bigger the crowd the more likely you will be at risk of being controlled by Sneaky Hypnosis.

 PARENTING TIPs

Tip one: Don’t mindlessly follow the crowd yourself. How important are the latest fashions to you? Are you a die hard sports fan attending all games with painted face?

Tip two: Have your child learn to stop and think about all crowd driven behavior, particularly advertizing and at concerts or sporting events. Remark at such events on the good and the bad of each.

Tip three: Get your child karate training with a Peace-Dojo; it takes confidence and self defense skills to stand up to peers.

Tip four: Talk with your teen about “Wilding” – where teens in a crowd will often do what none of them would do on their on.

Tip five: Use family meetings to teach manners, respect, and to talk a bit About What Matters.

PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

Practice Deliberate Internet kindness by liking,  commenting or sharing  posts. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kindnesses strengthen you and those you bless with your sharing and caring.

Thank you for all you do.  Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

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WordPress daily prompt response –” Image Search.   Pick a random word and do Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind.”  crowd contagion

Picked two words: “Advertizing hypnosis” and came up with 10 plus pages. Try it, makes many of my points.

FIVE TIPS FOR KEEPING PREJUDICE FROM RULING YOU – SNEAKY HYPNOTSIM SERIES

Sneaky Hypnotists build on prejudices. Think about young men in hoodies,  women in Burgas, men in Yarmulkes, “people whose skin is a different shade.”

Prejudice quotes

Prejudice starts in pain or fear. Pain is personal and leads to  fear. As one theorist claims, all negative feelings are pain or fear of pain. A useful thought.

However, not all fears come from personal experiences, Prejudices, in particular are passed down from one generation to another.  As the Roger and Hammerstein noted  about generational prejudices:

You've got to be taught to hate and fear
Your got to be taught from year to year
It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught

You've got to be taught to be afraid 
Of people whose eyes are oddly made
And people whose skin is a different shade
You've got to carefully taught

You've got to be taught before it's too late 
Before you are six or seven or eight 
To hate all the people your relatives hate 
You've got to be carefully taught 
You've got to be carefully taught

Moreover, much of the teaching before you are six or seven or eight gets buried and you do not think it is part of you. That explains how many loving people think of themselves as unprejudiced or open-minded.  Sneaky self-hypnotism at work.

Early teachings about what matters lurk quietly in the part of your mind that wants to keep you safe.  Anything unknown is thought by that part of the brain to be dangerous. That bottom layer of prejudicial thinking.

Many fears and hurts collect as a whirl pool above the instinctual  fear of the unknown.  Some of the collected fears  start with the teachings of parents and religious leaders.

Want an example:  A former Catholic and one time altar boy no longer believes in God but pickets against abortion and  has no Jewish or protestant friends. Sneaky Hypnotism pulling on earliest teachings and  fears of damnation still at work.

What to do? Here are five tips:

Emotional Fitness  Tip One: Be aware of early teachings and their  attractiveness to Sneaky Hypnotism.  That includes early hurts, early parental teachings, and religious teachings.

Emotional Fitness Tip Two: Know that what you feel most passionate about needs the most thinking about.  Why the saying, “Love is blind” echos across the millennia.

Know that any label applied to more than one person is  a generalization as well as the most common form of twisted thinking.

Emotional Fitness Tip Three: Take a self-defense course. Peace Dojo’s do it best. Confidence is a useful armor against fear and sneaky hypnotism.

Emotional Fitness Tip Four: Seek to understand; the more we know, the more our commonalities remind us we are one.

Emotional Fitness Tip Five:Trust, but not blindly. Weigh actions, treatment of others when extending trust.

 parenting tipS

Tip One: The most important way to inoculate a child against prejudice remains teaching good manners which mean respect and kindness toward all.  You must model what you want to teach.

Tip Two:  Challenge beliefs that promote prejudice. The most common one is the idea that there is only one way to believe in God in order to get to heaven. Creates the damned and the saved divide.

Tip Three: Always remember age and stage. The younger your child, the more your actions matter. As the child enters school, you can teach directly. The teen years are the years to hone your debating skills and hold to your knowledge of what matters.

Tip four:  Make use of Emotional Fitness Training’s Free Poster Coaches.   Poster Coaches reinforce parental values as well as teach critical thinking. Browse the store, download the ones that speak to your values, print them up on card stock and in color. Then post one or two as reminders to you and your family of what matters.  Use the quotes at Family meetings to open discussion.

Don’t have family meetings? A must as soon as your children enter school. My book How to Hold a Successful Family Meeting costs less than a movie, lasts longer, and does more good.

Tip five: Get your child karate training with a Peace-Dojo

PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

Practice Deliberate Internet kindness eby liking,  commenting or share  posts. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kindnesses strengthen you as well as the recipient of  your efforts.

Thank you for all you do.  Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

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WordPress daily prompt response –Audience of One  Picture the one person in the world you really wish were reading your blog. Write her or him a letter.

Dear person reading this, Right now it your are my audience and I am grateful for your reading this far. Stay strong, love all and stay safe.

 

TEN TIPS FOR GETTING TO A GOAL BY DAY DREAMING

Day dreams are a form of mental rehearsal and as often noted,”If you dream it you can get it.”  Here’s how to day dream your way to success.

 

Thinking makes it so; both Buddha and Bruce Lee agree, for both say “As you think, so shall you become.”

So do must of the researchers which is why many therapist and business gurus suggest controlling negative thoughts.  Day dreams are a form of self-hypnosis. Hypnosis  is focused thinking.

Tip one:  Scared of hypnotism?  Wise.  Why some religions preach against it.   Salesmen are trained in the art of sneaky hypnotism and when you buy something and later wonder why,  sneaky hypnotism has been at work.See this post on focusing that also discusses  Sneaky Hypnotism.

Tip two: You cannot be forced to do something you do not want to do even by the most skilled hypnotist.   However, we all have darker sides, not so savory wishes and those can be used in sneaky hypnotism to get us going where we would not normally go.

Tip three: When you are hypnotized you enter a trance state.  We all trance out at different times. Some more often than others. 

Tip four: A trance is a focused state in which what goes on in our heads seems more real than reality.  Many people trance out when reading a book,  dancing to music, or watching a movie.  If you have  ever traveled on automatic pilot you have been trancing.  Meditate? Trancing. Praying? Trancing.

Tip five: Trance states are tools. As with all tools, they can be used for good or bad.  We are not afraid of hammers because they can be used to clobber someone.

Tip six: Think you cannot  be hypnotized? Could be. 10 to 20% of all populations cannot easily slip into a trance state. An equal number slip into such states easily.  The stage hypnotists and super sales men are experts at picking out those of us who are easily hypnotised.  One trick used by both: watching you eyes light up with interest at their suggestions.

Tip seven: Fear, uncertainty and doubt create trance readiness. Called FUD, these three sneaky hypnotic tools  are found in almost all ad campaigns.   Often used to create doubt about a competitor, the FUD is also used to get you to buy make-up, dye your hair, join a fitness club, buy a new car.

Tip eight:Confusion which creates a bit of fear also softens your resistance to trance.   Here’s what the Journal of Consumer Research notes about  how about how sales people are taught to confuse you: “…the sales person initially tries to confuse the potential customer, then restates the sales pitch in a more familiar way. By reframing the sales pitch in a more familiar way the consumers natural defenses are weakened and the consumer becomes more susceptible to the sales pitch. So, can you be confused into buying something? Yes. And it’s not even very difficult to do.”crowd contagion – meaning others laughing, cheering, or crying so you feel the need to join soften your resistance to trance.  

Tip nine: Crowd contagion is a big and very dangerous form of subtle hypnotism.   Think of how seeing someone laughs makes you want to laugh? think of the fans cheering at a sports event.  Think of the pictures of crowds protesting news reports.  Often a hundred protesters seem to respresent everyone.  Being part of the in group is a powerful incentive and well used by sneaky hypnotists.  Hitler was master of crowd contagion, but he also used fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

Tip ten: Whenever the following words are cast your way, you are being asked to enter a trance state: Shut your eyes, dream, imagine, see yourself, visualize. 

You protect yourself from Sneaky Hypnotism by remembering the above facts. In any situation that might be trance inducing, repeat a protective mantra such as: “I stay with my good desires.”   ” I hold to my honor system.”  I stay strong.”

PARENTING TIPS

Tip one: Because parents are charged with persuading children to behave, parents use hypnotic tools.  Take comfort in the fact that persuading children to do what they do not really want to do is so hard. Proof we cannot be hypnotized so easily. Feel free to use many of the techniques suggested above, but  be aware you are using them.

Tip two: The most potent hypnotic tool parents use is what is called a hypnotic bind.  That means you are appearing to offer choice.  Parents have used these for generations: “Would you rather have your bath after dinner or before you put your pajamas on?”  “Do you want carrots or peas as your vegetable?” “Do you want to do your homework by yourself, or do you want me to stay in the room with you?”  “Do you want to walk the dog before or after dinner?” 

Tip three: Teach the facts about trance and hypnosis as your children grow.  When you teach self-soothing skills, label them as trances or going into your mind to feel better.  Use the media to teach the ways salesmen try to persuade us to buy things.

PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

I  practice deliberate kindness  by sharing free downloads of  most of EFTI’s  poster coaches  at the EFTIstore. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some are quotes about what matters, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.

You  practice Internet kindness every time you like, comment or share someones’ post. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kinesses strengthen you.

Thank you for all you do.  Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SNEAKY HYPNOTISTS

Think you  cannot and have never been hypnotized. Bah humbug. If you’ve bought something and then regretfully wondered why – you’ve been hypnotized.

Some sneaky hypnotists do good, sneaky salesmen are not always honorable.

Some sneaky hypnotists do good, sneaky salesmen are not always honorable.

As with many things hypnosis is a tool for good and tool for bad.  Go here to  learn more about hypnosis. You will learn what you need to know to stay safe from the unethical sneaky hypnotists.  If you are a parent, you will find tips to safety proof your child from sneaks.

Watch for posts about how to use self-hypnosis for your benefit.

 PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS

I  practice deliberate kindness  by sharing free downloads of  most of EFTI’s  poster coaches  at the EFTIstore. A poster coach is like a face-to-face coach; all serve as practice reminders, some are quotes about what matters, some teach you the exercises needed to stay strong.

You  practice Internet kindness every time you like, comment or share someones’ post. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kinesses strengthen you.

Thank you for all you do.  Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.

Katherine

LINKS OF INTEREST