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Psychology | perceptions of self

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The only perception that early man had of himself, was what he saw when he looked at other people. Looking at their reflection in a pool of water was probably quite intriguing. We can see our reflections using mirrors at any time.

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Psychology | Persuasion, Suggestion and Repetition

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Hypnosis

Hypnotherapists use suggestion to influence behaviour and beliefs. The suggestions are subtle and not always direct. They don’t say ‘stop  smoking’, they are more likely to say, ‘You will be better off when you stop smoking.’ The exacting wording is very important. They often infer something rather than being direct. They also realise that we tend to believe what we want to believe and refuse to compromise our morality. People can’t  normally be hypnotised into doing something that they are totally opposed to. They can be easily hypnotised into doing something they want to do but perhaps lack the confidence to do. (more…)


Psychology | The Social Animal

We humans are the social animal and have been since our days as cave dwellers. There is safety in numbers and although we may like to wander off into the woods alone at times; we feel more secure together. A lot of our feelings are controlled by primitive thoughts as we stare into an open fire or look into the flame of a candle. (more…)