This is more seeking opinions rather than pushing an idea into existence. You may have heard of Speed Seduction and/or Hypnotic Language Patterns being able to improve your VERBAL GAME and you may have even tried this stuff out, or not. That, however, is irrelevant here.
Recently I found an article describing how the hypnosis industry is actually based on lies, hypnosis (was claimed) is an IDEALISTIC CONCEPT BASED ON FICTION and not scientific fact. You may have heard of Placebo's and how their effect is substantially useful in the treatment of patients and the health industry benefits from hypnotic communication, as do the commercial sales industry, media, religion and intelligence agencies. However, this article was saying that hypnosis is not only fake but is in no way proven to work. What's your opinion?
There are people out there (especially on the internet) who make claims to help, heal and aid you towards success with hypnosis. If the article in question IS IN FACT TRUE then all these 'hypnotists' are CHARLATANS. Is it possible that everything we've come to learn about language, hypnosis and persuasion is ACTUALLY FALSE and that everything we've come to learn about hypnosis is ALL MYTH?
You may have encountered the possibility of negation being a useful tool in hypnosis and DON'T THINK OF A RED CAT better known as THE PINK ELEPHANT PRINCIPLE. This act of negation being that you tell someone not to think of a colourful animal and inevitably the mind (unconscious processes) HAVE TO GO INSIDE AND THINK OF A COLOURFUL ANIMAL. However, if my friend told me "DON'T JUMP IN THAT FIRE" then inevitably will I jump in that fire? Highly unlikely.
In Freud's theories he established differences between the Conscious mind, Subconscious mind, Unconscious mind, Superconscious mind (Collective Unconscious), and made theories about them. I was reading 'A General Introduction To Psychoanalysis' by Sigmund Freud the other day, and it even mentions that a lot of the work Freud did was only theoretical and isn't REALLY USED in today's psychoanlaytic methods. Could this have a correlation to the premise that ALL HYPNSOSIS IS FAKE?
So what's your opinion? Is hypnosis just made up mumbo jumbo? Is it all a false premise? What if you didn't belive in hypnosis?
I'm curious as to your opinions and thoughts on the subject. (I know a lot of people don't like Speed Seduction and hence I found this article relevant.)
Thanks for reading.