Month: May 2019

What introspection is really like

What introspection is really like

We all tend to think we’re good at introspection. After all, we’re the ones thinking our thoughts. And everything we think and feel makes sense to us. Sometimes it feels like we’re forensic psychologists… or maybe expert computer scientists. Our minds run processes, we investigate them and are happy we understand them. But introspection is

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Worried about getting stuck in trance? Here’s how you get out of it

Worried about getting stuck in trance? Here’s how you get out of it

I was recently watching the Monde Tapes. Well, rewatching. If you’ve never seen them (or heard of them), it’s an old video of Milton Erickson – probably the greatest hypnotist who ever lived – as he hypnotises a woman named Monde. Since watching someone being hypnotised is hypnotic, I was deep into a trance. How

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