Category: Hypnosis

The problem with personal development

If there’s one thing yours truly loves, it’s personal development. Sometimes I’m satisfied, often I’m happy, but I’m always hungry for more. I know that the person I’ll be in six years (or six months) is so incredible that I can’t wait to meet…

When aliens land, you’ll be ready

When aliens land, you’ll be ready

There’s a great trope in scifi. It’s the idea that only the civilisation that invents technology is wise enough to use it. It usually goes like this: advanced aliens take pity on primitive ones. They gift them the secrets to unlimited energy. Then the…

Triggered by colour??

Triggered by colour??

If you’re interested in hypnosis, then great news! The internet is full of anonymous strangers looking to hypnotise you. Some of them are probably really good. Most are in the early days of their training (I did something similar way back). A few are…

How I learned to stop faking it and start making it

How I learned to stop faking it and start making it

I love Dr Strangelove. It’s a damn bizarre and tragic piece of cinema. It’s scarier than most horror films and funnier than most comedies. What’s not to like? The highlight for me is Slim Picken’s character. Right from the first frame to when he…

I’m not saying rationality is pointless…

I’m not saying rationality is pointless…

Fun neuroscience fact: 100% of your decision-making is emotional. Yep – everything. Even the stuff that seems so obvious that it doesn’t need it. If you damage the emotional centres of your brain, it can wipe out your ability to make decisions. And this…

Think walking over hot coals is impressive?

Think walking over hot coals is impressive?

Back in my university days, I spent time in a chemistry lab. That was a great experience. I might not have been great at chemistry, but it lead to a lot of great stories. Like the time octanol fumes cured my hangover (or at…

Procrastinate to your mind’s content

Procrastinate to your mind’s content

People accuse me of being productive. I won’t comment on that, only to say that I run my site in my spare time. That’s on top of a fulltime job, hobbies, exercising, meditating, other commitments… plus the stuff for Guided Thought that you never…

Don’t be a centaur: Why you should save minds and feel good doing it

Don’t be a centaur: Why you should save minds and feel good doing it

Let’s get our Greek mythology on for just a moment. Chiron was a centaur. Unlike most of his kind, he was a wise and noble creature. More than that, he was a great healer. Apart from him having a horse’s butt, you would do…

How to ethically manipulate people for your own benefit

How to ethically manipulate people for your own benefit

I know many people get squeamish about influence tactics. It feels wrong, as if you’re manipulating people for your own purposes. Only con artists, sleazy creeps, ruthless businesspeople and the worst politicians manipulate others. Right? I’ve a truckload of bad news for anyone who…

Lose your mind to gain control

Lose your mind to gain control

The world is full of ironic fears. What do I mean by that? Well, so many people take action to avoid one outcome… only to make it more likely. An example: Someone might have a fear of flying, so they spend three days slamming…

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