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  1. roseputter
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    There was once a story that I heard about a sleeping monster eating magic or something. Does anybody know what I'm talking about here? I feel like it's a story that I've heard of.
     
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    Nope, but I've heard of scams where hypnotists claim that their 'hypnosis' only 'sticks' if you listen to their expensive CDs afterwards.
     
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    I'm an amateur hypnotist; honestly I'm still not sure if there's science behind it, or if it's just a placebo effect; either way it seems to be effective.
     
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    The school hired a hypnotist to do a show for my highschool grad party, and he definitely did something to them. It's pretty crazy and hilarious tbh.
    Hypnotism is definitely a thing, though I have no real idea how it works.

    Obviously never done it or i'd hypnotize people into making less shitty threads.
     
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    For the record it is completely scientifically proven. I don't see why you guys are even bringing up stuff about scams or whatnot.
     
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    Hypnotism is a thing, it's been proven and can be used in Canadian and US courts as a form of evidence. I went to see one, and the face the guy made when he was snapped out of it was pure confusion. It's not faked.

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    Mind you, most "Hypnosis" isn't really hypnosis at all, it is done by an individual, not a CD.
     
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    I don't know how it came about or anything...
     
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    Stage hypnotism? No, definitely not. I do not believe that it is possible to hypnotise a person to do strange things like run around like a chicken or eat an onion and then snap your fingers to 'wake them up' at which point they have no recollection of what has happened. As soon as I see a 'hypnotist' snap their fingers and a previously conscious person drops their head as though they have immediately entered a state of hypnosis, I am convinced that they are a fraud. People who carry out the suggestions of the hypnotist in these situations are either stooges, or are simply going along with the act in order to conform.

    Clinical hypnosis is something I have experienced personally. It took a long time to enter the state required, and it was achieved through progressively becoming more relaxed by altering my breathing and listening to the therapist's calming voice. I entered a state where I felt very drowsy, my body felt very heavy, and my mind felt very still. I was, however, fully aware of what was happening and was able to communicate. I knew that I could become fully awake again any time I chose (like deciding to stop snoozing and get out of bed) and in fact I did so while the therapist was trying to gradually lead me back to full consciousness - I just opened my eyes and suddenly felt completely awake.

    After the experience I felt very calm and relaxed, and I felt better about the things we had been discussing while I was 'under'. The effects were not long-lasting, however, so I am yet to be convinced that perceptions, feelings or attitudes can be changed long-term using this method.
     
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