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So I was hypnotized today

:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
My mom recommended it since I've been having nightmares on a "nightly" basis for the last few months. It lasted an hour and a half. Most of the time I didn't know what to do or say since it was my first time. Has anybody else experienced hypnosis, or know someone who has? What are your thoughts on it?
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:iconoperia:
Operia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would never let someone screw with my head, no way.
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:iconroguishbard:
RoguishBard Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't trust anyone screwing around with my mind like that. A man's mind is his last sanctuary.

Personally, I'd recommend reading or thinking about something that you like reading/thinking about just before you choose to go to sleep, and don't let your thoughts deviate from it at all. Dreams are heavily influenced by your own train of thought.
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I've had no nightmares since :)
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:iconroguishbard:
RoguishBard Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well whatever works for you. I just can't stand the idea of anyone controlling me but me.
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I was in full control the entire time. If I didn't want to do what she told me, I didn't.
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SapphireLeto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
hey, whatever works, (I hope it did!) I can send you some Reiki music, it puts me right to sleep.
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
mom is getting Reiki later this week from the same person, because some of her clients have been asking if it works for their chronic pain. Since she's never tried it, she wants to see how it can work. I'm probably gonna go one more time before I leave next week. Also, she recommends everyone who has nightmares to cover their mirrors in their bedrooms
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SapphireLeto Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Interesting. Well, the music certainly is relaxing. Hope it helped!
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
By seeding hypnotic suggestion throughout the world's media I have decided every election, war, economic turn and stupid fad for the past fifteen years.
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x666NiGhTmArE666x Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
My school had a hypnotist come in for an assembly. Around twenty (willing) students volunteered. It was one of the most hilarious things I've seen.
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Yeah I've seen demonstrations like that before, but it was nowhere near as fun as that--they don't make you move around a lot
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Does your doctor say "would you kindly?" a lot?
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I see what you did there :eyes:
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your doctor could be Atlas. :stare:
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
But, but it was a woman. . . ? :fear:
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...Would you kindly believe that I'm a woman?
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HtimsNayr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Aspiring super-villain that I am, I like hypnosis of the "mass" variety.

[link] < This was one of my favorite videos in my Intro to Psychology class.
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Wow, that's creepy o_O
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:iconhtimsnayr:
HtimsNayr Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Psychology class has taught me that, while the brain is awesome organ, it has more glitches than a first release Bethesda Softworks game.
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DawnsBreak Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
:lol:
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
:laughing:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Depends if it's like Derren Brown's work?
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Not familiar with that guy
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Should look him up. He's definitely something. :B
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Someone in another post shared a link to one of his videos--pretty amazing!
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's pretty cool. :nod:
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DarkShadow7777 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems, that is person dependant... many people tried to hypnotize me, but never works... or they are just cheaters... who knows? XD
As many said here, maybe has something to do with sugestion, to get good dreams or sleep well I often use music, works the same, at least for me. :D
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Do you listen to relaxation or zen-type music? One time I was so exhausted I fell asleep listening to Rob Zombie. . . I still have no idea how I was able to do it o_O
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DarkShadow7777 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mosty relaxation or lounge, that does the job quite well :P
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I've never tried it. I don't think it's bogus, but neither do I think it works for all. I also think one should be careful with the choice of hypnotizer; there are a lot of scammers out there - especially when it comes to "unorthodox" treatment methods.

I know a couple of people who got hypnotized in order to quit smoking, and they've been "clean" for four years now, so apparently it works for them. I just wonder: Could they be hypnotized to become smokers again...? :D

The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe offers an interesting - if somewhat unrealistic and quite creepy - approach to the subject. Don't read it if you're afraid the nightmares will return... ;-)
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Ooooh, I like creepy stuff :) I'll look into that!

I don't think hypnosis will work on people who don't want to be hypnotized. They have to be willing to do it, or else nothing at all will happen. If they just say "Come at me, bro!" then it's pretty much impossible.
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deVere Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I think you're right. However, I also think there are some people who do want it to work, but have some mental barriers like doubt, exceptional rational thinking etc. that could prevent it from working.
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Good point :nod: I think I still had a little doubt that it would work, but we'll see. She said I did very well responding to it
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:icondevere:
deVere Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Good luck with it! I hope it'll work for you. When two people who used to smoke +40 cigarettes a day could stop overnight, I'd say there's a fair chance. ;-)
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Wow! Congrats to them! I know eventually things will get better, with or without hypnosis :)
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:icondevere:
deVere Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I'm sure they will, but if they continue, here's a free trick for you, that - in all it's absurdity - worked for me:

When I was younger, I was haunted by nightmares as well. I could wake up in the middle of the night, and they would be picture-clear in all their horror. Then I realized that some of them contained pretty cool material for my writings and visual art - some in whole, some in detail. Some provided basic ideas for setting, atmosphere, action, narrative etc. and some could be combined to "my own personal nightmares" for later use. At some point I started looking forward to the next nightmare - the next giveaway of useful material for me only - and you can probably imagine what happened; no more nightmares (on a regular basis, at least)! I guess that's what you call a win/win...

Very often, generally speaking, something negative can have a positive outcome - and you'll be surprised to see how much influence you have on it yourself, if you let it be so. :-)
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Well it's usually the same theme and people, but I don't think it's interesting enough for any type of artistic expression. It's just about my job/school work :/
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
People who can be hypnotized are highly suggestible people. no amount of waving a watch in my face and mumbling to me will make me "succumb" to something, it just doesn't make sense!
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Lol that's the stereotype. No watches, crystals, or pendulums of any kind were used. I really just succumbed to relaxation and had a nice nap when I got home :heart:
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
or whatever it is, relaxation music and whatnot. it's hokum.
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
No music either, it's a lot more boring than you'd think. As little distraction as possible. Maybe it's hokum, but it seems to use a lot of psychology methods. I think it's 50/50
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
that's actually meditation I think XD, meditation isn't hokum, it helps you focus your mind. actually maybe that's why I've been rather depressed lately...haven't been meditating as much.

I think though that regardless of whether hypnotizing is meritable or not, if it helped you that's all that matters :)
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Got any tips for how to meditate? I feel like I've never had the patience or time for it, but I've been interested in it. I'm always afraid I'll fall asleep :sleep:
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sagethethird Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I say it's as easy as sitting there and relaxing for a few minutes. the more you do it the longer you'll be able to keep it up. try focusing on one thing like breathing,or like water and how it flows, you'll both find it teaches you not to stray from one train of thought, and that that one thing is connected to so many other things in ways you never thought.

there are more advanced forms, but I have no idea about them.

I'm probably not the best person to ask either, so research (here is a breathing meditation, [link])
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NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
OK--Thanks for the info :)
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations, now you wont be you anymore :nod:

The doctors will implant artificial memories and behaviours in your mind :omg:
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
You know you're awake and aware the whole time, right?
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then they didn't hypnotized you like in the movies :|

You didn't get to do the chicken dance on command :ohnoes:




Anyways, what sort of nightmares do you have? :eyes:
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:iconnataliebee:
NatalieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
No, no chicken dance :c

Well, you'd think they're kind of silly ._. Which I guess they are, but I never feel rested when I wake up. They're mostly job related.
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UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Working is not a nightmare, it is reality :nirvana:
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