Category Archives: Observations

Observations from the human psyche.

The eyes don’t lie

The eyes don’t lie is a popular saying, which made people think that it could be used for lie detection. The problem is that the eyes communicate the pattern the person is experiencing at that moment in time.

If you ask someone to picture a purple tree, you will see their eyes go to Visual Construct because they’ve never been asked to picture a purple tree, so that person will construct a purple tree from the knowledge of what a tree looks like and what colour purple is to them. If you ask the same question again, that person’s eyes go to Visual Recall because they now have an image of what a purple tree looks like. There is also the risk that someone else has asked them to picture a purple tree before you, and then their eyes will go to Visual Recall.

To compound the problem, there are people who are called normally organised, those people in the majority have eye patterns that Visual Construct are to their left and Visual Recall are to their right. There are people who are reverse organised, where their eyes go the other way and there are hybrids that have different directions for the different states.

Visual is up, auditory (listening) is in the middle and down is both kinaesthetic and auditory digital (internal processing). Staring straight at you means they know what they are talking about and its in their frontal cortex ready to come out and looking round in a circle (transderivational search) means they don’t have a clue what you are on about, so they are trying visual, auditory, kinaesthetically and auditory digital to try to get an answer.

Note that this is a conscious search, if the person is in a trance they will more likely be looking straight at you.

Being mesmerised?

Being mesmerised?

Where does “Being Mesmerised” come from? You would have thought it would come from Mesmer, Mesmer did create a theory he called “animal magnetism” or “mesmerism”  based on magnets to impede bleeding. However, it was James Braid, a Scottish surgeon who discovered that an altered state of consciousness could be induced through the use of… Continue Reading

Willpower

Willpower

Willpower Complementary Therapy is a do-with culture, in that it requires your co-operation for its success. It doesn’t work like surgery, where a surgeon operates to remove the bad parts in your body. Willpower is the most important component of Complementary Therapy. You are not going to be able to lose weight or stop smoking… Continue Reading

The human body

The human body

Without a doubt the human body is amazing. We tend to think of the spine as being the connection between the brain and body, which serves as the central nervous system. This controls muscles and provides feedback from tendons and the skin. There is more to us than our muscles and skin. The Autonomic Nervous… Continue Reading

Hypnosis and its changes…

Hypnosis and its changes…

Hypnosis has been around for centuries, and has long been misinterpreted into something else by Hollywood. Hypnosis is a do with rather than a do to process. You cannot hypnotise someone, like a surgeon can cut someone open. What you can do is provide the assistance for someone to go into hypnosis. Hypnosis is simply… Continue Reading

Esdaile state as a euphoric state

Esdaile state as a euphoric state

When James Esdaile created his “Esdaile coma” state to perform surgery in India before the days of chemical anaesthetics, he managed to perform operations with a high success rate as well as a high survival rate. After James Esdaile died, his state was almost forgotten, except by the occasional stage hypnotist who would hypnotise someone… Continue Reading

Hypnosis and sleep

Hypnosis and sleep

One of the biggest things hypnotists will tell you is that hypnosis is not sleep. When James Braid coined the word as an alternative to Mesmerism and seeing his subject go into a sleep like state, he coined Hypnosis after the Greek god of sleep, Hypnos. In hypnosis circles, the state of somnambulism (sleep walking)… Continue Reading

NLP Modelling

NLP Modelling

One of the most important thing about NLP is the ability to expand to your needs. Its a requirement of the Master Practitioner to extend NLP with your own models. The idea is to code your model using NLP code. Coding is actually very simple but involves an understanding of sensory acuity: Visual internal (Vi)… Continue Reading

Breakthrough sessions

Breakthrough sessions

At the end of November this year, I (and 30 of my friends) completed the NLP Master Practitioner training in Ecclefechan, Scotland. One of the exercises was a breakthrough session, where we would be given someone who had a problem and would work with them until we had a solution to their problem in very… Continue Reading

Dualism vs Materialism

Dualism vs Materialism

Dualism and Materialism (also called Monism) are two psychological theories. At first, psychologists supported Dualism, or the idea that the brain and mind are two separate entities. This gave rise to the possibility of the unconscious being the physical brain, the subconscious and conscious being part of the mind. The theory of materialism on the… Continue Reading

Your “other” senses

Your “other” senses

Sight: This technically is two senses given the two distinct types of receptors present, one for colour (cones) and one for brightness (rods). Taste: This is sometimes argued to be five senses by itself due to the differing types of taste receptors (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami), but generally is just referred to as… Continue Reading

Dowsing Rods and Pendulums

Dowsing Rods and Pendulums

Last night, my friends and I performed a little experiment. The first one was with the pendulum. Anyone can perform this simple experiment: Stand up straight and close your eyes Ask yourself a question with a No answer – for example: “Is my name Bert?” Observe which way your body moves Ask yourself a question… Continue Reading

Frames

Frames

In the movie industry, a movie is a collection of still images. Each still image is called a frame. In NLP, a frame is a snapshot of how you perceive something. Your experiences are individual frames – you believe something at that moment. Reframing is the NLP technique to change that frame. Emotions are frames… Continue Reading

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