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1. When you need to remember something important, find a way to create an image about it in your mind that is very funny or bizarre. Your brain easily remembers things that are unusual, or funny or scary,(read entire article)
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Structure Yes, I know we all hate structure. If the world was perfect place we would not need it. It may be one of the most important things to help us survive in this non-ADD world.(read entire article)
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Evidence of hypnotic-like phenomena appears in many ancient cultures. The writer of Genesis seems familiar with the anaesthetic power of hypnosis when he reports that God put Adam "into a deep sleep" to take his rib to form Eve.(read entire article)
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Hypnosis is state of mind where an individual is subjected to controlled thoughts and behavior. Hypnosis involves two persons - the persons being treated to experiment is called subject while the one conducting the experiment is called hypnotist.(read entire article)
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Would you like to be confident? Your answer may be -- "YES. I do want to be confident." However, this answer lacks the impact. It is too generalized. Just like everybody wants to do well in life(read entire article)
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Most of us dream. But only a very small percentage of us understands that dreams hold much importance and opportunity for our self growth, improvement and self discovery. But many mystics of both Eastern and Western origins are aware of the fact(read entire article)
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There are two things that are apparent when you start to seek a definition for agoraphobia and that is that, depending on where you look, there is more than just one definition.(read entire article)
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Most people have heard of most phobias. Mention claustrophobia, social phobia, or arachnophobia and everyone pretty much knows what you are talking about. Mention agoraphobia, and most people will just shake their heads.(read entire article)
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The DSM-IV-TR (2000) defines a personality disorder as: "An enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations the individuals culture (and is manifested in two or more of his or her areas of mental life:)(read entire article)
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During World War Two, a strange phenomenon called "Battle Fatigue" affected many veterans after they returned home from combat zones in Europe and the Pacific.(read entire article)
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If you are serious about spiritual growth and self help, then a group is practically indispensable in getting you where you need to go.(read entire article)
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Much has been written regarding dreams and their meanings or purpose. Mankind has been fascinated with our dreams since the first dreamer awoke and wondered about what their visions meant.(read entire article)
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The psychologist, Carl Jung, described hidden part of our psyche as "the shadow." It's the part that sometimes frightens us with the things we don't know, or don't want to know about ourselves.(read entire article)
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Almost every one you know has lied about something for various reasons. Lying is considered to be a way to cover the truth because of some kind of fear.(read entire article)
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Usually, the first person that most people would call if they were looking for a panic attack treatment would be their family doctor. I certainly did after encountering my first panic episode.(read entire article)
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Certainly social anxiety and phobia is a complex isssue. People with social anxiety disorders have the following features(read entire article)
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We had a little excitement this morning at home. My wife came out of the bathroom and said, quite calmly, "Ed, there's a big black spider in the bathtub." Since I was watching my daughter, Ella, at the time, I carried her in there to investigate.(read entire article)
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Anger, anxiety, guilt, regret and worry are all perfectly normal emotions. They are our mind's way of telling us that something is wrong and we need to get off our keesters to fix it.(read entire article)
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Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disease has severe effects on the life of the sufferer as well as those people closest to them. The patients need almost everybody's attention.(read entire article)
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Developing intuition starts by realizing you have it already. If you've ever had a hunch about something, that was intuition. Intuition is just your mind using more than what you are consciously aware of.(read entire article)
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Emotional Intelligence or commonly known as EQ is a relatively new field of psychology. Emotional intelligence means the ability for a person to access, influence and conclude our emotion(read entire article)
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Psychology is a very interesting science. With the help of it's achievements we can research the hidden corners of our souls. This can be really exciting and even make you discover something new about your personality and traits of your character.(read entire article)
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Dream archetypes are images common to all humans because they arise out of common human experience.(read entire article)
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Why do you dream? The precise function of dreaming when we sleep is still a matter of disputation among scientists and dream researchers. One accepted theory holds that dreams are a way for the subconscious mind to rinse out itself and make sense of the s(read entire article)
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Every dreamer has asked questions about why we dream, and what those dreams mean. While every dream is unique to the person who dreams it, the world of dream interpretation is(read entire article)
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Dreams are a source of inspiration and creativity that can lead us to a deeper understanding of who we are. They are a way for us to connect with hidden parts of ourselves that may not be easily accessible to us in our conscious,(read entire article)
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A phobia is an extreme and irrational fear of a particular situation or behaviour. Many phobias exist in our society. Common phobias include Claustrophobia,(read entire article)
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Imagine this weird situation: you're cruising in a top of the line jumbo jet then all of a sudden, you freak out and scare the heck out of the people in the jet.(read entire article)
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We live in an age where being transsexual is no longer taboo. Society has learned to acknowledge their existence and rights. As these individuals have become more and more aggressive(read entire article)
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There's a psychological technique called gaslighting which is incredibly potent especially in persuasive situations. A few nights ago I was watching TV, just flipping around aimlessly, and came upon an old episode of M*A*S*H.(read entire article)
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Are you having trouble getting rid of your panic attacks and other anxiety related problems? It is not easy to manage your anxieties, however here are some techniques a person can use to help conquer their panic attacks and other anxiety related symptoms.(read entire article)
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Compulsive activities are addictive habits that can extremely affect your life. It can create a huge problem that can damage your lifestyle, status and moral character as a whole.(read entire article)
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It is not easy to deal with your bipolar disorder and your fears. The first step anyone should do is to talk to a professional.(read entire article)
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Stammering (clinically referred to as dysphemia) is a form of speech defect concerned with an involuntary action of repeating or prolonging of syllables or words.(read entire article)
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Attention deficit disorder (ADD) wasn't recognized until about thirty years ago. Before that time, children who didn't sit still in their desk chairs, who seemingly daydreamed all the time,(read entire article)
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Quite often, we use labels on ourselves and others without even realizing that we are doing it. And most often, they are negative. What we don't realize is how much these labels can hurt us and others.(read entire article)
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Personality traits are enduring, usually rigid patterns of behavior, thinking (cognition), and emoting expressed in a variety of circumstances and situations and throughout one's life (typically from early adolescence onward).(read entire article)
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Here's an interesting question. How does a hyper paranoid maniac like JK Ellis create a cult like following and still manage to protect himself from over-exposure? Think about it!(read entire article)
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Lucid dreaming means dreaming while you know that you are dreaming. The term was coined by Frederik van Eeden who used the word "lucid" in the sense of mental clarity. With practice nearly anyone can experience lucid dreams.(read entire article)
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How can you tell if someone is lying? Carefully. All methods of lie-detecting, including polygraph machines, are regularly fooled or used improperly, resulting in mistakes.(read entire article)
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Hypnosis or hypnotism is a psychological phenomenon of exceeding interest to both layman and scientist. Its history is as old as that of the human race, and it has been utilized by the most primitive of peoples, ancient and modern,(read entire article)
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When it comes to defining what hypnosis can and cannot do, I can only share with you what I know as fact, first hand, based on my own experience. In my opinion, if hypnosis has any limitations,(read entire article)
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Insomnia is the condition that keeps people from getting valuable sleep each and every night. Sleep is more valuable than most people realize, as it not only helps you recharge your energy, but allows the body to heal from the day before.(read entire article)
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No social theory has been more influential and, later, more reviled than psychoanalysis. It burst upon the scene of modern thought, a fresh breath of revolutionary and daring imagination, a Herculean feat of model-construction,(read entire article)
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Here's a question to ponder: Why do people think mind control is "bad"? People shudder at the thought of mind control because they live under the belief that there is a "free will." They are scared to think that they don't have control.(read entire article)
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Ever wonder how the professional hypnotists do it? How they can make people do and say things they would never normally do? They studied and practiced hypnosis for long periods of time and now so can you.(read entire article)
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For the Law of Attraction to work optimally, one needs to exercise mental control over both the conscious and sub-conscious mind. While many would say they can't be held accountable for what they dream(read entire article)
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What's the biggest problem with memory tricks? Remembering to use them, of course. There are many memory techniques that work well, but you'll forget them when you need them most -- unless you make using them a habit.(read entire article)
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"Puer Aeternus" - the eternal adolescent, the semipternal Peter pan - is a phenomenon often associated with pathological narcissism. People who refuse to grow up strike others as self-centred and aloof, petulant and brattish, haughty and demanding(read entire article)
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One topic that is coming up more than ever now is the condition called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some were aware of it before this became the common name and remember it as "shell shock."(read entire article)
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The fear of relocating is a real and devastating problem for some people. The anxiety of moving to a new state, town or even a new house can be overwhelming for many people. As hard as it might be to believe, there are tens of thousands of people(read entire article)
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Taking good care of our teeth is hygienic. The mouth is actually home to thousands of harmful bacteria and if you do not have your teeth cleaned and checked professionally,(read entire article)
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What are you afraid of? I'm sure that like almost everybody else you are afraid of something. Charles F. Haanel defines fear as "a powerful form of thought." I think it is a very good definition, because mostly fear is in our minds.(read entire article)
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Nail Biting is a habit where a person usually bites their fingernails or toenails. This may be because a person is feeling bored, nervous, stressed or he/she maybe hungry. The reasons are varied.(read entire article)
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Pedophiles are attracted to prepubescent children and act on their sexual fantasies. It is a startling fact that the etiology of this paraphilia is unknown.(read entire article)
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It is commonly believed myth that personality testing instruments can measure your personality and predict your future behaviors. The pre-employment testing mechanism has been following this creed without any solid evidence.(read entire article)
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Here's how phobias work. There are two parts to your mind -- one that thinks, and one that feels. The thinking part is the conscious, rational mind that you are using now as you read this. The feeling part is the unconscious, emotional mind.(read entire article)
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Over the past two decades, as I have worked with cops, firfighters, abuse victims and children of addicts, I have learned that there are many causes for PTSD.(read entire article)
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Eye tricks? What can you do with your eyes? More on that in a moment. First, let's look at what you can tell by watching a persons eyes.(read entire article)
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Recent headline: "Road Rage may be due to medical condition called Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)" THE SCIENCE BEHIND IED The study, reported in the June 2006 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry was based on a national face-to-face survey(read entire article)
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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects about 5% of adults severely, particularly women and young adults. Up to 25% of us are affected more mildly.(read entire article)
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Secret information? Okay, probably not much remains truly hidden or forbidden anymore, but there are little secrets about how things work. Salesmen, politicians, and others learn and use subtle techniques to influence you.(read entire article)
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People that get angered easily may need some effective means to control themselves and may thus need to look for a proper anger management technique that will answer to their needs to control them in situations that often(read entire article)
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Let's speak about the psychological aspect of a street collision. You should differentiate two items. You must realize, whether your fight is a result of a usual domestic conflict, or you are attacked by a robber, killer or bandit.(read entire article)
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There are some people who have problems with their sleep. Some have insomnia, narcolepsy, snoring, and some other have sleepwalking which is also known as somnambulism and noctambulism.(read entire article)
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Social anxiety or social phobia has many varied causes, including biological, psychological and social. However, each one may be intertwined so it is hard to specify exacting ones.(read entire article)
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Subliminal messages in songs are verbal messages delivered either so quickly or backwards or at such low volumes that those who receive them or hear them are not even aware that the message has been sent.(read entire article)
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Have you ever wished you had stronger willpower? How can you make yourself stop doing things you don't want to do? There are ways, and the first thing to do is to redefine the concept of willpower.(read entire article)
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In the movie "Shattered" (1991), Dan Merrick survives an accident and develops total amnesia regarding his past. His battered face is reconstructed by plastic surgeons and, with the help of his loving wife, he gradually recovers his will to live. But he n(read entire article)
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A man with a spider phobia walks into a room. His phobia means that he can't even look at a picture of something that looks like a spider without having a panic attack. So he unconsciously scans the room for spiders as he sits down(read entire article)
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Social Anxiety Disorder is a fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. People who have social anxiety often fear that(read entire article)
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In their search for health, clients are willing to try anything, hoping for a miracle cure. They often reason that they might as well try it because "they have nothing to lose." Unfortunately, there is something to lose. Clients might gain a false sense o(read entire article)
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Dream researchers have discovered several distinct categories of dreams, and these dream categories can be very useful both to people attempting to interpret their own dreams and to professional psychologist and therapists(read entire article)
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Recent studies buttress the unpalatable truth that falling in love is, in some ways, indistinguishable from a severe pathology. Behavior changes are reminiscent of psychosis and, biochemically speaking, passionate love closely imitates substance abuse.(read entire article)
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Countess Erszebet Bathory was a breathtakingly beautiful, unusually well-educated woman, married to a descendant of Vlad Dracula of Bram Stoker fame. In 1611, she was tried - though, being a noblewoman, not convicted - in Hungary for slaughtering 612 youn(read entire article)
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Do you have any idea what you think about all day? It sounds like a silly question, but most of us don't actually observe the drama that's constantly going on inside our heads.(read entire article)
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Have you ever wondered why your spouse, coworkers, or children seem to think so differently from you? You may not understand why they make the decisions they do, or why they place such importance on things that seem inconsequential to you.(read entire article)
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Dream symbols are highly individualistic. Although there are archetypes of symbols common to most people, it's usually better to go within yourself(read entire article)
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Have you ever considered what the heck dreams are really made of? Many people believe dreams are simply a bunch of garbled thoughts strung together that don't mean anything in particular.(read entire article)
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As human beings, it is normal for us to feel fear. Some are afraid of spiders, snakes or the dark, while others fear heights, being confined in small space or even flying.(read entire article)
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The fear of injections is called trypanophobia. This is not too uncommon. This fear can be related to needle phobia which is actually the fear of needles, only it involves actual penetration through the skin.(read entire article)
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Some brain exercises can be as simple as an intelligent conversation or reading something new. Others can be more involved, like doing crossword puzzles or solving lateral thinking puzzles.(read entire article)
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Do you always wash your hand after shaking hands with someone? Do you at least change clothes at least 10 times before you leave for work? Do you go to the doctor for a check up once a week?(read entire article)
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The mind is an infinite wonder. It has the fantastic ability to transmute your desires into their physical counterparts. You can do anything that your mind can conceive, as long as you have the belief and will power to back it up.(read entire article)
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In the free evening you sit comfortably in your armchair and read an exciting book. Suddenly the clock strikes ten and you listen carefully to every strike of it. It seems like these are the last seconds of your life passing by and a strange feeling appea(read entire article)
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Some of the best persuasion techniques have been developed from NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) methods. For example, if you hear a person saying, "I see," a few times, they are probably processing information visually, according to NLP.(read entire article)
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Sometimes people suffer from a level of anxiety so high when up in the air, that they simply cannot function. When anxiety over flying gets to that point, it becomes fear of flying.(read entire article)
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You'll find that most people are in some way irrational, even superstitious. They may be "superficially" superstitious and base their behaviors on things that have no basis in reality.(read entire article)
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What exactly is Lateral thinking? For starters, it's a word invented by Edward DeBono in 1967. At some point since then it became a part of the English language (it is in the Oxford English Dictionary and most others now).(read entire article)
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Too many victims of panic attacks keep their condition private for fear of embarrassment. They struggle with the internal conflict of phobias and fears in solitude.(read entire article)
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Personality disorders are dysfunctions of our whole identity, tears in the fabric of who we are. They are all-pervasive because our personality is ubiquitous and permeates each and every one of our mental cells.(read entire article)
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In a famous experiment, students were asked to take a lemon home and to get used to it. Three days later, they were able to single out "their" lemon from a pile of rather similar ones.(read entire article)
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When you were a child you probably remember swearing to the universe that when you grew up you'd never, ever treat your children the way your parents treated you.(read entire article)
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