Archives for July 2013

Im Looking for a Good Book to Read on NLP and Seduction, Pua Perhaps

I got into PUA about 1 year ago and stopped studing it, I want to get back into it, So I bought some books, "Dating to Relating" and "The Art of Seduction", im not sure if there any good, havnt had time to look at them yet, What are some good Books or perhaps 1 very good book you would recommomend me? for Seduction PUA NLP or any of those.

THanks

Malice

Im Looking for a Good Book to Read on NLP and Seduction, Pua Perhaps

Is NLP a Branch of Psychology or Philosophy or Both or Neither Ot Neither AND Both ?

Interesting question.

What does NLP actually do to the culture that practices NLP ?

Some thoughts from the NY Times:

A Return to Tradition – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

"If you had presented this issue to the great figures in the history of philosophy – anyone from Plato to Nietzsche – I suspect that they wouldn’t even have understood what the question could possibly be. Traditionally, no one worried very much about the distinction between philosophy and psychology. Philosophers were just supposed to think, at a very broad and fundamental level, about the nature of the human condition. And, as a matter of course, they were supposed to make use of all the intellectual resources available to them, including psychology, history, literature, and much else besides.

What we are seeing is a growing willingness to just ignore the whole distinction between philosophy and psychology.

Then, in the 20th century, something peculiar happened. Some people began to feel that philosophy should be understood as a highly specialized technical field that could be separated off from the rest of the intellectual world. So there was a growing sense that there could be a discipline of philosophy that simply ignored questions about how human beings actually think and feel and focused instead on questions that could be addressed ‘from the armchair.’ This period strikes me as an aberration, a major departure from the way in which philosophy has traditionally been understood.

I think that what we are seeing now, with the surge of interest in experimental philosophy, is best understood as a return to a more traditional understanding of what philosophy is all about. It seems misleading to describe this new movement in terms of philosophers taking ideas from psychology. Rather, what we see is a growing willingness to just ignore the whole distinction between philosophy and psychology. So these days, there is a band of young philosophers going out and conducting their own studies, collaborating with psychologists, publishing in psychology journals. (Many people in the field don’t even know which researchers are officially supposed to count as philosophers and which as psychologists.)
I find it puzzling that people sometimes regard these recent developments as somehow taking things in a radical new direction. A more natural response would be to say that they are taking things back to their old direction, back to the direction of David Hume’s immortal Treatise of Human Nature (1739), with its subtitle, "Being An Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning Into Moral Subjects."

Joshua Knobe is an assistant professor of cognitive science and philosophy at Yale University. He studies the role of morality in human cognition.

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Philosophers from antiquity to the present have been concerned with the nature of the human mind and agency, the sources of motivation, the relative contributions of reason and passion in human behavior, and the capacity for individuals to exercise conscious control over their lives.

Philosophy remains the only humanistic discipline that really teaches students to think critically and analytically.

Once the scientific revolution of the early modern era reached the human sciences in the late 19th century, a new set of tools became available for assessing the accuracy of claims about these perennial philosophical topics about the mind and action. The idea that philosophical work on these topics could proceed independently of what is now called “cognitive science” — an idea some retrograde philosophers still embrace — is unfortunate. By the same token, cognitive science needs philosophy, to clarify its findings and frame their import.
But the centrality of cognitive science to worthwhile philosophy is orthogonal to the issue of philosophy’s current place in the university. Philosophy has been, for at least 30 years, the most interdisciplinary of all the humanistic disciplines, one that interacts continuously with psychology, biology, physics, linguistics, law, mathematics, and medicine, to name a few of the fields that count philosophers among their active members and contributors.
Despite this, philosophy, like other humanities fields, is under attack at many institutions of higher education. This attack has other causes. The current crisis of capitalism has increased anxiety about the short-term “market value” of all courses of study. That pressure has been felt most keenly at schools more dependent on tuition revenue. While the so-called “elite” universities have uniformly sustained and in some cases increased their commitment to philosophy and other humanities disciplines, other schools have been more short-sighted. I am skeptical that at these schools philosophy informed by cognitive science would stand a better chance of dodging the bullet from administrators consumed with “the bottom line.”
What might help philosophy is the more widespread recognition that philosophy remains the only humanistic discipline that really teaches students to think critically and analytically, which is why philosophy students remain the leading performs on professional school exams like the LSAT. Even in the 21st century, smarts matter — to lawyers, to doctors, to problem-solvers in all fields, as well as to a good life. After nearly 20 years in law teaching, I can confirm that no one is smarter than the serious undergraduate philosophy major. Any school that cuts philosophy might as well put up a sign that says, ‘The smart kids should apply elsewhere.’

Brian Leiter is a professor of law and director of the Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago. He writes a blog on academic philosophy.

Is NLP a Branch of Psychology or Philosophy or Both or Neither Ot Neither AND Both ?

First Appointment

Had my first appointment with a hypnotist today, the goal being to attain enhanced visualization abilities and anchor various altered states. He spent most of the hour finding out how I think and all that but made a few attempts at enhancing visualization abiltiies and controlling feelings. The latter worked to a certain degree, I anchored a whole body positive feelings to this scratching sound I made in my head but unfortunately I forgot what it sounds like :(

No luck with the visualization. He was telling me to see something then zoom in on it and make it more detailed but all I could see was black so I couldn’t begin to see the picture. I usually visualize with my eyes open using this vague (but highly detailed) secondary layer of vision which does not overlap my actual field of vision. When I close my eyes I use that same method but it becomes apparent how vague it really is. Its like I’m not actually seeing anything but at the same time I am. He told me to see a door on the black screen, behind the door is a vivid picture then told me to step through it but this didn’t work. I get along with the guy and trust him so I suppose this is a good start. Has anyone here induced photographic memory or replicated drug states with NLP/hypnosis?

First Appointment

Anxiety and Insomnia (New Jersey)

Hello everyone, I am new to the community. I have had chronic insomnia for the past 4 years of my life. It started in highschool, when I had been extremely depressed and I think I experienced an anxiety attack during one of my classes. In that experience, I had feelings of intense fear, and helplessness. I believe that I had social anxiety disorder, (I am doing much better socially now that I’m in college). The thoughts racing in my mind that day we’re most likely: "I have no friends", "No one likes me", "I’m not funny or extraverted". But after that day, I could no longer sleep. I feel like something triggered my fight or flight reaction. Highschool was the most painful experience I have ever endured, I abused marijuana compulsively, to get out of my thought process, but as a result, I became a burnout, and physiologically, my brain became depressed. I do not want to take sleeping pills anymore, it will most likely kill me in the long run, and it’s hard to be happy when you are drowsy, and have no energy. I’ve taken sleeping pills for two whole semesters daily, which is absolutely horrible, and I can’t find anyone that can help me with my insomnia. I want to find a NLP practitioner in North Jersey, my home, to help me with my unconscious and anxiety before I sleep. I can’t seem to find any practitioners because all I see are greedy NLP Training Courses, in Google Search. Can anyone please help me out? I have a very serious disease and no one has been capable of helping me at all, and I need to turn to alternative medicines. Please don’t recommend lavender, chamomile, any herb, pills, because I’ve tried them all and they do not work. Yoga, Progressive Muscle Relaxation technique, etc. etc. do not work.

Anxiety and Insomnia (New Jersey)

This is Beautiful

This forum is heavenly, I look forward to reading others experience and what they’ve developed so far. I believe that NLP is an ever evolving understanding of the human capabilities, and I believe that we, as human beings, can do anything. The only problem I’m experiencing at the moment is containing certain emotions, sometimes it feels unhealthy as I might create a monster, hopefully that won’t be the case. I don’t consider my self a beginner with NLP but I’m far away from reaching my limits, I would appreciate any recommendations to further enhance my capabilities.

Thank you,
Mike

This is Beautiful

Hi – Looking for Like Minded Souls

Hi – My name is Sandra – I am an NLP practitioner, trainer and coach and am looking for some like minded individuals to connect with.

You can check out my profile to find out a bit more about me or my web site which is accessdevelopmentservices.co.uk and if you fancy saying hello it would be great to hear from you.

Hi – Looking for Like Minded Souls

Practice Group – Wakefield West Yorkshire

I am starting a Practice Group in Wakefield West Yorkshire. This group is open to all Students of NLP and Hypnotherapy whether they be novice, seasoned practitioner or simply curious.
Our first gathering will be on Saturday 4th September at 3.00pm.
Anyone that wants to join in, please contact me through this forum and I will give you details of how to find the venue which will be, The Old Town Hall, Westfield Road, Horbury, Wakefield.
Coffee will be FREE so let me know quick so I can make sure the kettle is on:))

Practice Group – Wakefield West Yorkshire

Ross Jeffries on the Day Game Podcast

I was pleasantly surpassed today when my Itunes feed brought me an interview with Ross Jeffries on the day game podcast. Its always a great experience to hear a few words of wisdom from Ross him self.

check out the interview in the link below

The Daygame Podcast #16 – Ross Jeffries Drops By To Give Us His Thoughts On Daygame and Seduction

Ross Jeffries on the Day Game Podcast

Modeling Bandler

Hello esteemed Sirs!

Who do you think would be qualified to model Bandler himself? I would much like to have an accurate model of the genius and I did not find what I was looking for in the Conversations book. What I am thinking about is Bandler in the context of a change worker and Bandler in the context of an innovator. I am also curious what other aspect of Bandler one may want to model.

Just thought I would put this out there and see what our collective resources may deliver! :))
-Tim

Modeling Bandler