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by cc
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: 1952: A hypnotist being interviewed by the CIA
Replies: 5
Views: 11602

Dennis wrote: As the hypnotist above said, anxiety, fear and exhaustion are important factors to hypnotize someone successfully. Yes, I am aware of this. But the hypnotist above is the one causing the trauma - anxiety, fear and exhaustion - and using it (trauma which he exerts) to help him succeed ...
by cc
Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: 1952: A hypnotist being interviewed by the CIA
Replies: 5
Views: 11602

Dennis wrote: I also think that people that are very susceptible to hypnosis are the ones who already have a repressed traumatized life. There are quite a number of experiments on this as well. I wonder how revealing these experiments are and how objective and accurate they are, when they are carri...
by cc
Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: 1952: A hypnotist being interviewed by the CIA
Replies: 5
Views: 11602

Hi Dennis, This was very interesting. I wondered about this subject before and believe that society in general is hypnotized thru the self and the social norms. I would say that the unconscious condition that society is in is very much like being in a hypnotized state. I would doubt very much that a...
by cc
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

Cesar Wrote: Have you read something about attachment theory, or the horrible Harlow experiments with monkeys? I have read only what you have shared with me. These are compelling theories. I believe them but they are not complete I feel. The behavior they study is only part of the story. Most of th...
by cc
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

Cesar wrote: In other words: psychotherapy is quackery. To some extent I believe so. If society is repressed, what makes therapists immune to this? I think that most therapist practice therapy unconsciously to hide their own demons. If a therapist claims to be 'healed' or qualified to dispense thei...
by cc
Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

D.R.B. wrote: I hope you don't mind me widening the topic a bit, CC. Nope, don't mind at all. I very much like reading your views. Although I agree with you, I would like to approach this from another angle. D.R.B. wrote: What the world needs is influential people who can change cultural attitudes ...
by cc
Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

D.R.B. wrote: With so many different prescriptions for healing on offer from members of therapy industry (confronting, forgiving, thinking new thoughts, etc.) I think it's a sign of healthy progress to question all types of prescriptive advice. I agree. I would call this individuation, identity, fr...
by cc
Sun Jul 01, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

Hi D.R.B., Cesar , The following writing brought to mind more thoughts about confronting parents with respect to power and control. D.R.B. wrote: 'After I became involved, that was replaced with mind-f*cking. ? My parents were the ones who turned me into a sucker for bogus philosophies. Confronting ...
by cc
Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

Phil wrote: I hope that you have things that help. Yes I do. Although it arrives obliquely, it comes. It comes in many forms. Help comes from my interactions with others, from their views and insights. It comes from forums such as this one. It comes from books; books on therapy, science and fun rea...
by cc
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

Phil wrote: Having done that, it just makes me wonder what he was like and what other things were done. I don't have the words to describe some of the other things you wonder about. It has been an excruciating journey for me. It's on ongoing hell. All I can do is cry until I have no strength. It's ...
by cc
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

Hi Cesar, Thanks for sharing Solzhenitsyn's writing. I really enjoyed it. This brings to mind some prose I like. It's very well known. You probably have read it before. I have substituted Love with Repressed Childhood Memories in some places. Khalil Gibran: Then said Almitra, "Speak to us of Childho...
by cc
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

True healing, I believe, only comes from solitude and from grieving inside cold walls
I know you wrote this to Phil in another thread and I forgot to tell you how much I liked your description.

Solitude, grieving inside cold walls! Beautiful!!!!
by cc
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Confronting our parents
Replies: 32
Views: 70319

Hi Cesar, I had some more thoughts about S. Forward's therapy of healing childhood trauma by confronting the parents. I think that it is possible that her therapy is cognitive therapy (or somewhat similar) posing as 'feeling therapy'. Doesn't some cognitive therapies involve having patients face the...
by cc
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Elisabeth Loftus
Replies: 74
Views: 232618

It doesn't matter Cesar. I don't have a preference. Let's see what Phil and Dennis prefer. It is not only S. Forward that says confronting the parents brings healing. Alice Miller too believes this. I extrapolated this from one of her books. Have you read 'Paths of Life'? I was appalled at S. Forwar...
by cc
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Primal Cafe
Topic: Elisabeth Loftus
Replies: 74
Views: 232618

Hi Cesar, I have read 'Toxic Parents'. I have confronted my parents and have found that it did not heal my childhood hurts. At one point I realized that the confrontation (I felt powerful and confident) itself was my defense to not have to feel the vulnerability and feelings of abandonment I felt as...