Brain Software Podcast 29: Hypnosis and pattern matching, dealing with grief and Mike’s hacked email account

Brain Software hypnosis podcastWe’re back with incredible 29th episode of Brain Software with Mike Mandel!. A lot of great discussion on this session as always. Without further delay here are the show notes!

  • Mike talks about the brain’s pattern matching system. As an example Elvis impersonators (back in the late 70s) could make women go completely crazy even though they knew it wasn’t really Elvis. Please completely ignore the Justin Bieber reference. When Mike and I record podcasts together we get into these bizarre yet hilarious states.
  • We talk about grief. Mike explains how grief can even be experience when fictitious characters die, and uses the example of Sherlock Holmes. As much as we try to avoid grief, we can’t avoid it. The feeling of loss that is created is what we’re uncomfortable with. Mike shares some strategies to deal with grief, seeing as he has dealt with it a lot personally in is own life. If you’re dealing with grief or preparing to deal with it, this is some pretty powerful stuff you need to hear.
  • Recently Mike’s email got hacked, and this leads to an interesting story about how one particular online marketing scam makes use of the authority principle. The scam was quite complex and well written … yet EVIL. So we break it down and discuss these things on podcasts because we want all to recognize them and avoid getting caught in a scam.
  • Mike segues into a hilarious story about his friend Paul holding up traffic on a totally deserted road while wearing a fireman’s outfit. Again, this plays on the rule of authority. I apologize for having to beep out a small but inappropriate joke that was not suitable for broadcast! If you ever come out to our Jiu Jitsu class or hypnosis training, we promise to explain it in full detail!
  • We’re introducing empowering questions with each podcast. Make sure to check out the empowering question that Mike poses to you towards the end of this podcast. It’s quite powerful. Do it.

Final reminders: Mike Mandel’s Architecture of Hypnosis class in April now has only 2 spots left. It will be filled up before you know it. If you’re hoping to attend, register. Otherwise you’ll miss it.

Closing metaphor: The bizarre story of surrogate EFT

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