Friday, February 10, 2006


Attention affiliates, current and future

We are currently updating our affiliates list and juggling offers to do a spinoff program. Soon, our home base, Ampcast, will shut down but there will be no change in the live stream of our program. Archives of the program, however, will not be available unless a special request is made, all of that business through this blog. Any station wishing to rebroadcast the latest program can download it on Friday mornings from the column on the left.

Great reading continues on The Complete and Unabridged History of Japan, so click that title and catch up with the Internet's biggest work-in-progress.

Brokeback to the Future, which edits Back to the Future in such a way that Doc Brown and Marty McFly appear to be more than just friends, is worth a watch, as mentioned on our program.

Special thanks to Curt Brandao for his excellent contribution to our Feb. 9 program. If you want that show for your iPod, get the RSS feed in the left column. If you want more about Curt's podcast, click here.

And this, one more reason to turn your back on satellite radio ...

Oprah Winfrey has signed a three-year, $55 million deal with XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. to launch a new radio channel, Oprah & Friends, on fitness, health and self-improvement topics with personalities that appear on Winfrey's TV program as well as in O, The Oprah Magazine.

Yes, and what a depressing time period this has become. The Kleenex box is out and the hot coco ready to serve when provoked.

Are you still airing the Green Room even after all this? If you're not, sternly reconsider it. That was a very entertaining part of the broadcast.
Neurolinguistic Programming

In the early 1970s in America Richard Bandler, then a young college student studied the work of Fritz Perls and later Virginia Satir and found that he could reproduce their high-level therapy skills to a degree that even surprised him. Bandler seemed to have a natural ability to mimic (model) the language patterns by Virginia and Fritz.

At the University of California at Santa Cruz, Bandler who was well versed in the teachings of patterns in mathematics and computers teamed up with a college professor, John Grinder to help him understand the processes that were at work. Soon Bandler and Grinder, who used what he knew about patterns in linguistics, created a new model for personal growth called NeuroLinguistic Programming.

Bandler and Grinder had set out to model the hypnotic skills of Milton Erickson. They had astounding results. They built a communication model about human "thinking" and "processing" and used that model of how we see images, hear sounds, reproduces smells and tactile experiences in our mind to track and model the structure of subjective experiences.

Sounds very complicated but really it works very simply. Here is an example as used by Paul McKenna - probably the best & most successful hypnotist in the world.

Close your eyes and think of a negative memory. Become involved in the situation as best as you can. Feel the emotions that you felt, see the things you saw and hear the things you heard.

Now take that memory and project it onto a mental screen seeing yourself in the picture. Put a frame around the picture and view it as if it is an old photograph. Next drain all the colour from the picture and shrink the screen to the size of a matchbox.

Have the feelings associated with the picture decreased in any way?

Another good example of NLP involves Anchors. Have you ever smelt a certain perfume or aftershave and had it remind you of a certain person or situation? Gone to a certain place that brings feelings long forgotten flooding back? Or been in any situation that creates emotional responses that would not normally be associated with it? Well if you can answer yes to any of these then you have experienced anchors. Some anchors are associated with positive feelings and some with negative emotions. However, you should be aware that anchors can be consciously installed or already existing ones altered. Here is an example:

Think of a time when you were really happy. If you can't think of one then imagine something that would make you feel really happy. See what you would see, hear what you would hear and feel what you would feel. Really get into the picture and try to experience it as though it were happening now.

Now brighten the colours and make them richer. Increase the volume. Make the picture bigger, brighter, louder. That's it and more and more....

Now press your first finger against your thumb and fully experience your happy feelings. Do this everyday for 2 weeks and you will create an anchor that will instantly recreate these feelings. Whenever you want to feel like that again just press your thumb and first finger together and wham the feelings will come flooding back! Don't believe me? Just try it and see!!! hypnosis
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