Prejudice starts in pain or fear. Loss of connectedness to others hurts. Why crowd contagion works as a Sneaky Hypnotic Tool.
What to do? Know that the bigger the crowd the more likely you will be at risk of being controlled by Sneaky Hypnosis.
Tip one: Don’t mindlessly follow the crowd yourself. How important are the latest fashions to you? Are you a die hard sports fan attending all games with painted face?
Tip two: Have your child learn to stop and think about all crowd driven behavior, particularly advertizing and at concerts or sporting events. Remark at such events on the good and the bad of each.
Tip three: Get your child karate training with a Peace-Dojo; it takes confidence and self defense skills to stand up to peers.
Tip four: Talk with your teen about “Wilding” – where teens in a crowd will often do what none of them would do on their on.
Tip five: Use family meetings to teach manners, respect, and to talk a bit About What Matters.
PRACTICE DELIBERATE KINDNESS
Practice Deliberate Internet kindness by liking, commenting or sharing posts. I feel good when I support my internet friends. Even small kindnesses strengthen you and those you bless with your sharing and caring.
Thank you for all you do. Work at staying strong until next time,. I work hard to do the same as life is often difficult but staying strong lets me find the good.
LINKS OF INTEREST
- Crowd psychology (wikipedia.com)
- How prejudice develops (psychology.about.com)
- Hypnosis basics (mayoclinic.org)
- Hypnosis and hypnotherapy (drweil.com)
- Hitler, the worlds greatest hypnotist (hypnosisblacksecrets.com)
WordPress daily prompt response –” Image Search. Pick a random word and do Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind.” crowd contagion
Picked two words: “Advertizing hypnosis” and came up with 10 plus pages. Try it, makes many of my points.