Behaviour & Psychology

The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect

by Dave Sabat 11 October 2012

The placebo effect is mighty powerful and this clip gives a great insight into why it is. The placebo can only work if there is a belief in its power to do so, which means the placebo effect and beliefs go hand in hand. As a hypnotherapist, my version of the placebo is words, or […]

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Grateful teens face less risk of mental health problems

by Dave Sabat 7 August 2012

Teens often times forget how fortunate they are for having simple things and now a new study is suggesting that teens who are grateful can improve their mental health and as gratitude increases, so do life satisfaction, happiness, positive attitudes, hope and even academic performance. Read the article here “Gratefulness allows us to understand what […]

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Be happy and live longer.

by Dave Sabat 2 March 2011

Happiness. Is it worth the effort? Big subject, loads of opinions and lots of unanswered questions. What is happiness? Well, it’s simply taking charge of your own thoughts and what they mean to you. Your thoughts become emotions which then manifest physically as feelings or actions. What’s the point of being happy? Simply, it’s a choice. […]

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The subconscious mind and football referees

by Dave Sabat 8 July 2010

Never mind where the ref was born or who he supports, some referees’ decisions are made at a primal, subconscious level a new study has found. The Referees’ calls biased by direction of play article shows that at a subconscious level a foul is more likely to be awarded based on the way the ref was […]

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Test your IQ – part 2

by Dave Sabat 19 December 2008

Here is a bit more IQ fun. If you did the first IQ test how did you do? Try and better your results with this one. IQ Test Part 2 Be happy, Dave. Hypnotherapy for learning or exam issues

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Test your IQ

by Dave Sabat 12 December 2008

For a bit of fun, test your IQ on-line using the link below. Follow the instructions on the screen and off you go! Don't cheat, be honest with yourself and have fun. Simple IQ test Be happy, Dave. Please feel free to add a comment or link to this post or blog. Clinical Hypnosis

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Friday Fun – Some more optical illusions

by Dave Sabat 11 July 2008

These optical illusions are great fun, have a look and be amazed. It never fails to amaze me how something which appears to be so simple can be so deceptive at times. Sometimes, what appears to be blatantly obvious isn't really what's going on. Look deeper and beyond what appears to be obvious. Have a […]

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Friday Fun – prepare to be freaked out….

by Dave Sabat 20 June 2008

This one is great, I stumbled across it whilst doing some Internet surfing and was amazed. Click on the link, click on play and do exactly as it says. This is great for all the family. Have fun and a great weekend. Be happy, Dave. Please feel free to add a link to this […]

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Friday Fun – Builders at work

by Dave Sabat 23 May 2008

This is a great picture of some builders at work but they aren't your normal type of builder. In fact, they are probably the most skilled builders on the planet because of the way they go about their business! Be happy, Dave. Please feel free to add a link to this post and, if you […]

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Crazy Mind Tricks

by Dave Sabat 25 April 2008

This is a wonderful short video showing some nice “illusions”. It's only on for less than three minutes so take a few moments out of your day to enjoy it. The music is a bit naff so don't turn the volume up too much. Be happy, Dave Sabat.

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Friday Fun – The Genius Test

by Dave Sabat 18 April 2008

This was emailed to me recently and I thought you might like it. The Genius Test Think you're a genius? Take the quiz below. Passing requires 4 correct answers. 1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 2) Which country makes Panama hats? 3) From which animal do we get cat-gut? 4) In what […]

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Gambler "cured" by brain surgery.

by Dave Sabat 11 April 2008

In the UK this week it has emerged that a compulsive gambler has had radical brain surgery to cure his “addiction”. Raymond Mandale admitted that he “begged, borrowed, stole and lied” as he spent a year visiting the local bingo hall, playing the fruit machines, and spending between £7,000 and £10,000 of his and his […]

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Friday Fun – This will keep you busy for a while…..

by Dave Sabat 28 March 2008

Here is a little puzzle called Knight's Tour, it is one of those things that could keep you busy for ages. Brain training and stimulating our minds can be done quite easily and in a fun way. If you feel that you can't let go of something until you've cracked it, be prepared to be […]

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Friday Fun – Brain training for free

by Dave Sabat 7 March 2008

This is a great little intelligence test and costs nothing. Click on the link below, print off a copy or copies for yourself, family, friends or work colleagues and have fun. When I did this with some of my family, what appeared to be an easy answer for me to find was difficult for others and […]

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Friday Fun – A quick mind trick or is it?

by Dave Sabat 29 February 2008

Do this little exercise to find out if you mind is really “normal”. Free will or synaptic wiring – you be the judge. Check out the following exercise, guaranteed to raise an eyebrow. There's no trick or surprise. Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you […]

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Marvels of the Mind – Some optical illusions

by Dave Sabat 11 January 2008

Optical illusions are great fun and you may want to watch the following clip a few times, you may see things differently each time you watch. The definition of optical illusions is “visually perceived images that are deceptive or misleading”. I am amazed at the power, capabilities and mysteries of the human mind on a […]

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Marvels of The Mind – Beautiful Mind

by Dave Sabat 12 December 2007

This amazing clip shows Michael, who is autistic, and his incredible ability to not only remember the sights on a helicopter ride above a city, but also to recall them with amazing accuracy. Turn your speakers up and enjoy this short clip and, as you do, consider your own potential and what action you are […]

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Fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too.

by Dave Sabat 4 December 2007

Fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too.   Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.   i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht […]

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