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CMS: Mind Games
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04/29/2010
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How do mentalists and hypnotists explore the inner depths of the human mind?

 

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49:31 minutes (23.77 MB)
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Hypnosis is one of those terms we all throw around without necessarily knowing what the word really means. And, as we prepare to do this show, I'm far less sure I know what it means.

Today's you'll meet two people whose jobs are very different but whose techniques may turn out to be startlingly similar.
Marc Salem is an entertainer, a mentalist. In his act he reads the serial numbers on dollar bills while blindfolded and changes the time on a person's wristwatch without touching it.

But my sense is that what Salem really does is read our shifting mental states better than we do. Maybe we're not as conscious as we think we are.

Billl Priftis is a certified hypnotist working in the integrative medicine department of St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. It's a second career after a life in advertising. In a way, all of this is about our varying levels of attention.

We'll speak with both people about how they probe the inner depths of the human psyche. You can join the conversation. Leave your comments below, e-mail [email protected] or Tweet us @wnprcolin.


 
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Hi Colin,

I tuned in to your show about Mind Games and thought it was great.  Both presenters, Bill Priftis and Marc Salem, were interesting, engaging and gave the public valuable information about a topic that is sometimes overlooked or misunderstood.  Hypnosis is an extremely beneficial tool that can benefit many and I am glad you chose this topic to discuss.  I would be interested to see you bring them both Bill and Marc back at some point in the future.

I try to listen to your show as often as possible and quite often do so during a break from my busy work day.  I like the eclectic topics and look forward to hearing what's in store for the future shows.  Keep up the good work!

Kind regards,

Vanessa