7 seconds to change your life: Mind Control: How to win the war in your head 5 months ago   14:32

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Just 'change your life'... but is it really that easy? Find out why 7 seconds can make all the difference.

Alistair Horscroft has spent his working life helping people overcome limiting fears and living with greater personal freedom. He is a philosopher and coach and an entrepreneur and business owner. He has a personal passion for working with ‘unconscious (pre-conscious) processing'
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Comments 494 Comments

michael pourreza
I watching this video twice don't understand what he says
oh my good he speek too fast! i do not understand
Katrina Godinez
You are actually quoting the bob newhart show. Episode one.
Kim Dube
Just like that, so confused
Kim Dube
Just like that, so confused
"So, how do we do it? We use language and imagination. Thanks a lot, you've been great!"
Alfreda Johnson
Excellent commentary on functional awareness and self-control
Erika Noll
Omg, brilliant, where has this video been. Why isn’t this a widespread practice- because it would actual solve problems , issues, behavior change. Amazing , simply amazing
Marli Okono
Amygdala decides 7 seconds before the conscious brain realizes the decision!!!?
As far as I know, breathing and holding calm the stress, meditation, tapping, all create a pattern interrupt for the racing mind. See Dr. Daniel Amen and Wim Hof, regarding their work.
Also reimagining the original story, useful. .......Create a better story.
Wendy Vasion
Again!!! Finally gets to the critical piece and it's the end!! Ted Talks are click bait!!!
Fry McKittrick
The conclusion is very clear, as clear as you can vividly remember the spaces you were just put in as he 'hypnotized' you with unholy amount of film references for the seven second lead your sub-conscious has to choose the opposite decision. He was providing the conclusion with the explanation of it as you bounced from defining the space and demonstrating it by taking you there which controls the phobic( the thing he takes for seven second to 'space'' ). He told you he it can't be accepted by just telling you 'stop it' was put in our brain, he put it there when you were in the space. Your brain now has that tool. When Bill Hicks pointed out if your phobia was really true to you you woudn't be doing it in the erratic ways your conscience is running up buildings to prove it. Wow, this is why he had to do it like this. You cannot just tell the person but you must use functional programming. Bravo.
I think the same, he didnt do an explanation. We really dont know how to create this space that he were talking about.
Uuugh!!!! Waste of time!
Syed Haider
Conclusion was actually before 'Conclusion'. Used meditation and imagination. He does not has to spell everything out...
Saianna Sweet
I watched it two times and I don’t see any sense in it 😂 As I saw in comments I’m not the o my one who think that he can’t/don’t want to share his knowledge with us 😂
Hello Kitty
And? 😏
Worst structured TEDx talk ever... “there is this amazing solution to help change your life for the better, but i am not going to tell you about and just waste 15 mins of your time telling that it’s great”...
So disappointing - seemed like a great and credible speaker and then this just ended...
Jumaan Alqahtani
Before I read the comments, I thought I am the 9nly who does not get what this gentleman try to say.
Christ, this is extremely disappointing! I was so ready 2hear how about how 2achieve this “functional awareness”.......god damn it.
Yazmene Gonzalez
The "hidden gem" behind this video is that patience, perseverance and determination are all important and relative in making progress towards changing your life in the ways that you want to. I honestly expected to hear a 3 step system of some sort from the speaker, but I guess that's what many of us were expecting based on the other comments that I've read. Is it because that's what we're used to? It seems that we've been spoon fed a lot of the answers over the course of our lives, so much so that we cannot sit through a 14 minute video and accept that sometimes, people just don't make any sense. Good thing I've been meditating more or I wouldn't have been able to make it through.
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Mind Control: How to win the war in your head 7 seconds to change your life: 5 months ago   10:10

In this age of propaganda, we find ourselves influenced not only by the voices of traditional and social media, but by our own inner voices. In this unique piece blending science and inspiration, Psychologist and Performance Poet, Owen Fitzpatrick, shares his own heartfelt journey through depression and low self-esteem. He describes the key to taking back control of our minds and winning the war in our heads.

Owen Fitzpatrick is a globetrotting Psychologist from Dublin, Ireland. He has travelled to more than 92 countries and delivered talks and courses in more than 27 countries helping them to understand more about how their brain works. Owen has a masters in Applied Psychology, had his own television show on RTE ONE for a couple of years and has spoken on stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, Seth Godin and Dr Richard Bandler.

He has presented lectures and talks in University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and the Michael Smurfit Business School. Having travelled as far as countries such as North Korea, Rwanda and Afghanistan for his research, Owen has been fascinated with how propaganda, storytelling and influence works. Co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP, Owen has spent many years working as a therapist and corporate trainer. A trained actor and screenwriter, he has specialised in the power of stories as a tool to influence.

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