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Mind Your Mind

Synopsis
This documentary is a primer for psychological independence, teaching us to process more than our minds are comfortable with. From the world of advertising to the speeches of leading politicians, our responses are being silently but surely manipulated.
Our minds are constantly missing the obvious: "we don’t perceive what’s there, we change what we perceive, and we perceive what’s not there." Though subliminal messaging is illegal in most countries, it is still used more often than we may ever know.

Neuro-linguistic programming can help us to protect ourselves against the manipulative forces that control consumers, pulling these forces apart so that we can see how they work. If we can open our eyes to the techniques used to control us, we can move these processes from our unconscious to our conscious mind. This film provides us with the psychological tools to fight them.

What do we mean by ‘attention’, or the lack of it? Are we quite as attentive as we think? Do we miss things that are right under our nose, blinded by suggestion, assumption and ‘common sense’? If so, how might this be used against us? Are the opportunities here to manipulate beliefs, alter behaviours? If so, who is doing the manipulating? Learn more about the Human Biocomputer, about Advertising, Ambiguities and Politics in this fast paced yet light-hearted film.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
advertising; mass media; media education; neuro-linguistic programming

Online availability

URI
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mindyourmind
Price
£6.43 (48 hour streaming); £68.80 - stream and download anytime
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£61.30
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
47 minutes
Year
2017

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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