Hmmm. Without naming names...off the top of my head....
These sorts of ideas are being used and misused in many arenas: advertising, hidden media bias, political persuasion and jingoist manipulation, Cult recruiting, some New Religious Movements, most LGAT Human Potential Seminars (Large Group Awareness Trainings), all systems of Thought Reform, Self-Help Guru 18 hour a day immersion weekends, many so called "self-help" seminars, some aspects of military "training", many New Age Gurus techniques of coercive influence, some Multi-Level Marketing schemes, some psychotherapy systems, militia and hate group indoctrination, terrorist training, misuse of Ericksonian hypnotic techniques being used in Sales and in Mass Persuasion, and many many other areas.
I am going to be blunt.
This thread seems to be going nowhere, and i think i am finished with it. My gut feelings were correct. Wrong place, wrong subject.