Hypnosis in the news

Postby Anthony Jacquin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:00 pm

This is a thread for links to hypnosis and hypnotherapy stories in the news.

Please be aware that the news article being linked to does not necessarily reflect the view or opinion of the person who has posted it.

So if you come across a story that you think will be of interest please post the link here.

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Postby Anthony Jacquin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:03 pm

Here is a funny story from the Metro last week. I guess it might be a publicity stunt. It is unfortunate that whatever technique was used has resulted in substitution of one habit for another.

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.ht ... _page_id=2

The Hypnotist concerned is an accomplished stage hypnotist.

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Postby Anthony Jacquin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:05 pm

Hypnotist hypnotizes himself prior to operation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/7355523.stm

Excellent work.

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Postby Anthony Jacquin » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:06 pm

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Postby benwha » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:15 pm

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Postby kevsheldrake » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:50 pm

benwha wrote:I wonder what these finding mean for "invisibility" while hypnotised...


A colleague told me once that the way to spot someone faking invisibility as opposed to actually experiencing it is to make a chair invisible and put it in their path. Oddly, if the person walks into the chair they are deemed to be faking. If they walk around it, however, then they are deemed to be genuinely not seeing the chair. Confusing? The reason given was that the subject needs to avoid the chair that their unconscious can see in order to maintain the conscious representation that the chair is not there. Bumping into it is what someone who is faking is likely to assume to be the result.

Anyone fancy testing this?

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Postby Joe100 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:58 am

I zapped someone and created the invisibility effect. I made his friend invisible to him.

I then had the friend stand in the doorway between 2 rooms and told the zapped guy to walk into the next room.

He went full force into the friend.

I asked him "what happened?". He said "I bumped into the door...".

It appeared to me that the effect was genuine....

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Postby error265 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:43 pm

Joe100 wrote:I zapped someone and created the invisibility effect. I made his friend invisible to him.

I then had the friend stand in the doorway between 2 rooms and told the zapped guy to walk into the next room.

He went full force into the friend.

I asked him "what happened?". He said "I bumped into the door...".

It appeared to me that the effect was genuine....

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thats interesting
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Postby sreymm » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:43 pm

That doesn't necessarily disprove it. With no way around the person the subconscious could have been forced to make a decision. Go through, or make the doorway disappear.
If you make a way around the person, you might get different results.
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Postby benwha » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:01 pm

Arg!
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 ... nline-news

I'm not sure what the therapists have to say about this, but its certainly interesting to think that we can chemically "block" phobic responses...
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Postby benwha » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:48 am

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... nline-news

Cool! Might have a go at that myself... :)
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Postby Zerocal » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:19 pm

i made the door to my back shed invisible to one of my friends he couldnt believe it so he pushed it open and fell out of the shed, then he went to jump back in the shed, (its 2 doors but one of them was locked) so he went to jump in and took the door handle to the sternum, he was fine but it was very interesting
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Postby benwha » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:03 pm

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Postby Anthony Jacquin » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:40 pm

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