Teachers hypnotizing their class

Postby alexissnyder » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:28 pm

Hi, I am a health teacher in high school and I have a degree in psychology. A few days ago, I was asked to hypnotize my class for an upcoming event we are having at school. I agreed without thinking about it at the time, but now I realize that I was asked because the school was used to the previous health teacher doing that sort of thing. I, on the other hand, have little experience actually hypnotizing people. So I was wondering if anyone could offer some tips, advice, maybe some videos of teachers actually hypnotizing their students, etc. I imagine it shouldn't be that difficult nor do I have to do anything too complex but I don't want to seem like a fool and just say "You are getting very sleepy". I appreciate all the help!
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:55 pm

alexissnyder wrote:...I agreed without thinking about it at the time, but now I realize that I was asked because the school was used to the previous health teacher doing that sort of thing.


Right.

Maybe you had been hypnotized.
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Postby saladinsmith » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:45 am

It's not hard. You could just find a script to read on a hypnosis script web site. But I highly recommend that you don't do that.

George Kenney was a principal who hypnotized students without the permission of their parents. He probably hypnotized more than 75 students and staff of his school during his career there. Then three of the students died -- probably of stuff completely unrelated to the hypnosis, but of course nobody could prove that. Kenney lost his job over that, and now his school district is paying out $600,000 to the families of the three students.

Look up some articles on Kenney and bring this up with whoever asked you to do this. Make sure you're legally sound before you go through with it.
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Postby All in the mind » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:30 pm

You have hypnotised loads of people already. All teachers are hypnotising their students when they engage them in an interesting way. It doesn't need a hypnotic induction. What is the upcoming event that you want to train your students for? Just running rehearsals of the event would have the similar hypnotic effects; helping your students to visualise how they are going to participate.

If you want to run some hypnotic inductions, you don't have to tell them that it's hypnosis. Teach them how to breathe to manage any anxiety. Closing their eyes will help them imagine. If it is a "performance" situation that is likely to inhibit the socially anxious students, then get them to visualise a role or character that portrays confidence.

http://www.clinicalhypnotherapy-cardiff ... echniques/
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Postby darmos653 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:47 pm

Seems odd that you were asked or encouraged to hypnotize a class en masse and that the school is "used to" it. Many would say that the public "education" system itself is all about mass subliminal hypnosis. Personally I think that that notion is somewhat exaggerated but that there's also an element of truth in it.

As someone already said, you need to think carefully about the possible implications of such a thing. Are the parents on board with this?
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Postby hypnosishypnotism » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:36 pm

I personally agree with saladinsmith on this one. I am not a pro in hypnosis, but If you want to actually hypnotize a class, think of what can happen first. Not a lot of people have a right idea of what hypnosis is actually, and if something happens... also, there could be some kids with some mental or psychotic disorders and if you hypnotize them, I believe, it can lead to an unintended and dangerous consequences.
Either way, it is just my point of view. good luck.
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