Diary Friday 7th July 2017
July 7, 2017 1:53pm CST
After a morning spent online looking at lots of job site, I went to the community centre to attend a talk by Tony Barton on hypnosis. It was interesting summary of the power of suggestion and manipulation. A few in the audience have been hypnotized, mostly by stage magicians. The one attempt at it with me made no impression on me, though many do get influenced remarkably easily. Tony indicated himself that the person being hypnotized has to want it a resistance ruins the effect. He talked of hypnosis penetrating our subconscious minds where our deep rooted paradigm (fixed) belief lie, to adjust them, which I would regard as dangerous practice. I was also wary of his conviction that most human illnesses are psychosomatic and easily defeated by hypnotherapy. An interesting presentation but not one I agreed with on many points. Arthur Chappell
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• Kiryat Ata, Israel
I have just watched an article by Amnon Levy. HE has made an article about hypnosis. In my country, hypnosis is forbidden unless it is done by someone who has the right authority to do so. Some may be dentists, some may be psychiatrists. Everyone else like magicians, NLP practitioners and other kinds of people who use methods that include something similar to hypnosis are being hunted. There was only 1 case that was documented with a woman who woke up only after 7 days after the hypnosis at the magic show. Her being stuck in a sleepy condition was not proven to be caused by the hypnosis. How come one get hypnotized and can be so stiff like a big wooden stick, he can be a bridge between 2 chairs ? How come people get hypnotised and suffer almost no pain when having a birth ? In my country it is forbidden. It's about time to stop that law and make hypnosis legal.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
@arthurchappell Just give it a try, there are things at youtube one can listen with earphones: hypnosis for stop smoking (not relevant for you), hypnosis for studing (increase memory, focus, etc...), hypnosis for happiness, hypnosis for deep sleep, for lucid dreaming(whatever it means...) Don't you want to give any of them a try ?
• Preston, England
@Corbin5 he was a nice enough chap but his beliefs were getting in the way of the facts from time to time and he missed out some rather obvious things, for example he had no idea who Anton Mesmer was - the founder of hypnosis no less.