How many of you remember the movie JD’s Revenge or an episode of The Jeffersons when George was hypnotized and removed all his clothing? Have you ever attended a hypnosis comedy show in Vegas or New York?
According to the dictionary, “hypnosis is the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover repressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, hypnosis but is still very controversial.”
Whatever the case may be, some people still associate hypnosis with demonic or satanic rituals like they may have seen in some B-Rated Horror movie. Thanks to on-stage brainwashing sessions and movies featuring stupid shenanigans, hypnosis has a reputation for being nothing more than for pure entertainment.
Are you scared of hypnosis? Many people are, either for personal reasons or because of religious beliefs, most of which result from misconceptions about the process. Almost all of the people who fear hypnosis think they have never been hypnotized, or would not choose to be hypnotized if they were given the chance.
However, according to the website Healthy.net most of us have experienced hypnosis many times, but we haven’t known it. Have you ever stood in a supermarket checkout line, idly daydreaming, only to realize with a start that the person in front of you had already checked out their groceries, while you had checked out of normal awareness?
Have you ever gazed into a flickering fire, remaining transfixed by the dancing flames, without thinking? Ever zoned out in a hot tub in a state of total relaxation, or missed your exit on the highway while you were somewhere else? All of these experiences are states of natural hypnotic trance, and very few of us would be afraid of them.
On this Podcast, I interviewed Tim Miller, a former Head Football Coach at LaSalle University now Celebrity Hypnotist and his lovely wife Michelle who will be starring in their own reality television show, Hypnotizing America with Tim Miller.