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27 Apr 2002 04:06 PDT
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Is hypnotism of people simply a trick, or is it actually possible to get people to cluck like a chicken on demand?
Answered By: penguin-ga on 27 Apr 2002 11:13 PDT
Hi aksin! Hypnosis is not so much as a trick someone plays on you, but a trick you control for yourself. It is a state of altered consciousness where you are in full control of your actions. If you are the type of person who would cluck like a chicken for kicks, then you may cluck like a chicken while under hypnosis with a trusted therapist. Queen Elizabeth, however, would not cluck like a chicken while hypnotized, because it is out of her character. "Hypnosis is not an artificial condition imposed upon a "subject," but rather a skill to be learned by the client to correct an existing symptom or problem. It's not magic; all clients must work cooperatively with their therapists." Saichek/Vail Hypnotherapy http://www.hypnotherapy.com/hypnosis.html Hypnosis uses relaxation to enhance suggestibility and to induce a hypnotic state in order to achieve a goal. It is most useful for therapeutic purposes, but the entertainment industry does get a chuckle out of stage hypnosis. Additional Websites that may interest you: "Will I Cluck Like a Chicken?: Myths and Misconceptions About Clinical Hypnosis". by Dr. Rick Voit. OfSpirit.com http://www.ofspirit.com/rickvoit1.htm To read more about Hypnosis, check the Hypnotherapy.com website. http://www.hypnotherapy.com/ To ask an expert about stage hypnotherapy, check the following website. Stage Hypnosis Center http://www.stagehypnosiscenter.com/ask.htm Search Terms Used: Hypnosis and validity hypnosis validity control hypnotize hypnosis entertainment chicken cluck I hope this helps! Penguin
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From: scottsb-ga on 27 Apr 2002 07:59 PDT
Hello! Hypnosis is more than a simple parlor trick, yet it is not as powerful as to "get people to cluck like a chicken on demand." A proper definition of hypnotism is: "A form of sleep or somnambulism brought on by artificial means, in which there is an unusual suspension of some powers, and an unusual activity of others. It is induced by an action upon the nerves, through the medium of the senses, as in persons of very feeble organization, by gazing steadly at a very bright object held before the eyes, or by pressure upon certain points of the surface of the body." Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. C. & G. Merriam Co. (1913). A common misconception is that "under hypnosis a person will do anything - good or bad, that they are a slave who automatically obeys the master hypnotist ... With hypnosis, a person may reject any improper or immoral suggestions that are given." "About Hypnosis" by Wand Enterprises http://www.hypnotism.com/aboutHyp.cfm Search terms used: hypnosis fact fiction I hope this helps! ScottSB
From: inchi-ga on 27 Apr 2002 16:10 PDT
hello aksyn, no, this is not possible if you don't want to do it. But hypnosis is not only a trick, as you can see: "Hypnosis, altered state of consciousness and heightened responsiveness to suggestion; it may be induced in normal persons by a variety of methods and has been used occasionally in medical and psychiatric treatment. (...)" Source: Encarta. http://encarta.msn.com/find/Concise.asp?z=1&pg=2&ti=761553025 About the truth of hypnosys you can consult: THE TRUTH AND THE HYPE OF HYPNOSIS By Michael R. Nash Scientific American July, 2001 http://www.sciam.com:80/2001/0701issue/0701nash.html Your same question answered: "So rest assured, when under hypnosis, no one can make a person run down the road squawking like a chicken. That could only occur if the person has the desire to act like a chicken in the first place (e.g. a volunteer for a stage hypnotist has agreed, in his or her mind, to be part of the entertainment and will therefore cooperate)." Source: http://www.hypnosiscenter.org/faq.htm "Would someone say or do something against their will because of hypnosis? (In other words, will I cluck like a chicken?) This is a myth. No one would ever say or do something against their morals or values because they are hypnotized. Such misconceptions stem from portrayals of hypnosis in the mass media and by stage hypnosis." Source: http://www.headmenders.com/hypnosis.htm I hope this info helps you!
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