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03 Apr 2006

mornin all,

I'm looking for a hypnotist in gauteng area. Need someone reliable 'n trustworthy...
Wanna try for "total recall".

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01 Jan 0001

Don't do it. ESPECIALLY with the range of problems you have discussed, hypnotism whicb involves laying yourself open to someone often lacking proper training and professional credentials, while being totally suggestible and dropping one's inhibitions ( which may be absolutely essential for one's survival ) is not a good idea.
WHile I find it hard to use the words "hypnotist" and "relianle, trustworthy" in the same sentence, I agree broadly with HomoeoPsych that you should NEVER allow hypnosis by anyone who is not a fully trained and registered psychiatrist or psychologist ( I'm sceptical about hypnosis by GPs and other medical doctors who lack broad training in psychiatry )
I also agree, that the "total recall" concept is both risky and impossible. Loads of good memory research confirms that the videotape model of memory is completely false, and that there is a VERY high risk, because hypnosis requires that you drop your critical faculties and become highly open and sensitive to suggestion, that what is produced as "memories" are highly unreliable, and mixtures of fragments of real memory, along with fantasy, contaminated by your expectations and those of the hypnotist. Hypnotists who believe in Alien Abduction tend to discover memories of such abduction in most people they work with, while hypnotists with different expectations would derive different "memories" from the same people.
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