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You are getting very sleepy… Well, wake up! It’s time to talk Hypnosis on H51. From county fairs to courtrooms, the practice of Hypnosis has led men to laughs and to the electric chair. All through focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. People seek out hypnotists to stop smoking, remember a past life, or forget a tragedy. But, is it safe? Is it regulated? Why do so many law enforcement agencies lean on it? And, why does CBot keep trying it out on David? We tackle those questions and more on the podcast that has never been hypnotized, we think, but we do cluck like a chicken when we hear a bell – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:

Books & Journals
Baker, R.A. “The effect of suggestion on past-lives regression.” American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 25(1), 71-76, July 1982.
Spanos, N.P., Menary, E., Gabora, N.J., DuBreuil, S.C., Dewhirst, B. “Secondary identity enactments during hypnotic past-life regression: A sociocognitive perspective.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61(2), 308-320, 1991.
Zolik, E. “‘Reincarnation’ phenomena in hypnotic states.” International Journal of Parapsychology, 4(3), 66-78, 1962.
Kampman, R. and Hirvenoja, R. “Dynamic relation of the secondary personality induced by hypnosis to the present personality” in Hypnosis at Its Bicentennial, edited by F.H. Frankel & H.S. Zamansky. New York: Plenum Press. 1978

Watch a Past life regression therapy take place in India – https://youtu.be/UC7-0CtR3mI
Dr. Brian Weiss Uses Past-Life Regression for Jodi’s Fear of Dolls | The Oprah Winfrey Show – https://youtu.be/MD9ZXRc0X3o

Hypnosis Wiki – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnosis
Dallas Morning News – https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2018/05/14/texas-uses-hypnosis-to-investigate-crimes-dallas-death-row-inmates-say-it-s-time-to-stop/
Mayo Clinic – https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hypnosis/about/pac-20394405
University of Virginia – https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/resources/concerns-about-hypnotic-regression/
Quizlet – https://quizlet.com/239027952/hypnosis-100-flash-cards/#:~:text=Hypnotic%20regression%20is%20a%20controversial,the%20hypnotist%20or%20other%20witnesses.

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