Beware of Hypnotists?

By | November 6, 2008

I received this message from Mr. Ube:

“This really happened… 10 am today.. A chinese girl (approximately 40 y/old) approach Mrs. Tan who was just came out from Allied Bank and told her that she’s a well known physician from China, another approached her and confirmed it.

After short conversation, Mrs. Tan was hypnotized and ask her to withdraw PhP100,000 from Allied Bank (Ongpin Branch).

Then the 3 of them proceed to Mrs. Tan’s house and ask her to give all her jewelries to them.”

The above message was received from Mr. Ube via a text message.

To better understand Hypnotism/Hypnosis, here are some facts and trivias just for you:

Hypnosis is a distinctive, often trance-like mental state that is induced by an organized pattern of suggestions, usually verbal in nature, beginning with the suggestion of relaxation. The suggestions may be directly induced by a hypnotist in the presence of the subject, but may be also be self-induced (self-hypnosis or autohypnosis/auto-suggestion).
Although the long held popular view was that hypnosis is form of unconsciousness, the informed contemporary view is that it is actually a wakeful state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility, with diminished peripheral awareness.

According to the American Psychological Association’s Division 30, hypnosis may bring about “…changes in subjective experience, alterations in perception, sensation, emotion, thought or behavior.”

DID YOU KNOW: January 4 is World Hypnotism Day! The day when professionals in the field of hypnotism from various organizations around the world will be sharing expertise and promoting the truths and benefits of hypnotism.

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