See if you can get your head around this.
On the count of three, you will forget this ever happened.
A review of studies in psychology and neuroscience shows we are well on the way to understanding what goes on in our brains when we are hypnotised.
Some mental health apps claim to track your mood over time, while others claim to “cure” your mental ill health with hypnosis.
While some respectable organisations have lists of recommended apps, very few of these apps are supported by experimental evidence.
A new TV show would have us believe a powerful hypnotist can make us do whatever he says while we are powerless to resist or even realise.
The new TV show You're Back in the Room would have us believe a powerful hypnotist can make us do whatever he says. This is inconsistent with over 200 years of evidence from the science of hypnosis.
Not just a party trick.
Despite long standing associations with mysticism and stage hypnotism, hypnosis has also been used for medical and scientific purposes. For well over a century, hypnosis has been used to treat a wide range…