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Bottom line: This is an urban legend based on some bad (and long outdated) science. These types of claims come in many forms, using a coin, ice cube, pen, marker, file, and so on, to purportedly cause blistering or second-degree burns on subjects who believe that they are being touched by some implement (hot coal, shell fragment, branding iron, etc). A ...


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Yes! He has a Doctor of Education degree from Georgia Southern University. His website is stevegjones.com and on his about page he claims to have: Ed.D. (Doctor of Education), GSU (Georgia Southern University), Statesboro, GA., 2013. So his claim to the "Dr" title is through having a doctorate in education. His 2013 doctoral thesis can be ...


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Negative hallucinations under hypnosis are a decently documented phenomena. In Suggested negative visual hallucinations in hypnotic subjects: When no means yes. Spanos, Nicholas et al write: 45 undergraduates with high scores on the objective dimension of the Carleton University Responsiveness to Suggestion Scale were hypnotized. Ss were given the ...


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If the question is whether CRNA Alice Magaw used hyponosis as the sole anaesthetic as implied in the article linked to by your question, then the answer is, no. She talked to her patients to quieten their fears reassuring them whilst administering chloroform or ether. The paper she wrote describing her method of administering these gases can be read in ...


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According to HYPNOSIS: ETHICS AND RISK MANAGEMENT ISSUES : Focus upon one symptom can result in "symptom substitution". The hypnosis based treatment may appear to eliminate the original problem, while a different problem is substituted. Another woman with a history of panic disorder saw a psychologist for help with her disabling panic attacks. The ...


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A summary of research in 2001 on negative consequences of hypnosis inappropriately or ineptly applied, Robb O Stanley and Graham D Burrows conclude that adverse effects can arise through the use of hypnosis in clinical and other settings. These effects can be transitory and mildly distressing. However they caution that there might be potential for serious ...


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