I had a hypnosis session scheduled for January 1st.
Perhaps that is not too strange considering how people use the New Year to make changes in their lives. What made it strange was what my prospective client was asking of me.
She wanted to know if I could help her uncover certain memories. I explained about how the field of “forensic hypnosis” is used to help witnesses uncover greater details of an event.
At the time of the appointment, on January 1st, she and her boyfriend showed at my office. She explained she wanted to know what she did during a certain night about one year ago. I suspected I was to help recover a forgotten password or lost valuable.
Upon further questions her boyfriend interrupted to explain on that night they were both drinking and while he was passed out on the bed he believed she was having an affair with one of his family members. She said it didn’t happen and there is no memory of it. She believed that by being hypnotized she could prove her innocence, or at least uncover something forgotten.
Now you know the details here are my questions: would you take them as a client? If not, how would you tell them?
Over the years I’ve been faced with this dilemma in various forms. One was a man who was convinced by his girlfriend to see me so he wouldn’t stare at women’s butts. Spouses have asked several times if I could covertly instruct their partner to be different and not remember being hypnotized for these instructions. They all share the trait of wanting me to change their spouse so they wouldn’t have to face their own problems.
My answer is a firm “No. I’m not going to hypnotize you.” The reason why is that regardless of how I use hypnosis it will become a focal point of a family problem.
“This is not a hypnosis problem. This is a relationship problem and I don’t do that. I only do hypnosis.”
There’s no amount of money I’ll accept to take a client like that. There are ethical and moral considerations whether I should try to help them. Working with people who ask this type of request is not what I want to do. Problems would loom on the horizon.
I’d love to know your thoughts! What would you have told these clients?
aka Dantalion Jones
About The Author
David Barron owns New Hampshire Hypnosis and is a veteran hypnotist with over 20 years of experience. He regularly teaches hypnosis and has published multiple books about mind control under the pen name Dantalion Jones. Click here to read his amazon authors page.