QUOTE(maximus242 @ Dec 21, 2009, 12:37 AM)
No this is a terrible idea, hypnosis has never proven it can make people tell the truth ...
This is very very bad. This is manipulation not truth detection. Hypnosis is a field of the mind where anything can be believed ...
...You can overcome as much pain through hypnosis as you can through morphine, its that powerful. If you can remove the sensation of that much pain and use it as an anesthetic for surgery just imagine what you can do in an interrogation. This violates so many ethical boundaries its ridiculous.
Max, as one who has had over 40 years experience in this field, I agree. This challenge poses many questions, including: What ought responsible members of this forum to do about it?
Fortunately, in the 1960's, when I first began to study the nature and function of hypnosis, seriously, I had a wise teacher--The late the Rev. Canon Joseph Wittkofski. His teachings--found in his book: The Pastoral Use of Hypnotic--helped save my daughter's life (1964).
One of the basic principles in his teachings was: As human beings we must never allow ourselves to be slaves of, and manipulated by, others who claim to be our masters.
Do wise parents subjugate their children?
Do they manipulate them, and command them to give obedience?
Do wise teachers subjugate their students to learn? Of course not.
Parents and teachers who use this method will fail.
However, a wise teacher--for example, of swimming--can help and inspire students to have the confidence to learn how to swim, on their own.