Is Hypnosis a Truth Serum?
I was recently asked this question:
Can you hypnotize me in front of my wife and ask me personal questions to prove to her I’m not lying about certain things?
I will give you my reply and further explanations. Here is my reply:
First of all my heart goes out to you. If you feel you have to resort to hypnosis to prove to someone you are not lying then you are in a tough spot.Hypnosis is not a truth serum and it is unlikely anything your wife sees during the hypnosis session will convince her and you probably already know that is true.I’m very sorry.Over the 25 years of doing hypnosis I’ve been asked several times to use hypnosis to prove what a spouse is saying is true. No one is ever satisfied with the result. The person hypnotized wondered if they did well enough. The spouse thinks it’s all bulls**t and I wonder why I took the job.This is not a hypnosis problem, it’s a relationship problem.I HIGHLY recommend you BOTH talk to someone who specializes in marriage counseling.What hypnosis is good at is building resources. Hypnosis can help build self confidence and self esteem. It can help you build and maintain healthy boundaries. Likewise your wife may benefit from hypnosis by creating a greater sense of security and self worth.Please, share this with your wife and then consider how I can help.I wish you the best.Sincerely,David Barron
Hypnotists generally use hypnosis to assist individuals with various issues, such as reducing stress, quitting smoking, or losing weight. Using hypnosis to prove honesty or uncover personal information is not a typical application.
Many ethical guidelines consider the use of hypnosis to manipulate or coerce individuals, especially in the presence of others, as inappropriate. Respecting individuals’ autonomy and privacy is crucial.
If you and your wife are dealing with trust issues, consider actively engaging in open communication, seeking counseling, or pursuing therapy as more appropriate approaches to address concerns and work toward rebuilding trust in a healthy and respectful manner. Consulting with a licensed therapist or counselor can offer a more ethical and effective way to resolve relationship issues.
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