Since this is for dummies, needless to say it’s a visual. I’m saying it, though, because it is for dummies.
The argument for using hypnosis as a memory retrieval technique usually goes something like this: Whycome we can’t keep using it? It works.
Oh, it works all right, Chester. As a behavior influencing technique.
First up, please visit this link to the Renegade Hypnotist.
I don’t know what’s so renegade about this abhorrent behavior. Seems like it’s been going on for a mighty long time.
On a saner note….
Now let’s take a look at what happens when you apply a behavior influencing technique to memory retrieval.
Uh-oh. Looks like things go wrong. Really wrong. But that doesn’t stop folks from trying….
Hmm. Maybe that’s why alien abduction hypnotists with a predisposition toward space brothers get space brothery clients and alien abduction hypnotists who find malevolent space doctors a more palatable reality find themselves surrounded by traumatized space doctory clients. Maybe there’s some influencing going on because… because that’s what this technique does. It makes you suggestible. But not to go back in time to the perfect memory that we aren’t even clear can exist in the brain regardless of hypnosis–no. Suggestible, period. And if you suspect something happened that you can’t remember and you go to someone who puts you in a highly suggestible state to retrieve the memory, you’ve already given yourself the cue to find it. It’s a setup from the word go. Yet, for some unscrupulous characters doing the hypnotizing, that’s not enough. They’ll lead you–brainwash you–with your consent anyway, because, while you may want to get to the truth, you’ve found someone who wants to get to the next big story.
This is called abuse. Memory retrieval hypnotists are abusers. You are a victim of humans who are here to help.