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Can Hypnosis Heal (Or Is Just A Bit Of Entertainment and Fun?)

July 11th, 2013 by Kennedy

When most of us think of hypnosis, we picture someone imitating a chicken or other silly behaviour on a public stage. However, science has revealed that hypnosis is actually a valuable technique in the healing process (Encyclopaedia of Psychology, March 2000). Hypnotism has been used not only for self-improvement and entertainment, but it has also been applied in military, medical, and educational areas. If hypnosis is indeed a legitimate alternative healing tool, then why do so many still consider it hocus-pocus?

The answer appears to be bi-fold:

1) There is a fear that hypnosis is a form of mind-control and that one loses control over self behaviour. This idea however is strongly criticised by science since current research has shown one cannot be hypnotised without awareness or consent; and,

2) Belief that hypnosis is fake or magical, and is therefore not a legitimate practice. What do practitioners and believers say to the skeptics?

Well, take the case of J.D., who sought treatment to quit smoking. He is a 65 year old man who had been smoking for 52 years, wanted to quit, but was also still skeptical about how hypnosis would help. This particular client stopped smoking after the first session and with continued reinforcement and regular hypnosis, he is still a successful nonsmoker. Not only was he able to conquer a lifelong unhealthy habit, he achieved his goal without medication!

Or how about the case of H.D., in his late 20’s, who suffered such severe stage fright that he avoided all situations that required him to speak in front of an audience.He decided to try hypnosis after other methods failed to work. Almost immediately he reported feeling more confident and feelings of enjoyment. He eventually was able to not only speak in public but also interact with groups of people!

With science and real life success stories, there is no shortage of practitioners who claim they can free you from pain, anxiety, and unhealthy behaviours. Do you agree with the science – can hypnosis heal what ails us?


Amy Evans
Amy Evans
14:54 15 Mar 17
Kennedy was very professional, really entertaining and completely different to what we have booked in the past in terms of an after dinner speaker and entertainment. The performance amazed the whole audience and really lifted the spirits in the entire room in time for our formal proceedings.I would definitely recommend Kennedy to anyone looking for corporate entertainment.
james Sheeran
james Sheeran
08:35 16 Mar 17
What a fantastic night’s entertainment Mind of Kennedy provided. Some of the stuff he did is still being talked about at our company days after! Make sure you book him for your corporate event; you won’t be disappointed!
Kerry Celeste
Kerry Celeste
11:10 09 Feb 17
Absolutely spectacular show! Never seen anything like it. We were all mesmerised from beginning to end. I can highly recommend Kennedy’s show to anyone looking for entertainment for a party, wedding or corporate event. He really was outstanding and kept us all laughing & on the edge of our seats all night!
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IAmy Amy
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Jane Bradshaw
Jane Bradshaw
12:44 10 Jul 17
(Feedback about our ruby wedding party last night) – Kennedy was absolutely fantastic. Not only did he work the room really well, and include people from different parts of the room, which is so important, but also he was an absolute delight to work with before, during and after the event... no trouble at all and completely accommodating. The act was tremendous and I love the idea that all our guests are sitting at home today over the Sunday papers, saying "how did he do that?!" I would have no hesitation in recommending Kennedy to anyone I know. Best wishes and thanks again to Kennedy for entertaining all our guests so well at our party. Jane & Pete Bradshaw
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