30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hypnosis is the state of the heightened suggestibility
in which a person becomes totally relaxed and more responsive to the suggestions or directions given by a hypnotist.
92 RO: Reported or Observed, ES: Extreme Symptomatology, RC: Rare Combinations, UH: Unusual Hallucinations, USC: Unusual Symptom Course, NA: Negative Image, S: Suggestibility
People are suggestible - some more than others - and Brown's power is knowing how to find the suggestibles, to read people, to manipulate that suggestibility
and to make things happen his way.
More specifically, the suggestibility
of young children means subjecting child witnesses to cross-examination can actually produce less accurate testimony.
A fairly strong relationship between compliance and hypnotic suggestibility
has been found (Polcyzk & Pasek, 2006).
They also point to the fact that often the increased suggestibility
of witnesses with intellectual disabilities is exploited by suggestions that they are lying or have an inaccurate memory.
William Sargant argued that governments use fear to create temporary impaired judgment and heightened individual and mass suggestibility
creating a "herd instinct" most noticeable during times of conflict (William Sargant, Battle of the Mind: a Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing, Cambridge: Malor Books, 1957, 255 pp.
The KUBARK manual includes the principal coercive techniques of interrogation: Arrest, detention, deprivation of sensory stimuli through solitary confinement or similar methods, threats and fear, debility, pain, heightened suggestibility
and hypnosis, narcosis and induced regression.
in children's testimony: Implications for child sexual abuse investigations.
also belongs to this group.
Once self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors have been resolved, the individual can begin to use hypnotic suggestibility
to improve the body's functioning.
The deflation of the individual ego and superego increases the propensity for suggestibility
, conformity, obedience, as well as a general aversion to innovation, leading to, in the case of Babel, what Sacks (2003) referred to as the "first global project" which quickly devolved into a devastating totalitarianism (p.