The article says, “Now some psychologists have a new idea: Lying.” And, it is more than lying; they want to use hypnosis to implant false memories! Imagine going back in time to a time when you were just a kid and being made to believe that ice cream makes you sick, or that your favorite food is green beans! It just doesn’t seem right, but it just may be what the doctor ordered, or at least that is what Dr. Elizabeth Loftus a psychologist conducting research at the University of California wants to do, if it doesn’t run up against too many of those pesky ethics issues.
I don’t know, but at first I thought “that is all wrong!” But then I got to thinking about it for a while. If it worked, and it probably would for some people given the right kind of approach is used (real age regression therapy with pseudo-revivification), then it has to be better than getting your stomach stapled!
What if it were that easy? A few hypnosis sessions and you love lettuce without salad dressing and you hate sugary sweets because you have false memories of getting sick on ice cream as a kid and have fond memories of sitting in front of the television happily munching away on a head of lettuce? Hmm, I will have to think about it, but I think I would “give it a go,” as they say, if it was what my client really needed and nothing else seemed to help.
Read the article and see what you think.