Get hypnotherapy with a cat

Seriously, a cat named George is a registered hypnotherapist with three professional organizations in Britain. The article not only presents these organizations as full of shit, it highlights the absolute stupidity of almost all applications of hypnosis.

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Here's the details:

Chris Jackson, presenter of Inside Out in the North East and Cumbria, registered pet George with three industry bodies.

Each one accepted a certificate from the non-existent Society of Certified Advanced Mind Therapists as proof of George's credentials.

It follows a similar investigation by an American clinical psychologist.

Dr Steve Eichel suspected industry bodies in the US were not running checks on their members.

He said: "I felt I'd test my hypothesis and I did that by getting my cat certified by a number of the most prominent lay hypnosis organisations in the United States. It was a frighteningly simple process."

In the UK, George was registered with the British Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (BBNLP), the United Fellowship of Hypnotherapists (UFH) and the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association (PHPA).

Maybe I'll rant about hypnotherapy later if I can get this article resubmitted.

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Cute, but lets be honest. Hypnotoad is much better.

I'm against sites like themotionmachine ;)

By The omnibrain (not verified) on 13 Oct 2009 #permalink

Hypnosis can be more than a little fun if you have a susceptible partner who's up for D&S in the bedroom.

I'm not sure that counts as "therapeutic", however....

I also hope Jadehawk knows her place. If she can't figure out that she's in front of a computer or in her home, how will she ever survive a hiking expedition?