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Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?

From: Rose Hargrove <PRIESTESSE@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 05:29:36 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 09:24:39 -0400
Subject: Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?


>Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 13:49:52 -0400
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: John <jvif@spacelab.net>
>Subject: Re: Regression Hypnosis: Should Ufology Take A Stand?

>>From: Jenny Randles <nufon@currantbun.com>
>>To: UFO UpDates - updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Regression Hypnosis: Should Ufology Take A Stand?
>>Date: Wed, 14 Apr 1999 16:17:28 +0100


>>As a newcomer to the net, please excuse me if I do not follow
>>proper etiquette. I am still learning. But I wanted to issue a
>>comment on a major policy in force in the UK, which does not
>>seem to have been adopted by any other country in the world
>>(save, to some extent, parts of Scandinavia). That is the
>>banning of the use of regression hypnosis as a viable way to
>>explore alleged abductions.

>This is an example of how a good idea can be taken too far. I
>completely agree that hypnosis is -way- overused in cases of
>reported abduction. But, it does have some therapeutic value in
>cases where disturbing or life disrupting symptoms have
>manifested as a result of unresolved missing time or a partially
>recalled close encounter with a UFO. Providing some relief from
>suffering should be the first and maybe only consideration when
>deciding on the use of hypnosis in any given case. Its use as a
>reliable means of retrieving accurate data is what is in
>question. Not its efficacy as a therapeutic tool.

<snip>

This is my first post in reply to a subject on UpDates so please
bear with me as I am also a neophyte to computers.

Mr Velez makes some very good and very valid points. I support
them all.

I further add that investigation utilizing hypnosis or any other
modality is only as good as the protocol utilized by the
individual investigator.

There are many investigators that have given the field and
hypnosis a bad name.

In the case of David Jacobs he has repeatedly shown the value of
the use of hypnosis as an investigative and therapeutic tool.
His research protocol is well thought out and controlled.

As far as I can ascertain his treatment of his research subjects
is exemplary and should serve as a model for other researchers.

Dr. Jacobs is not inclined to make rash and untested assumptions
as he aims for reproducibility and not sensationalism.

Mr. Hopkins whom I know not as well I believe also follows sound
research methodology and therapeutic avenues as evidenced by his
involvement in abductee support.

Perhaps prior abandoning hypnosis as a tool we need to look at
the wielders of the tool. Poorly trained investigators with
questionable methodologies should of course not be conducting
this advanced level of research.

The aforementioned gentlemen utilize this tool with the
precision of surgeons and may well be humanities best hope. It
would be a grave error to discard a powerful and effective
process that could lead us to the answers we are sorely lacking
in this field.

We must first and foremost remember that we are dealing with
people having an intense and disruptive completely "alien"
experience in their lives. We need to utilize any tool that will
bring the abductee some measure of functionality and peace in
their lives.

These are my opinions after some measure of thought about this
phenomenon.

Respectfully,
Rose


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