First We Relax, Then We Dance

Hypnosis Session Educates Students About Consciousness

by Jaye Beeler

Certified hypnotist Michael Brody asked a dozen students to visualize themselves in several scenarios: a gorgeous beach day with a surfer catching waves; bouncy with anticipation for their third birthday with an invitation to suck their thumbs; and a dance-off with Brody playing the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" and Village People's "YMCA" on his laptop. In a large second-floor lecture hall, the students laughed and boogied down with their hypnotized classmates. But it was a senior's sumo wrestling bit that brought the house down...