傳媒採訪主頁 You are Getting Sleepy…
Like a brain surgeon, hypnotism therapist Rene Lien digs into the
mind to heal the ill – only he doesn't need a scalpel. All you need
to do is to close your eyes and relax…
HK magazine: Wait! Where's your pocket watch?
you hypnotizing me with your eyeballs already? What do you want from
Rene Lien: We ceased using the pocket watch about 60 years ago. Hypnosis
is not about getting subject to do our bidding. Mostly we just talk
about people into a trance, and clients know what they are doing the
whole time. They are just more relaxed, so suggestions enter their
minds more easily. We merely plant a small voice within you during
HK: Planting a small voice – what do you mean?
RL: Say, if you want to use hypnosis as a way to quit smoking, we
plant a suggestion in your mind, like “Cigarettes are not good – you
don't need them to survive’ and associate it with an action – say,
whenever you pick up a cigarette.
HK: So you could hypnotize me to kill someone…
RL: As an ethical person, I would not plant such a voice in your head.
Moreover, if killing is highly against your values, then it would
be impossible for me to hypnotize you to do such a thing.
HK: Then, I'd better be careful what I wish for…what kinds of clients
RL: People who want to quit smoking, lose weight or have some mystifying
emotional outbreak. For example, some people might grieve a loved
one's death for years without knowing why. During hypnosis, we may
find that he or she felt there was something left unsaid. We would
then ask the person to say what he wanted to say and in many cases,
the patient starts getting better.
HK: But that's not even real…
RL: The subconscious is not very good at telling what's real and what's
not – it's far beyond logical. That's why it can exert such a powerful
influence over us and we behave so irrationally. The whole essence
of hypnosis is about getting access to the subconscious mind, which
stores a lot that we repress or forget. Even the police use hypnosis
on victims and witnesses to retrieve forgotten details.
HK: So what is former life therapy?
RL: It's a kind of regression therapy which gets people to recall
something that goes far back in time when they were young, or even
before that. It's the so-called former life. It is just rewinding
a tape in your memory, and some people can go so far that they recall
something of their former life.
HK: So do you believe in memories of a former life?
RL: Whether the material is true or not is not important, so long
as it can help the patient to explain why they fell what they feel.
For example, if someone is clown-phobic and he recalls that one killed
him in his former life, then knowing this piece of information might
be good enough for him to overcome the phobia. Sometimes, people just
need an explanation for something that they don't understand, in order
to get better – Jan Leung
資料來源 摘自 HK Magazine