There is a wealth of existing knowledge from research that has already been performed.

Please note the studies cited below...

Brenman, M. (1942) Experiments in the hypnotic production of anti- social and self injurious behavior. Psychiatry, 5, 49-61

Estabrooks, G.H. (1951). The possible antisocial use of hypnotism. Personality: Symposia on Topical Issues, 1, 294-299.

Fromm, Erica, Shor, Ronald (2009) Hypnosis: Developments in Research and New Perspectives

Fromm, Erika,  Nash, Michael R. (1998.) Contemporary Hypnosis Research

Hoencamp, E (1990). Sexual abuse and the abuse of hypnosis in the therapeutic relationship. International Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 38, 283-298.

Kline, M.V. (1972). The production of antisocial behavior through hypnosis: New clinical data. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 20, 80-94.

Kline, M.V. (1958). the dynamics of hypnotically induced antisocial behavior. Journal of Psychology, 45, 239-245.

Rowland L.W. (1939). Will hypnotized persons try to harm themselves or others? Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 34, 114-117.

Watkins, J.G. (1972). Antisocial behavior under hypnosis. Possible or impossible? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 20, 95-100.

Weitzenhoffer, A.M. (1949). The production of antisocial acts under hypnosis. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 44, 420-422.

Those Who Say Hypnosis Abuse is Possible

  • Albert Moll

  • Milton Kline

  • Erica Fromm

  • Wesley Wells

  • Loyd Rowland

  • John G. Watkins

  • Andre Weitzenhoffer

  • Dr. David Spiegel

  • Dr. Daniel Brown

  • Dr. Alan Scheflin

  • Dr. Jeremy Wheeler

  • Steven Hassan

  • Mark Anthony


Antisocial Behavior Under Hypnosis. Possible or Impossible?

Experiments in the Hypnotic Production of Anti-Social and Self-Injurious Behavior