A professor and writer for The Federalist retrieved an academic study authored in part by Christine Blasey Ford on hypnosis, memory retrieval and “creating artificial situations.”
“One of Christine Ford Blasey’s research articles in 2008 included a study in which participants were TAUGHT SELF-HYPNOSIS & noted hypnosis is used to retrieve important memories “AND CREATE ARTIFICAL [sic] SITUATIONS,” said Margot Cleveland on Twitter.
BREAKING: This is HUGE (waiting for permission to h/t): One of Christine Ford Blasey's research articles in 2008 included a study in which participants were TAUGHT SELF-HYPNOSIS & noted hypnosis is used to retrieve important memories "AND CREATE ARTIFICAL SITUATIONS." pic.twitter.com/11n1JVnArM
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) October 1, 2018
Ford’s internet history was wiped clean before she made allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stemming from an alleged incident 36 years ago.
The paper was titled “Meditation With Yoga, Group Therapy With Hypnosis, and Psychoeducation for Long-Term Depressed Mood: A Randomized Pilot Trial.” Ford is listed as an author using her maiden name, Blasey.
The study taught participants self-hypnosis for “relaxation and affect regulation.”
More pertinently, the paper surmised that hypnosis could be used to “assist in the retrieval of of important memories, and create artificial situations that would permit the client to express ego-dystonic emotions in a safe manner.”
Ego-dystonic emotions, in plain terms, are negative thoughts. The medical definition can be found here.
In sum, the same woman whose allegations against Kavanaugh from 36 years ago, which depend on retrieving old memories, authored an academic paper on how to do just that via hypnosis, which is a fringe science at best.
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