Pocket watch swinging
Many people have an image in their mind of hypnosis that almost always includes someone swinging a pocket watch. The idea likely originated from Hollywood movies somewhere in the s and '50s.
If hypnosis was featured in a movie it inevitably involved a hypnotist taking out a pocket watch and swinging it gently in.
25 items Title: A swinging pocket watch; Creator: Halberstadt, Milton, Photographer; Contributor: Halberstadt, Milton, Photographer; Date Created and/or Issued: undated; Publication Information: University of California, Davis, Library, Dept. of Special Collections; Contributing Institution: UC Davis, University Library, Special . 22 Dec A swinging watch was commonly used in the early days of hypnosis it was to allow people to fixate on an object and direct them into a trance state.
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Hypnosis and pocket watches | Sleep Hypnosis
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Description:When in hypnosis a person is: Scientists now know that hypnosis and sleep are two very different physiological states. It was also James Braid who gave us the swinging watch technique for inducing trance.