Video: The Film "Under Hypnosis": Is It Necessary To Get Rid Of Fears? - Reviews
2023 Author: Oswald Adamson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 20:18
Do you need to get rid of fear? The main character, psychotherapist-hypnologist Michael Stroter, once helped a teenager get rid of the fear of water, and the boy, having made a mistake, drowned.
Under hypnosis, UK, France, 2002
Director: Nick Willing
Starring: Shirley Henderson, Goran Visnich, etc.
Now Michael is forced to change his name and work exclusively with nicotine addiction. But thanks to his psychic abilities, the hero is attracted to a detective investigation. Against the background of the plot about the capture of a maniac, there is a discourse about the nature of fear. Fear is a necessary survival mechanism, evolutionarily fixed. It helps you to feel danger in time and react. There are different kinds of fears.
- 1. Realistic fears They are necessary and natural: fear of heights, fire, poisonous snakes … This is an instinct. Therefore, the boy, who had lost his fear of water, drowned.
- 2. Social fears They are associated with the rules of society: it is scary to violate the Law or the rules of etiquette … Social fear is based on the instincts of survival and fear for life. Indeed, in ancient times, an exiled member of the tribe became a victim of the first saber-toothed tiger that he met.
- 3. Neurotic The so-called "contrived" fears. They are based on realistic or social fear, but it has grown and become disproportionate to reality. For example, being afraid to jump from the tenth floor is a realistic fear. And the inability to go to the balcony is a neurotic fear.
- 4. Pathological Fears that distort reality. Occur. Occur in case of mental disorder.
Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists work with pathological fears, usually there is a need for drug treatment. Neurotic fears are the subject of work of a psychologist, psychotherapist. And realistic and social fears should be present as a warning, insurance. And you do not need to get rid of them, whether it is "under hypnosis" or not.