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A Real Clinical Hypnotherapist Reacts to Ben Affleck's "Hypnotic": Fact or Fiction?

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A Fast-Paced Thriller with a Psychological Twist... But is it Really About Hypnosis?

Ben Affleck's latest movie, "Hypnotic," has recently been released and is sure to be a hit. The film follows Detective Daniel Rourke (Affleck), who is searching for his missing daughter when he realizes that her disappearance may be connected to a string of unusual bank robberies.

Rourke witnesses a mysterious man manipulating innocent strangers into pulling off a bank robbery with nothing but a few muttered words.

As he races against time to find his daughter, viewers are taken on an intense journey of psychological manipulation and suspense. Soon, he engages the stranger — called a "hypnotic" for his ability to psychically manipulate the minds of others — who creates an ever-shifting altered reality.

But what does this thrilling story have to do with real-life hypnosis?

My name is Michael Stevenson, I'm a Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Master Trainer of Hypnotherapy with 25 years of experience.

As a practitioner of hypnosis in the real world, I was curious to see what this movie was all about. So my wife Kayla and I went to see it on opening night.

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