It was an end-of-year school activity featuring a hypnotism show and it didn’t go quite as planned.
A Quebec all-girls high school said the activity went awry as numerous students had problems after the show – including one girl who remained stuck in a trance for four hours.
The incident occurred last week at a private school, College du Sacre-Coeur in Sherbrooke, during a lunchtime end-of-year event.
Thirteen students reported having headaches or nausea. At least five other appeared to experience more serious trouble after the show, given by a 20-year-old hypnotist. Some were in a daze with their eyes open. At least two were reportedly conked out on a table.
Some have argued that as Christians, it is immoral for us to undergo hypnosis. I’m not sure about that, but it certainly doesn’t strike me as particularly wise, outside of perhaps medical purposes…