Don E. Gibbons, Ph.D., NJ Licensed Psychologist #03513
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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Is Donald Trump Using Hypnosis, Hyperempiria, or NLP?

Many of my psychology clients have been asking whether or not Donald Trump's success might be due to his using hypnosis or hyperempiria. Whenever you use "alternative facts" in place of the real ones, as his advisor Kellyann Conway recently admitted, it is an attempt to harness the power of suggestion. But if no induction is used and if the situation is not defined as hypnosis, why is it still sometimes effective?

A recent article in Psychology Today stated that half of all Americans couldn't come up with a sudden demand for $450 in a crisis. Although Trump may be unwittingly using some techniques which are commonly referred to in lay hypnosis circles as NLP or neuro-linguistic programming, almost everyone now agrees that there are a lot of angry voters out there. on both the right and the left, who supported Trump because they feel that the system has failed them (see below).




My wife grew up in New Jersey, and I have lived here for 25 years. We have read the first-hand newspaper accounts of how Trump has bankrupted several casinos ans walked away with millions, paid his workers sub-standard wages, and stiffed his contractors by paying them much less than they were actually owed. Beneath his outward bluster lies a narcissistic personality disorder with antisocial traits, but don't just take my word for it. Here's a link to a story in The Independent which bears the headline, "Donald Trump has Dangerous Mental Illness, say Psychiatry Experts at Yale Conference." 

The biggest tragedy of all is that people often tend to make up their minds based on emotions rather than  facts, and hear what they want to hear. Trump's base has shrunken only slightly, but All we have to do in order to set things right is to stop ignoring the problems that are making people "mad as Hell." This is not as difficult as it may appear. There are a lot of people who stayed home last time because they didn't like either candidate and are now as energized as a space probe. It will become increasingly difficult for special interest groups ro persuade them either not to vote at all, or to vote against their own best interests. 

We survived the Civil War and the Great Depression, and we will survive Trump too, regardless of whether or not he is impeached and removed from office.  Our days of world leadership, however, have been dealt a severe blow  -- although many people overseas will say that this is not such a bad thing, as long as we don't all end up speaking Russian or Chinese.

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