MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University psychology department will host a program on "Hypnosis and Trance: Fact, Fiction and Fascination." It is scheduled from 3:10-4:15 p.m. Friday in room 167 Gries Hall.
. Thomas Stanger, director of the NMU counseling center, will explore the mythology that surrounds hypnosis. He will also discuss some of the many uses of trance to facilitate healing.
Hypnosis and the unconscious can be sources of intrigue, fear and skepticism. Stanger will explain how stage shows and media portrayals have cultivated misconceptions of hypnosis for the sake of entertairunent, diminishing the potential heating benefits of the natural trance process.