Brian Alman, Ph.D., an internationally renowned hypnotherapist with whom I went to graduate school three decades ago, posted an interesting blog about hypnotic inductions that each of the major presidential candidates use.

Television is a highly hypnotic medium to begin with. And even though Brian accurately states that people under hypnosis don’t give up their own free will, they do choose to give up their own capacity to discern truth from spin. As I have said many times, "what you think is truth is probably spin."

Hypnotic susceptibility is particularly dangerous in the political arena because this kind of hypnosis is a big part of what makes it possible to manipulate people through propaganda techniques.

I described a simple three step strategy in my last blog post that can help prevent you from politician hypnosis. Brian’s blog post underscores the importance of taking those strategies to heart.