Hypnotized!: The Trance State

Some researchers believe hypnosis can allow us access to hidden memories, help us overcome phobias and be used to manage pain. In more recent times the idea of using hypnosis to retrieve lost memories has produced discoveries of purported past lives and alien abductions. Some of the results are intriguing; some are humorous while others have lead to tragic consequences. Intense debate surrounds the topic of hypnosis; is it real, is it safe? We explore the history, beliefs and latest research on hypnosis to see if it can tell us about our limitations and our possibilities.


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Produced, Directed & Written by
Donna Zuckerbrot

Executive Producers
Donna Zuckerbrot
Daniel Zuckerbrot

Executive Producer, VisionTV
Alberta Nokes

Director of Photography
Neville Ottey

Greg Hopen

Aaron Davis
John Lang

Colm Feore

Title Design & Illustrations
Ken Nutt

Additional Camera
Onno Weeda

Sound Recordist
Phil Brouwer
Ian Challis
Gary Oppenheimer
Philippe Scultety

Roberto Verdecchia

Series Opening
Tango Media Group

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Dan Johnston, Imarion Inc.

Sound Editor
Jakob Thiesen

Sound Mixer
Ian Rodness

Audio Post
Kitchen Sync Digital Audio

Legal Affairs
Richard Hanet, Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP

Richard Warburton, Kay & Warburton

Jones Brown

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Mary Evans Picture Library
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Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
The National Archives
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With Special Thanks To
Denis Betsi
Ned Birac
Georgina Cannon
Adam Cooke
Helen Crowe
J. Flesher
Dr. Geoffrey Hall
Nancy Hunter
Jean Roch Laurence
Zissis Liolios
Mike Mandel
Sheilagh Mercer
Dale Ohirko
Louis Radocchia
Victor Rausch
Tariq Sattaur
Afifa Siddiqui
Greg Tutton
Chris Umiastowski
Rockford Varcoe
Dianne West
Erik Woody

The Class Act Dinner Theatre

Produced in association with VisionTV with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credits and the Ontario film & Television Tax Credits.

Hypnotized – Jeff Stone

If you don’t already know that I’m going to recommend this as a full-on GEM status, then you, my friend, have not spent enough of your life reading my reviews. Anything from Donna Zuckerbrot goes. Her documentaries are top-notch. This one in particular was a lot of fun. You get interviews with hypnotists, and skeptics you also learn some interesting background information and history regarding hypnosis. Just get it. It’s only $20.00 bucks and it’s a great time. It’s worth it. GEM!