Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This may come as a shock, but certification doesn't always mean anything when it comes to quacks and charlatans. Just because you're a board certified chiropractor, it doesn't mean subluxations exist. And just because I'm a board certified sexologist, it doesn't mean I know how the pee-pee fits in the hoo-ha. But just to test the lax standards of your average nonsense-approval board, Chris Jackson, one of the host of the BBC's "Inside Out" sought certification as an honest-to-goodness hypnotherapist from three different approval bodies. For his cat George. And without so much as sending a UFO abductee to receive George's hypnosis treatments, the furry feline was granted hypnotherapy certification by the British Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming, the United Fellowship of Hypnotherapists, and the Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association. I suppose congratulations are in order for George, though I'm pretty sure I could hypnotize him with a feather tied to a rubber string. That's called turning the tables. More details here.

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