View Full Version : Can I be hypnotized to speak 2nd language
11-16-2004, 07:02 AM
I am hoping that someone will be able to answer this question for me.
I am an adult with severe A.D.D so I have a hard time remembering regular things - like words and such.
My problem is this, I have been trying to advance in my career but to do so I need to speak a second language (Spanish). I have tried to learn it the "old fashioned" way but I can't seem to remember enough to even carry on a simple conversation.
Can anyone tell me if it is possible to be hypnotized to learn a second language?
It might be. I'm being cautious because ADD is so very variable in individuals.
My suggestion would be to go along to a good hypnotherapist with experience of ADD and explain the problem. One session should be enough to at least tell you whether or not it might be possible. I would also suggest that you don't test it using Spanish, but in your native language. Ask the therapist if he/she can enable you to remember one paragraph, word perfect. I'm guessing that would be quite an achievement?
11-16-2004, 07:18 AM
Thank you for the response! I will try to do what you suggested. We have a few hynotherapists in my area that I will call and see if they handle ADD patients.
11-16-2004, 11:45 AM
There are hypnotic methods which make learning easier.
I recommend you ask the hypnotist what experience they have in this area.
11-16-2004, 03:12 PM
Yes hypnosis can be used to help you learn easily be it another language or anything else, but if you call a therapist locally, be sure to tell them you are not looking for a cure for ADD, but just confirming that you once had this, and may still suffer the effects.....
Question, how do you know you still suffer from ADD and not just the after effects of it? Are you still on medication for instance? This may affect the results you hope to achieve, though from what little I know of them, they only result in calming you down, so they should go well with hypnosis.....
11-17-2004, 06:40 AM
Thank you for the response and I thought I would answer the questions you have.
I know I still have ADD because I was recently diagnosed with it again (after spending years off the medication) My family and I thought that I may have the beginning stages of alzheimer's (seeing as how I am in my mid-thirties this was a scary thought) due to my progressing forgetfulness and sleeplessness and agitation so I went and had a battery of tests run which indicated no alzheimer's but the chemical makeup of my body was making the ADD that I had as a child resurge at an alarming rate and that hypertension was also creaping in. So, to answer your question, yes, I am currently taking medication which helps me focus more and keeps me calmer.
11-17-2004, 07:48 AM
Good, that answers two questions I had. First a confirmation of the ADD, and secondly the medication problem. We have no idea if medication will interfer with the therapy, but you need to know it might. Consulting your medical advisor and a locall therapist should help sort it out for you.....
02-08-2005, 09:26 AM
I performed a stage show in Burley Idaho, during intermition the mother of a 12 year old girl ask me to make her daughter (who was on stage) speak Spanish. The mother believed her daughter knew Spanish at a subconscious level because of daughter’s exposure to Spanish as a very young girl. During the show I gave the girl the suggestion that she could speak Spanish fluently. Well she spoke something but it wasn’t Spanish.:o