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French firefighters test hypnosis on victims

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Firefighters in eastern France are using hypnosis to help trauma victims in an experiment that could spread if it is successful.

120 firefighters in the region of Alsace have been tanned in basic hypnosis. The technique is used on people who are trapped or in shock after an accident.

The firefighters reportedly speak in a calm and measured voice and avoid using negative words in an effort to soothe the victim.

Initial tests have a 100-percent success rate in calming victims and helping them think the time that firefighter took to help them seemed shorter than it actually was, according to the people behind the experiment.

The tests are taking pace in one region but if the techniques are proven to be effective, they could be spread across the entire country.

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