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Any exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism (as defined in the Hypnotism Act 1952) on any person requires the written consent from us.

Hypnotism is defined in the Act as including "hypnotism, mesmerism and any similar act or process which produces or is intended to produce in any person any form of induced sleep or trance in which the susceptibility of the mind of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or intended to be increased but does not include hypnotism, mesmerism or any such similar act or process which is self-induced".

Further information

We have adopted hypnotism model conditions.


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