Hypnosis has taken on a new focus. More and more parents are now putting their kids under a hypnotic trance, but some say the practice may be going too far. Eric Ferrer-Alfaro, 10, has HDHD. His mother doesn’t want to medicate him, and nothing else has worked. She’s turned to hypnotism. “We’ve tried meditation, relaxation, things like that,” Silvana Ferrer said.

She said he has trouble focusing in school, and she’s optimistic this will help. “I’m hoping for the teachers not to call me anymore, or at least call me less,” Ferrer said. Hypnotherapist Lisa Machenberg said she’s hypnotized close to a thousand children, including her own. READ MORE