"Look me straight in the eye. Your mind is emptying, your body is relaxing," says the fireman, using the calming words of hypnosis to help a trauma victim -- a technique being pioneered by fire crews in the eastern French region of Alsace.
A fireman keeps a person under hypnosis during an extrication exercise in Haguenau, France on May 28, 2013. At the Haguenau fire station, 120 firemen have been trained in basic medical hypnosis which they can use to soothe someone trapped in a car following an accident.
At the Haguenau fire station, 120 firefighters have been trained in basic medical hypnosis which they can use to soothe someone trapped under rubble or in a car following an accident, or even a person suffering an asthma attack.
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