Nurse sued NHS claiming she'd been secretly hypnotised to fart against her will
A nurse unsuccessfully sued the NHS after claiming she was being ‘experimented upon’ at work causing her to fart against her will.
Xandra Samson said hypnosis was being used on her at Ealing Hospital, London.
Poor heating and ventilation at the acute medical unit altered her state of consciousness and allowed bosses to ‘control’ employees, she claimed.
She refused to cooperate with psychiatric help and was sacked in December 2019.
At an employment tribunal, the former staff nurse said she was suffering from unwelcome ‘gastrointestinal disturbances’ at work including flatulence.
She self-diagnosed herself as being the target of ‘ideomotor phenomenon’ – a little-known hypnotic concept which allegedly forces people to make movements unconsciously.
Miss Samson said: ‘I would like to report an observed pattern of likely inappropriate use of hypnosis/ideomotor …
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