Tel Aviv Hypnotherapist Is First to Be Convicted for Not Having a License

Judge authorizes the criminal conviction and imposes an NIS 2,000 fine against Pik, along with a two-year suspended sentence.

For the first time in Israel's legal history, a hypnotist has been convicted for illegal application of her craft. In a plea bargain deal, Natalie Pik, a clinical hypnotherapist with eight years of experience who runs a private clinic in Tel Aviv, was convicted in Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court under the country's hypnosis law. She was found guilty of practicing hypnosis without proper licenses. Judge Daniel Beeri...