Hypnotic state


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hyp·no·sis

(hip-nō'sis),
An artificially induced trancelike state, resembling somnambulism, in which the subject is highly susceptible to suggestion, oblivious to all else, and responds readily to the commands of the hypnotist; its scientific validity has been accepted and rejected through several cycles during the past 2 centuries. See: mesmerism.
[G. hypnos, sleep, + -osis, condition]

Hypnotic state

A state of heightened awareness that can be used to modulate the perception of pain.
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Amnesia--The subject, whether through choice or suggestion, may have no recollection of the hypnotic state.
For over 100 years researchers have debated if a special hypnotic state exists or whether it is just about using cognitive strategies and mental imagery in a normal waking state.
Even with voluntary participation, not everyone can be led into a hypnotic state.
Once this phase of the treatment has been completed, the client is brought out of the hypnotic state, and after brief client feedback, the consultation is completed.
Contrary to popular belief anyone can reach a hypnotic state, it is as natural as daydreaming, the client remains in control and aware of what is happening at all times.
But when hypnosis is used as an adjunct to treat a specific problem, the operator usually guides the person in the hypnotic state in a formal, structured manner.
But can't help wondering if she is still in some hypnotic state.
In the PG-rated shows, volunteers will be brought onstage and induced into a hypnotic state, then perform as famous singers, dancers, comedians and sports personalities.
The effect does not last very long, but certainly long enough for anesthetics that induce the deep hypnotic state needed for surgery to be administered.
Nobody could possibly be made to do anything that they did not want to do, and anybody (except the truly mentally sub-normal, very young children and inebriate) can enter the hypnotic state.
But this hypnotic state soon turned into a shudder inside when I first heard the words Osama bin Laden and Islamic terrorism.