trance state

trance state

Alternative psychology
An altered mental state in which the body is still or movements are jerky, the limbs are “heavy”, the eyelids flicker due to rapid eye movements, the eyeballs roll upwards (as occurs when one is asleep), the eyes tear, the pupils dilate and speech pattern changes.
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Today, they induce a trance state by hyperventilation, rhythmic dancing and sounds, and intense concentration (e.
The trance state is painful and shamans are often depicted as bent double in pain and using sticks to keep upright.
We then move right into the most exciting and challenging aspect of hypnosis which is incorporating hypnotherapy and trauma resolution into the trance state.
A shaman is a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who typically enters into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.
Washington, November 17 ( ANI ): Analysis of the cerebral blood flow (CBF) of Brazilian mediums during the practice of psychography, described as a form of writing whereby a deceased person or spirit is believed to write through the medium's hand, has shed light on brain activity during a trance state.
Almost hypnotic, Haddad's works bare an unidentifiable strength, like a shaman putting his followers into a trance state.
It's my job to try to get a few quid out of them while they're in that trance state.
Continuous suggestions of her holidays in her favourite spa resort with words like "warm bubbling water bath", "body relaxation" and "watching the blue sky outside the window" as described by the patient herself the day before surgery, were used to maintain the trance state.
Often, when individuals are engaged in listening to a story, they experience an altered state of cognitive processing, which is referred to as a hypnotic trance state (Tinterow, 1970).
Meditation/Trance: Music is believed to provide a way for shamans (one shown above in British Columbia) to enter a trance state and get in touch with the spiritual world.
Through a series of intense movements a man may collapse with exhaustion and enter into a trance state.
In the trance state the individual is more likely to suspend rational thought and is typically more open to considering a counselor's suggestions, such as therapeutic reframing of the problem (Waterfield, 2002).