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]
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Hypnotic state

A state of heightened awareness that can be used to modulate the perception of pain.
Mentioned in: Anesthesia, General
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The new system, which has been published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, keeps the patient in the desired hypnotic state throughout the operation.
From the above explanation, I can conclude that when I am in trance, I am not necessarily in a hypnotic state, because I do not respond to any outside stimuli but from something within but beyond me.
Both the absorption and the transliminality scores share almost 50% of the variance with the hits but only when participants are in the hypnotic state. This almost identical result of the two scales is partly a consequence of their moderate correlation, r = .70.
I get someone into a hypnotic state through relaxation while they listen to what I am saying."
People who enter deep hypnotic states with great ease offer valuable opportunities for studying mystical experiences, in Cardena's view.
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To give you an idea of just how deep my hypnotic state was, a helicopter landed outside the office we were in during the session - I thought it was someone walking through the corridor pushing a rattling trolley.
But can't help wondering if she is still in some hypnotic state. Should I get her to see our GP
She says they don't fall asleep and can't get 'stuck' in a hypnotic state. She also says the client can really differentiate between the hypnotised and waking state.
"After around six sessions, I was given tapes to take away and gradually learned how to bring on the same hypnotic state myself."
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.
This region specifically contributes to the hypnotic state, the team suggests.