confusion induction

confusion induction,

n during hypnosis, a technique best used with very reserved, skeptical subjects to bring about a state of trance. Patients are bombarded with numerous vague and disturbing topics until they eventually stop trying to decipher the intent and subside into a relaxed state conducive to hypnosis.
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I believe using the confusion induction technique helped the client achieve a greater depth of hypnosis.
I noticed Client D achieve a deeper level of hypnosis with the confusion induction than she did in the previous sessions.
Confusion was tracked through offline cued-recall procedures (experiments 1 and 2), online self-reports (experiments 3 and 4), and learner behaviors (for example, response times after confusion induction, accuracy on probing questions immediately following the manipulations--all experiments).