hypnotic suggestion


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suggestion

 [sug-jes´chun]
1. the act of offering an idea for action or for consideration of action.
2. an idea so offered.
3. in psychiatry, the process of causing uncritical acceptance of an idea.
hypnotic suggestion one imparted to a person in the hypnotic state.
posthypnotic suggestion implantation in the mind of a subject during hypnosis of a suggestion to be acted upon after recovery from the hypnotic state.

hyp·not·ic sug·ges·tion

a directive to a subject in trance, which is carried out either during or after the trance.
See also: minor hypnosis.

hypnotic suggestion

Etymology: Gk, hypnos, sleep; L, suggerere, to suggest
a suggestion implanted in the mind of a person under hypnosis.

hypnotic suggestion

Psychiatry The modification of unconscious thought through hypnosis, which may be useful for specific/simple phobias, but rarely for agoraphobia, social phobia, or anxiety and panic disorders. See Hypnosis.

hyp·not·ic sug·ges·tion

(hip-not'ik sŭg-jes'chŭn)
A direction given to a hypnotized subject for an activity that occurs during the trance or after; subject is not aware of such order and is purported to follow such direction regardless (e.g., smoking cessation).
Synonym(s): posthypnotic suggestion.
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Recent theories, discussed in the article in Trends by Halligan and Oakley, of University College London, propose that hypnotic suggestions may inhibit or disconnect certain mental processes from the brain's executive control systems.
In a book called Eyewitness by Ernst Weiss, an exiled German doctor and novelist, a German psychiatrist in a militar y hospital uses hypnotic suggestion in a stilccepted medical protocol for post-traumatic stress syndrome.
The improvement of clairvoyance scores by means of hypnotic suggestion.
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Efficacy of Testosterone, Trazodone and Hypnotic Suggestion in the Treatment of Non-organic Male Sexual Dysfunction.
Normally it is a difficult task to say the word due to the contradictory meaning of the word reaching our executive functions, but during hypnosis the executive interference can apparently be held in abeyance or enhanced by hypnotic suggestions as a form of cognitive inhibition or disinhibition (Lifshitz, Bonn, Fischer, Kashem, & Raz, 2013).
Early on, she discovers the group is being controlled by the psychologist's hypnotic suggestions, but when members of the team begin disappearing she discovers that there is a lot more to this strange ever-expanding land than first thought.
Research has shown that hypnotic suggestions can be used to block pain and increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
He can make hypnotic suggestions, but the golfer must practice Weir's techniques, the same way a golfer must practice the swing changes that a golf pro suggests.
I avoid hypnotic suggestions (a la Milton Erickson) like the plague, but I've often seen the kids go into a trance spontaneously while I talk.