hypnotic trance


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hypnotic trance

an artificially induced sleeplike state, as in hypnosis.

hyp·not·ic trance

(hip-not'ik trans)
That state of somnolence or dissociation experienced by someone subjected to hypnosis.
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Once the therapist understands the client's presenting problem, the therapist will begin an induction into a hypnotic trance, before diving into the body of hypnotherapy work.
A Special Case: Utilizing Hypnotic Trance in Storytelling
Native American healers who use a spiritual (in psychological terms, transpersonal) approach in healing sometimes use methods that induce hypnotic trance, either in themselves, the patient, or both (Winkelman, 1992).
Ken convinced his ward-mate to give it a try, and as soon as John consented with a nod, Ken put him in a mild hypnotic trance and guided him through the technique of astral projection.
Nik Bartsch is a Swiss pianist and percussionist from Zurich who meshes musical textures to create a new dynamic, hypnotic trance like tapestry.
Other highlights include the world premiere of an episode of Discovery Channel's 'Deadliest Catch' (Tuesday); 'Stranded - the Andes Plane Crash Survivors', a haunting movie telling the story of the 1972 plane crash through the words of the survivors themselves, as made famous by the film 'Alive' (Wednesday) and 'Sharkman', following South African Mike Rutzen's quest to overcome the negative perception of great white sharks by putting them into a state of 'tonic immobility', or hypnotic trance (Tuesday).
Beirut-based psychiatrist and author Chawki Azoury said what turns normally intelligent university students into sectarian rivals is simply being part of a group, which automatically lowers "collective IQ," and opens the group up to suggestions by powerful leaders whose charismatic persona can place the group under what he described as a hypnotic trance.
These cultural assumptions are now driving an ever-expanding rate of resource consumption, and keep people in a kind of hypnotic trance that prevents a clear recognition of the damage that our behavior is causing.
Instead, Pippa Plaisted was put into a hypnotic trance by the specially-trained anaesthetist minutes before the surgeon made his first cut at London's Liston Hospital.
For starters, in her hypnotic trance, Kira speaks a foreign language.
1), he places his hand on Othello's left shoulder and Othello appears to sink into a hypnotic trance.
Patients with nocturnal panic also find the idea of being in a hypnotic trance significantly more anxiogenic than those with day-only panic.