It was enough to feel, as one model came down the runway after another, a state of hypnosis coming on.
Liébeault, the founder of the Nancy school, has the credit of having first made use of hypnosis as a remedial agent.
He was unwilling to believe that he had been in hypnosis at all.
Won't the effect be similar to hypnosis whereby a man is reduced to a cataleptic state?
This is so common that hypnosis has come to be known as a port of last call.
After their first experience with hypnosis, most people tend to disbelieve that they have really been in a trance state.
You may read a newspaper article warning about the "dangers" of hypnosis.
Our first case dealt with hypnosis, our second case removed the intruding idea by a perception in a waking state.
hypnosis for him would be "dangerous" because he would be afraid to take the chance.
If the conditioning process works for these two tests, you have achieved the lethargic state of hypnosis.
hypnosis hyp·no·sis (hĭp-nō'sĭs)
n. pl. hyp·no·ses (-sēz)
A trancelike state resembling somnambulism, usually induced by another person, in which the subject may experience forgotten or suppressed memories, hallucinations, and heightened suggestibility.
A sleeplike state or condition.
A trancelike state resembling sleep, usually induced by a therapist by focusing a subject's attention, that heightens the subject's receptivity to suggestion. The uses of hypnosis in medicine and psychology include recovering repressed memories, modifying or eliminating undesirable behavior (such as smoking), and treating certain chronic disorders, such as anxiety.
Placing persons in a drowsy, sleeplike state in which they allegedly become vulnerable to the suggestions made by the hypnotist. Hypnosis may also be used to tap into the unconscious and is often characterized by vivid recall of memories and fantasies. These properties make hypnosis a useful tool in psychotherapy. Hypnosis also has sinister implications, for subjects may be manipulated to perform embarrassing actions or be susceptible to carrying out the hypnotist's commands after the hypnosis session (posthypnotic suggestion).