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.
This forgetfulness is even more marked in the case of hypnosis.
Won't the effect be similar to hypnosis whereby a man is reduced to a cataleptic state?
"Ye-es," said the child, slowly, with the wide-open stare of hypnosis.
After their first experience with hypnosis, most people tend to disbelieve that they have really been in a trance state.
But she confesses that I love her only because of her skill at hypnosis, or something of the kind.
Our first case dealt with hypnosis, our second case removed the intruding idea by a perception in a waking state.
He was unwilling to believe that he had been in hypnosis at all.
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).