Hypnoses



[hip-nos] /ˈhɪp nɒs/

noun
1.
the ancient Greek god of sleep.
[hip-noh-sis] /hɪpˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural hypnoses
[hip-noh-seez] /hɪpˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
an artificially induced trance state resembling sleep, characterized by heightened susceptibility to suggestion.
2.
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/ˈhɪpnɒs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the god of sleep Roman counterpart Somnus Compare Morpheus
/hɪpˈnəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
an artificially induced state of relaxation and concentration in which deeper parts of the mind become more accessible: used clinically to reduce reaction to pain, to encourage free association, etc See also autohypnosis
n.

1869, “the coming on of sleep,” coined (as an alternative to hypnotism) from Greek hypnos “sleep” (see somnolence) + -osis “condition.” Of an artificially induced condition, from 1880.

hypnosis hyp·no·sis (hĭp-nō’sĭs)
n. pl. hyp·no·ses (-sēz)

hypnosis
(hĭp-nō’sĭs)
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).

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