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or hypnotic
suggestion, is a trance-like state in which
you have heightened focus, concentration
and inner absorption. When you’re under
hypnosis, you usually feel calm and
relaxed, and you can concentrate intensely
on a specifc thought, memory, feeling or
sensation while blocking out distractions.
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy
Under hypnosis, you’re more open
than usual to suggestions, and
this can be used to modify your
perceptions, behavior, sensations
and emotions. Therapeutic hypnosis
is used to improve your health and
well-being and is different from
so-called stage hypnosis used by
Although you’re
more open to suggestion
during therapeutic hypnosis,
your free will remains intact
and you don’t lose control
over your behavior.
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