GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Clinical and Abnormal Psychology-Treatment of Disorders Study Material (Page 16 of 19)

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Hypnosis: Uses of Hypnosis and Dissociation


Hypnosis is a mental state or imaginative role-enactment usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction, which is commonly composed of a long series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. Hypnosis is an altered state of unconsciousness and is characterized by

  • Heightened suggestibility that is, increased willingness to respond to proposed changes
  • Narrowing and focusing of attention
  • Passive and receptive attitude
  • Effortless use of imagination and hallucinations
  • Decreased responsiveness to …

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Hypnosis: Self-Hypnosis and Autosuggestion and Uses of Self-Hypnosis


Self-Hypnosis and Autosuggestion

Self-hypnosis is not a magical state. It is merely a state of mind in which a person

  • Is very relaxed
  • Is paying complete attention to the suggestion which have to be implanted
  • Does not criticize the suggestions made and accepts them at face value

Uses of Self-Hypnosis

  • Self-hypnosis programs the unconsciou…

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