215. Hypnosis


See also 334. PSYCHOLOGY .

autohypnotism, autohypnosis
1. the process of hypnotizing oneself.
2. the resulting state.
biomagnetism
1. animal magnetism, or the power that enables some people to induce a hypnotic state in others.
2. physical attraction between members of opposite sexes. —biomagnetic , adj.
hypnoanalysis
psychoanalysis of a patiënt while he is under hypnosis. —hypnoanalytic, hypnoanalytical , adj.
hypnogenesis
the process of inducing a state of hypnosis. —hypnogenetic , adj.
hypnotherapy
psychotherapy employing hypnosis. —hypnotherapeutic , adj.
hypnotism
the science that studies hypnosis and the process of inducing a hypnotic state. —hypnotist , n.
Mesmerism
1. hypnosis as induced by Dr. F. A. Mesmer through “animal magnetism,” a 19th-century therapy.
2. hypnotism.
3. a compelling attraction; fascination. —mesmerization , n. —mesmerist, mesmerizer , n .
mesmeromania
an obsession with hypnosis.
monoideism
the focusing of the attention on a single thing, especially as a result of hypnosis.
narcohypnosis
hypnosis with the aid of drugs.
odylism
the theory of od, a hypothetical force formerly held to pervade all nature and to reveal itself in magnetism, mesmerism, chemical action, etc. —odylic , adj.
psycheism
Rare. the state of being in a hypnotic trance.
somnipathy
a state of sleep induced by hypnosis or mesmerism. —somnipathist , n .

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