What is Hypnosis?

hyp·no·sis

hipˈnōsəs/

noun

  1. the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction. Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behavior by suggestion, has been revived but is still controversial.

    • the state of consciousness produced by hypnosis.