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[mass noun] The study or practice of hypnosis.
mesmerism, hypnosis, hypnotic suggestion, autosuggestionView synonyms
- ‘I think also at this era in the history of medicine, hypnotism was starting to be explored as a therapy.’
- ‘Wasn't it Randi who defined hypnotism as ‘two people lying to each other‘?’
- ‘So I said, ‘Oh, it's just some stuff I've been copying on hypnotism.’’
- ‘It is very strange that under hypnotism, people can only hear the voice of the hypnotist.’
- ‘Amongst the aspects of hypnotism and spiritualism he chose to focus upon was the psychological make-up of mediums.’
- ‘Therapists offered hypnotism and a range of counselling techniques to encourage people to quit smoking.’
- ‘He used to read palms and said he practised hypnotism.’
- ‘His interest in hypnotism had been stimulated by Maltz, but Erhard's focus would be on ‘programming’ and ‘reprogramming.’’
- ‘It's based on the Gulf War instead of the Korean War, terrorist fears instead of Communist fears and microchip implants instead of hypnotism.’
- ‘One of the illustrations in this book is of a newspaper advertisement, which screams, ‘How to get girls through hypnotism!’’
- ‘Desperate for answers, she turns to a disgraced doctor who practices hypnotism.’
- ‘I find mentalism, hypnotism and the study of body language very intriguing.’
- ‘He was so impressed that he went on to study psychology, neuro-linguistic programming and hypnotism.’
- ‘Another psychologist, E.M. Thornton, extends the analogy between hypnotism, mesmerism, and exorcism.’
- ‘She even thought that mesmerism and hypnotism were occult arts.’
- ‘Gruzelier also suspects that hypnotism may interfere with subjects' evaluation of future emotions such as embarrassment.’
- ‘I saw a connection between yoga practice and some of the stuff done with hypnotism.’
- ‘Stage hypnotism by contrast involves using hypnosis on ‘volunteers’ for the sake of entertainment.’
- ‘No hypnotism or anything like that is involved.’
- ‘It is slightly like hypnotism but with an alteration.’
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