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Meditation and hypnosis

hypnosis

noun

a very relaxed state in which you seem to be sleeping but can still react to someone else’s suggestions

hypnosis

noun

the practice of putting people into this state

hypnotherapy

noun

the use of hypnosis to treat physical or emotional problems

hypnotic

adjective

relating to hypnosis or caused by hypnosis

hypnotise

a British spelling of hypnotize

hypnotism

noun

the practice of hypnotizing people

hypnotist

noun

someone who hypnotizes people either for medical reasons or for entertainment

hypnotize

verb

to put someone into a state similar to sleep in which they can still hear and react to suggestions

meditate

verb

to make your mind empty of thoughts, or to concentrate on only one thing, in order to relax or as a spiritual or religious exercise

meditation

noun

quiet thought that helps you to relax or that is intended as a spiritual or religious exercise

meditation

noun

a particular exercise that is used in meditation

meditative

adjective

involving meditation

mindfulness

noun

a technique to improve mental wellbeing that involves focusing on the present moment while accepting any thoughts and feelings that occur

TM

noun

transcendental meditation

trance

noun

a state caused by hypnosis in which someone can move and speak but is not conscious in a normal way

transcendental meditation

noun

an activity that involves repeating a phrase in your mind in order to make yourself relax. Transcendental meditation is often simply called TM.

hypnotherapist

noun

meditatively

adverb

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