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Altered States of Consciousness. Chapter 7. Hypnosis. Highly suggestible No use of critical thinking Changes in awareness Cooperation, not domination Posthypnotic Suggestion Useful in changing unwanted behaviors. Objections to Hypnosis.

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hypnosis
Hypnosis
  • Highly suggestible
  • No use of critical thinking
  • Changes in awareness
  • Cooperation, not domination
  • Posthypnotic Suggestion
    • Useful in changing unwanted behaviors
objections to hypnosis
Objections to Hypnosis
  • Not a special state of consciousness; result of suggestibility
    • Non-hypnotized people can do some of the same things
  • We experience “hypnosis” because we accept it will happen
    • Entertainers select audience members who are most willing
hallucinations
Hallucinations
  • Perceptions with no direct external cause
  • Can come from hypnosis, drugs, etc. or normal circumstances
  • Deprived of sleep
  • Very similar from one person to the next
  • Day dreams
sensory deprivation
Sensory Deprivation
  • Cut off from ALL senses
  • Study conducted on male college students
    • Most didn’t last past 2days
    • Irritable
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Hallucinations
biofeedback
Biofeedback
  • Using feedback to changes physiological state
  • Body not designed to know heart rate
  • Training process
  • Migraine and tension headaches
objections to biofeedback
Objections to Biofeedback
  • Placebo Effect
  • Techniques used for treating migraines just cause relaxation
meditation
Meditation
  • Used for thousands of years
    • Meditation & final phases of bioevolution
  • Increases concentration
  • Relaxes physiological state
  • Can change behaviors
    • Decreased drug use