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Hypnotherapy Terms and Definitions

Hypnosis Glossary of Terms - E

Ego Sensation
Change of feeling in the physical body or part of the body.
Emotional Sexuality
A type of sexual behavior in which the individual reacts with defensive emotions, in order to prevent his/her physical body from feeling, thereby exaggerating emotional needs. This type of individual is also very prone to sublimation of the sex drive. EMOTIONAL SUGGESTIBILITY – A suggestible behavior characterized by a high degree of responsiveness to inferred suggestions affecting the emotions, and a restriction of physical body responses; usually associated with hypnoidal depth.
Emotional Sexuals
Feel their sexual responses inwardly. They use their emotions to draw attention away from their bodies. Their priorities in life are career, hobbies, relationships and family, then a mistress and friendships.
Physical Sexuals
Project their sexual responses outwardly. They use their bodies to draw attention away from their emotions, which they feel are vulnerable. Their priorities in life are their relationship, children, friends and hobbies, then career.
Environmental Hypnosis
A state of hypersuggestibility triggered when an individual is in the presence of an overabundance of message units coming from their environment. This causes the person to try to escape the intense input. A kind of “walking hypnosis.”
The state of mind in which the individual expects something to happen. Expectation triggers imagination and greatly facilitates the hypnotic induction, especially with Emotionally suggestible subjects.
Extraverbal Communication
Communication by physical gestures or movements that infer a suggestion to an individual, according to his interpretation. Body language is an example.
Eye Accessing Cues
An NLP technique of observing the unconscious eye movement to determine if a subject is mentally seeing images, hearing sounds, engaging in self-dialogue or experiencing kenisethic feelings.
Eye Fascination Induction
This is used when a Hypnotherapist notices during the interview that a client's eyes tend to fade or blink repeatedly. The client is asked to stare at an object above eye level. The therapist speaks rapidly and paternally, telling the client their eyelids are getting heavier and beginning to close. When they close, the therapist touches the client on the forehead, says “deep sleep”, then pushes the client’s hands off his lap to create a loose, limp feeling in his body.