What Is Hypnosis, and What Two Theories Are Used to Explain This Altered State of Consciousness?

According to Hypnosis and Suggestion, hypnosis is a process through which subjects become susceptible to suggestion. The two main theories that explain the hypnotic trance are referred to as state and non-state theories. They respectively argue that hypnosis is either a dissociative state or a relaxed state that accepts suggestion.

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