posthypnotic suggestion


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post·hyp·not·ic suggestion

 (pōst′hĭp-nŏt′ĭk)
n.
A suggestion made to a hypnotized person that specifies an action to be performed after awakening, often in response to a cue.

posthypnotic suggestion

(ˌpəʊsthɪpˈnɒtɪk)
n
a suggestion made to the subject while in a hypnotic trance, to be acted upon at some time after emerging from the trance
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Noun1.posthypnotic suggestion - a suggestion that is made to a person who is hypnotized that specifies an action he will perform (usually in response to a cue) after he has awakened
suggestion - an idea that is suggested; "the picnic was her suggestion"
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Kitano lets the camera linger on figures and spaces, holding shots an extra second or two while his actors (taking their cue from his taciturn manner) move with a stylized awkwardness, as though going through the naturalistic motions under some kind of posthypnotic suggestion.
I spent time with a hypnotherapist talking about just what posthypnotic suggestion actually is, how it affects you and how we actually see these moments of our lives.
Subsequent hypnotic imagery and posthypnotic suggestion were accompanied by significantly improved control of pain, sitting balance, and diplopia and a return to ambulatory capacity within 2 wks of beginning treatment with hypnosis.