Hypnotic Style or Plasticity of Perception


The school of Ericksonian Hypnosis does not judge hypnotic phenomena in an all-or-nothing way, but the style of the eye in the hypnotic experience of the patient may also be called the patient’s sensory plasticity, which is the patient’s ability to change the sensation. We can classify hypnotic phenomena into four major categories:

1. Sensory symptoms include hallucinations, anesthesia, pain relief, and rigidity.


2. Automatic behavior, including intentional behavior, intentional behavior, Automatic writing, Automatic drawing, post-hypnotic suggestion and disengagement;

3. Time perception, including the extension and shortening of Time distortion;

4. Memory function, including amnesia, memory enhancement, age retrospective and age progression.

The hypnotist can test the patient’s ability to experience changes in different areas after the patient has entered a hypnotic state, such as how much visual, auditory, or physical hallucinations can be experienced, or how much dissociation or automatic behavior can be experienced. Each person will have their own ability which is more easier to experience hypnosis phenomenon, that is a kind of ability, and there will be a degree of difference, not all or nothing distinction. This allows the hypnotist to understand the patient’s ability to perceive changes in different areas of the body, and to develop a treatment strategy that is unique to each patient.


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