Hypnotic refers to a substance that induces sedation.

In psychology, "hypnotic" refers to something that is related to hypnosis, which is a state of altered consciousness characterized by heightened suggestibility and an increased ability to focus and concentrate. Here are a few examples of how "hypnotic" might be used in the field of psychology:

  1. Hypnotic trance: This refers to the state of altered consciousness that an individual experiences during hypnosis.

  2. Hypnotic suggestion: This refers to a suggestion or command that is given to an individual while they are in a hypnotic trance, in order to influence their thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.

  3. Hypnotic induction: This refers to the process of inducing a hypnotic trance in an individual, which can involve a variety of techniques, such as relaxation techniques, guided visualization, or eye fixation.

  4. Hypnotic susceptibility: This refers to an individual's level of responsiveness to hypnosis, which can vary from person to person.

  5. Hypnotic suggestion therapy: This refers to a type of therapy that involves using hypnotic suggestions to help individuals change their thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.