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Relaxation Response during Hypnosis

… subjects rated themselves as significantly more relaxed and more absorbed during hypnosis than when not hypnotized. Conversely, they rated themselves in hypnosis as being significantly less distracted by outside stimuli, having a reduced tendency to analytical thinking, and experiencing less of a feeling of their mind being cluttered up compared to the non-hypnotized condition.

Deeley, Q., Oakley, D. A., et al (2012). Modulating the Default Mode Network Using Hypnosis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 60(2), 206–228. DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2012.648070