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Define the following terms in your own words: “Trance,” “meditation,” and “hypnosis.” (min. 25 words per definition, dictionary definition does not count toward final word count.)

Trance

Dictionary Definition from Merriam:
noun, a sleeplike state (as of deep hypnosis) usually characterized by partly suspended animation with diminished or absent sensory and motor activity

Trance (to me) is the state of mind where external influences are reduced and internal influences are brought to the forefront to achieve a state of alternate “being” or “consciousness” that allows your mind to develop and access alternative methods of thinking and functioning that might otherwise be inaccessible.

(Word Count: 49)

Meditation

Dictionary Definition from Merriam
noun, act or process of spending time in quiet thought : the act or process of meditating

Meditation (to me) is a trance process of stilling your own mind, removing all thoughts, and allowing a natural state of alert consciousness to occur through a natural clean slate of thought.

(Word Count: 32)

Hypnosis

Dictionary Definition from Merriam
noun, a trancelike state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject

Hypnosis (to me) is a trance process of someone else inducing the stillness of your mind and thought process that allows them to manipulate the direction of your mind from a clean slate of thought.

(Word Count: 35)