a state of hypnosis elicited without referring to sleep by getting the involved party to focus their attention on an item and to close the eyes tightly.

WAKING HYPNOSIS: "Waking hypnosis can be used by hypnotists by encouraging the patient to focus on an item and close their eyes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WAKING HYPNOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/waking-hypnosis/ (accessed May 12, 2021).