Question by VT♥Angel in Disguise♥: What is the differance between “hypnosis” and “catharsis?
briefly can you describe each and are they very painful??
how are they similar and differant?
how are they similarly and differantly induced or performed?
when did theory or idea of catharsis really get introduced in modern psychology and how?
Thanks for your answers!
Answer by Robin B
Hypnosis : A state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
Catharis : (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
Catharsis – The term in drama refers to a sudden emotional climax that evokes overwhelming feelings of great sorrow, pity, laughter or any other extreme change in emotion, resulting in restoration, renewal and revitalization in members of the audience.
Using the term “catharsis” to refer to a form of emotional cleansing was first done by the Greek philosopher Aristotle in his work Poetics. It refers to the sensation, or literary effect, that would ideally overcome an audience upon finishing watching a tragedy (a release of pent-up emotion or energy). In his previous works, he used the term in its medical sense (usually referring to the evacuation of the “katamenia”, the menstrual fluid or other reproductive material)……………..
…………………etc., etc, check by searching Catharsis on Wikipedia, there is a lot of good stuff there.
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