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direct suggestion

1. a technique in supportive psychotherapy in which attempts are made to alleviate emotional distress and disturbance in an individual through reassurance, encouragement, and direct instructions.

2. a technique in hypnotherapy in which a client under hypnosis is directed to follow instructions of the therapist either in the session or in his or her daily life.

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May 21st 2024

serial killer

serial killer

an individual who repeatedly commits murder, typically with a distinct pattern in the selection of victims, location, and method.