Davis-Husband Scale

is one of several systems for determining the depth of a hypnotic trance. Developed in the early 20th century by two hypnotists, it has thirty levels ranging from “relaxation” to “negative visual hallucinations” (not seeing something that is there). source

during my personal experience watching Inception, i remembered my Hypnotherapy training which letting me know about this Davis-Husband Scale. [Davis L., and Husband, R. A Study of Hypnotic Susceptibility in Relation to Personality Traits,  Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1931 pp# 26, 175-182]. source

Insusceptible
       0                None
1 Hypnoidal
      1                 Relaxation
      2                 Fluttering of the eyelids
      3                 Closing of the eyes
      4                 Complete physical relaxation
      5                 Catalepsy of the eye-lids
2 Light trance
      6                 Limb catalepsy
      7                 Rigid catalepsies
      8, 9, 10        Progressive Glove anesthesia
      11, 12          Partial posthypnotic amnesia
3 Medium trance
      13, 14         Post hypnotic amnesia
      15, 16         Personality changes
      17, 18, 19   Kinesthetic delusions
      20              Complete amnesia by suggestion
4 Deep Trance
      21              Ability to open eyes without affecting the trance
      22              Bizarre posthypnotic suggestions
      23, 24        Complete somnambulism
      25              Positive visual hallucinations
      26              Positive auditory hallucinations
      27              Posthypnotic Systematized amnesias
      28              Negative auditory hallucinations
      29              Negative visual hallucinations
      30              Hyperesthesia

so, after the “test”, I am level 29. Yes, deep trance. Somehow, I don’t really like the fact.

i write this here just as a notes when someday i need this data for i don’t know what.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 22, 2010
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    maaf, ini akunnya di-hack ya?

  2. Anonymous
    July 23, 2010
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    hahah ngapain nyangkain akun aku di haaack? *jitak mas vet*ini loh versi pinternya aku mas vet koq ga percaya sih? *benerin kacamata*

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