The Fascination: use of classical hypnosis and naturalistic hypnosis in the popular treatment. The term "fascination" refers to a mental condition of impediment and inhibition, and at the same time to a sense of domination, to a sense of being possessed by an occult and powerful force, which leaves no margin of autonomy to the person and his decision-making capacity. "Fascination" is often accompanied by headache, drowsiness, and fatigue, but the experience of an indomitable and deadly force, along with the desire to be freed from this domination, remains the hallmark of the underlying condition. In this work, the authors propose a comparison between the popular treatment of "fascination" and hypnotherapy. In particular, they want to explore three areas: 1) the related state of trance (both of the "rimediante", i.e., the person who exercises the procedure, and of the "fascinated" subject); 2) the associated metaphorical language (the metaphorical element is central to the rite of "fascination" and to all formulae used by the "rimedianti", since it allows the introduction of the dimension of the "as if" and to operate for a positive change); 3) the rapport.
Keywords: Hypnosis, metaphors, rapport, restructuring tecnique, trance, fascination.