The term empathy refers to compassion and empathy. It refers to the ability to put oneself in the emotional position and situation of another person. Empathy is the basis for social professions and also a valuable quality in daily life. Empathic people can read the facial expressions and gestures of other people and thus recognize and understand what is going on inside them at the moment. They recognize subliminal emotional signals and can thus classify the feelings of the other person. In hypnosis, empathic understanding is the basis for successful hypnotherapy. There is even a technical term in hypnosis work that describes this: Rapport.