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mental healing

the healing of a physical ailment or disorder by mental concentration or suggestion.
Origin of mental healing
First recorded in 1885-90
Related forms
mental healer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for mental healing
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  • She then went on to explain to him something of her study of mental healing.

    The Right Knock

    Helen Van-Anderson
  • This is only a rational suggestion, but it is mental healing of the best kind.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • This is the KEY to all mental healing; it is the whole thing.

    The Science of Being Well Wallace Delois Wattles
  • As I said, these people have the new-old power of mental healing.

  • Physical and mental healing were one and the same with this master Metaphysician.

    No and Yes

    Mary Baker Eddy
  • A Mr. Arens had practised some sort of "mental healing," without the consent of the papal mother of "Christian Science."

  • Clemens never had any quarrel with the theory of Christian Science or mental healing, or with any of the empiric practices.

  • I was at this period interested a good deal in mental healing, and had been treated for neurasthenia with gratifying results.

  • There is no pretense that this use of mental healing for headache is new or even modern.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • There is the danger that you may jump at the conclusion that this course has some reference to "mental healing."

British Dictionary definitions for mental healing

mental healing

the healing of a disorder by mental concentration or suggestion
Derived Forms
mental healer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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