- treatment of a symptom, disease, or addiction by means of hypnotism.
Origin of hypnotherapy
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A number of things, like exercise, hypnotherapy, nerve feedback, talk therapy.Jenny Lewis on 'The Voyager,' the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie
August 17, 2014
The somnambulistic state is necessary in hypnotherapy when there is a need for the patient to relive some traumatic episode.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis
- the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems
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Word Origin and History for hypnotherapy
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- Therapy using hypnosis, especially for chronic pain.
- Treatment of disease by inducing prolonged sleep.
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