[ hip-noh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌhɪp noʊˈθɛr ə pi /


treatment of a symptom, disease, or addiction by means of hypnotism.

Words nearby hypnotherapy

Origin of hypnotherapy

First recorded in 1895–1900; hypno- + therapy

OTHER WORDS FROM hypnotherapy

hyp·no·ther·a·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypnotherapy

/ (ˌhɪpnəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /


the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems

Derived forms of hypnotherapy

hypnotherapist, noun
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Medical definitions for hypnotherapy

[ hĭp′nō-thĕrə-pē ]


Therapy using hypnosis, especially for chronic pain.
Treatment of disease by inducing prolonged sleep.
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