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[self-hip-noh-sis, self-]
  1. autohypnosis.
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Origin of self-hypnosis

First recorded in 1900–05
Related formsself-hyp·not·ic [self-hip-not-ik, self-] /ˈsɛlf hɪpˈnɒt ɪk, ˌsɛlf-/, adjectiveself-hyp·no·tism [self-hip-nuh-tiz-uh m] /ˌsɛlfˈhɪp nəˌtɪz əm/, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-hypnosis

Historical Examples of self-hypnosis

  • Neither hypnosis nor self-hypnosis should ever be used indiscriminately.

    A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis

    Melvin Powers

  • We are not suggesting that self-hypnosis can take the place of all forms of psychotherapy.

  • At times, it is helpful to allow the patient to attend a class in self-hypnosis.

  • Aren't they describing precisely the techniques of self-hypnosis?

  • A subject calls my office, requesting to be conditioned for self-hypnosis.

British Dictionary definitions for self-hypnosis


  1. the state or act of hypnotizing oneself
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