autohypnosis(redirected from idiohypnotism)
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self-induced hypnosis; the act or process of hypnotizing oneself.
Self-induced hypnosis, accomplished by concentrating on self-absorbing thought or on the idea of being hypnotized.
autohypnosis/au·to·hyp·no·sis/ (-hip-no´sis) the act or process of hypnotizing oneself.autohypnot´ic
1. The act or process of hypnotizing oneself.
2. A self-induced hypnotic state.
au′to·hyp·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
Etymology: Gk, autos, hypnos, sleep
the self-induction of hypnosis by an individual who concentrates on one subject to attain an altered state of consciousness. It may also occur in a person who has become habituated to the process by undergoing hypnosis a number of times.