autohypnosis


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autohypnosis

 [aw″to-hip-no´sis]
self-induced hypnosis; the act or process of hypnotizing oneself.

au·to·hyp·no·sis

(aw'tō-hip-nō'sis),
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

autohypnosis

(ô′tō-hĭp-nō′sĭs)
n.
1. The act or process of hypnotizing oneself.
2. A self-induced hypnotic state.

au′to·hyp·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.

autohypnosis

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.

autosuggestion

The use of the principles of hypnosis on oneself; autosuggestion requires complete relaxation, slow deep breathing and repetition of phrases (as used in non-self-hypnosis).
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Subsequent univariate F-tests for autohypnosis, autogenic training, breath control relaxation, blank meditation, bracing, centering, color for mood altering, cue words, focusing externally, focusing internally, goal setting, imagery/visualization, mantra meditation, music for psych-up, music for relaxation, positive selftalk, progressive muscle relaxation, performance recall, Transcendental Meditation(c), and thought stoppage were nonsignificant with F (1, 145) .
269-270), autohypnosis, "hypnotic evasion" in defense against the recollection of an experience of childhood hypnosis caused by over-stimulation.
Existing data suggest that hypnosis efficacy is enhanced in subjects who are susceptible to the treatment modality, with experienced investigators, when administered over several sessions, and when reinforced by patient autohypnosis.
For reasons I can only speculate on, Chuck also developed an early interest in hypnosis; he once described a typical Honorton family scene: a young lad bidding an early good night to his parents and then going up to his room to stare at a candle for long periods as an autohypnosis exercise.
He stopped treatment at that point and continued autohypnosis with the aid of treatment audiotapes provided by his therapist.