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self-induced hypnosis; the act or process of hypnotizing oneself.
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Self-induced hypnosis, accomplished by concentrating on self-absorbing thought or on the idea of being hypnotized.
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1. The act or process of hypnotizing oneself.
2. A self-induced hypnotic state.

au′to·hyp·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
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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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