self-hypnosis


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self-hypnosis

(sĕlf′hĭp-nō′sĭs)
n.
Autohypnosis.

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).

self-hypnosis

Psychology The hypnosis of oneself–a modality for which a person can be trained Indications Control of habits, behaviors, pain, smoking, weight; SH can be used to evoke repressed memories, experiences–Freud's 'abreaction'. See Hypnosis.
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Here are just a few ways self-hypnosis could help you.
This team also is testing whether self-hypnosis can help people achieve a deeper level of relaxation to control chronic pain.
"Most people's perception of hypnosis is stage hypnosis but self-hypnosis occurs naturally to all of us such as when you read a page of a book but cannot recall what you have just read or when you are driving the car and suddenly realise you can't remember the last part of your journey."
Practice your self-hypnosis once a day to help stay motivated.
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The emphasis was on teaching patients self-hypnosis with the goal of patient empowerment.
She discusses the variables that influence pain perception; the effect of pain on areas such as anxiety, depression, resiliency, positive outlook, and self-image; how to improve coping strategies using stress management; aspects of self and the suffering that comes from self-alienation; the emotional and spiritual elements of pain management; the physical self and the effect of memories; phrases to use with various body systems; and transcriptions of self-hypnosis strategies included on the CD.
"Breathing exercises, self-hypnosis, guided imagery, and meditation can manage stress," advises Gina Orlando, a Chicago-based certified hypnotherapist who specializes in IBS.
As prevention, hypnosis can create a kind of hypnotic immunity through frequent use of self-hypnosis. In cases of established pathology, the clinical use of counter-induction may facilitate the process of change of an individual or an interactional system.
In the 20th century, Carl and Stephanie Simonton were pioneers in utilizing self-hypnosis and guided imagery to mobilize intrinsic healing and immunologic stimulation directed against malignancy in cancer patients.
Normally when I get into a taxi I just want to put on my iPod, read a book, practise self-hypnosis or pretend to be Hungarian and not have a word of English.