self-hypnosis


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self-hypnosis

(sĕlf′hĭp-nō′sĭs)
n.
Autohypnosis.

self-hypnosis

Etymology: AS, self + Gk, hypnos, sleep
the process of putting oneself into a trancelike state by autosuggestion, such as concentration on a single thought or object. Some subjects are more susceptible than others.

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.

self-hypnosis,

n the process by which patients cause themselves to enter into a state of trance.
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