autohypnosis

autohypnosis

[aw-toh-hip-noh-sis]
noun
self-induced hypnosis or hypnotic state.

Origin:
1900–05; auto-1 + hypnosis

autohypnotic [aw-toh-hip-not-ik] , adjective
autohypnotically, adverb
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autohypnosis (ˌɔːtəʊhɪpˈnəʊsɪs)
 
n
psychol the process or result of self-induced hypnosis
 
autohypnotic
 
adj
 
autohyp'notically
 
adv

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autohypnosis

hypnosis that is self-induced. Though feasible and possibly productive of useful results, it is often a sterile procedure because the autohypnotist usually tries too hard to direct consciously the activities that he wishes to take place at the hypnotic level of awareness, thus nullifying the effort. A form of self-hypnosis, or trancelike experience, is familiar to anyone who has been so absorbed in an activity that a moment or two is necessary in order to reorient to the existing environment. Studies that have been conducted with individuals who have reported having such intense, absorbing experiences have shown that these persons tend to be highly susceptible to a deeper form of hypnosis when induced by an experienced hypnotist.

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