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[self-hip-noh-sis, self-] /ˈsɛlf hɪpˈnoʊ sɪs, ˌsɛlf-/
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[self-hip-not-ik, self-] /ˈsɛlf hɪpˈnɒt ɪk, ˌsɛlf-/ (Show IPA),
[self-hip-nuh-tiz-uh m] /ˌsɛlfˈhɪp nəˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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  • Some patients have found biofeedback and self-hypnosis to be effective at reducing the frequency of migraine attacks.
  • Kris can do self-hypnosis, he's so in tune with his body.
  • He or she may learn how to relax, use self-hypnosis, and use physical exercises that release tension.
British Dictionary definitions for self-hypnosis


the state or act of hypnotizing oneself
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Encyclopedia Article for self-hypnosis


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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