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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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Many patients who were referred to me as treatment failures have had major autohypnotic or spontaneous trance experiences and have responded well once that has been addressed.
One could also cite the autohypnotic glossolalia of Matt Mul-lican; or Frances Stark's confessional PowerPoint presentation, in which the artist relates her ambivalence about writing and her longing to "think with [her] body"; or even the looping of Bush's immortal line "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" in Spike Lee's 2006 Katrina documentary, When the Levees Broke--a lone stutter in the film's otherwise stately narrative progress.
Spontaneous autohypnotic age-regression in a nocturnal dream.