autohypnosis


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au·to·hyp·no·sis

 (ô′tō-hĭp-nō′sĭs)
n.
1. The act or process of hypnotizing oneself.
2. A self-induced hypnotic state.

au′to·hyp·not′ic (-nŏt′ĭk) adj.

autohypnosis

(ˌɔːtəʊhɪpˈnəʊsɪs)
n
(Psychology) psychol the process or result of self-induced hypnosis
autohypnotic adj
ˌautohypˈnotically adv

au•to•hyp•no•sis

(ˌɔ toʊ hɪpˈnoʊ sɪs)

n.
self-induced hypnosis or hypnotic state.
[1900–05]
au`to•hyp•not′ic (-ˈnɒt ɪk) adj.

autohypnotism, autohypnosis

1. the process of hypnotizing oneself.
2. the resulting state.
See also: Hypnosis, Sleep
Translations

autohypnosis

[ˈɔːtəʊhɪpˈnəʊsɪs] Nautohipnosis f inv

au·to·hyp·no·sis

n. autohipnosis, hipnotismo propio, de sí mismo.
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The course stressed that, "by autohypnosis [the student] can cure himself of disease, improve his memory, cure himself of bad habits, and derive all the benefits himself that he can confer upon others by treating them under hypnosis" (Adkin, 1900, p.
Psychologist Alfred Lehmann, whose book Aberglaube und Zauberei was in its third edition by 1925, also commented on the workings of the medium: "the wish, to serve as a spirit's mouthpiece, will soon cause autohypnosis and trance, while the self-suggesting personality expresses itself in speech and writing.
The approach was to teach patients autohypnosis to replace outdated smoking habits, with at least three daily trances.
However, one will encounter instances of autohypnosis or self-hypnosis on the part of the patient, and situations in which the patient slides into a spontaneous trance experience.
His is a glassy-eyed autohypnosis that carries the voyager out like a lemming to his death.