from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See autohypnosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Auto-hypnosis; hypnosis by autosuggestion.

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  • n. hypnosis induced by yourself


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  • They can include meditation, self-hypnosis, relaxation training and guided imagery.

    Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.: Treating ADHD With Sports

  • Ms. Kienle argues, with Van Gogh's many letters as evidence, that the greatest Dutch painter since Rembrandt managed to survive, in part, by employing a kind of self-hypnosis, sessions of superhuman focus that helped Van Gogh put down the fires in his head.

    In Philadelphia, Van Gogh's Nature Cure

  • If I am going to be subjected to health care rationing, I may as well give self-hypnosis a chance.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • I am going to sign up for self-hypnosis workshops and order self-hypnosis CDs.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • But Morrell's method was so patently the reverse of my method of self-hypnosis that I was fascinated.

    Chapter 9

  • Already, as I have explained, by mechanical self-hypnosis I had sought to penetrate back through time to my previous selves.

    Chapter 9

  • By self-hypnosis, which I began successfully to practice, I became able to put my conscious mind to sleep and to awaken and loose my subconscious mind.

    Chapter 6

  • Yet I, Darrell Standing, found these things within myself in solitary in San Quentin by means of mechanical self-hypnosis.

    Chapter 6

  • I consider myself cured of stuttering since the age of 25 through a self-developed program of relaxation, yoga, self-hypnosis and general health maintenance.

    For My F-Fellow St-Stutterers

  • Our neighbor on one side was a guy who sold self-hypnosis tapes -- Lose Weight While You Sleep, etc.

    Peter Ginna: An Insider's Guide to the Characters of BookExpo America


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