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autohypnosis Syllabification: au·to·hyp·no·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌôdōhipˈnōsəs/

Definition of autohypnosis in English:


Induction of a hypnotic state in oneself; self-hypnosis.
Example sentences
  • States of ‘altered consciousness’, hypnosis, autohypnosis, euphoria, and psychosomatic conditions such as hysteria, may be accompanied by insensitivity to pain.
  • Conversion disorder has been associated with hypnotic susceptibility for over a century and is currently still believed to be a form of autohypnosis.
  • When I asked him about the standard line - ‘all hypnosis is autohypnosis, no subject would ever do something against their will, etc’ - he surprised me by flatly saying this was bunk.


Pronunciation: /-ˈnätik/
Example sentences
  • There is often a queue, and the intense stimulation of my olfactory system relaxes my mind and lulls me into an autohypnotic state as I wait to be served.
  • Tonight I pulled it all together: long, hot bath, and soothing music, and slow yoga, and then I followed all the steps for bringing on a light autohypnotic trance.
  • Learn two powerful autohypnotic relaxation techniques that can help you feel in control of the stress that plagues you.
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