hyp·​no·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌhip-nō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hypnotherapy (audio) \

Definition of hypnotherapy

1 : treatment by hypnotism
2 : psychotherapy that facilitates suggestion, reeducation, or analysis by hypnosis

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Other Words from hypnotherapy

hypnotherapist \ ˌhip-​nō-​ˈther-​ə-​pist How to pronounce hypnotherapist (audio) \ noun

Examples of hypnotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These optional activities, often scheduled during company hours, include basic meditation and yoga, as well as vision-boarding (creating a collage, essentially), energy consulting, sound baths and hypnotherapy. Sanam Yar, New York Times, "Can Wellness Heal the Workplace?," 4 Mar. 2020 Nancy was certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, and made presentations at the Guild's conventions on smoking cessation and hypnotherapy techniques. courant.com, "Nancy Lockhart," 1 Dec. 2019 Whether it’s yoga, a massage or hypnotherapy, anything that calms the body and mind is helpful. Washington Post, "Her anti-migraine hacks include avoiding red wine and wearing sunglasses 365 days a year," 6 Nov. 2019 Snow worked through her mental health struggles with hypnotherapy and the support of her close friends. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Brittany Snow ‘Wasn’t Ready’ for the Backlash When She Shared Her Mental Health Issues in 2007," 18 Oct. 2019 Snow credits her healing to hypnotherapy and her strong support system. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Brittany Snow opens up about backlash from sharing mental health struggles 'too early'," 18 May 2019 The three- to five-day Ultimate Health Package also includes a Wellness Kitchen Experience, spa treatments, nights at the Four Seasons and integrative health treatments such as medical hypnotherapy and energy healing. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, "6 Hollywood-Loved Spas and Clinics Where Stars Seek Secrets to Living Longer," 8 Aug. 2019 Then recognize hypnotherapy’s limitations — and yours. Cotton Codinha, Allure, "Can Hypnotherapy Actually Help Treat Pain and Anxiety?," 21 June 2019 Studies have shown hypnotherapy is effective reducing symptoms associated with these gastrointestinal disorders. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "A Surprise Medical Solution: Hypnosis," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of hypnotherapy

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hypnotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypnotherapy. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hypnotherapy

medical : the use of hypnosis to help people with emotional and psychological problems


hyp·​no·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hypnotherapy (audio) \
plural hypnotherapies

Medical Definition of hypnotherapy

1 : treatment by hypnotism
2 : psychotherapy that facilitates suggestion, reeducation, or analysis by means of hypnosis

Other Words from hypnotherapy

hypnotherapeutic \ -​ˌther-​ə-​ˈpyüt-​ik How to pronounce hypnotherapeutic (audio) \ adjective

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