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 hypnotherapy (audio) \ noun

Examples of hypnotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mindset Health, a hypnotherapy startup, received $1.1 million in venture funding a year ago, says Alex Naoumidis, its co-founder and CEO. Betsy Morris, WSJ, 28 Dec. 2020 After her retirement, Reddy earned a degree in clinical hypnotherapy. TheWeek, 30 Sep. 2020 Reddy retired from performing in the 1990s and returned to Australia, getting her degree in clinical hypnotherapy. NBC News, 30 Sep. 2020 Reddy gave up on show business in 2002 and started a new life in her homeland of Australia, getting a degree in clinical hypnotherapy. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 30 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 1 Dec. 2019 Whether it’s yoga, a massage or hypnotherapy, anything that calms the body and mind is helpful. Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2019 Snow worked through her mental health struggles with hypnotherapy and the support of her close friends. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 18 Oct. 2019

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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 19 Jun. 2021.

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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 hypnotherapy (audio) \ adjective


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