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

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 Retreat leaders—people trained in yoga, hypnotherapy, nutrition and spirituality—stationed themselves close by in case anyone needed help. Alyson Krueger, Robb Report, 24 July 2022 Sara then opened up about her own struggles, including her past two marriages, and suggested that hypnotherapy may help Chanel heal and cope with her triggers. Lanae Brody, PEOPLE.com, 8 June 2022 While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session. Travis Bean, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 Kate Siegel stars as a woman seeking to better herself through the use of hypnotherapy in this psychological horror. Sonaiya Kelley Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2021 But today Heuer will lead them through some hypnotherapy. Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2021 In fact, the dad to Luca, 24, Lola, 18, and Fiona, 15, with ex Jennie Garth, says he's been practicing hypnotherapy for years. Aili Nahas, PEOPLE.com, 20 Oct. 2021 And no, yoga and hypnotherapy are not for everybody. Los Angeles Times, 29 Sep. 2021 Along with dozens of bodywork treatments, activities include yoga classes; sound therapy and energy healing with crystals and tuning forks; hypnotherapy; and intuitive painting. Liz Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for hypnotherapy


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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