self-hyp·​no·​sis ˌself-hip-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce self-hypnosis (audio)
plural self-hypnoses
: hypnosis of oneself : autohypnosis
performed self-hypnosis for relaxation
often used before another noun
self-hypnosis techniques
a self-hypnosis class/recording

Examples of self-hypnosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This can be done through self-hypnosis or by receiving assistance from a hypnotherapist. Terri Isidro-Cloudas, Parents, 6 Sep. 2023 Some evidence suggests that self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques are effective treatments.24 REM sleep behavior disorder: A healthcare provider may prescribe medications like Klonopin. Mara Betsch, Health, 10 June 2023 Louise Troen will be the CMO of the self-hypnosis app Reveri. Kinsey Crowley, Fortune, 28 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-hypnosis was in 1890

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“Self-hypnosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


self-hyp·​no·​sis ˌself-(h)ip-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce self-hypnosis (audio)
plural self-hypnoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce self-hypnosis (audio)
: hypnosis of oneself : autohypnosis

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