self-ther·​a·​py ˌself-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce self-therapy (audio)
: therapeutic treatment of oneself especially for the purpose of coping with one's personal or emotional problems
tools for self-therapy
used meditation as self-therapy
In a sense the confessional poem can be seen as a kind of self-therapy, the poem itself a way of relieving the psychological tension building in the poet.Maxine Kumin
… nearly 50% of the respondents said they write a blog because it serves as a form of self-therapy.Computerworld

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-therapy was in 1911

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“Self-therapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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