self-therapy

noun
self-ther·​a·​py | \ ˌself-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce self-therapy (audio) \

Definition of self-therapy

: 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

First Known Use of self-therapy

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-therapy. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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