One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Induction of a hypnotic state in oneself; self-hypnosis.
- ‘States of ‘altered consciousness’, hypnosis, autohypnosis, euphoria, and psychosomatic conditions such as hysteria, may be accompanied by insensitivity to pain.’
- ‘Conversion disorder has been associated with hypnotic susceptibility for over a century and is currently still believed to be a form of autohypnosis.’
- ‘When I asked him about the standard line - ‘all hypnosis is autohypnosis, no subject would ever do something against their will, etc’ - he surprised me by flatly saying this was bunk.’
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