What is self-hypnotism?Thursday, 11 July, 2013.
Self-hypnotism is hypnotism conducted by a person to himself, using auto-suggestions.
Self-hypnotism is used as a key part in most hypnotherapies. It is also used by many people for a wide range of purposes, including relaxation, performance improvement, to be able to understand each other more deeply, etc.
James Braid, a Scottish surgeon and an important and influential pioneer of hypnotism, was reported the first person to have used self-hypnosis, which in 1840 he called: "neurohypnology".