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Synonyms for self-suggestion

a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s

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In accordance with the law of self-suggestion this conviction gradually takes on an absolute aspect as a result of repetition.
Self-suggestion clearly existed, Coue said, but it was more than just asserting something.
Rhazes, as he was known in the West, back in the 10th Century wrote about the role that psychosomatic medicine or self-suggestion, plays in healing.
351): viz., that "[a] patient's self-suggestion that he was not going to be cured" often created such a level of resistance that hypnotic induction became impossible;
He explained how the conscious, intentional use of self-suggestion can counteract undesirable, unconsciously held autosuggestions, elaborating on the four empirically determined conclusions he had drawn on the relative strengths of consciously held 'ideas' ("the will") and unconsciously held 'ideas' ("the imagination") held at the same time (see Part II: Yeates, 2016b).
When in bed and before falling asleep, the child has to repeat a self-suggestion that they will wake up when they need to go to the toilet.
Then the clinician asks the child to repeat aloud a few times the following self-suggestion: 'I will wake up when I feel like wetting'.
(e) noxious unconscious self-suggestions could be counteracted; and
After the self-induction of a deep state of relaxation, a series of suggestions are offered to the client to repeat silently as self-suggestions: a) I have a built-in immune system; b) My immune system can block and destroy the cancer cells in my body; c) I have a powerful immune system; d) My immune system can and will destroy the invader of my body (Crasilneck & Hall, 1990).
Session: self-induction; self-suggestions: "I have a powerful psychological immune system; nothing is beyond the power of my unconscious mind.