[aw-toh-suh g-jes-chuh n, -suh-]
- suggestion arising from oneself, as the repetition of verbal messages as a means of changing behavior.
Origin of autosuggestion
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Examples from the Web for autosuggestion
The thought of crime now becomes a sort of obsession or rather an autosuggestion.Psychotherapy
Its connection with the phenomena of autosuggestion is very clear.Great Pianists on Piano Playing</p>
James Francis Cooke
It is at this point that the ordinary book on autosuggestion breaks down—so far as any practical usefulness is concerned.When Winter Comes to Main Street</p>
Grant Martin Overton
Then the autosuggestion "bobs up," common sense is side-tracked, we toss and worry—and of course stay awake.
His story illustrates the power of an autosuggestion and the disastrous effect of attention to a physiological function.
- a process of suggestion in which the person unconsciously supplies or consciously attempts to supply the means of influencing his own behaviour or beliefs
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Word Origin and History for autosuggestion
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The dwelling upon an idea, thought, or concept, thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions.
- The process by which a person induces self-acceptance of an opinion, belief, or plan of action.
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