Autosuggestion – the basics

Try repeating to yourself: “I will fail. I am a bluff. I am a loser” and you will realize just how powerful your thoughts can be.

Autosuggestion uses positive affirmations to train the subconscious mind and influence the way a person thinks, perceives or believes. As well as implementing the power of positive thinking, Autosuggestion builds on such techniques as:

  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Autogenic Training
  • Active Imagination
  • and other tried and tested psychological methods

It can help to relieve anxiety and stress, and provide an alternative perspective for dealing with problems.

Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion

Writer: Welz, Karl Hans
Source: HSCTI

Content:
When someone uses words that boost your confidence, surpass your fears and get you to do the unthinkable, you have been “pep-talked”. This approach of motivating someone and soothing their nervousness is widely known and is used successfully by all sorts of people – from sportsmen, to students, businessmen and public speakers. But did you know that you can also pep-talk yourself? Yes you can! Autosuggestion is a self-inflicted pep-talk that focuses your mind on specific situations in the future by creating visions of success.

A practical guide in six easy steps

A Complementary Treatment For Depression And Rumination Or Anxiety

Writer: Lynn, S. J., Barnes, S., Deming, A. & Accardi, M.
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (2010) Vol. 58, 2, 202-221

Content:
Autosuggestion works. In this article, the authors state that by adding autosuggestion as cognitive behavioural therapy to existing treatments, depression and anxiety symptoms could be drastically reduced.

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Autosuggestion: An Empirical Review To Determine Its Function

Writer: Pinell, C. M. & Covino, N. A.
Source: The international Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (2000) Vol 48, No. 2, 170-194

Content:
Hypnosis has been a complementary tool in medicine for quite a while. Nevertheless, many people doubt the efficiency due to the general perception of imposture hypnosis. This critical review of the research literature focuses on the empirical research on the effectiveness of hypnotic treatments as adjuncts to medical care for anxiety and highlights the facts.

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