1. Constant dwelling upon an idea or concept, thereby inducing some change in the mental or bodily functions. SEE ALSO: autohypnosis. 2. Reproduction in the brain of impressions previously received which become then the starting point of new acts or ideas.

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au·to·sug·ges·tion -sə(g)-'jes(h)-chən n an influencing of one's own attitudes, behavior, or physical condition by mental processes other than conscious thought: SELF-HYPNOSIS compare HETEROSUGGESTION
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self-suggestion or self-conditioning that involves repeating ideas to oneself in order to change psychological or physiological states. Autosuggestion is used primarily in autogenic training, a technique used to help patients control their anxiety or their habits. See suggestion.

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au·to·sug·ges·tion (aw″to-səg-jesґchən) [auto- + suggestion] self-suggestion; the process of inducing in oneself the uncritical acceptance of an idea, belief, or opinion, as by self-hypnosis.

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