According to the author, autosuggestion is a force which may lead to good or disastrous results. By practicing autosuggestion, a person can bring about good health and responsible behavior in oneself and others.
In the first chapter, Coue has some observations on what autosuggestion can do. Suggesting that there are two "absolutely distinct selves within us", both of which are intelligent he goes on to describe certain acts we do in spite of the opposition of the Will. He calls the other entity Imagination, which according to him, is more powerful than the Will. Coue then proceeds to elaborate on Suggestion and Autosuggestion..
He describes some experiments to teach patients how to make autosuggestions. He describes methods and procedures for curing patients, giving impressive examples of people who were cured of various illnesses ranging from asthma to kleptomania by autosuggestion The practitioner need not put the patient to sleep before giving the suggestion. . The important thing about his method of autosuggestion is that it is optimistic and positive.. The individual is required to repeat many times to himself the chant ,"Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better."
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