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Encyclopedia > Émile Coué

Émile Coué (born in Troyes, France, 26 February 1857; died 2 July 1926 in Nancy, France) was a French psychologist and pharmacist who introduced a method of psychotherapy, healing, and self-improvement, based on autosuggestion or self-hypnosis. He has been called the Father of Applied Conditioning. Troyes is a town in northeastern France. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the city in France named Nancy. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul and logos = word) is the study of behaviour, mind and thought. ... Psychotherapy is a set of techniques intended to cure or improve psychological and behavioral problems in humans. ... Autosuggestion is a process by which an individual trains the subconscious mind to believe something, or systematically schematizes the persons own mental associations, usually for a given purpose. ... Hypnosis does not have a single definition that is universally applicable. ...

In 1913 he founded the Lorraine Society of Applied Psychology. His book Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion caused a sensation when it was published in England and the United States, in 1920 and 1922, respectively.

Coué introduced a new method, the self-starting of conscious autosuggestion. He modified the theory of Abbé Faria by proposing that to flow autosuggestion from the mind one has to feed it first. By repeating words as self-suggestion to the subconscious mind, one can condition the mind, and then the conditioned mind will back it as an autogenic command when required.

His familiar mantra, "Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better," (Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux) became itself as Couéism, or the Coué method. The method depended in part on routine repetition of the formula.

Coué was born of old noble Breton stock.


  • Émile Coué, LA MAÎTRISE DE SOI-MÊME PAR L'AUTOSUGGESTION CONSCIENTE (Autrefois: DE LA SUGGESTION ET DE SES APPLICATIONS), Société Lorraine de psychologie appliquée (1922)

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