Émile Coué (1857-1926) was born at Troyes, France, and worked as a pharmacist from 1882 to 1910. During that period he studied hypnotism and autosuggestion. He acquired an unshakable belief that people could control their health, and possibly improve their personalities, by convincing themselves that they were improving. Mind over matter, some might say.
   Coue accordingly established a free clinic at Nancy where he practiced a form of psychotherapy dependent upon autosuggestion, a method known as Coueism. "This method," he declared, "clears the mind of the causes of mental and physical ailments." Coue became well-known and lectured extensively in the United States and England. He advocated that distressing ideas be eliminated from the subconscious and suggested the repetition of his key phrase: "Every day in every way, I'm getting better and better." He explained his theories in several books, the bestknown one, published in 1922, was titled Self-Mastery Through Conscious Auto-suggestion.

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  • Couéism — /kooh ay iz euhm, kooh ay iz /, n. a method of self help stressing autosuggestion, popular esp. in the U.S. c1920 and featuring the slogan Day by day in every way I am getting better and better. [1920 25; < F couéisme. See COUÉ, ISM] * * * …   Universalium

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  • couéism — küˈāˌizəm, ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Usage: capitalized Etymology: French couéisme, from Émile Coué died 1926 French pharmacist & psychotherapist, its originator + French isme ism : a system of psychotherapy based upon autosuggestion of health …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coué, Émile — Cou·é (ko͞o āʹ, kwā), Émile. 1857 1926. French doctor who popularized a system of psychotherapy based on autosuggestion. * * * born Feb. 26, 1857, Troyes, France died July 2, 1926, Nancy French pharmacist and psychologist. Starting as a… …   Universalium

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  • Coué — /kooh ay /, n. Émile /ay meel /, 1857 1926, French psychotherapist. Cf. Couéism. * * * …   Universalium

  • Coué, Émile — (26 feb. 1857, Troyes, Francia–2 jul. 1926, Nancy). Farmacéutico y psicólogo francés. En 1882, después de sus inicios como farmacéutico en Troyes, estudió hipnosis. En 1910 abrió en Nancy una clínica gratuita y desarrolló su propio método de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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