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  1. Since hypnosis is my working tool, I usually meet this dictum in two cases::

    1. If this phrase sounds like this:” All this is autosuggestion and self – hypnosis “(without a dash after” everything”) – when in interpersonal communication one person does not want to dig into the other's experiences at all. Why doesn't he want to? Scary; uninteresting; tired; doesn't know how. The subtext is: “This can't happen, because it can never happen, you made it up yourself and believed it.” Such a phrase is pronounced, as a rule, not so much to calm the sufferer, but to return to a more or less even mood. The side that hears that “All this is autosuggestion and self-hypnosis” is usually very offensive, and it can lead to big mental problems; this is how they come to me.

    2. If this phrase sounds exactly as you have written it, with a dash: “Everything is autosuggestion and self-hypnosis” – it often sounds at the supervision of psychotherapists, in professional communication with colleagues. It is assumed that any act of communication between two or more people, and often communication with oneself in an internal dialogue, encourages a person to respond when he believes in the information received and integrates it into his worldview. And, accordingly, any message from one person to another and even one's own thought, willingly or unwittingly, can work as autosuggestion.

    By the way, it is interesting: often, when I find myself witnessing the situation from paragraph 1, I ask for definitions of the concepts of “autosuggestion” and”self-hypnosis”. Cases when people can answer something at all (except “well, it's not clear, is it?!”) – rare.

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