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The stage in autosuggestion in which one exhibits a positive reactive tendency.
[L. affirmatio, fr. affirm, to make strong, fr firmus, strong]


Etymology: L, affirmare, to make firm
(in psychology) autosuggestion, the point at which a tendency toward positive reaction or belief is observed by the therapist.


A statement of intention made as if it were a fact, which is a component of positive thinking. The affirmation concept was championed by Emile Coué, the creator of autosuggestion therapy, and subsequently by Normal Vincent Peale; Coué suggested that his clients repeat affirmative “mantras”—e.g., “…every day, in every way, I am getting better and better…”


n 1. in psychotherapy, reflection on one's positive qualities when confronted with a challenge to self-esteem.
2. a verbal component of yoga practice in which positive words are spoken by an instructor in order to assist an individual to leave behind subconscious negativity.
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Affirmation of one object, according to Wallace, has a way of spreading to others.
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In Allman's view, the analysis of Jacobean misogynistic politics in these four revenge tragedies is deep and telling, but need not be read as an affirmation of those politics, offering just as easily a point of view from which to critique them.
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The activation of daily affirmations is the practice of acquiring the prosperity one seeks and the joy one deserves.
One way to do this is by fixing on daily affirmations of self-worth.