advised her not to “listen to herself” so

SuprunP

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Ukrainian & Russian
My aunt had gradually eliminated all the other visitors because all of them made the mistake, in her eyes, of belonging to one of two categories of people whom she detested. One group, the worst, whom she had got rid of first, were the ones who advised her not to “listen to herself” so, and subscribed, if only negatively, manifesting it only by certain disapproving silences or by certain dubious smiles, to the subversive doctrine that a little walk in the sun and a good rare beefsteak (even though two wretched sips of Vichy water would lie on her stomach for fourteen hours!) would do her more good than her bed and her medicines.
(The Way by Swann's; M. Proust)

Would you be so kind as to tell me what 'so' conveys here?

Thanks.
 
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