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A learning center for hypnosis and self hypnosis education. A resource for finding professional referrals for hypnosis treatment of medical and psychotherapeutic issues. A learning center for hypnosis and self hypnosis education. A resource for finding professional referrals for hypnosis treatment of medical and psychotherapeutic issues.
Member: American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis: Fact and Fiction
Is Hypnosis Dangerous?
Ideomotor Action
Semantic-Imagery Relaxation
Structuring Auto-Suggestions
Administrating Auto-Suggestions
Deepening the Hypnotic Trance
Testing the Hypnotic Trance
Emotional Behavior
Psychosomatic Disorders
Rules of the Mind
The Power of Creative Imagination
How to Set Realistic Goals
You Can Learn to Relax
Glossary of Terms
Finding a Hypnotherapist Near You
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Hypnosis Training For Professionals
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Rules For Administering Auto-Suggestions

  1. WRITE out your suggestion following the rules you have been given (see Rules For Structuring Auto-Suggestions). Writing forces us to crystallize our ideas. It makes us analyze the problem that we are facing, and is an aid to clear thinking.

  2. SYMBOLIZE your suggestion. Find a key or code word that symbolizes the feeling and content of your suggestion. Select a simple word, if possible that means to you the entire suggestion. For example, a suggestion designed to help a person to overcome feelings of inferiority could be symbolized by the word "Confidence." Finding the correct symbol is extremely important. The symbol doesn't have to mean a thing to anyone else; it is for you and should cause a strong surge of feeling or create a picture for you.

  3. EDIT your suggestion. Read the written suggestion to make sure it complies with the rules. Revise it. Reconstruct it. Expand it. Condense it. Recopy the revised version and destroy the first copy.

  4. READ your suggestion aloud before hypnotizing yourself. When in the presence of others where reading might be embarrassing or impossible, the suggestion can be read silently but very carefully. Reading aloud is much preferable because it forces us to verbalize every word. When reading silently we have a tendency to skip and scan. In a properly edited suggestion, every word is important.

  5. HYPNOTIZE yourself. Use the master key method; "RELAX NOW," etc.

  6. THINK the symbol. As soon as you feel the onset of deep relaxation, whisper or think the symbol to yourself. Make no effort to remember the wording of your suggestion. By reading your suggestion before hypnotizing yourself you have given yourself a pre- hypnotic suggestion. You have so to speak, loaded the gun. When you think the symbol, you are pulling the trigger on a loaded gun. Certain phrases from your suggestion will drift into your mind, as they do, create a feeling response to the words. Visualize yourself acting in the way you wish to act, feeling the way you wish to feel and successfully doing the things you want to do.

To make a dramatic change in your life or to overcome deep-seated un-adaptive habits, it is necessary to structure a detailed suggestion, symbolize it and use the above technique to make it work.

The reason for the pre-suggestion, symbolization and trigger release, is that as you go into the hypnotic state your conscious, analytical mind slows down. If you try to remember long suggestions or form new detailed suggestions, you tend to lighten the hypnotic state. By just using the symbol, you release the entire concept with a minimum of conscious activity.

The instructions presented are from the personal collections and writing library of Mr. Robert E. Cutter, who died December 13, 2001, while in the process of completing the transfer of his work to the internet. These are offered as educational instruction only. The purpose of this instruction is the effective learning and use of hypnotic techniques for vocational or avocational self-improvement. This instruction is not offered as a substitute for, nor as a supplement to, any form of therapy concerned with physical, mental, nervous or emotional illness. Robert E. Cutter served as web consultant for American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association for three years. His hypnosis education came through the training he provided at a school he owned in the 1950's in Los Angeles, California, along with his wife who preceded him in death in 1980. Robert Cutter was not a psychologist and did not practice psychotherapy, but his interest in hypnosis motivated him to provide free resources materials for others who wanted to learn to use the power of their minds to improve well being and health-related issues.
Michael A. Robinson, R.N.- BC Psychiatry
Licensed Texas State Nursing Board Registered Nurse
Texas State Nursing Board Certified in Psychiatry
In Honor and Memory of Robert E. Cutter, B.S. 1923-d.2001
From the Writings of Robert Cutter's Self Hypnosis Center
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