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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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Rules For Structuring Auto-Suggestions Continued

  1. BE SPECIFIC: Choose one specific area for self-improvement and confine your efforts to that area. Do not give yourself suggestions for two or three problems all at the same time. You can work on more than one problem by alternating your suggestions. Work with repetition on one suggestion for two or three sessions then change to another. Do not suggest that you are filled with confidence, sleep perfectly every night, wear a size twelve dress, express love to your children and have given up cigarettes. Work on one goal until you feel some change, then move on to another. You may get results with your first suggestion, many people do, but be prepared to use the same suggestion once a day for two weeks before moving on to your next goal.

  2. BE DETAILED: Analyze your goal and structure your suggestion to cover every detail of your desired change of behavior.

    RIGHT: "I like people. I enjoy being with people. People are aware that I like them and they return the feeling. I especially enjoy talking to people when I stand before an audience; I want to do things for them. I feel a wave of friendship and understanding flowing from every member of the audience to me. As I begin speaking my lips are flexible, my mouth is moist, I breathe deeply from the diaphragm. My legs are strong beneath me. My hands are poised and calm. The gestures flow spontaneously and freely. I have the undivided attention of the audience and it makes me feel secure and confident. There is a smile in my heart, which comes to my lips at the proper times. I speak easily, freely and confidently. I speak with a full release of my knowledge, skill and ability. When my talk is concluded, I am gratified by the applause."
    WRONG: I will be an excellent public speaker.

  3. PERSONALIZE: Structure your suggestions to change yourself, your attitudes, your actions. Don't suggestion a change in others. As you change those associated with you change. Try to describe your actions rather than your abilities.

    RIGHT: "My family and my friends co-operate with me because I am interested in their welfare."
    WRONG: "My children always respect and obey me."
    RIGHT: "I take a sincere and enthusiastic interest in my children, their friends and I understand their point of view. I express love and approval of my children. It is easy for me to express my love for them."

One thing to keep in mind is that suggestions can and do work both ways. Negative suggestions can also be effective. We are constantly bombarded with suggestions. An unpleasant trick can be played on an individual in an office by using negative suggestions. When he arrives in the morning a fellow worker greets him with the remark, "Good heavens, Tom, you must have had a bad night. You really look terrible this morning." Tom has been feeling quite well and is surprised at this statement. A few minutes later someone remarks casually, "Got a hangover this morning, Tom? You sure look bad." Another inquires sympathetically if he has a fever. By this time Tom is feeling poorly and any further repetition is likely to send him home actually ill.

One important part of self-therapy is to locate and dehypnotize yourself of negative and detrimental suggestions that may be affecting you. We all carry these suggestions with us and are generally unaware of them.

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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