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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.
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What is Hypnosis?
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Ideomotor Action
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Structuring Auto-Suggestions
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Deepening the Hypnotic Trance
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Emotional Behavior
Psychosomatic Disorders
Rules of the Mind
The Power of Creative Imagination
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You Can Learn to Relax
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Glossary Of Terms Page 2

Cerebrum: The main part of man's brain, divided into right and left hemispheres; also known as the new brain.

Cognition: The process or processes by which an organism gains knowledge of or becomes aware of events or objects in its environment and uses that knowledge for comprehension and problem-solving.

Conditioned Reflex (Response) (CR): A learned response to a stimulus not originally capable of arousing the response.

Conditioned Stimulus (CS): A stimulus, ordinarily ineffective, which by association with an unconditioned stimulus becomes effective in eliciting behavior.

Conditioning: Basic form of learning in which conditioned responses are established.

Cone: A primary receptor cell for vision located in the retina. It is sensitive to color and used primarily for daytime vision.

Consciousness: A term used to describe an individual organism while it is perceiving, remembering, thinking, imagining, etc.

Cornea: A thin, curved transparent membrane on the surface of the front of the eye. It begins the focusing process for vision.

Cortex: This is where most high-level functions associated with the mind are implemented. Some of its regions are highly specialized. For example, the motor cortex helps coordinate all voluntary muscle movements. The occipital lobes located near the rear of the brain interprets visual stimuli.

Covert: An adjective applied to internal activities of organisms that ordinarily can be observed only with the aid of special instruments.

Delta Rhythms: Rather slow rhythms in the EEG, characteristic of light sleep.

Dendrite: A tree-like extension of the neuron cell body. Along with the cell body, it receives information from other neurons.

Dissociation*: Normally the recalling of memories is a result of the association of ideas. If there is a failure in the ability to recall events, which normally should be remembered, it is termed "dissociation" -- an interruption of the memory.

Dissociation of Awareness*: A selective constriction of awareness, which excludes all sources of stimulation, except for the suggestions of the hypnotist.

Effectors: The organs (muscles or glands) that perform the actual response functions of adjustment.

Efferent Neurons: Neuron that carries messages from the CNS to an organ of response. Also known as motor neuron.

Emotion: Internal or visceral activity.

Emotional Behavior: Behavior that is activated by the ANS.

Endorphins: Neurotransmitters produced in the brain that generate cellular and behavioral effects like those of morphine.

Epinephrine: A hormone, released by the adrenal medulla and the brain that acts with norepinephrine to activate the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system. Sometimes called adrenaline.

Evoked Potentials: A measure of the brain's electrical activity in response to sensory stimuli. This is obtained by placing electrodes on the surface of the scalp (or more rarely, inside the head), repeatedly administering a stimulus, and then using a computer to average the results.

Excitation: A change in the electrical state of a neuron that is associated with an enhanced probability of action potentials.

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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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