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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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Glossary Of Terms

Abstraction: Process of developing concepts; that is, grouping objects in terms of some distinguishing common property.

Acetylcholine: A neurotransmitter. In the brain it helps regulate memory. In the peripheral nervous system, controls the actions of skeletal and smooth muscle.

Action Potential: An electrical potential that occurs when a neuron is activated and temporarily reverses the electrical state of its interior membrane from negative to positive. This electrical charge travels along the axon to the neuron's terminal where it triggers or inhibits the release of a neurotransmitter.

Afferent Neuron: Neuron that carries messages toward the central nervous system from a receptor cell. Also known as a sensory neuron.

All-Or-Nothing Law: Principle that if a nerve fiber responds at all, it responds with full strength.

Alpha Rhythms: The electrical rhythm typical of the brain during normal wakefulness. About 8 to 12 oscillations per second.

Amino Acid Transmitters: The most prevalent neurotransmitters in the brain, these include glutamate and aspartate, which have excitatory actions, and glycine and gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) which have inhibitory actions.

Amnesia: Loss of memory; it can be total or partial.

Analgesia: Absence of the sense of pain.

Aphasia: Disturbance in language comprehension or production.

Auditory Nerve: A bundle of nerve fibers extending from the cochlea of the ear to the brain, which contains two branches: the cochlear nerve that transmits sound information and the vestibular nerve that relays information related to balance.

Auto Rotatory Movements: The impossibility to stop a rotatory movement (generally of the forearms) once it has been started by the hypnotist.

Automatic Writing: The unconscious action of writing, performed in a state of trance.

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS:) That part of the nervous system that regulates bodily activities not ordinarily subject to voluntary control. Its activities are divided between the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions.

Autosuggestion: The action of giving oneself suggestions.

Axon: The fiber like extension of a neuron by which the cell sends information to target cells.

Behavior: The activity of organisms.

Beta Rhythms: Rhythms in the EEG of a frequency of about 25 per second.

Bodily Image: The person's perception of himself.

Brain: The central nervous system above the spinal cord.

Brainstem: The major route by which the forebrain sends information to and receives information from the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. It controls, among other things, respiration and regulation of heart rhythms.

Broca's Area: The brain region located in the frontal lobe of the left hemisphere that is important for the production of speech.

Catalepsy: A state in which the subject has no external sensitivity and cannot perform voluntary movements. It is usually manifested by a rigidity of the body or certain parts of the body. In this condition the body and the limbs will keep any position in which they are placed.

Central Nervous System (CNS): That portion of the nervous system that lies within the skull and spinal column; the brain and spinal cord.

Cerebral Cortex: The part of the brain associated with conscious experience and higher mental processes. A grayish rind of tissue covering the cerebrum.

Cerebral Hemispheres: They are symmetrical halves of the brain. There are two occipital lobes, two parietal lobes and two frontal lobes. These two hemispheres are in continual communication with one other. Each functions as an independent parallel processor with complementary functions.

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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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