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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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Testing The Hypnotic Trance Continued

You are learning that you must separate the conditioning of a response from the testing of the response. If during the conditioning or suggesting procedure you are thinking about whether or not it is going to work, this will lessen the effectiveness of the conditioning. If on the other hand, you "know" it is going to be successful, this will help to make it so. The systematic compounding of one belief, held even temporarily, upon another leads to conviction. It is conviction that we are seeking here.

Your attitude is a major factor in achieving good results. Each time something happens in a satisfactory way, you should let the success build confidence and belief in your ability and in the technique you are using. Magnify this in your mind as much as you can. Try to minimize any lack of response and simply think, "It will happen soon and will then be a better response than if it had happened too quickly."

The proper degree of cooperation is important. This does NOT mean that you should just go ahead and perform the response consciously. It means that you should act "as if" the imagined situation were actually in existence and as if the response were actually occurring because of existing circumstances. Mentally prepare yourself for self hypnosis -- think; "Now I am going to hypnotize myself," NOT "Well I suppose I better try to hypnotize myself, it probably won't work, I'm not one of the lucky ones." This is a NEGATIVE autosuggestion! A reluctance to practice or a negative attitude about your ability to hypnotize yourself may indicate a reluctance to assume responsibility for your own life.

If you find that you fall asleep when you practice self-hypnosis do NOT practice after you are in bed for the night. Practice during the day or early evening and use the floor, an easy chair or couch. Do NOT practice self-hypnosis behind the wheel of your car; instead get in the back seat or move over to the passenger's side.

Don't panic if you are not getting results as fast as some. Take it easy, do not pressure yourself; let your fears fade away at the speed to which you can adjust. "Slow" students invariably find once they have stopped trying so hard they suddenly have progressed to a more advanced stage without realizing it. Remember, EVERYONE IS HYPNOTIZABLE.

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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