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1. Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to
2. Keys to the Mind, Learn How to
3. Conversational Hypnosis: A Manual
4. Hypnosis for Beginners: Reach
5. Hypnosis for Beginners
6. Unleash Your True Potential (Divinity)
7. Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation:
8. Look Into My Eyes: How To Use
9. Heal Yourself with Medical Hypnosis:
10. Self Hypnosis: Easy Ways to Hypnotize
11. Self Hypnosis for a Better Life
12. Forever Smoke Free!Stop Smoking
13. The Complete Idiot's Guide to
14. Monsters & Magical Sticks:
15. Your Power Within!Self Confidence
16. Neuro-Hypnosis: Using Self-Hypnosis
17. The Everything Self-Hypnosis Book:
18. Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control
19. The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering
20. Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution:

1. Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open
by Forbes Robbins Blair
Paperback: 208 Pages (2004-03-01)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$8.84
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Asin: 1402202695
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Hypnosis is a proven technique that allows people to reprogram their subconscious to change unwanted behaviors. Most books on self-hypnosis require the reader to memorize or record scripts, then put the book aside while they do their hypnosis work. But Instant Self-Hypnosis is the only self-hypnosis book that allows you to hypnotize yourself as you read, with your eyes wide open, without putting down the book.

The author's fail-proof method allows you to put yourself into a hypnotic state and then use that state to improve your life in myriad ways. And because the hypnotic state is induced while you read, you remain aware of your surroundings and can bring yourself back to normal consciousness slowly and gently, using the instructions provided. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Self Hypnosis that really works
This product really worked for me.It made me feel better.I was more positive and others around me could see that I was less stressed out and moody.I think it can work for anyone and it is very easy to follow.

5-0 out of 5 stars This Book Is For Real
If you are open to change and really want to achieve your goals, then you HAVE to give this book a try. It eschews all the preconceived notions about hypnosis and makes it into something that anyone can do. You just have to be open to it and willing to keep doing it. The scripts in the book are well-written and easy to follow and the entire process, once you've gotten a good rhythm going, lasts 20 minutes at the most. The scripts in the book cover just about every self-help topic you can think of. If there is something that you're trying to work on or achieve that isn't represented in one of the self-hypnosis scripts, the book provides you with blank scripts that you can design yourself specifically for the goal you have in mind. Most if not all of the essentials (less stress, goal motivation, stop smoking, more money, better sex, success, improved self-confidence, better skin, etc) are included in the scripts. Keep in mind that it may take a few weeks to become comfortable with the words and finding the right setting for you to read in where you have privacy and comfort.

The book is concise and easy to follow which makes it easier for you if you are somewhat skeptical about the idea of self-hypnosis going in. I know I was. This book was actually recommended to me by a co-worker and it really has changed my life for the better in a relatively short time. I even bought a copy for an ex-girlfriend of mine who is going through tough times. I can't speak highly enough about this book. Do yourself a favor and buy it. Don't expect any quick fix, pie-in-the-sky type resolutions but if you do the exercises in the book once or twice a day, you will start seeing results within a few weeks. When it comes down to it, it is about training your mind for success in every stage and setting in one's life. I use it everyday and it really does make a difference.

3-0 out of 5 stars Brain surgery... oops Hypnosis self taught
Interesting book. The font cover says, "Hypnotize yourself as you read." I can do that reading Mary Shelley. The technique works but this book claims you can clear everything up but warts on your own. On the surface, this works well for some folk. The problem is that many of the bad habits are just symptoms of the underlying problem and if you stifle the problem one-way it may pop-up unexpectedly in another way. I am far from an authority on hypnosis or habit causes. However, if it were I, I would look twice at this miracle cure.

Yet I bought the book any way and am going through it. In the back of the book are customized suggestion templates. However, I cannot stand to write in books so I made my own copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for anyone who wants a better life!!
My friend gave me this book after 2 weeks of my separation - the worst part emotionally during this entire divorce.I didn't know anything about self-hypnosis but I needed help!!After 2 days of self-hypnosis, I noticed a difference in my attitude.I used the "Stop Stressing Out" script first and wow, all of a sudden my situation was a little easier to deal with.Day by day, the separation became better and better.I then began working on other aspects of my life and have even written 2 scripts.I have more scripts I plan on writing as I work through my important issues.I soon realized that my friend would not be getting his book back so I bought him one and had it shipped to his house.Have no doubt about this book, it works.If you can't spare 15 minutes at least once a day to improve your life then don't buy this book.But then again, if you can't spare 15 minutes a day then you really need this book!!Go for it!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I am amazed at how well this works.Anybody that is interested in self hypnosis should try this. ... Read more

2. Keys to the Mind, Learn How to Hypnotize Anyone and Practice Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Correctly
by Richard Nongard
Paperback: 264 Pages (2009-10-01)
list price: US$29.96 -- used & new: US$29.96
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Asin: 0557097843
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"Keys to the Mind" will teach you exactly what you need to know to become a hypnotist. Learn how tohypnotize anyone successfully, and do it safely and correctly.Hypnosis is a proven tool for helping people overcome life's challenges and take control of self-defeating patterns of behavior. Whether you are brand new to hypnotherapy or are a more seasoned professional, the learnings inside will improve your successful outcomes.Learn how to: Conceptualize hypnosis and understand the keys to the hypnotic process; Explain hypnosis to clients and use convincer suggestibility tests; Perform complete hypnotic inductions - correctly; Deepen hypnotic trance for greater impact; Structure therapeutic suggestions to effectively achieve client goals; Use hypnosis to help a person stop unwanted behaviors; Awaken someone from a hypnotic trance; Use the basic language patterns of Milton Erickson and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming); Handle difficult clients and intense emotions during hypnotherapy. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good information
The book was easy to read, explained concepts thoroughly enough that I feel comfortable with them and confident that the author isn't just pumping sunshine.This is my first book on hypnotism, so it's tough to gauge if enough depth was given to accomplish what the author intended, but at the same time it wasn't over a novices head.I have a preference for more tightly focused and in-depth books, so I would have like a bit more information on most of the topics presented.

One thing I didn't like at all were the periodic references to the author's website.It's one thing to have an ad in the back cover, it's another to advertise mid-book.

Minus one star for questionable depth, and one more for the ads.I haven't had a chance to practice any of the techniques from the book yet, so these are just my impressions from a first read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great book basic and intermidiate
It leaves you with a lot of knowledge but the expert touches you have to dig them yoursel or go into his classes

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Richard Nongard has a very easy writing style that enables you to full understand the concepts he exposes. Nathan Thomas is also an inspiring writer (and hypnotist) too so as I've only been a Hypnotist a short while this book is a Godsend.

I highly recommend it!


5-0 out of 5 stars I Love This Book!!!
I have learned a trememndous amount about persuasion form this terrific book. Highly recommended!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Keys to the MInd - Outstanding!
This publication is really well written, and full of practical, effective, and quick methodologies for providing helpful and useful hypnotic techniques.

I appreciate the down-to-earth manner of teaching, and I am grateful that this great tool has been made available. I've used it and I can say categorically that the contents are truthful.

I'd recommend it, and (if reviewing a friend's copy) I'd buy it!I've already recommended it to three friends. ... Read more

3. Conversational Hypnosis: A Manual of Indirect Suggestion
by Carol Sommer
Paperback: 86 Pages (1992-10)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$32.00
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Asin: 0971018006
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Conversational Hypnosis is a well-organized, concisehandbook of effective language for all therapists, especially thosewho work with Hypnosis.The book teaches professionals how toformulate indirect suggestion and incorporate it naturally into theirtherapeutic conversations. It provides simplified formulas forcreating the many varieties of indirect suggestion and bursts withexamples of how and when to use them effectively.Conversationalscripts, designed for specific outcomes, demonstrate ways ofdelivering therapeutic suggestions in a conversational tone.Completeinduction scripts and pre-session talks illustrate how to incorporatetherapeutic metaphor laced with indirect suggestion, thus deliveringsuggestions on several levels at once.It is a very powerful resourceand a highly practical book that belongs in every therapist's library. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (24)

5-0 out of 5 stars i really liked the product
i wasnt really expecting to get the book so quickly
but i really liked the book i got

4-0 out of 5 stars Insightful but a bit jumbled.
This book has wonderful references and usage/examples of hypnosis. This 'book' is merely comprised of nearly a hundred pages of white paper you would use for your printer, despite that it's packed full of great information and learn-how's.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mininal information
Very little useful information for the money.I feel like I threw away my money

1-0 out of 5 stars Read 2 Pages, Not edited, poorly written
I have only gotten through 2 pages and have encountered so many editing mistakes.It is written at a very low writing level.I will continue reading to see if the material is worth while, despite all the distractions.

For example, a sentence that I ran into when I fist started reading was: "I'll get in may car to go to a place that I work, which is about an hour away in the next state, and not consciously remember anything that transpired between the time I pulled out of my driveway and into the parking lot of my destination."

The sentence structure it very awkward to read and the "may" instead of "my" is something that editing would of caught.I got through a few pages and found so many of these.

I tried to read more of this book but I don't think it has anything useful to offer.If you like to edit people's writing then go for it!

I would recommend getting a different book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great amount of information.
This was a great find. It explains in great detail exactly as the title explains.
thanks again,
mickey ... Read more

4. Hypnosis for Beginners: Reach New Levels of Awareness & Achievement (Llewellyn's Beginners Series)
by William W. Hewitt
Paperback: 288 Pages (2002-09-08)
list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$3.33
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Asin: 156718359X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Hypnosis is one of the most valuable tools available for the enrichment of lives. It''s a normal, safe, healthy phenomenon that brings you to the altered state of consciousness needed for directing your mind to specific goals. The power and scope of self hypnosis can blow your mind into new, heightened levels of awareness and achievement. When you are finished with this step-by-step guide, you will be able to hypnotize yourself and others safely and easily. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Everything you need.
This has been the first book of this type I have purchased, and I must say I was quite satisfied with it. It is a very simple and straightforward, almost modular approach to teaching hypnosis. It covers many aspects including an explanation, a history, recommended sessions, various scripts, success stories, and an introduction into more complex aspects of hypnosis, such as regression. Most importantly it is written in a very light and positive manor that, while still conveying the responsibilities and seriousness of the subject, leaves the reader feeling excited and confident. All things considered this book is exactly what it claims to be, a hypnosis manual for the beginner, and an excellent one at that.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for my beginning hypnosis studys
I bought this book for my friend. She loves it and its easy to understand. Thanks.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good first book to read
I read this as one of my first books on hypnosis and found it to be informative. It offered a basic outline of what to expect and how to use hypnosis in an effective manner. If you are not familiar with hypnosis, this will provide basic information that will be important to building a strong foundation in how you construct your hypnosis sessions. I found it encouraging to the new hypnotist, even reassuring that sessions will be successful. I now have been in practice for over ten years. In my opinion, reading it was time well spent. There certainly are better books out there, but one can gain insight from each one. I liked the author's ability to craft a script for each session, in theory it makes sense. In reality, I rarely used them, but it does give you something to say, until you know what to say.

4-0 out of 5 stars A nice starting point
I am only interesting in learning about hypnosis for personal use, not in starting a business or becoming a hypnotist.For this purpose, this book is fine.Many of the routines described I have previously ran across in other self help books.I don't know if the book is good hypnotizing other people or not.I've tried the routines on two people and I feel like it worked on one and not so well on the other.However, for personal meditative use, it's a pretty good read. Simply, easy, and to the point, but very basic.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Staring point
This a great starting point for learning hypnosis. As the title says "For Beginners".

If you need more than that, this is not the book for you.
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5. Hypnosis for Beginners
by Dylan Morgan
Paperback: 194 Pages (2003-02-15)
list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$11.95
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Asin: 812920021X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Dimensions: 22x14x1.2 cm. Clear, down-to-earth explanations of what hypnosis is and how it works How the process of hynosis works from script writing and reawakening To undo trauma and "recover" forgotten feelings How hypnosis can change addictions and hard-tochange habits How hypnosis can help in stting up new goals; manage pain; improve relationship. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent comprehensive beginning hypnosis manual
I've read several of Dylan Morgan's books (and many, many books on hypnosis, from Erickson to Yapko to Newton), and his are consistently excellent- lots of information on the workings of the mind from both a practical and neurocognitive perspective.Morgan strikes me as a client-centered practitioner with efficacy and the client's best interests at heart.His down-to-earth, conversational style and clear writing are easy to digest, but much is learned.You will reap the benefit of his many years of experience- he demystifies much of the hypnotic process and yet approaches the work with respect/reverence.Highly recommended! ... Read more

6. Unleash Your True Potential (Divinity) (Hypnosis Series)
by Glenn Harrold
Audio Cassette: Pages (2003-08-01)
list price: US$11.95 -- used & new: US$8.06
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Asin: 1901923185
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A superb high quality hypnosis tape/CD by Glenn Harrold - the UK's best selling self-help audio author.Combining skilled hypnotherapy techniques with state of the art digital recording technology. Unleash Your True Potential uses post hypnotic suggestions, and powerful echoed affirmations and has been designed to help the listener draw from their inner talents and creativity, and to develop the courage and self belief to live life to the full. You will also learn to let go of any self doubts or fears and to express your true potential.Features two 27 minute hypnotherapy sessions containing:A pleasant voice guiding the listener into a completely relaxed state of mind & body. Hypnotic echoed background vocals panning from left to right across the stereo range - a deeply relaxing and unique effect. 60 B.P.M digital sound effects & powerful subliminal suggestions - all compounding the overall effect. Unleash Your True Potential is one of our top sellers and often appears in the top 10 in the UK's overall best selling self-help audio charts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hypnotherapy technique
One of my very favorites. I like everything about it but especially find the panning from right to left extremely effective. I wish I could find more titles with that technique.

3-0 out of 5 stars GREAT VOICE
I ordered this cd based on the top notch reviews, I have yet to notice anything different after listening to this every night for 3 weeks. I am a person with much creativity so thats not a problem for me. The problem i have is putting my ideas to work. However, I don't feel the hypnosis works on me. So maybe thats why I haven't had results. His voice is beautiful and all that the cd represents is wonderful to listen to. This cd puts me to sleep!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't assume everything is now a CD
I have not even had an opporunity to listen as I do not have a cassette deck. I assumed it would be a cd but was diappointed to find a cassette. Worthless in my opinion as who these days even owns a cassette player!

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice for Picking Up Your Attitude
I've been listening to this off and on for around a month, but every day for the first two weeks or so. I'm not a millionaire yet - haven't even found a better job - and I haven't written that novel I've always meant to write. But I've noticed my attitude to life is more relaxed and my willingness to stand up for myself - in a non-confrontational way - has improved since I started listening to it.

Often, when I listen to self-hypnosis programs, I wake up an hour later and wonder if I heard anything. Harrold doesn't just lull you to sleep; he uses some pretty nice routines for gradually talking you into that trance state where things suddenly seem to make sense and you don't push back against affirming suggestions but you don't sleep through them either. Some of the music, in fact, is surprisingly up-tempo for this type of program.

If you're looking for a lift in your mood and attitude, this is a great disc.

5-0 out of 5 stars love it especially......
I love this, espec. track 2, so beautiful & I also love his voice.Unleash Your True Potential (Divinity) (Hypnosis Series) ... Read more

7. Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation: How to Harness the Power of Hypnosis to Ignite Effortless and Lasting Change
by Richard Bandler
Paperback: 284 Pages (2008-09-26)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$8.95
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Asin: 0757307779
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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More than thirty years ago, Richard Bandler set out to discover how some therapists effected startling change with their clients, while others argued about theories while their patients waited in vain for help. Now widely regarded as the world's greatest hypnotist and one of the most brilliant minds in the field of personal change, Richard Bandler created patterns that became the bedrock of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), arguably one of the most profoundly effective approaches for self-improvement. In Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation, he returns to his roots: hypnotic phenomena, trancework, and altered states to provide a highly compelling and effective prescription for quick and lasting personal change. According to Bandler is at the very foundation of human experience. People are not simply in or out of trance, but are constantly moving from one trance to another. We have our work trances, our relationship trances, and our parenting trances. Some of these states are useful and appropriate; others are not. With his signature wit and contrarian approach to therapy, Bandler shows how anyone can reset and reprogram their problem behaviors to reach desired alternatives with lasting and life-altering results. With intriguing case studies, client dialogues, and more than thirty exercises, Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation, is an engaging, read for anyone, whether they are new to NLP, want to further their NLP training, or simply want to make a positive difference in their own lives. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars OK, but. . .
There is a lot of good information in this book, but Mr. Bandler spends much of his time tooting his own horn and explaining why he knows so much more than clinical psychologists do. In addition, there are some inconsistencies. He is referred to in the book as Dr. Bandler, when apparently he does not have a doctorate. He refers to himself as a mathematician and a computer scientist, yet his degree is in psychology, not mathematics or computer science and there is no evidence he has ever worked in mathematics or computer science. It may be a small point, but when you add up all the small points the portrait of a man with serious ego problems emerges at best, or a con artist at worst. Some of the methods in the book are cleaver and with merit, but to recommend delving into the psyche of the disturbed without the proper background is just too risky for my comfort level. To recommend for you to practice hypnotism on yourself and others without sufficient training is dangerous in my opinion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great NLP Resource for Personal Change
This book takes some of the strategy's that Richard or an NLP Practitioner,like myself, might use in helping you change and breaks them down to methods you can use on yourself!It's a great self-help book and a great resource for the NLP Practitioner, because it discusses NLP methods of change that a person can do to themselves or a practitioner could use with their clients. I recommend a copy for those familiar with NLP!

Terry M. Drake, LSW, NBCCH
Author of Live Happily, Ever After... Now!

4-0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading for a General Overview
Bandler's produced another quality work on the basics of hypnosis.Strengths - very positive and encouraging for practitioners who are willing to do more research on the topic.At times the author's ego gets in the way and his dismissive tone toward M.Erickson is a far cry from Bandler's earlier work (Patterns I and II). A good read written in plain English.

5-0 out of 5 stars Its a definite classic!
If you are specifically looking for this book, then I can safely assume you know about NLP, Conversational Hypnosis, and the author - Richard Bandler. So there is no need of a review for you here. You don't need to go beyond this point.

If you are new to NLP/Conversational Hypnosis, jumped into this page in Amazon coincidentally, and NOW wondering whether the book is really good or good, Go For It. Your NLP understanding and skills will remain incomplete without this. Whereas you may find certain parts of the author's writing "too self-glorifying", but this man probably deserves it too. Its an NLP classic!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great book,

It has concepts, that you know, but can't explain, and the author makes it clear.

Excellent book. ... Read more

8. Look Into My Eyes: How To Use Hypnosis To Bring Out The Best In Your Sex Life
by Peter Masters
Paperback: 158 Pages (2008-11-03)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$13.98
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Asin: 1440449864
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Here's a practical, no nonsense guide to using hypnosis in your sex life.Hypnosis can help you lower inhibitions, and increase sexual feelings and responsiveness.It can also be used to help you get more out of your role-playing and fantasies.And it can be a lot of fun.In this book, Peter Masters takes you firstly through a step-by-step guide to hypnotising your partner, and then explores how you can use hypnosis to:- Heighten their sexual feelings- Help them focus and stay involved longer- Create compelling sexual fantasies- Help them get more involved in your role-playing- Give effective posthypnotic suggestions to your partner which they'll respond to after your hypnosis session is overThe second half of the book is packed with practical examples and hypnosis scripts which you can use straight from the book, or which you can adapt and modify to suit you and your partner. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Careful deviants.
If your looking for a book to aid you in seducing young maidens; this is not the book for you. This is a well written handbook for those who have a understanding of hypnosis, that wish to expand their knowledge to use it in the bedroom. The author will tell you right at the beginning that this takes two willing partispants to use this book. So all you misguided deviants beware of wasting your money trying to seduce women by purchasing this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Erotic Hypnosis is pure euphoric ecstasy!
As a certified hypnotist, I know that Peter Masters' guide to unleashing the euphoric power of HypnoSex (or Erotic Hypnosis) is a gift to the sexually adventurous! By tapping into the power of one's own erotic mind (where ALL our pleasure already originates), most anyone can experience explosive orgasms which can be even more intense than wildest fantasies!

"Hypnosis and sex" can be shared with oneself or one's partner in the bedroom or even during phone sex. Married couples or dating couples will enjoy exploring each other in new, exciting and playful ways. With little practice, women can achieve consistent, multiple orgasms. Men can achieve longer stamina and more powerful orgasms.

I particularly enjoy being able to delay my wife's orgasms, so that they can build to new levels of sexual highs. Male friends have told me that they now feel even more confident meeting women, because they know that they have something totally unique and special to eventually share with them. For them, it's almost like a "speed seduction".

"Look into My Eyes" can only enhance the intimacy which partners already share with each other. Do yourself a favor, DRIVE HIM OR HER (OR YOURSELF) EVEN MORE WILD & CRAZY IN AND OUT OF BED!


5-0 out of 5 stars A new "toy" for the bedroom
I was curious to read Master's book because I have been hypnotized several times myself - though in a therapeutic setting, not a sexual setting. I haven't yet tried the techniques outlined in Master's book (though I've passed my copy off to my partner and am curious to see where things go) but I can say, speaking from my own experience of being hypnotized many times, that Masters has written an excellent guide to hypnosis for the lay person. His instructions are clear and very detailed and he often explains the reasoning behind his instructions as well so that the reader will be able to confidently adapt the techniques for individual situations. Masters even covers many of the "glitches" I personally experienced as a hypnosis subject and explains ways to avoid or minimize those situations.

Masters spends a good amount of time explaining the ethics of hypnosis. This is very important since hypnosis requires a good amount of trust and is an activity that can be abused by the unscrupulous. Despite the possibility for abuse, however, Masters makes certain to point out that hypnosis cannot force someone to do things that they wouldn't otherwise be willing to do. This is not a book for someone who wants to trick people into going to bed with them or force people to do things against their will. This is not a book of techniques to save a failing marriage. Hypnosis is about enhancing what is already there, lowering inhibitions against following one's inherent desires, helping one to gain the courage to explore one's desires more closely and so on. The author does not come across as preachy when discussing ethics and his writing style makes it interesting to read what might otherwise be a dry topic.

The reader should expect to spend a lot of time and effort implementing the ideas in this book. This is not a book one just reads and then sets down and is done with -- to get the most out of this book, one has to be willing to work on the exercises. Progress is slow as Masters wisely advises couples to take their time getting into hypnosis. In fact, Masters strongly suggests that the first session consist only of hypnotizing one's partner, checking to see if they are in a trance, bringing them back out of the trance and talking about what happened. Don't expect to be able to read this book in the afternoon and then have fully hypnotized active sex that evening unless you are already an expert hypnotist and your partner is already a proven subject with whom you have worked before. If you want an instant sex toy, get a new vibrator. This book is for people who are willing and able to put a lot of effort and time into building creative and vibrant sex play.

For those interested in using the ideas in this book professionally (such as dominatrices and other sex workers), Masters offers sufficient information and advice that is readily adapted to a professional setting including a short section about the BDSM applications of hypnosis. He also covers what sort of people should most definitely not be hypnotized and workers can use this information for screening purposes to "risk out" those for whom hypnosis play would be more dangerous than erotic.

One of the most valuable aspects of this book, in my opinion, is the copious inclusion of scripts. When I think about hypnotizing a partner, my biggest fear is that I will not know what to say or not remember the best ways to phrase ideas. Masters includes scripts for inducing hypnosis, scripts for dealing with various hypnotic situations and even suggested scripts for sexual fantasy play. Of course many of these scripts should be modified so that they more accurately fit individual situations. A really dedicated reader could even type out the scripts with appropriate modifications and print out their own personal scripts for play sessions.

I found this to be an excellent book and clearly written. I am eager to begin working with the techniques to add a little extra spice to bedroom play between my partner and myself and recommend this book to anyone who wants to add some adventure and mystery to their sex life.

5-0 out of 5 stars The eyes have it
Ever since reading the once infamous novel Trilby, in which the evil Dr. Svengali hypnotizes the innocent but untalented Trilby into becoming a brilliant pianist, I've been fascinated by hypnotism. Also, my partner says I make love as if I'm in a hypnotic trance anyway, so I thought I'd see if this book could help. Having been trained in hypnosis at the famous Svengali and Trilby Institute myself, I can only say that this book is a fine contribution to the field, especially for those guys (like me) whose modus amore, as it were, is indistinguishable from a zombi-like stupor. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't personal say do it, but this book is a good intro
I won't be using hypnosis in my sex life or my mundane life but if you want to know a bit more about the topic and want to learn how to do it safely, Peter Masters has written an excellent introduction.He spends enough time on the safety issues to satisfy a safety freak like myself but in a way which isn't too frightening if you are already interested in the practice.Using scripts to demonstrate and re-enforce the procedure he has outline was a wonderful teaching method.He is also very realistic about what can and cannot be done using hypnosis though I think many of these activities and changes are likely to take more time than the average person is willing to spend.Another great non-fiction book from Greenery Press. ... Read more

9. Heal Yourself with Medical Hypnosis: The Most Immediate Way to Use Your Mind-Body Connection
by Andrew Weil, Steven Gurgevich
Audio CD: Pages (2005-09-01)
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Major medical journals are finally beginning to recognize hypnosis as a legitimate clinical tool, citing proof positive that it can help ease chronic pain, lessen the side effects of chemotherapy, counteract anxiety and sleep disorders, and more. On Heal Yourself with Medical Hypnosis, Dr. Andrew Weil joins Dr. Steven Gurgevich, a leading expert in mind-body medicine, to offer listeners a 2-CD session on how to use this amazing tool for personal healing. On Part One, Dr. Weil discusses the physiological mechanisms behind the mind-body connection, while Dr. Gurgevich demystifies the practice of hypnosis through a concise account of its history and important case studies. On Part Two, Dr. Gurgevich introduces listeners to four trance induction methods, including trance deepening and a full session of self-healing with hypnosis. "No condition is out of bounds when it comes to the effective use of hypnotherapy," says Dr. Weil. With Heal Yourself with Medical Hypnosis, now listeners can discover this highly effective way to use the power of the mind for optimum health and well-being. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Has merit
I bought this to see if it would help with my sleep and perhaps help with an auto-immune disease. Steven has a very soothing voice. It did help me sleep. But then he would bring you out of the hypnosis which would wake me up--It is very helpful to prepare you for sleep but I don't think it is so great to fall asleep to. He demystifies what hypnosis is and why it can help with a variety of conditions not just diet or smoking. I have not explored this to the end result of seeking a professional medical hypnotist as the CD suggests ( use this for a month to teach yourself how to meditate on cue and then go to a professional to help you with a specific goal). But I can say it is very informative, and helpful to soothe. It is a good introduction to medical hypnosis and surely worth the money if you use it for a month to train yourself before you see a professional. For my purposes the Andrew Weil Breathing CD was most helpful for me as it combines breathing and meditation exercises that can be used for sleep and left on as you drift off.

5-0 out of 5 stars HypnoMedicine
Really Steven Gurgevich is why I purchased this audio CD - I had already lost 45 lbs. with a few other self-hypnosis tapes, but I had heard of him and wanted to check out a slightly more "clinical" methodology.I was vaguely familiar with Dr. Weil as the holistic practitioner on various TV programs, but all he really does is support the concept of medical hypnosis to relieve "real" medical problems.Still, the first CD was nice, it puts hypnosis in a positive light.Considering all the nonsense out there about hypnosis, the last thing I wanted was to purchase some kind of mysterious CD!

Gurgevich shows techniques on the 2nd tape on how to use hypnosis - well, actually, as he says, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so all you have to do is listen to the CD.I want to mention that I don't have any sickness or disease, but that was not my purpose of using the CD - I simply wanted to hear a different way of using hypnosis.And it worked..just like the other hypnosis CD's I had which also had nothing to do with losing weight, I continued to lose more weight on this CD!Now I have purchased many of Gurgevich's CD's including his "Self-Hypnosis Diet" and I learn new ways to go into trance state with each.If you're interested in working with your unconscious mind in order to attain specific goals, then hypnosis can be effective and Gurgevich is excellent at delivering the message!

4-0 out of 5 stars bought this for my husband, he was not impressed
I did not listen to this.My husband is a hard sell.So not sure how it really is.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea
Generally, I do not find that classical music relaxes me as does Andrew Weil's "Breathing:The Master to Self-Healing".I find that excerpts of complete concerti etc. bothers me; I want to hear the whole piece.For others this cd works extremely well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Helpful for Tightly Strung People
I take Zoloft for anxiety and depression.None the less, I still was having trouble trying to relax.

I'm seventy years old, but probably because I eat un-American, and I do exercise regularly, I'm still quite healthy.Still, I couldn't get my monkey brain to shut up and I couldn't make my stiff muscles in my neck and back relax.This is, at times, quite painful.I exhausted myself every day.And I knew that this stress would someday catch up with me.

Professor Gurgevich's relaxation exercises, as conveyed on this CD set, has been of enormous help.No wonder that Dr. Weil endorses his presentation.

I also appreciate the concept presented: "YOUR MIND-BODY CONNECTION."This insight increases motivation and seems to me to be founded on solid ground.

I do not recommend that anyone stop taking antidepressant medication prescribed by their physician, but I do recommend this CD set to anyone needing help relaxing. These exercises work and have no undesirable side effects.
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10. Self Hypnosis: Easy Ways to Hypnotize Your Problems Away - Revised Edition
by Bruce Goldberg
Paperback: 220 Pages (2006-03-30)
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Here is a revolutionary approach to help you overcome habits, phobias, chronic pain, and other "self-defeating sequences" through the easy-to-use techniques of self hypnosis.

Self-Hypnosis shows you how to make your own tapes to reprogram your subconscious and attain your goals. The effect of these techniques is to put the "self" back in "self-help" and to eliminate the many dependencies and co-dependencies that complicate and take the joy out of life.

Hypnotic suggestions are effective because they bypass the conscious mind’s natural resistance to change and reprogram the computer we call the subconscious to permanently effect these changes. By devoting a mere 20 minutes each day to this approach, you will literally take charge of your life.

The results that can be achieved using these techniques are virtually endless. Hypnosis can:- Increase self-confidence.- Increase and focus concentration.- Improve memory.- Improve your sex life.- Enhance creativity.- Eliminate headaches, even migraines.- Eliminate insomnia.- Relieve chronic pain.- Slow down and even reverse the aging process.

And don’t forget that self-hypnosis can be used for two problems plaguing so many people: losing weight and quitting smoking!

This revised edition now comes with a 72-minute CD with self-hypnosis exercises designed to improve your self-image, overcome fears, improve your creativity, and much more.

Self Hypnosis is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring self-awareness and taking control of his or her destiny. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Clear and practical self hypnosis book. So rare!
I love Bruce Goldberg's work!

This book is written in everyday language. No hype. No long winded anecdotes. Just great and accurate information about self-hypnosis.

His scripts are simple and brilliant and most of all--useful! Some powerful imagery and original ideas, as well.

The book really does live up to its name. It is easy and with a little bit of memorization or recording of the scripts, I found myself slipping into trance and getting results.

I'm also a fan of his Astral Voyages book. This is a guy who obviously loves altered states and recognizes their eclectic value.

Even though I have MANY hypnosis books in my library, some written in a scholarly way, Bruce Goldberg's book is one I actually take out and use again and again.

Highly recommended for beginners and advanced students of self-hypnosis.

4-0 out of 5 stars Alot of Script but not a Great Movie
Self Hypnosis as those of us searching for a book on it is meant to be a way to reach the sleeping mind the way to do this is through trance Bruce Goldberg offers this as well as many scripts From Ordinary to the Extradordinary does is work sure if your consistent I Know the Cd I listen to will make you feel good because you keep hearing positive things and since your relaxed your more likely to believe them .Does Bruce Goldberg offer many Scripts and a Cd For a great price I might say sure but if you more as to why which I didnt know that I wanted tillI bought this book then try another book because its one thing to blindly hypnotize yourself which this book will help you do but why and how Bruce does give a brief history and a few lines on how to make your own scripts but the books is mainly for the scripts which cover the common stuff Selfconfidence smoking weight etc. then in the end of the book for you new Agers there are different scripts for Astral Travel as well as all the Way to your higher Self ..........So you decide what you want.

5-0 out of 5 stars on time , in good condition
the purchase of the book was the way things are supposed to work, ie on time and in good condition. worth 5 stars

5-0 out of 5 stars Overcome habits, phobias and other problems using self-hypnosis and this book
Overcome habits, phobias and other problems using self-hypnosis and this book, which advocates a 20-minute daily program of self-hypnosis using one's own recordings to `reprogram' subconscious behaviors. Dr. Bruce Goldberg maintains all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis: he's worked with over 14,000 patients since 1974 and in the revised edition of Self Hypnosis: Easy Ways To Hypnotize Your Problems Away he includes a guided set of exercises on CD as reinforcers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful
The need to examine our sub-consious is necessary and this is a way good way to learn to do it on our own. ... Read more

11. Self Hypnosis for a Better Life
by William W. Hewitt
Paperback: 256 Pages (2002-09-08)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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If you have tried hypnosis tapes and been disappointed with the results, it may be because the tapes weren't recorded with your voice. Self-Hypnosis for a Better Life by William W. Hewitt presents the breakthrough technique that will allow you to become your own hypnotherapist and improve your life. Using the system in this book, you will learn how to create self-hypnosis tapes in your own voice and be able to design your own self-improvement program.

Making these tapes is surprisingly easy. All you need is a tape recorder, a blank tape, and the complete instructions in this book. Simply make yourself comfortable and recite one of the 23 scripts included in the book.

The easy-to-follow scripts include self-hypnosis techniques to:

·Bring more love into your life
·Understand your dreams
·Help control your weight
·Control insomnia
·Improve your memory
·Increase self-confidence
·Enhance success at work
·Overcome phobias and fears
·Maintain good health
·Stop smoking
·Reduce stress
·Stimulate self-healing

Once you have made the tapes, you can use them at your convenience. Just pop in a tape, close your eyes, and allow your own voice to hypnotize you. As you use these tapes, you will discover that hypnosis is safe, pleasant, relaxing, comfortable, and effective.

Self-Hypnosis for a Better Life presents an elegant, simple system you can use to improve every area of your life. You owe it to yourself to get this book.
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2-0 out of 5 stars A waste of time
This is not what I expected, I was looking for strategies on various ways to hypnotize myself. This book contains statements that you can record on a tape and play back to yourself at a later day. This much I already knew and have done to some degree using various software programs.

So, the question is this, is this book worth your hard earned dollars? Not really IMHO, I think there are better free software programs (Do a Google search on brain waves) out there that you can use and you won't have to listen to that awful voice of yours while you stumble over someone else's ideas of how you can be great. All in all, I expected more and I got what I wasn't looking for.

5-0 out of 5 stars Life Transforming
I have made several of these scripts onto CD's. From deeper sleep to work success you name it, the end results are 100%. There is no better person to hypnotize you than yourself.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great as a guide for creating your recordings.
The book consists of scripts you can use to create recordings. The scripts are written in the third person (eg. "you are" rather than "I am"), which makes them easy to record without editing. The scripts are pretty good and make a good baseline for creating your own scripts/recordings.

5-0 out of 5 stars I didn't expect it to be this good
I was very impressed with the scripts provided in this book. The author definitely knows his way around the subconscious mind.

This book contains many useful scripts, and is free of personal bias or any other type of preachy stuff. If you read a lot of hypnosis material, you know that is a rare combination.

Easy to use, it's a great start for a beginner!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Self Hypnosis Book Ever..............
Ya I can say that.You will never find this kind of book on self hypnosis.

There is a very brief introduction about Self-Hypnosis.Then 23 Scripts are given on different situation of life to work on.

Each script ends in about 30 minutes.Author suggests us to record these scripts in our own voice & listen to them according to our need.

I think this is a best idea for Self Hypnosis.Each Script starts with relaxation then Visualisation & then suggestion.

This is Great,like using the power of your own voice for your better life.I was wondering Why I didnt got this idea before? ... Read more

12. Forever Smoke Free!Stop Smoking Hypnosis (3 CD Set)
by Beverly Hills Hypnosis, Trevor H. Scott
Audio CD: Pages (2006-01-31)
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Our highly successful Stop Smoking Hypnosis Program consists of three stop smoking CDs.
Stop Smoking Hypnosis Motivation, guides you through a series of relaxation techniques and suggestions, which will decrease your desire and increase your motivation to quit smoking - simply by listening to this relaxing hypnosis CD as you drift to sleep.
At the end of this first week, you will listen to The Stop Smoking Hypnosis Session. This hypnosis session will gently guide you into a very deep state of relaxation.Once in this relaxed state, you are given a series of powerful suggestions that will permanently free you from any desire to smoke!You will only need to listen to this hypnosis session once, as you will be a Non-Smoker at the end of this session!
After becoming a Non-Smoker, you will begin listening to Forever Smoke Free! This hypnosis session will further reinforce and strengthen your commitment to remain permanently smoke free!
Why is "Forever Smoke Free!" so effective?
By creating direct access to the most powerful part of the mind, the subconscious, you can teach your subconscious mind to automatically act in the ways that best suit your goals, rather than relying on poor habits that you've built up over the years.
When you align what you consciously desire with your subconscious motivations...stopping smoking has never been easier!
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Yes.Have you ever been driving a familiar route home and suddenly arrived at your destination without remembering the last few minutes of the drive?This is one example of our subconscious mind taking over the routine details of life. Our subconscious mind handles most of our day to day activities.That is the subconscious mind's job - to handle the details of life, while our conscious mind handles the more important needs.
Most clients are amazed at how quickly they accomplish their desired results.Unlike traditional therapies, Hypnotherapy is able to help you reach your goals without going through years of self-exploration.
When You Are Ready!
Reach your goals faster than ever!You can and will make permanent, positive changes in your personal and professional life.Beverly Hills Hypnosis offers an effective, relaxing, drug-free choice for change. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great cd set
One week smoke free after 36 yr of smoking, but do recommend good quality headphones to get the best results...

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazingly effective
I was a deeply sceptical user but I did what the cd's told me to do and amazingly I gave up my pack a day habit. I listened to cd1 a week before my quit date. The day before my quit date I was still sceptical but woke up the next day and had NO urge to smoke. Didn't even need the nicotine patches. This is a truly remarkable technique to give up smoking.

4-0 out of 5 stars Should have come with a manual.
These are the best CD's for what you are looking for. I tried 3 other products and these CD's caused a very serious change in how I related to smoking. I just....didn't feel like smoking anymore and I couldn't put my finger on why (smiles). Now this does not mean that the CD's do all the work. It just means that I didn't feel the urge like I had before. There were still very painless ideas in my brain to smoke. So the pain was gone, the desire seemed to go away, but the conscious choice to quit was still going to be needed if I was to quit.
I also would have needed to keep listening to the CD's instead of stopping.
At the time of purchase, the documentation for these CD's was inadequate. This may have changed since then. I found myself not wanting to smoke....true enough. But I couldn't figure out if I was listening to the right CD or not (there were 3). I stopped using the program after the first disc because I didn't know what to do next or when. Let me say that some of this might have been my own problem of wanting a "best practices" leaflet.

2-0 out of 5 stars irritating voice
The actual hypnosis part was surprisingly effective for me, but the second time I listened, the author's somewhat nasal voice and vocal affectations began to really irritate me.His voice is just too distracting.

1-0 out of 5 stars Forever Smoke Free
Forever Smoke Free! Stop Smoking Hypnosis (3 CD Set) [Box set] Absolute waste of my money.Save your money and try something else. These C.D.'s had no effect on my smoking what so ever. You'll be better off wishing on a star........................... ... Read more

13. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hypnosis, 2nd edition
by Roberta Temes
Paperback: 400 Pages (2004-09-06)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"Want to kick a habit or a field goal?... The secrets in this book will improve your game and your life."
—Bob Reese, Peak Performance Specialist

From treating cigarette addictions to losing weight, from setting career goals to getting a good night’s sleep, this updated second edition by noted psychologist and hypnotherapist Roberta Temes shows how to use hypnosis responsibly to improve one’s quality of life. Includes updated step-by-step instructions for self-hypnosis, plus clear explanations of what hypnosis is and how it works, tips for finding a reputable hypnotherapist, tips on solving problems in one’s love life, career, health, and more.

• First edition is the bestselling book on hypnosis on the market
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2-0 out of 5 stars Forced outcomes without choice
I think that one problem with this book is that it forces outcomes on people and reduces choice. For instance, the entire discussion of drinking. Yes, there are some people who will need to never drink again, because they are "true alcoholics". But for a majority of problem drinkers, total abstinence is not required (unlike hard drugs or smoking, where no real reason to continue, for example, based on health could be made, with drinking alcohol, especially red wine, real health benefits can be seen, and people in my view should have the option of having a beer or two or wine or two in a social setting, rather than being forced into lifelong, total abstinence from a drink that can save you from a heart attack).

She thus forces this outcome of total abstinence on everyone. I dislike this because it reduces choice. For instance, if you go to a hynotherapist in Britain, Canada, or Europe or Australia, moderation will be one potential outcome that you are given. The author falls into the trap typical of U.S. therapists, of thinking that only 12-step programs can work for people with alcohol problems. Whereas, even in the U.S., this view is being rejected. I think that the book is ok, but I would like to see this dogma removed in future.

2-0 out of 5 stars Complete Idiot's Guide to Bias!
If the ready has *0* background in the subject at hand, then perhaps you could glean something from this book.

The author is long on "I fixed this problem in my practice" and short on "how this works." The focus is clearly on getting the reader to find a hypnotherapist to go to and so only offers enough basics to see that you don't go in blind.

There are a few worksheets on designing your own self-hypnosis scripts and one for getting an idea of how suggestible you might be. Don't get your hopes up though, the worksheets offer only the most basic "I do ____" "____ often" "I will stop doing _____." Wow. I couldn't figure that out. There's none of the subtlety that really makes hypnosis work. No ideas for creative metaphoring that makes the subconcious really respond.

The meager section on stage hypnosis is clearly only a scare tactic to see to it that the reader stays as far away from this branch as possible. All stage operators are dastardly and reckless. The few stories of stage volunteers are all negative. All victims to some careless act.

There is, however, a small bit of useful information in the way of historical factoids. There is included a brief glance at hypnosis' mottled history and a couple of stories that are interesting. The author is also good at letting the reader know to be wary of false memories and how easily they can be created. All in all, you could find better ways to spend 15 bucks.

5-0 out of 5 stars a worthwhile book
The author's aproach is directive as opposed to a more cooperative Ericksonian approach, but the book is excellent, usefull, and informative.

3-0 out of 5 stars Lightweight?
Makes for a pleasant albeit bloated read. My impression is that most people would do well beginning with self-hypnosis and many would be fine sticking just to self-hypnosis.Temes' focus seems to be on wide coverage, i.e. showing all the things that hypnosis may help with.

Another book that gives wide coverage while sticking to self-hypnosis is Allman's and Lambrou's Self-Hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change. But Allman and Lambrou seem to provide more substance.

I've enjoyed Leslie LeCron ("Self-Hypnosis: The Technique and its use in Daily Living" and "The Complete Guide to Hypnosis"). Self-talk, visualization, quiet sitting and common sense comprise a lot of self-hypnosis, so once you've realized that, your dependence on any hypnosis book will drop, but some writers do share useful techniques and focus. Hypnosis books tend to be inexpensive so you can try out a few to find the one(s) that connect best with you. For me, this book by Temes tends toward being too wide and not deep enough. Whereas I just have to pick up LeCron's "Self-Hypnosis" book and I. to my surprise, immediately involuntarily find myself breathing slower and deeper, as well as feeling calmer. But there's no magic, it's just that it's the book I got into self-hypnosis with and trust.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for the lay reader!
This book is superb for the average reader, because it tells so much about hypnosis. It does not seem to be intended to teach a lay person HOW to be a hypnotherapist, because for that one has to first be a qualified health professional, such as a psychologist or a physician. So, if one wants to learn a lot ABOUT hypnosis, read this book. ... Read more

14. Monsters & Magical Sticks: There's No Such Thing As Hypnosis?
by Steven Heller, Terry Lee Steele, Robert Anton Wilson
Paperback: 208 Pages (2009-09-15)
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If you want to know how hypnosis really works (and, no, it has nothing to do with waving of hands or other similar nonsense), you will want to read this book. If you want to know the "magic" behind Ericksonian techniques and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, you have to read this book. From one of the true masters of hypnotherapy, this is one book that can really change your life!! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent twist on being a more effective hypnotist
I enjoyed this book immensely. Although much of what's written came to me as common sense, I needed an underscoring of what I and most of us already know--that to be effective we need to work on replacing a client's negative metaphor with another positive one. That makes so much sense to me. The only complaint I have (hence the 4 star rating) is the fact that I have the 8th edition, which was printed in 2009, and amazingly there are still numerous typos and grammatical errors. Why haven't any of these errors been caught yet? Hopefully, in the next printing, the publisher will do this fine author a favor and correct these needless flaws so that at least those of us who value the English language can put all our energy on the book's immensely helpful content.

5-0 out of 5 stars What hypnosis really is
This book will easily explain what hypnosis really is and how it works. the author, Dr Steven Heller, was a hypnotherapist referred to by his peers as "The Wizard".

if you aren't sure about hypnosis, you're in for some surprises. we slip in and out of hypnotic states naturally everyday. it's easy for us. once you know, you can start intentionally using it. just one example, hearing and unselfishly listening and paying attention to someone tends to put them in a hypnotic state. it's that easy. self hypnosis is alot easier.

this is a valuable book.

5-0 out of 5 stars I Love this book and have read it numerous times...
As a Master NLP Practitioner and Advanced Hypnotherapist I view this book by Steven Heller as a classic.I read it every so often as it reinforces things I already know and assists me in expanding my creativity when working with people.I find it very hard to put into words exactly why I treasure this book so much.But I certainly do treasure it.

It never fails to inspire me, throw new light on whatever I am thinking about at the time.It gives me creative ideas regarding whomever I am working with no matter what the issues are with which they are wrestling.It seems to put my thoughts on a little higher plane and allows me to take small leaps into new thinking.

It puts me in the perfect frame of mind to be wide open to ideas and concepts so that I don't get stuck in any one mode. I often pick it up and randomly open it and just begin reading for a few minutes.

After reading this book for the first time, I found myself searching the web for other books by this wonderful author.It appears that he had died some time ago and only left this ONE book!I was so disappointed!If any of you know of ANYTHING he has written...even some mimeographed item or random notes, etc.I would love to have you contact me and PLEASE let me know where I can find it.

There is rarely a book that has been so helpful, interesting and powerful...and such a small, incredible book.If you work with people, do hypnosis, NLP or anything involving these areas that deal with thoughts and the human mind, run out and get this book.You will probably find it excellent as I did, I suspect.

4-0 out of 5 stars Appropriate Title
Well written, to the point! Great for therapists, but the lay person can understand the points presented! Our unresourceful patterns are just that Monsters... all we need are the Magical 'Sticks' to chase away the Monsters!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting.
Helped introduce me to covert hypnosis ideas.I bought the book for self defense against con-artists because I'd recently been taken advantage of by folks using covert hypnosis techniques.I think learning about this stuff is a great way to protect your self from hypnotic con artists from L. Ron Hubbard to Karl Rove to Goebbels to a small time crook to Neo-Con radio broadcasts to just about anything that uses these ideas.Read this book for self defence of the mind alone.

On another note the therapy it speaks of does seem very useful if used to help.The doctor had better be a good one.This author and Milton Erickson seemed like decent men.In the wrong hands this stuff could screw you up.

On even another note reflecting on the ideas of constant self hypnosis has been probably been the best aspect of the book.Knowing when you are conditioning yourself has been very helpful. ... Read more

15. Your Power Within!Self Confidence through Hypnosis
by Beverly Hills Hypnosis, Trevor H Scott
Audio CD: Pages (2006-01-31)
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Take charge of your life!
Beverly Hills Hypnosis' self-confidence CD will help you build self confidence and realize your own personal power.
By eliminating any negative thoughts or ideas that may be holding you back, you will be free to enjoy the self confidence and success you deserve.
When you believe in yourself, others will too!
Why is "Your Power Within!" so effective?
By creating direct access to the most powerful part of the mind, the subconscious, you can teach your subconscious mind to automatically act in the ways that best suit your goals, rather than relying on poor habits that you've built up over the years.
When you align what you consciously desire with your subconscious motivations...your self confidence, success and possibilities are endless!
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Yes.Have you ever been driving a familiar route home and suddenly arrived at your destination without remembering the last few minutes of the drive?This is one example of our subconscious mind taking over the routine details of life. Our subconscious mind handles most of our day to day activities.That is the subconscious mind's job - to handle the details of life, while our conscious mind handles the more important needs.
Most clients are amazed at how quickly they accomplish their desired results.Unlike traditional therapies, Hypnotherapy is able to help you reach your goals without going through years of self-exploration.
When You Are Ready!
Reach your goals faster than ever!You can and will make permanent, positive changes in your personal and professional life.Beverly Hills Hypnosis offers an effective, relaxing, drug-free choice for change. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Its so relaxing I keep falling asleep!
I was really excited to receive this item as it came so highly recommended. I agree with one of the other reviews that his voice is really wierd and takes a minute to get used to. However, once you're settled in and start relaxing, you will melt away with this cd! I'm not sure how successful it has been in helping me with self confidence, but I am sure am sleeping well! I don't mean this in that the cd is boring, it just is very relaxing and natural to listen to. I would recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars It works!
At first, I was a bit spectacle of this product, but with time it has helped me change my personal attitude and outlook on life.Personally I am a lot happier, my disposition manages to remain positive in almost all situations, I manage stress better and my co-workers claim I'm "less evil" then before utilizing the CD.I recommend the CD highly, but you must commit to listening as much as possible in an environment conducive to relaxation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you!!
Thanks a million for the quik service, seems like I just ordered the video and it was here.. Thanks for the great service..

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, enjoyable hypnosis session.Money well spent.
I purchased this Self Confidence CD to deal with my negative mental chatter.New to the writing field, my self doubt beats up on me so strongly I talk myself out of projects beforestarting them.Trevor Scott has an excellent voice for hypnosis, inspiring trust - I'm not worried he's hidden subliminal message to make me do something against my will.He speaks with so much confidence I am able to internalize his messages.I've bought several hypnosis recordings whereforeign accents, unsureness in the voice of the speaker, and background music that sounds like alien landings took the value out of the session, for example: Hypnosis to Enhance Creative Writing by Charles Vald.I was relieved Trever Scott did such a good job with voice, choice of background music, and well worded messages.I would like to see more Hypnosis CD's available from Trever Scott.All this being said, my husband didn't care for his voice but I think that may be because some men would only trust a woman's voice in a hypnosis situation.Excellent Job Trever Scott!Thank you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Loved this c.d.
This has helped me a great deal.I had to give a talk recently and was nervous about doing so.I listened to this c.d. for a week before I had to give my talk and ended up enjoying it instead of dreading it as I usually do.I personally found his voice very soothing. ... Read more

16. Neuro-Hypnosis: Using Self-Hypnosis to Activate the Brain for Change (Norton Professional Books)
by C. Alexander Simpkins, Annellen M. Simpkins
Paperback: 288 Pages (2010-10-11)
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Understanding the neuroscience of self-hypnosis for more effective treatment of a variety of conditions.

Drawing from over 30 years of teaching, researching, and practicing hypnosis, the authors share systematicinstructions, techniques, and exercises for finding your way into a hypnotic trance—or deepen your trance if you’vealready found it. With exercises specifically tailored to address a wide range of concerns, including stress, depression,substance abuse, anxiety, weight management, fears, and sports performance, this book is a comprehensiveguide for anyone interested in hypnosis. The authors synthesize and integrate the major theories of hypnosis andprovide an overview of the fundamental tools used in self-hypnosis, especially attention, unconscious processing,and suggestion.

For clinicians, they provide evidence and practical considerations that therapists need to incorporatehypnosis into their practice. All readers will benefit from the tips, techniques, and exercises throughout whichdemonstrate how hypnotic interventions can be tailored to each person. Readers will be inspired to practice athome using hypnotic suggestions that target their specific concerns. Deftly balancing theory and practice, Neuro-Hypnosis provides the tools you need to open yourself to self-hypnosis, experience the vast potential of your mind,and activate your brain for growth, development, and lasting change.

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17. The Everything Self-Hypnosis Book: Learn to use your mental power to take control of your life (Everything Series)
by Rene A Bastaracherican
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-01-17)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$6.24
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Asin: 1598698354
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Getting that promotion at work or losing those last five pounds can be a struggle, but goals like these can be accomplished - with self-hypnosis! Whatever obstacles you want to overcome or goals you aim to achieve, this book can help you do it. With this informative resource, you will learn to: break bad habits like nail biting; ease severe pain, such as from migraines or labor during childbirth; ensure confidence and success in business and personal matters; quit smoking for good; lose weight and keep it off; improve memory retention; and reduce stress - in relationships, at home, and at work; and more! Written by a board-certified hypnotherapist, this authoritative guide can help you create your own self-hypnosis scripts to create the life you always wanted. From tearing down mental roadblocks to making permanent changes, readers will be on their way to success in no time! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Easily Accessible and Immediately Usable
Out of several bookstore choices that are very long and distracting, comes this handy little pocket book of direct and concise information.Underlying themes in hypnosis such as "affirmative" commands to your sub-conscious only were very handy.
A+ extra points for directing the reader to "not go out and spend a bunch of money on recording equipment" Hooray.He then tells you how to do it!
Not everything in this books "hypnotic scripts" jived for me--but they needn't.He gives a wonderful guide/ outline for getting well on your way to practicing--on you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Positive Reinforcement Plus
Rene A. Bastarache, D.D.
Adams Media
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ISBN: 978-1-59869-835-0
220 pages
Reviewer:Annie Slessman

THE EVERYTHING SELF-HYPNOSIS BOOK by Rene a. Bastarache, D.D. was my first venture into the area of self-hypnosis.Interestingly enough, I found myself drawn into the work and couldn't put it down until I had read the last page.Wonder if Bastarache has built a self-hypnotic suggestion into this book?

Whether you want to stop smoking, lose a bit of weight (and who doesn't?), want to improve your memory power, improve your reactions to family members or simply want to improve upon the way you see yourself, this book seems to cover it all.It is full of "positive" actions and provides simple, easy to do yourself exercises to put you into a hypnotic state and utilize it for good.

There is a test allowing you the opportunity to find out just how suggestible to a hypnotic state you are personally.As for this reviewer, I was highly suggestible.Maybe that explains my desire to read this work until the last word.Alternatively, maybe it is just written that well! Either way, I found it a most enjoyable read and plan to give the weight loss exercise a go.Bastarache gives a reader many choices in the methods they use to reinforce their suggestion and make progress toward their self-hypnosis goals.It is an inexpensive method of achieving success.

At $9.95, it is worth a try.Each exercise is positive reinforcement and that is worth any price you may pay.

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18. Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control
by David R. Patterson
Hardcover: 275 Pages (2010-04-15)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$44.06
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Asin: 1433807688
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control is a compelling argument for the use of hypnotic analgesia as a viable alternative to psychopharmacological interventions for controlling acute, chronic, and perioperative pain, as well as pain from nonsurgical procedures. Yet clinical hypnosis is not an alternative medicine, the author argues; rather, it is an innovative way of using a patient s subconscious resources to distract, dislocate, or reduce pain in a variety of clinical settings from the ER to the hospital s rehabilitation wing. As the staff psychologist at the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center s burn center, Dr. Patterson draws on his experiences and many hypnotic inductions in helping patients deal with the kind of severe pain involved in treating burn wounds and in other types of acute and chronic pain, such as headaches, fibromyalgia, cancer, and neuropathy. Written for a general clinical audience but particularly for pain specialists Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control also provides a masterful survey of the different types of pain, as well as a variety of easy-to-follow induction examples (and instructive commentary throughout) for the major types of pain syndromes. The book is also an excellent resource for students and researchers who want to explore hypnotic analgesia s scientific basis and its growing acceptance as an evidence-based practice, the latter exemplified by the work of psychologist Milton Erickson. In the book s penultimate chapter, Dr. Patterson outlines a groundbreaking approach of combining brief counseling techniques and Ericksonian hypnosis for long-term pain management. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Finally!
In my early study of hypnosis, as a nurse practitioner in Washington state, I've looked at videos of Dr. Patterson's work with burn patients at Haborview Medical Center, in amazement. I am glad that he has taken time out of his busy schedule to write this well written book. I wish more of my healtcare colleagues could open their minds to the value that hypnosis has in healthcare. This book is written primarily for the clinician, but lay people could also enjoy it.Given the struggles we face in treating pain, hypnosis is another tool we should consider. ... Read more

19. The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering Basic Techniques
by Roy Hunter
Paperback: 240 Pages (2010-05-30)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$26.83
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Asin: 1845904397
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Roy Hunter is an expert in the field of hypnosis. He was specially selected to carry onthe work of the Grand Master of Hypnotherapy , the late Charles Tebbetts, who wasa master teacher and contributor to the art/science of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
This book is based upon the training course of Tebbetts, which has been updated byRoy Hunter. Tebbetts training has formed the basis of a large number of hypnotherapycourses taught in America and Europe.The Art of Hypnosis is well-written and easy to read and understand, even for thenovice. In-depth and practical information is given on how to achieve maximum resultsin a hypnotic session by phrasing suggestions properly and by using various techniquesto determine which approach is best for each individual client. What is hypnosis and why use it?
Hypnosis yesterday and today
Inductions and awakening
Deepening the hypnotic state
Testing during hypnosis
Ethics and potential dangers
Self-hypnosis for stress coping
Concepts about the subconscious taught by Charles Tebbetts
Introducing the Art of Hypnotherapy
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5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating and highly useful read
Hypnosis has more to it than being a parlor trick. "The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering Basic Techniques" discusses hypnotherapy and the secrets and details that intertwine with it. Outlining the definition of hypnotherapy, what it's used for clinically, the power of the hypnotic state, self-hypnosis and more, "The Art of Hypnosis" is a fascinating and highly useful read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for amateurs or professionals
This is an excellent introduction to the basics of hypnosis by one of the most respected names in the field.The author has an informal, first-person style that makes the book an easy read.The book is packed with valuable techniques, scripts, and insights that are based on his decades of experience in hypnosis and hypnotherapy.Hunter frequently references the philosophy and works of his mentor, Charles Tebbetts, and quotes extensively from his books.This book is an excellent reference and should be in the library of anyone interested in hypnosis.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful guide for the practice of hypnotherapy
Refer to this text many times over my career! Certianly useful for any practicing professional.

1-0 out of 5 stars Shallow and Too Much "Hero Workship"
The way the book is written just puts me off.There is simply too much hero worship."Tebetts" appears so many times that I can only say that whoever writes this way is lacking "common sense".Yes, only a full page photo of Charles Tebbets and a drawing/illustration of the author in front of CT.Also described CT as being "legendary".

Another impression I get after reading this book is that the author seems to be a inflated ego.

These aside, the book is quite shallow and serves some purpose to the beginner.However, I must add that there are better books out there than this for beginners.So don't waste your time on this one.Okay if you borrow from the library, but I wouldn't buy this book

4-0 out of 5 stars Another excellent introductory text.
This book is the first of two textbooks that the author uses for his college course on hypnotherapy. As such, it is a little different from the "general purpose" introductions to hypnosis and hypnotherapy which are its general peers. A history of the science, some theoretical discussion, and a lot of practical instruction are included.

While I know the late Mr. Tibbetts was a leading practitioner and educator, I have to agree with another reviewer that the hero-worship should be toned down a bit. It doesn't detract from the book's value, it's just repetitive. That being said, the book is a fine introduction to the field. I look forward to the second text, "The Art of Hypnotherapy." ... Read more

20. Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy
by Roy Hunter
Hardcover: 220 Pages (2005-05-31)
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Why do so many clients experience inner conflicts that inhibit the successful attainment of important goals? Both counselors and hypnotherapists use techniques that help their clients change undesired habits or achieve personal and professional goals, yet, in spite of their best efforts, some clients still continue to experience unresolved inner conflicts that inhibit them from attaining their ideal empowerment. This book describes an elegant approach to reconciling the conflicting “parts” of a client's personality. Closely allied to ego state therapyand voice dialogue, parts therapy uses hypnosis to identify conflicting parts thatare damaging the well being of clients. These parts are then directed to negotiate with each other through the therapist to bring about a resolution. Parts therapy continues to grow in popularity and is already used by many psychotherapists and psychologists who use hypnosis as an adjunct to their practices.Therapists who specialize in the use of hypnosis will find Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy a most helpful technique to integrate into their practice. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Feast For The Parts Of You That Need Integration & A Voice
This is a masterful work that step by step details the authors frame work for working on integrating the in congruent parts of our inner life. It can be used by hypnotherapists, as well as counselors and laymen for gleaning principles. But like most of these type works you will get the most from it by experimenting with it on your self with the questions andnaming of those inner parts and listening to their voices, needs, motivations and wisdom. I believe you would be most able to be healing to others with these principles after making personal application for integrating your own inner voices and parts that conflict and help them to better negotiate. If you imagine a counseling session of a family and the different needs and parts and you helping their learning to understand each other and work together you get the gist of this book only the family is in side of each individual person. I instantly found myself becoming aware of deeper parts of myself and the naming the parts, list of questions and negotiation ideas are excellent to promote dialog and release. It seems that life challenges us continually to the experiences that must struggle with what is wisdom and balance. It many times involves the integrating of what first appears to be opposites but really reveal themselves to be balancing halves that when listened to and gleaned from open up a healing middle pathway and journey being all that you are. On another note there is excellent principles for using hypnosis for smoking cessation and getting past stuck points of the conflicting motivations of our inner parts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Parts Therapy step-by-step
Roy Hunter presents a therapeutic hypnotic technique that can be used for many problems.It works from the theory that the mind functions as if made up of parts that do the work for the subconscious mind.Accessing them directly for a logical discussion with them is the goal, utilizing mediation techniques like with family counseling or peacemaking or settling grievances between parties.It teaches a very gentle, logical, polite and effective method of communicating with many for the benefit of all.
The concept may seem far-fetched if you have not read or studied Ego states or Parts Therapy or hypnosis.Giving someone the idea that their mind has different personalities and directing communication to individual ones may seem potentially harmful.I've seen this concept abused and used to keep the patient coming in for regular visits for each part to communicate with the others and with the therapist having no endpoint but for income.The author is very careful NOT to perpetuate a dysfunctional mind but rather to integrate it, solve the problem and release the person quickly in a better condition than before.There are many variations of this technique but getting the basics and learning the high ethical standards from this learned author are highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution:Introducing Parts Therapy
Once again Roy Hunter is on-the-mark.An outstanding tutorial of parts therapy.A must read for all hypnotists, and for those who are interested in finding out why they are blocking themselves from success.Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution: Introducing Parts Therapy

5-0 out of 5 stars Parts therapy
Roy Hunters book on parts therapy is a must have as part of your refernce library for hypnosis.As always he writes well and with much experience in this field.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Introductory Textbook of Parts Therapy
Like ego state therapy, parts therapy "is based on the concept that our personality is composed of a number of various parts. Our personality parts are aspects of the subconscious" (Hunter, p. 1). Roy Hunter views ego state therapy as a variation of parts therapy. Both ego state therapy and parts therapy derive from the work of Paul Federn and John G. Watkins. Admittedly, both address the same phenomena known elsewhere as "subpersonalities" or what C. G. Jung called "complexes" or "fragmentary personalities" and described in 1935 as "autonomous groups of associations that have a tendency to move by themselves, to live their own life apart from our intentions." The differences between parts therapy and ego state therapy seem to be matters of emphasis more than essentials. Both are dealing with the same reality, but the former approach is geared more toward "lay hypnotherapists" (hypnosis professionals who do not necessarily have additional clinical training or credentials) while the latter is more clinically-oriented. In this excellent introductory textbook of parts therapy author Roy Hunter credits his late mentor and "twentieth century hypnosis pioneer" (p. ix) Charles Tebbets with borrowing parts therapy from Federn and evolving it into a client-centered approach. (I was unaware of Tebbets' or Hunter's work when previously I reviewed Gordon Emmerson's Ego State Therapy on amazon.com.)

Hunter requires his students to read Emmerson's Ego State Therapy, and he cites that work several times in Hypnosis for Inner Conflict Resolution. Neither book is necessarily "better" than the other; rather each provides a strong complement to the other, enough so that one would do well to think of these books as forming a two-volume set. Each offers specific techniques not found in the other. Among the many strengths of Hunter's work are its organization; direct, easy-to-read writing style; and practical, judicious use of repetition to reinforce conceptual recall. It includes clear, step-by-step instructions on thoroughly preparing clients for parts therapy and facilitating the sessions. Hunter devotes an entire chapter to "Potential Pitfalls and Other Concerns," and he offers guidance on when to make referrals to (or seek supervision from) mental health professionals (e.g., when a lay hypnotherapist realizes that his or her client has dissociative identity disorder). One area in which Hunter's book surpasses Emmerson's work is in his section on working with what Emmerson calls "Inner Strength" but what others have termed the "Higher Self." Hunter acknowledges having often used "an application of parts therapy to access that part of the inner mind that is most closely connected to God, or the client's perception of Higher Power" (p. 167). His concern here is not with promoting a particular metaphysical viewpoint, however, but rather with empowering clients and promoting their access to untapped internal resources. Elsewhere--with respect to past life regression--I have said that the therapeutic value of such work trumps its literal truth or falsity. Hunter takes a similar perspective on working with "Higher Self": "my opinion does notmatter, because the client was empowered" (p. 159) and "Whether or not one believes in God or a Higher Power, the subconscious (or unconscious) contains access to an inner wisdom that sometimes far surpasses that of ordinary consciousness" (p. 167). That Hunter's book includes an index and far fewer typographical errors than were at times a distraction in Emmerson's book also warrants favorable mention. Both books deserve wide professional readership and a place on the shelf of any hypnotherapist, addictions counselor, or trauma therapist. ... Read more

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