This book is for professionals and general readers looking for ways to harness and focus their natural abilities to relax, ease pain, prepare for and recover from surgery, heal, overcome depression, and change themselves. The book includes inductions for sleep, anxiety and panic, weight loss, nonsmoking, recovering from illness, self-esteem, motivation, enhancing creativity, improving learning, healing the adult survivor of child abuse, natural childbirth, and loss and separation.
This book was written by an author who has been asked by so many clients and memebers of his facebook therapy group to show them how self hypnosis can help them with Anxiety, Phobia also Panic Attacks of which the author has specialised in for a number of years
Author: C. Alexander Simpkins,Annellen M. Simpkins
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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 systematic instructions, techniques, and exercises for finding your way into a hypnotic trance—or deepen your trance if you’ve already 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 comprehensive guide for anyone interested in hypnosis. The authors synthesize and integrate the major theories of hypnosis and provide 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 incorporate hypnosis into their practice. All readers will benefit from the tips, techniques, and exercises throughout which demonstrate how hypnotic interventions can be tailored to each person. Readers will be inspired to practice at home 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.
In this book, Yapko not only demonstrates hypnosis is a viable and powerful approach to the treatment of depression but also confronts traditional criticism of its use head on. He first lays the groundwork for the book's dual focus, opening with a discussion of depressions. He then focuses on the historical perspective of depression and hypnosis as "forbidden friends," shedding new light on old myths about the use of hypnosis leading to hysteria, and even suicide. The result is a definition of hypnosis as a flexible and enlightened tool that offers precisely the multidimensionality that the problem demands.
There may have been many times when you wished you had it in you to change your life but you didn't think you knew how. Do you want to change something in your life right now? Do you lack motivation and enthusiasm? Do you feel stressed out by fear and regrets? Would you like to move forwards and get on and enjoy your life? Then this book is for you! These Entrancing Tales will debug your subconscious mind and release your true potential. Things you thought you didn't have in you will suddenly reveal themselves to you in the most unexpected ways. Entertaining and easy to read, these hypnotic stories will lead you on a journey of change and you might like to read them more than once and enjoy how they make you feel. By the end of this book, you will notice an automatic change in you. You will see things in a different light. You will have found a way of doing things you once found challenging with ease. All you need to do is find a comfortable place and read one tale at a time.
From two award winning and best-selling authors comes a book destined to be the definitive guide to helping kids change! Integrative Hypnosis for Kids and Teens is a treasure trove of information, insights and creative approaches to helping kids change a wide variety of issues. Drawing on years of experience in helping children overcome challenges, Melissa and Kelley offer a wide range of effective and easy-to-apply solutions based on the latest research in neuroscience, embodied cognition and mind-body medicine. You'll learn how to empower kids to rewire their brains and take control of their emotions, habits, and futures...all while having fun! This book covers a wide range of interventions, integrating clinical hypnosis, neuro-linguistic psychology, narrative therapy and practical neuroscience. You will learn how to use hypnotic phenomenon and engage kids in therapeutic play to change the whole dynamic of your work, sitting in on actual sessions with kids and teens of all ages that address: Anxiety and Fears * Focus and Concentration * Changing Habits * Pain Control * Sports Performance * Trauma Relief * Co-Creating Therapeutic Metaphors And much more! This book promises to give you everything you need to know to open your practice to the population that needs you the most.
This workbook describes a method that combines one of the newest treatments in behavioral healthócognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)ówith one of the oldestóclinical hypnosis. The author provides step-by-step guidance in the joint application of these two modalities for the optimal treatment of depression, anxiety, fears, and phobias. The book is based on studies suggesting that clinical hypnosis in combination with CBT may increase treatment efficacy. With a systematic approach, the workbook covers the theoretical foundations of this integrated modality and explains how to assess whether such treatment is warranted for a particular case. It addresses requisite skills such as teaching self-hypnosis and mood monitoring and covers the Subjective Units of Discomfort Scale (SUDS) and the use of imagery and relaxation techniques. Specific strategies for using clinical hypnosis and CBT to treat depression, anxiety, fears, and phobias are provided. Numerous case examples illustrate and reinforce understanding of the integrated treatment modality. Ten client handouts are included to facilitate mood monitoring, awareness of thoughts, creating imagery, meditation, muscle relaxation, and self-hypnosis. The book is designed for both novice and experienced clinical practitioners. Key Features: Describes the integration of clinical hypnosis with CBT in the treatment of depression, anxiety, fears, and phobias Offers practical, step-by-step guidance in the application of this modality Provides structured protocols and homework assignments for use in the clinical session or at home Explains how to assess whether this is a treatment of choice for a particular client Illustrated with numerous case examples Client handouts and appendices available as downloadable PDFs
"Brief Cognitive Hypnosis gives a unique and refreshing presentation of various applications of hypnosis in clinical practice. Most importantly this book focuses on brief clinical interventions which are both effacacious and cost effective. The authors clearly describe a number of techniques for correcting dysfunctional behaviors such as irritating and/or self-destructive habits, ameliorating anxiety disorders, treating pain, and managing troublesome side effects of various medical treatments and procedures. I highly recommend this book as a valuable resource for all clinicians who are faced with helping their patients deal with such problems." - Edward J. Frischholz, PhD, Fellow and Past-President Divison 30 (Society for Psychological Hypnosis) American Psychological Association Past-Editor, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis Fellow and Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis "I wish I had said that. This book is clear, accurate, and explicated in a way that is indisputably better than any other texts on clinical hypnosis that I've read." - Dabney M. Ewin, MD, ABMH Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis "[This book] is a magical addition to the field of Clinical Hypnosis. Two distinguished Board Certified Clinicians with over sixty years of combined clinical experience have provided a delightful book that will not only add to the experienced clinicians' skills, but provide a straightforward and practical approach for the neophyte in hypnosis." - William C. Wester, EdD, ABPP, ABPH Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis "This is a valuable book for clinicians. It is highly practical, 'user friendly', and explicates rapid treatment methods for the range of problems most commonly seen in our offices. I definitely recommend it." - D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABPH Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Professor University of Utah School of Medicine "...Zarren and Eimer integrate traditional psychodynamic models of the unconscious and symptom-formation with modern cognitive theory, the outcome of which is a new model for the change process in therapy. With lucid description of their clinical methods and rich case illustrations the authors show how the hypnotic trance, along with careful attention to the wording of the hypnotic scripts, enable the patient to open to the possibility of genuine change." - Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH Professor, Harvard Medical School and Simmons School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts
Winner of the Arthur Shapiro Award for the 2013 Best Book on Hypnosis "The charm and value of Reidís book is that it is very personal... Reidís persona emerges as a warm, generous, and enthusiastic colleague, who is eager to share how he figured this clinical hypnosis stuff out and integrated it into his practice... [The book] serves quite well to introduce the uninitiated, and those who wish to guide them, about using the power of trance and therapeutic communication in practical ways to become more effective in helping those for whom we care. I wish I had read it in medical school." -- Laurence I. Sugarman, M.D., F.A.A.P., A.B.M.H., Annals of Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education "This is an excellent introductory book for any professional who deals with behavioralhealth issues and would like to add hypnosis to her arsenal of clinical tools."--American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis Clinical hypnosis has been proven through decades of rigorous research and practice to be an effective intervention in a wide range of mental, behavioral, and physical health issues. This highly practical text demystifies clinical hypnosis by providing step-by-step guidance for using its techniques to enhance the repertoire of practitioners in other psychotherapeutic modalities. It offers mental health providers with no formal training in hypnosis the requisite guidance and information they need to learn and confidently apply strategies to help their clients initiate constructive, health-oriented change in their lives. Chapters progress from initial assessment through the development of treatment plans and actual hypnotic techniques with clients. The author shows how to apply hypnosis to such clinical issues as anxiety, stress, somatic disorders, pain, and unwanted habits. In addition, the author shows clinicians how they can broaden their practice beyond mental or physical health parameters of treatment by applying hypnosis in areas of personal growth and wellness (motivation, athletic performance, conflict resolution). The text also covers ethical and professional issues related to clinical hypnosis, which does not require special licensure when it is integrated into a psychotherapeutic practice. Key Features: Offers clinicians who have no or little background in clinical hypnosis clear, accessible information on how to safely and effectively use basic techniques with clients Helps psychotherapists expand their practice by providing effective interventions with behavioral health issues that are also eligible for insurance reimbursement Includes sample guided scripts for specific problems as well as experiential exercises and treatment plans Provides case histories drawn from the author's clinical work and those of the "father" of clinical hypnosis, Milton Erickson Instructs therapists on the use of hypnosis for clinical and personal growth and wellness issues
The Simple, Natural Mind-Body Approach to Change and Healing
Author: Stanley Fisher
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The techniques and uses of self-hypnosis for change and healing—including a new chapter on dealing with everyday stresses and the story of the author's remarkable success using self-hypnosis in preparation for his own quadruple-bypass heart surgery. This expert's guide demystifies the process of self-hypnosis, presenting a clear and straightforward case for its use in achieving personal change, heightening creativity, dealing with the stresses of everyday life, and promoting healing. By sharing his own story of discovery as well as the fascinating stories and techniques he used with some of his 2,000 patients, Dr. Fisher dispels myths and describes how readers can create their own 90-second exercise to talk to their bodies and minds to alleviate problems such as insomnia, smoking, overeating, memory loss, pain, skin allergies, fear of flying, and performance anxiety.
Harness the Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Change Your Relationship with Food--Forever
Author: Ronald Glassman
Category: Health & Fitness
What if you could lose weight easily--without diets, calorie counters, or complicated workouts? For the last twenty-five years, Dr. Ronald Glassman has helped thousands of his patients lose weight—from five pounds to 150 pounds—and keep it off. And he knows that the answer to overeating is not another diet or exercise regimen. The answer is to harness the power of your mind. The Alpha Solution presents his phenomenally successful scientific approach to easy, permanent weight loss—and proves that you literally can think yourself thin. For many of us, the result of years of poor eating, or eating for psychological and social reasons rather than nutritional ones, means that, subconsciously, we have been conditioned to eat the wrong foods in the wrong quantities. Despite our desire to be lean, strong, and healthy, we’re still subconsciously programmed to overeat, crave certain foods, and snack unnecessarily. This is why diets don’t work: Even if we know we should choose salad over pizza, our subconscious mind—ingrained with years of negative eating habits—undermines our efforts at every turn. The solution? Give your brain a new food blueprint by tapping into its “Alpha” state—the state right before you fall asleep in which your subconscious mind is open to suggestion and change. Through a series of simple questionnaires, Dr. Glassman guides you through the process of identifying the food issues you need to overcome and creating two personalized scripts tailored to your specific weight loss needs. You will then record the scripts on a tape or CD and listen to the recordings each night as you fall asleep. The changes are immediate and dramatic—you will begin reaching for healthy foods, keeping proper portion sizes, and turning down the fattening, sugary foods you used to crave. Within days, your eating habits will be transformed and you will begin melting away the pounds—seemingly without effort! Filled with success stories, The Alpha Solution is already changing the lives of people everywhere. Losing weight has never been this easy—and you will never have to “diet” again. What could be better than that? No counting calories No carb restriction No complex menus No special workouts Finally, a medically proven way to change your relationship with food forever--no diet or exercise required! This revolutionary book reveals how to literally think yourself thin: by simply and easily training your brain to automatically crave healthy foods in the proper portions. Whether you want to lose ten pounds or fifty, The Alpha Solution will quickly make diet struggles a thing of the past—and keep you fit and thin for life!
In this introduction to the subject, experienced hypnotherapist and trainer Damian Hamill takes the reader on an exploration of the exciting fields of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Assuming no previous knowledge, Damian helps the reader to: - Learn an empowering and respectful philosophy for helping people change with hypnosis - Explore the fascinating History of Hypnosis and meet many of the pioneers going back centuries - Find out why Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung both turned their backs on hypnosis (or thought they had!) and why they were wrong - Discover what people actually experience when they access hypnosis and how these natural phenomena can be used for therapeutic ends - Find out about natural hypnoidal states and how hypnosis surrounds us on a daily basis - Investigate what factors influence individual hypnotic susceptibility and find out why what happens in a research laboratory is not necessarily the best guide to what happens in real life - Examine a number of classic theories and 'explanations' for hypnosis - Discover different styles for inducing hypnosis, deepening it and communicating with your client in trance - Learn how to handle the unexpected and how to engage with clients in a supportive and respectful way - Be introduced to a range of therapeutic approaches for utilising hypnosis for therapeutic change. Written in a friendly and accessible style the reader will find the subject clearly explained and de-mystified and will be left with a thirst to find out more.
Clinical hypnosis can be a powerful tool to help patients access positive states, reduce stress levels and embrace change. It can also enhance patient evaluation, diagnostic skills, and general communication, and provide stress management, goal setting and relaxation techniques for health professionals themselves. This book gives an overview of clinical hypnosis and its applications in medical settings, including self-hypnosis and inducing hypnosis in others. It explores the framework of a session, creating a unique therapeutic protocol using specific language patterns. It also examines the current and historical context of clinical hypnosis and its application, and provides a glossary of terms and useful contacts and websites. Accompanying audio material is also accessible online. Clinical Hypnosis Textbook can be used as an introduction for all health professionals, or to enhance session construction for experienced medical hypnosis practitioners.
Powerful Mind Through Self-Hypnosis is a practical, easy to follow guide to harnessing the power of your subconscious mind for better health. This book will literally change the way you think, feel, act and behave...forever. Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist Cathal O'Briain will help you overcome emotional and psychological difficulties through self-hypnotic trance. Symptoms will become a thing of the past as your life transforms, taking you beyond the comfort zone into a world of inner peace and freedom, happiness and success.
Have you struggled to shift those extra pounds that would make your little black dress fit that much better? Are you tired of Friday nights in on your own with only a tub of ice cream and your duvet for company? Do you feel trapped in your current job, weary and unchallenged? Ursula James, established author and television personality, is here to help you get what you want out of life. In this ground breaking book she has distilled the essence of hypnosis for change. Ursula reveals how you too can find the strength within you to unleash your inner dreams and change your whole attitude to life. Through simple and easy to follow exercises, never before has it been so straightforward to reasses your life and change it for the better. It's safe, it's easy and it works. And with an accompanying audio CD, Ursula helps you to really make a difference whatever the time of day. Ursula herself is living proof that self hypnosis does exactly what is says on the tin. She was trapped in a role with a life that had ground to a halt. She was lonely, stressed and permanently tired. Finally, after teaching hypnosis to other people for the past ten years, Ursula decided to practice what she preached. Instead of becoming resentful of their success, and getting more and more frustrated at her own lack of progress, she created a system of a new life through self hypnosis and used it on herself, turning her life around completely. Now her life has been transformed; she has a beautiful mews house in central London, a home in France with its own lake and is engaged to a wonderful man. With Ursula's help, you too can get the life you've always dreamed of.