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Hypnotherapy for Dummies (For Dummies)by Mike Bryant
Synopses & Reviews
Understand the techniques of hypnotherapy and put them into practice
Find a practitioner, set your goals, and get results
If you think hypnosis is just for stage tricks and party games, think again; this reassuring and responsible guide explains how hypnotherapy works and shows you how to use it to treat a wide range of problems. Whether you're seeking to overcome anxiety or depression, improve performance, lose weight, or beat an addiction, hypnotherapy can help you make the positive changes you need to achieve your goals.
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An easy-to-follow, reassuring and responsible guide that shows how you can use hypnotherapy to identify and overcome unhealthy modes of thinking, deal with emotional issues, improve performance, and banish bad habits. Whether you’re seeking to overcome anxiety or depression, improve your performance professionally or personally, lose weight or beat an addiction, hypnotherapy can help you make the changes you want.
When most people think of hypnotism, they think of stage hypnotism--;someone made to feel very sleepy and then asked to cluck like a chicken. But in reality, hypnotism can be an extremely effective therapy for a whole host of issues, from quitting smoking and losing weight to overcoming phobias, anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and other problems. This friendly guide demystifies hypnotherapy, explains how it works, and helps people work with a hypnotherapist or get results with simple self-hypnosis.
About the Author
Mike Bryant is a hypnotherapist, counsellor, and an expert in mental health.
Peter Mabbutt is Director of Studies at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
Table of Contents
Part I: Understanding Hypnotherapy.
Chapter 1: Examining Hypnotherapy .
Chapter 2: Techniques: The Tools of a Hypnotherapist .
Chapter 3: Preparing for Hypnotherapy .
Part II: Considering How Hypnotherapy Can Help.
Chapter 4: Making the Mind-Body Connection .
Chapter 5: Breaking Away from Old Habits .
Chapter 6: Touching on Body Matters .
Chapter 7: Feeling Good.
Chapter 8: Considering the Limits of Hypnotherapy .
Part III: Expanding the Reach of Hypnotherapy.
Chapter 9: Your Kids and Hypnotherapy .
Chapter 10: Visiting Your Former Selves .
Chapter 11: Removing Your Phobias .
Part IV: The Practical Stuff.
Chapter 12: Finding a Hypnotherapist .
Chapter 13: Your First Hypnotherapy Session Step by Step .
Chapter 14: Practising Self-Hypnosis .
Chapter 15: Meeting the Family: Some Cousins of Hypnotherapy .
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Common Misconceptions about Hypnotherapy.
Chapter 17: Ten Pioneers of Hypnosis .
Chapter 18: Ten Qualities to Look For in a Hypnotherapist .
Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Choosing a Hypnotherapy Training Programme.
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