ISBN-10:
1845904397
ISBN-13:
9781845904395
Pub. Date:
06/01/2010
Publisher:
Crown House Publishing
The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering Basic Techniques / Edition 3

The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering Basic Techniques / Edition 3

by C. Roy Hunter
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Overview

The Art of Hypnosis is a highly-informative and scientific text about an important subject that is gaining increasing recognition daily, and is of personal value to everyone: Hypnotherapy.

Through his intensive study and work in the field of hypnosis, Roy Hunter has wonderfully contributed to the profession of hypnotherapy in The Art of Hypnosis, which is well-written, easy to read and understand, even for the novice. In-depth and practical information is given on how to achieve maximum results in a hypnotic session by properly phrasing the suggestions and by using various techniques to determine which approach is best for each individual client.

Topics include:

  • What is hypnosis?
  • How to induce hypnosis.
  • How to use the unique state of mind in hypnosis to benefit clients in countless ways.
  • A complete glossary of hypnosis terms.
  • Timely updates of important events of the late 1990's at the end of the history chapter.
  • An addition to the self-hypnosis chapter: "The Peaceful Place Meditation" contains a description of a stress relief exercise, along with instructions and a script for successfully mastering this exercise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845904395
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxi
1.Overview1
The Purpose of This Book1
Who Was Charles Tebbetts?2
Part ILearning the Art of Basic Hypnosis5
Part IILearning the Art of Hypnotherapy7
Part IIIAdvanced Hypnotherapy Techniques8
2.Hypnosis: What IS It and Why Use It?11
Why Use Hypnosis?11
Subconscious Resistance to Change13
"Old Tapes" Must Be Changed14
What Is Hypnosis?14
Hypnosis = Altered Consciousness16
The Four States of Mind19
Correct Terminology for People in Hypnosis20
Faith and Hypnosis Are Closely Related22
Hypnotic Formula: Components of Hypnosis24
Are the Ingredients Enough?28
3.Hypnosis: Yesterday & Today31
The Purpose of this Chapter31
Possible Origins of Hypnosis32
The Hypnotic Pioneers of Yesteryear33
Hypnotic Pioneers of the 18th Century37
Hypnosis in the 19th Century46
The Most Common Mistake of the Pioneers58
20th Century Hypnosis60
The ART of Hypnotherapy: Birth of a New Profession62
Legal Recognition of Hypnotherapy67
The Future of Hypnosis68
4.The Dual Roles of Suggestibility Tests71
Wording Is Important72
Tebbetts Suggestibility Tests (Roy Hunter style)73
Should You Use Suggestibility Tests Every Time?76
Before You Begin Hypnosis...76
5.Inductions and Awakening79
How Do We Induce Hypnosis?79
Induction Type #1Eye Fixation81
Type #2Relaxation (or Fatique of Nervous System)84
Type #3Mental Confusion87
Type #4Mental Misdirection91
Type #5Loss of Equilibrium94
Type #6Shock to Nervous System94
Unique Technique98
Important Advice Regarding Touch99
Your Imagination Is the Limit99
Voice: Your Greatest Tool100
Awakening102
6.Deepening the Hypnotic State105
Recognizing the Trance State105
Depths of Hypnosis106
How to Deepen the Hypnotic State111
What About Guided Imagery for Deepening?115
7.Testing During Hypnosis119
How Does Testing Benefit the Client?119
Eye Catalepsy Test120
The Hand Clasp Test121
The Rigid Arm Test122
Automatic Motion123
Arm Levitation124
To Use Arm Levitation Without Touch125
What If a Client Fails Two Tests?126
Can Convincers Be Used to Measure Hypnotic Depth?126
8.Post-hypnotic Suggestion & Suggestion Structure129
Non-therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion129
Therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion131
Post-hypnotic Suggestion as a Hypnotic Induction131
Direct and Indirect Suggestion132
Constructing Effective Suggestions135
9.Ethics & Potential Dangers145
What Constitutes Ethics?145
"Hypnotic Seal"148
Ethics Legislated in Washington State149
Is Hypnosis Dangerous?152
Just What Constitutes Adequate Training?152
Do Advanced Degrees Stop Unwise Use of Hypnosis?155
Be Non-Judgmental of Your Clients162
10.Self-hypnosis for Stress Coping165
The Peaceful Place Meditation167
Using the Peaceful Place Triggers169
Stress Release Options--the Healthy Choices170
Doing It173
It Only Works When It Is Used174
11.Concepts about the Subconscious taught by Charles Tebbetts177
Six Functions of the Subconscious177
The Five Methods of Subconscious Programming179
The Rules of the Mind180
So... Where Do We Go from Here?189
12.Introducing the Art of Hypnotherapy191
So... Just What Is Hypnotherapy?192
Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist?193
How Can Hypnotherapy Resolve Problems?194
Are All These Steps Necessary?197
Preview of Parts Therapy198
In Conclusion202
Glossary205
Bibliography209
Index211

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