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.
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About the Author
A professional hypnotherapist, Forbes Robbins Blair has a certification in clinical hypnotherapy from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy. He is also a dream consultant and facilitates dream groups and teaches classes on dream analysis and astral travel. He has made numerous appearances on radio and television programs for his expertise in both hypnosis and dream analysis. He lives near Washington, D.C.
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Excerpt from the Introduction
If you are like many people, you've heard how hypnosis has helped others achieve their goals. You've even thought about different ways you might use hypnosis to change your own life for the better.
Maybe you'd like to be hypnotized to improve your physical body to get lean and trim, stay motivated to exercise, or to stop smoking once and for all.
Or maybe you're feeling stress in your life. You'd like to be hypnotized to let go of that tension and to feel more relaxed? Who wouldn't?
Perhaps you'd improve your mental abilities through hypnosis. Have you imagined how your life might change if you possessed Zen-like focus and concentration? Have you wished for a sharper memory? To ace that test coming up? Or maybe just to remember the names of people you meet?
Perhaps you've wondered if hypnosis could help you be more loving toward your mate or to spruce up your sex life?
So Why Aren't You Going to a Professional Hypnotist?
Again, if you are like many people, thinking about ways hypnotherapy might help you is as far as you've gone. Or you've gone once or twice to a hypnotist but you just didn't continue. The reasons people don't go to a hypnotist are often these:
- You don't have the time to go to the hypnotist's office.
- You don't have-or don't want-to spend the money.
- You're too timid. Is hypnosis safe? Are your issues just too personal to discuss with a hypnotist...or anyone?
Now You Don't Need to Go to a Professional
The good news is, now that you have this book, you don't need to go to a professional hypnotist. Just sit right there and read! Instant Self-Hypnosis enables you to hypnotize yourself to accomplish virtually any goals without ever putting down the book. The book does the work for you!
Even more startling, you will learn to hypnotize yourself with your eyes open! Unlike other forms of hypnosis, with Instant Self-Hypnosis there's no reason to close your eyes throughout the entire procedure.
The best part of all is that the can't-fail methods of Instant Self-Hypnosis are so easy to use. You'll succeed the very first time you try them. The procedures are so efficient, applying them to a goal takes as little as fifteen minutes.
Please do not confuse Instant Self-Hypnosis with any other books or audio programs about hypnosis or self-hypnosis. It's unlike anything you've read, heard about, or tried. It's a revolutionary book offering you an extraordinary technique with distinct advantages over traditional methods of self-help hypnosis. This user-friendly book can change your life in practical ways, and you'll be able to put it to work for you in just minutes...if you keep reading.
Get ready to learn about an innovative discovery in self-improvement-Instant Self-Hypnosis.
This book is about a breakthrough discovery in hypnosis and self-improvement. In 1997 I discovered an unusual method for inducing hypnosis. As a professional hypnotherapist, I've been teaching, testing, and refining it ever since. I call the technique Instant Self-Hypnosis. It involves the reading and writing of hypnosis scripts as a means of entering a state of hypnosis. This method of hypnosis may be used for a wide range of therapeutic purposes: removing bad habits, confidence building, goal attainment, and so much more. This can't-fail technique requires no experience or knowledge of hypnosis whatsoever. Plus, it's so simple that you may marvel that no one previously thought of it...or if they did think of it, why they never published the discovery. Or if they did publish it, how come no one knows about it?
Instant Self-Hypnosis is ingenious in its efficacy and simplicity. I call Instant Self-Hypnosis a discovery rather than an invention because the method has been "hidden in plain sight" perhaps for as long as hypnotherapy has been in existence. What I've done is recognize its potential value and develop it in such a way any intelligent person can put to good use.
Why is Instant Self-Hypnosis not your average self-improvement book? This publication does something that most self-help books cannot do. Most self-help authors give advice or enumerate steps to be followed after you've read their books. That is, only when you put those books down can you begin to put their advice into practice. But with Instant Self-Hypnosis, there is no delay.
You benefit fully from this book without ever putting it aside. It's designed to change you as you read it! With this innovation in self-improvement, there are no words of wisdom to remember. There are no skills to practice. There are no traits or steps of "highly perfect people" to emulate! This book and its techniques are self-contained. The help is immediate. The results materialize automatically.
This book is for anyone who wants-or needs-a potent, valuable tool for positive personal change. If you are new to hypnosis or self-help media, Instant Self-Hypnosis gives you a fast and easy means for improving the quality of your life in many areas. If you are an avid consumer of do-it-yourself material, you will find Instant Self-Hypnosis a friendly alternative to some of the other techniques you might have tried. If you are a professional hypnotherapist or a psychologist, you will be intrigued by the powerful simplicity of Instant Self-Hypnosis. Its operative principles have many implications and applications for the fields of hypnotherapy, psychology, and psychoimmunology.
The Things You Will Learn
The heart of this book revolves around the hands-on learning of Instant Self-Hypnosis. The book takes you through a fun exercise that not only introduces you to the concepts of Instant Self-Hypnosis but actually hypnotizes you as you perform it! The exercise acts as a proactive primer to ensure success with all subsequent endeavors with Instant Self-Hypnosis. After that, you'll apply the method to your goals, using the appropriate scripts.
As mentioned, you don't have to know a thing about hypnosis to put Instant Self-Hypnosis to work for you. But some basic knowledge is certainly a good thing to possess in any endeavor you undertake. Part One of the book tells you what you need to know about the power of your subconscious mind and how it relates to hypnosis. You'll also learn about these things:
- what hypnosis and self-hypnosis are and whether you are hypnotizable;
- the misconceptions and ill-founded fears some people have about hypnosis and how safe it truly is;
- how hypnosis and traditional self-hypnosis work and the problems associated with conventional methods;
- my discovery: what it is, how it works, and how it automatically avoids the troubling pitfalls associated with traditional techniques; and
- a powerful hypnotic primer, which lets you experience its power and simplicity firsthand!
In Part Two, you'll be shown how to put the technique to work for thirty-five common hypnosis goals, using professionally prepared hypnosis scripts. In Part Three, you'll learn another aspect of Instant Self-Hypnosis that shows you how to customize the technique for virtually any self-improvement goal, no matter how unique it may be. I have taught this customization process for several years in a course called "How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open," and students have found it easy to master.
The book wraps up with some important tips to ensure success with Instant Self-Hypnosis. Additionally, it clarifies answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the techniques and their proper application. And don't forget to check out the Bonus sections toward the end of the book. For instance, you may want to take the Instant Self-Hypnosis Stress-Buster Challenge.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Breakthrough in Self-Help||ix|
|Chapter 1||It's All in Your Mind||3|
|Chapter 2||What You Should Know about Hypnosis||11|
|Chapter 3||How I Discovered Instant Self-Hypnosis||31|
|Chapter 4||Experiencing Instant Self-Hypnosis for Yourself||37|
|The Master Induction||41|
|Chapter 5||Thirty-five Instant Self-Hypnosis Scripts||49|
|The Instant Self-Hypnosis Reader's Induction||54|
|Stop Stressing Out||58|
|More Fun at Parties||60|
|Super-Assertive in Business||63|
|Stop Teeth Grinding||72|
|Amazing Dream Recall||76|
|Lucid Dreams Tonight||78|
|Bye-Bye Bad Habit||80|
|Feeling Dandy at the Dentist||82|
|Become More Decisive and Efficient||84|
|More Energy Now||86|
|Fly without Fear||88|
|End Fingernail Biting||90|
|Supercharged Goal Motivation||92|
|You're Getting Sleepy||94|
|Eat Healthy, Eat Right||102|
|No More Procrastination||105|
|Stop Smoking Follow-Up||111|
|Clear and Healthy Skin||116|
|Intensify and Maximize Workouts||122|
|Strong Immune System||125|
|Appreciate Your Mate||129|
|Creative Problem Solving||132|
|Tap Your Creative Genius||134|
|Make More Money||136|
|Chapter 6||Instant Self-Hypnosis while You Write||141|
|Chapter 7||The Suggestion Template||147|
|Chapter 8||Customized Instant Self-Hypnosis Sessions||153|
|The Instant Self-Hypnosis Writer's Induction||156|
|Customized Suggestion Template||160|
|Chapter 9||More about Instant Self-Hypnosis||163|
|Bonus 1||How to Supercharge Your Affirmations||169|
|Bonus 2||How to Instantly Hypnotize Others||171|
|Bonus 3||The Instant Self-Hypnosis Stress-Buster Challenge||173|
|Bonus 4||How to Deepen Your Hypnotic State||175|
|Appendix A||Alternative Induction||178|
|Appendix B||Customized Suggestion Templates||183|
|About the Author||195|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a very quick, easy and enjoyable read, allowing you to begin using self-hypnosis techniques almost immediately. Keeping detail to a minimum, the author explains how we have programmed ourselves to believe certain things or to act certain ways, that hypnosis is safe - you are always in control and how you can reprogram yourself. You can hypnotize yourself, in fact all hypnosis, whether or not a hypnotist is present, is self-hypnosis This book clearly explains how to do self-hypnosis, provides several master inductions (the script to lead you into a relaxed hypnotic state), the wake-up script and 35 specific scripts to address issues such as: weight loss, self-confidence, taking exams, creative problem solving, procrastination, public speaking, flying without fear, visiting the dentist, etc. You are also shown how to write your own scripts or modify existing scripts if your issue is not fully covered by one of the existing scripts. In a couple of situations, you may wish to modify the scripts provided by the author. For example, the script for public speaking has the following sentence: 'I will focus on what I am saying without feeling nervous or embarrassed.' It is better to say, 'I will focus on what I am saying while feeling fully relaxed and confident.' That is focus on what you want rather than what you don't want.
This book is excellent. I read some of the other reviews and thought I should write one also, as I had some of the same experiences as the other reviewers. I was able to use the book on myself within, as the author says in his introduction, 30 minutes. It has helped tremendously with my lifelong fear of height (95% gone, needs tweaking perhaps); also, with my fear of public speaking (I used it before a presentation and was amazed when I opened my mouth that I felt FINE and enjoyed speaking, with no notes, to a small group . . twice in one hour). When I used this book to help a friend deal with the trauma of his divorce, I used three of the scripts and changed a few sentences. Four years ago when a daughter was taking a course and was very upset about taking the exams (tough course and she had been ill for a couple of years with Lyme) she "humored me" and let me read the induction and the "Acing the Exam" script. A week later she told me (after I asked) that she had made a 94 on that exam, and at the end of the semester she proudly mentioned that she had "set the curve" in the class. A few months later she was flying to see her father, and was speaking of being terrified, as usual, about flying again. I had left the book with my sister (who thinks hypnosis is bunk or worse), on the off-chance that she might find it interesting, and I asked my sister to read the induction and then the "Fear of Flying" script over the phone to my daughter. A few weeks later I mentioned the flight and she said it was "fine." About three years ago I used the book in a session with a client (I'm a massage therapist who "dabbles" in hypnosis if someone is interested). My client is a primarily spanish-speaking grad student, and was having to re-take her oral doctoral exam; she was very anxious that she would have difficulty with her English and was especially scared of one professor's questions; I relaxed her with a Brian Weiss CD I have (a generic relaxation induction), then paused the CD, and read a script from Instant Self-Hypnosis that I tweaked for her concerns about understanding and answering in English. About a month later she called and invited me to lunch, telling me that it happened exactly as the script had suggested. For her it was a miracle. So, I have had MANY successes with this little book, using it in various ways. I was amazed that it was so effortless, and that one obviously does not have to even AGREE with the process (my daughter) for it to work. Having these invaluable experiences/successes gives me the freedom to think "go for it" anytime I find it would be helpful. Anyone can use this book and it will work as well as it has for me. There will always be those folks who think you are crazy or "going to hell" (yes, I really was told that) or nonsense like that for being interested in hypnosis . . it was suggested by one of my mentors to NOT use the "H" word and I would say that might be a good idea sometimes : ) To summarize, THIS BOOK is very, very useful and highly recommended. I'm using it again for a client tomorrow who asked me to help her.
I can't say enough about how Instant Self Hypnosis - How to Hypnotize Yoursself With Your Eyes Open has changed my life. There was a time when I left it all to my weak "willpower" to lose weight, to quit smoking and to relax more. And I always seemed to fail. Oh well, I thought, maybe it's just me. Until I got this book at b&n. I'm a new man today. I lost 30 excess pounds, stopped my bad cigar habit and now I don't let the common everyday stresses get to me. No wonder my doctor finally stopped nagging me. It's nice to get more looks from the ladies too. :) The book gives you all you need to be successful with self hypnosis too. And without the jargon and complexities of the typical hypnosis book. Mr. Blair even gives you a complete template to create suggestion scripts for yourself. I've bought other self hypnosis books before, and they just didn't seem to work for me. His Instant Self Hypnosis book did, for sure. Just heard the author came out with an ebook called More Instant Self Hypnosis (Kindle-version) and that he'll soon submit it to be published with barnesandnoble.com. Can't wait. Obviously I'm now a fan.
This book has the ability to change your life, if you are open to it. Reading about what hypnosis is, what you can expect, etc. allows you to get comfortable and open yourself up to the possibilities hypnosis brings. I bought the book to work on self esteem, and the benefits have been immeasurable. After just one session, I noticed the changes- things that have plagued my mind for years are no longer an issue, I'm more comfortable with myself and I trust myself more. After doing the exercise, I was put to the test four times by interacting with people from my past, who at one point controlled my self esteem. It was easy! I felt great, confident, and even after replaying the conversations in my mind, there isn't a thing I would change. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a tool to help them reach the next level in their life, no matter what that means for you.
I was a bit skeptical, however my skepticism soon passed. I did have to tweak the induction a bit to suite 'me' I replaced the guard with a dog, the building with a house, etc, something more plausible for me. But that is the good thing about this book it allows you, teaches you how to write your own scripts. The thing I like about this method over the traditional audio tape/CD/MP3s is that it is done in your own voice, your own self-guidance. With other methods it always felt like all-or-nothing where the slightest itch or external distraction would pull me out of hypnosis. With this method I don't feel as though I have to be absolute; the pressure to be hypnotized just isn't there as it was before. If that makes sense. I know it's working too as I am unconsciously making better food choices (weight loss being my goal) after three sessions. And that is awesome. I do like this book.
The techniques in this book really do work.I was quite skeptical at first,but just by reading the general induction and keeping an open mind.I found myself entering a light state of hypnosis.And not just once but several times.Well worth the price of the book.
I tried the hypnosis script out at the bookstore. It really did induce a very mellow state in me. Not sure hypnosis works in terms of changing habits, but the script works in terms of feeling good and being relaxed ! I want more...
Great book that features a form of self-hypnosis that works...even though I thought it wouldn't! You just sit down and start reading hypnosis scripts out loud and 'presto!' you feel yourself easing into a hypnotic state. I used it to help me get more organized...it's worked fast! This may be the best book on self-hypnosis ever written...and I've read many!
This really works, i used the quit smoking one and i feel great without those! Im about to start on weightloss so im so ready! Everyone should try this book
I purchased this book for my Nook color. I am serious if you have an open mind and are ready for positive change this is the book for you!! I have both this book and the More Instant Self Hypnosis as well. I have used scripts from both and they are all good. I have reduced my stress and anxiety, lost a few pounds, curbed cravings, and become a better keeper of my home. No kidding! If your an open minded individual looking for good change in your life this is the STUFF!!
Bought as a Nook Book and couldn't be happier with the purchase. I've struggled on and off over the years trying to quit smoking. This has been a great help both with non smoking and just helping me to relax overall. I would definitely recommend and hope that it helps others as much as it's helped me.
Andrew's review Part II: Chapter 6 “Instant Self-Hypnosis While You Write” This chapter explains how to use the combination of reading an induction and the power of writing. Chapter 7 “The Suggestion template” If you had a particular goal that wasn’t included in the 35 scripts you can write your own. Forbes provides a template that you can use as a guide to write your own customized scripts. This is the section that makes this book so powerful you can use this section to make any script for any goal that you can think of. Chapter 8 “Customized Instant Self-Hypnosis Sessions” This chapter basically lays down the instructions for using the writing/reading combination and how to perform this process in a specific sequence. This section includes a specialized writing induction that you read followed by writing your own script (using the suggestion template) as a guide. Chapter 9” More about Instant Self-Hypnosis” This chapter goes more in depth about the Eyes Open Self-Hypnosis method. It also answers FAQ’s about the method. Next there are a few Bonus Sections including: 1. “How to Supercharge Your Affirmations” 2. “How to Instantly Hypnotize Others” 3. “The Instant Self Hypnosis Stress-Buster Challenge” 4. “How to Deepen Your Hypnotic State” (which includes a deepening script” Second to Last there are several Appendixes that include: A. Alternative Induction B. Customized Suggestion Templates (Blank so you can write your scripts). Lastly there is an about the author section. I want to personally say that I have contacted Forbes Robbins Blair before, and he is the same caring person that he comes across through this book. He goes the extra mile for his customers. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be the person they never thought they could be. I have never wrote a review for any product or book in my life, so this review is a strong testament to the results I have had.
Cant get more than the 31 sample pages when i bought the book. :-(
The 31 page sample of this book is nothing you don't already know. It's really just an infomercial. You got to buy it, but I don't think I want to go there. Too wordy!
I bought thid book on my nook and it only gave me the first 31 pages! :(
The best book ever please read
I purchased this e-book (and it's sequel) for my Nook simply because I had a few bucks left on a gift card and the price was right. It looked like something interesting to read that wouldn't take much time. I read the book with a healthy dose of skepticism about hypnosis in general. To my pleasant surprise, the easy to follow self hypnosis method actually works for me: at the least, it is a quick way to relax and reduce stress. I have let go of a few bad habits with the help of this book and am starting to notice other positive results after using various scripts that the book provides. Highly recommended for those who can spare 15 minutes in the morning or evening to try this method.