David Newman is a unique individual. While we all are unique in our own ways but David is a special case. He is passionate about the practice of hypnotherapy and the professional training required to be a practitioner. At the heart of his practice is his concern that his patients get the best possible experience tailored to their individual needs and desires. To that end, he has written this book in plain English – a straightforward guide to choosing the right practitioner for you. He blends practical advice with humor and kindness. To my knowledge, very few publications, perhaps none, address the vital issues explored in his book. For the layperson, hypnosis has much popular mythology surrounding it practice. David shows us the day-to- day world of hypnosis and hypnotherapy in a way which emphasizes its great potential as a healing modality and debunks many of the question- able assumptions about hypnosis in the popular mind and press. If you treat David’s book as the consumer manual on the profession you will not be disappointed. This book provides a noteworthy and arguably vital service to the many individuals seeking the benefits of hypnotherapy.