Self-Hypnosis For Dummies® (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

Become your best self with this gentle mind control technique

Whether you want to lose weight, overcome phobias or stop smoking, this positive guide to self-hypnosis offers straight-talking information to help you harness the power of your mind. With reassuring advice on how to combat specific issues and break unwanted habits, as well as ways to improve your general outlook, you’ll discover how to use light hypnosis techniques to make immediate changes. Use the book and companion audio CD to re-train your subconscious and start reaping the rewards of self-hypnosis straight away.

  • Identify your needs and prepare the way – learn what self-hypnosis is all about and discover how you can use it to achieve your goals

  • Train your brain – find out how to enter a hypnotic trance and consciously direct your subconscious

  • Improve your outlook – use hypnosis to conquer anxiety, phobias and insomnia, manage anger and boost your self-esteem

  • Stub it out – kiss goodbye to unhealthy habits and addictions

Open the book and find:

  • The powers of responsible self-hypnosis

  • Ways to enter a hypnotic trance

  • Techniques to get your mind and body working together

  • Pain and anger management advice

  • How to overcome panic and fear

  • Ways to bring your eating and drinking habits under control

  • The secrets of creating positive relationships

  • How to avoid relapses and stay on track

Audio CD includes:

Nine tracks to guide you through your hypnosis journey, including relaxation, weight control and self-esteem techniques, plus guided trances to help you quit smoking and overcome anxiety.

Learn to:

  • Unlock the power of your mind

  • Enter a hypnotic trance and direct your subconscious

  • Use hypnosis to lose weight, quit smoking, overcome anxiety, beat insomnia and more

Practise self-hypnosis with the audio CD

Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.

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3 comments for “Self-Hypnosis For Dummies® (For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback))

  1. Richard Szponder "Richard Szponder"
    May 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    Effective Techniques To Bring About Behavioral and Psychological Change Hypnosis is a powerful and effective tool in encouraging behavioral change, whether used to help one with physical issues such as weight loss or quitting smoking or used in changing personality traits such as becoming more outgoing or confident. Often, the counsel of a professional hypnotherapist and several hypnotherapy sessions are necessary to invoke change. However, the value in hypnosis is also achieved through the practice of self-hypnosis, the subject of Self-Hypnosis for Dummies by Mike Bryant and Peter Mabbutt.As is generally the case with the For Dummies series of books, Self-Hypnosis For Dummies is a compendium of valuable, professional information. The book opens with a history of the practice of hypnosis and explains the concept of self-hypnosis whereby an individual induces a hypnotic trance and self-delivers suggestions or affirmations to invoke a desired behavioral or personality change. The authors deserve praise for their holistic approach to chartering change. While they promote self-hypnosis, they strongly encourage the use of hypnosis in conjunction with traditional medical care and psychological counseling when appropriate.Goal-setting is fundamental in determining what one truly wants out of life. Only after establishing your life goals can you decide how best to incorporate hypnosis to effect change. The authors suggest and explain using the concept of SMART goals (often advised in the corporate environment) in setting personal goals. They discuss the many challenges one might face along life’s path and even comment on the “inner critic,” that little voice in one’s subconscious suggesting that success is impossible or undeserved.The authors explain several ways to achieve a trance state and dispel some of the rumors and concerns individuals may have over the safety of hypnosis. They explain how to direct the subconscious to achieve desired results through the use of self-hypnosis scripts and affirmations. Specific issues targeted in the book include anxiety, fear, self-esteem, minimizing pain, controlling anger, insomnia, smoking, drinking, weight management, and developing good relationships. The accompanying CD of relaxation and trance-induction techniques and scripts is an excellent companion and clearly demonstrates the techniques described in the book.A few quick notes on the writing style: The authors both reside in the UK, and the book was written using some slang and verbiage that may be unfamiliar to American audiences. Additionally, units of measure in the chapter on weight management are referred to in grams or stones, not pounds. The authors also intentionally create a casual writing style, often removing the word “is” and replacing it with its contraction. For example, the sentence that opens the chapter on drinking states, “Drinking’s a huge part of western society, but alcohol consumption’s a slippery subject.” This excessive use of apostrophe-s can be annoying, as if the authors did a search for the word “is” only to remove it.Keep Self-Hypnosis For Dummies on your resource shelf and use its suggestions and techniques for the enhancement of your own life and to effect powerful behavioral and psychological changes.

  2. P. McCauley
    May 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Found it more self-help than self-hypnosis I find with most ‘For Dummies’ books that they cover the basics of the subject area, but don’t go as deep into the subject matter as some more specialist books. I would say this book falls into that category, but it is good, as I fell any more for the average person would become confusing after a while, and sticking to the simple basics is more beneficial for the reader.I have stated that I found this book more fitting in a self help way, than being hypnotising in any way. I gets you to look at things in a calm and sensible way, and to control yourself in order to face certain problems or situations so you can cope with them better.I find the part about putting yourself into a trance like state a little misleading, as would you actually know if you have gone into a subconscious state, and what benefit would it be to you alone in a room in that state. That is why it feels more like getting into a calm, relaxed, meditated state which lets your mind and body ease out of all its worries.I’ve got to say most subject matters in this book really boil down to you getting yourself in a mind frame where you can thin k clearly in order to face up to things, and create a purpose by where you will stick to your plan.Overall It does help someone to achieve a more relaxed state of mind, but about hypnotising, I really didn’t see how that would be possible or beneficial from reading this book.

  3. P. Filho
    May 30, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    A very good guide for beginners What are we supposed to get when we buy a “for Dummies” book?Does the title suggest that the book teaches advanced techniques for graduate students? I don’t think so.Well, if all you want is an introduction to self-hypnosis, this book is an excellent choice. It is well written, well-organized, and very practical.

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