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Hypnotherapy For Dummies

Mike Bryant, Peter Mabbutt

ISBN: 978-0-470-01930-6 July 2006 328 Pages


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.

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.

Appendix: Resources.


"If you want to look before you leap, the hypnotherapy edition of the sensible Dummies range gives an excellent roundup of the issues, possibilities, dos and don'ts." (Sunday Times, Sunday 26th August 2007)