Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious

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Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of self hypnosis. Beginning with a history of the phenomenon gives a firm foundation for understanding. Next, the pillars of hypnosis: the unconscious, mind/body, and suggestion are the building blocks to develop concepts. These concepts are presented with exercises for understanding and easy accessiblity. The step-by-step instructions offer a gradual personal experience to practice self suggestion and trance ...
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Overview

Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of self hypnosis. Beginning with a history of the phenomenon gives a firm foundation for understanding. Next, the pillars of hypnosis: the unconscious, mind/body, and suggestion are the building blocks to develop concepts. These concepts are presented with exercises for understanding and easy accessiblity. The step-by-step instructions offer a gradual personal experience to practice self suggestion and trance phenomena as skills to use. The skills can be then be applied successfully to help in many areas. The final section shows how to use this method of self hypnosis to enhance learning, sports, self control, overcome pain and fear, quit bad habits, and lessen stress. Creative individualizing and adapting of the method is encouraged.

About the Author
C. Alexander Simpkins Ph.D. and Annellen M. Simpkins Ph.D. are psychologists who have specialized in understanding the mind. They have devoted many years to the study of hypnosis with Milton H. Erickson, Ernest Rossi, and G. Wilson Shaffer. They have taught self hypnosis and meditation to people of all ages. They are authors of numerous books: Principles of Self Hypnosis, Principles of Meditation, Living Meditation, Meditation from Thought to Action, Zen Around the World, Simple Zen, Simple Taoism, Simple Confucianism and forthcoming Simple Buddhism.

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Ernest L. Rossi
An unusually lucid presentation and integration! The authors present ways to apply the techniques developed in the book to common applications, and they consistently use the therapeutic trance as the primary source for learning. This book gains an extra dimension of reality through the use of exercises throughout the text. For every bit of theory introduced there is an exercise to illustrate it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967911304
  • Publisher: Radiant Dolphin Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Introduction vii
Part I The Story of Hypnosis 1
1 Early Hypnosis 3
2 Modern Hypnosis 27
Part II The Pillars of Hypnosis 49
3 The Unconscious 51
4 Mind and Body 73
5 Suggestion: Direct, Indirect, & Beyond 91
Part III Pathways to Trance 111
6 Steps to Self Hypnosis 113
7 Overcoming Resistance 139
Part IV Navigating the Sea of Life 155
8 Learning, Unlearning & Relearning 157
9 Sports; Achieving Your Personal Best 173
10 The Path to Self Control 187
11 Beyond Pain 199
12 Losing Fear; Finding Courage 213
13 Quitting Bad Habits 223
14 Stress Less 233
Bibliography 245
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2001

    Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious

    This book not only satisfied my curiosity about what hypnosis is and how it works, it also taught me how to do it! Then it went even further and showed my how to use it. I feel comfortable with self-hypnosis after reading this book and strongly recommend it to anyone who would like to try self hypnosis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2000

    Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious

    These authors are perhaps best known for their book entitled Principles of Self Hypnosis (now out of print) which for many years was the most regularly recommended primer on this subject. This academic work completely updates the former book and adds much new research to the subject area. It is very extensive in nature and written in a style that facilitates access to both the professional and the lay person wishing to use self hypnosis for their own benefit. Whilst appearing a little expensive when compared with other self hypnosis books, this book can definitely claim to be 'top of the pile' in quality of content, research and writing style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious

    I have read this book and was very favorably impressed with it. The detaild historic overviw of hypnosis well presents the progression of understandings and the differences of emphasis in that field. The organization of this book presents and develops the learnings necessary to the acomplishment and utilization of self hypnosis. The gradual progression of exercises then enables the reader to utilize these understandings. I believe my late husband, Milton H. Erickson would have been pleased with this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2000

    Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious

    Readers will find the way studded with instructive case vignettes illustrating desired outcomes, as well as easy-to-implement exercises that are simply too enticing not to try out--from body focusing to time distortion. Exercises in the second half of the text are especially directed to explaining how to achieve self hypnosis. And throughout the text exercises requiring the implementation of skills presented earlier include cross-reference, so you can readily refer back to exercises as needed, going at your own pace to achieve your own goals. For the professionals who are interested in helping themselves or their clients, using some hypnotic facilitation, and for the individual who is interested in developing skills in self hypnosis--a complete guide to creative self-discovery.

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