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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.
|Part I||The Story of Hypnosis||1|
|Part II||The Pillars of Hypnosis||49|
|4||Mind and Body||73|
|5||Suggestion: Direct, Indirect, & Beyond||91|
|Part III||Pathways to Trance||111|
|6||Steps to Self Hypnosis||113|
|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|
|12||Losing Fear; Finding Courage||213|
|13||Quitting Bad Habits||223|
Posted January 8, 2001
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 20, 2000
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2000
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2000
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.