The Everything Hypnosis Book: Safe, Effective Ways to Lose Weight, Improve Your Health, Overcome Bad Habits, and Boost eativity


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Getting that promotion at work or losing those last five pounds can be a struggle, but goals like these can be accomplished with self-hypnosis! Whatever obstacles you want to overcome or goals you aim to achieve, this book can help you do it.

With this informative resource, you will learn to:

  • break bad habits like nail biting
  • ease severe pain, such as from migraines or labor during childbirth
  • ensure confidence and success in business and personal matters
  • quit smoking for good
  • lose weight and keep it off
  • improve memory retention
  • reduce stress--in relationships, at home, and at work
  • and more!

Written by a board-certified hypnotherapist, this authoritative guide can help you create your own self-hypnosis scripts to create the life you always wanted. From tearing down mental roadblocks to making permanent changes, you will be on your way to success in no time!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580627375
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,436,770
  • Product dimensions: 7.94 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Chapter 1 You Are Getting Sleepy 1
Mystique of Hypnosis 2
Development of Hypnosis in the Twentieth Century 3
Trance States 5
Hypnosis Concerns 6
Suggestibility Tests 7
Stage Hypnosis 10
Hypnosis Inductions 11
A Relaxation Exercise 12
Chapter 2 Your Mental Makeup 17
The Mind Is Like a Computer 18
The Sense of Sight 18
The Sense of Hearing 20
The Sense of Touch 21
The Sense of Taste 22
The Sense of Smell 23
The Importance of Sensory Imagery 24
Relaxation Exercise 27
Chapter 3 Your Conscious and Unconscious 29
Conscious and Unconscious 30
Communication and Storage 31
Time Zones of the Mind 31
Recalling the Past 32
Projecting into the Future 33
Living in the Present 37
Flooding Technique 39
Sleep on It 41
Universal Consciousness 42
Chapter 4 Instant Hypnosis 43
External and Internal Influences 44
Posthypnotic Suggestions 45
Self-Hypnotic Anchors 46
Recognize Negative Anchors 47
Develop Positive Anchors 48
Benefits of Instant Self-Hypnosis 49
Automatic Response Exercises 50
Surround Yourself with External Anchors 53
Chapter 5 Building a Model for Change 57
Thinking Models 58
What Works for You? 58
What Is Your Comfort Zone? 62
What Doesn't Work for You? 63
Comparing Negative and Positive Models 64
Other Self-Hypnosis Tools 65
Big Picture, Little Picture 67
Permission to Treat Yourself Positively 69
Chapter 6 Changing a Bad Habit 71
What Is a Habit? 72
Identifying Your Habits 73
Reasons to Change a Habit 75
Imagine Yourself without the Habit 77
The Ecology Check 80
Installing the Change 80
Reinforcing the Change 81
A Case Study: Changing a Habit 82
Chapter 7 Hypnosis and Stress 85
What Is Stress? 86
The Effects of Stress 86
Internal and External Stress 89
Identifying Stress 90
Resolving Stress 92
Unresolved Past Stress 95
Current Stress 96
Future Stress 97
Keeping Stress Under Control 97
Chapter 8 Stop Smoking with Hypnosis 99
The History of Tobacco 100
Addiction 100
The Word Quit 101
The Benefits of a Smoking Lifestyle 102
What Do You Dislike about Smoking? 103
Going Back to the Roots 104
Begin to Change Your Habit 105
The Model for Change 108
Chapter 9 Weight Loss 111
The Word Diet 112
The Eating Trance 112
Examine Your Eating Habits 113
Who Controls the Food You Eat? 114
Understand the Food You Eat 115
Reframe Your Eating Habits 119
Balance Your Mind, Body, and Soul 122
Chapter 10 Improving Your Health 123
Establish Your Wellness Habit 124
Hypnosis and Pain Control 127
Hypnosis and Surgery 130
Depth Testing 132
Hypnosis and Oncology 134
Hypnosis and Other Areas of Medicine 134
Chapter 11 Overcoming a Fear or Phobia 137
Social Phobias 138
Specific Phobias 138
The Phobia Habit 139
Roots of a Phobia 140
Resolving a Phobia 144
Cognitive Behavior Therapy 144
Interrupting the Phobic Trance 146
The Benefits of Fear 147
Chapter 12 Improving Your Sports Performance 149
Hypnosis and Sports Psychology 150
Working with Your Natural Abilities 151
Your Mental Makeup 152
Self-Hypnotic Imagery Relaxation Exercise 154
Self-Hypnosis Mental Training Model 157
Make a Habit of Mental Training 159
In the Sports Zone 161
Chapter 13 Developing Your Creative Abilities 163
Creativity: A Gift or a Curse? 164
What Are Your Talents? 164
Your Creative Strengths 166
Your Creative Weaknesses 169
Develop Your Creative Gifts 170
Where Does Creativity Come From? 172
Enhance Your Creativity 174
Strike a Balance 175
Chapter 14 Becoming a Better Student 177
How Do You Know What You Know? 178
Learning Environment 181
The Parent's Role in Learning 183
The Teacher's Role in Learning 184
The Student's Role in Learning 185
Self-Hypnotic Learning Trance 186
Chapter 15 Hypnosis and Work 189
Hypnosis at Work for You 190
The Mental Makeup of Others 191
Working with Other People 194
Self-Hypnosis and Your Work 195
A Career Is Not Just a Job 198
Self-Hypnosis and Career Goals 199
Using the Imagery of Hypnosis at Work 200
Chapter 16 Improving Your Personal Relationships 203
Sailing the Waters of Life 204
Family Relationships 205
Clean Up the Clutter 206
Social Relationships 208
Rejection of Human Relationships 209
Your Soul Mate 210
Understanding Relationships 212
Self-Hypnosis for a Balanced Relationship 214
Chapter 17 Understanding Your Past Lives 217
Do You Believe in Past Lives? 218
Influences of Past Life Soul Memories 220
Childhood Memories 222
Cycles of Souls and Karma 223
Past Life Regressions 223
Deepening the Past Life Regression 225
Chapter 18 Increasing Your Psychic Ability 229
Psychics Through History 230
Who Is Psychic? 231
Psychic Ability and the Senses 233
Psychic Trance Tools 235
Receiving Information 236
Past, Present, and Future 236
What to Do with Too Much Information 237
Recognizing Your Psychic Trances 238
The White-Light Psychic Trance 239
Chapter 19 Writing Your Own Hypnosis Scripts 243
Hypnosis Scripts 244
Scripting Your Goal 247
Connecting with Guides, Angels, or Universal Mind 250
Scripts for Pain Control and Stress Relief 250
Scripts for the Universal Mind 251
Scripts for Your Life's Work 252
Past Life Scripts 253
Continual Scripts 253
Chapter 20 Hypnosis: A Way of Life 255
Everything Hypnosis 256
The River of Life Self-Hypnosis Meditation 260
You Are Now a Self-Hypnotist 263
Should You Hypnotize Others? 263
Hypnosis Is a Lifelong Study 264
Just Imagine 265
Appendix A Glossary 267
Appendix B Additional Resources 273
Index 277
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