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Table Of Contents

Introduction
About This Book
Conventions Used in This Book
Foolish Assumptions
Why You Need This Book
How This Book Is Organised
Part I: Understanding Hypnotherapy
Part II: Considering How Hypnotherapy Can Help
Part III: Expanding the Reach of Hypnotherapy
Part IV: The Practical Stuff
Part V: The Part of Tens
Appendix
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1
Getting to Grips with the Basics of Hypnotherapy
Sliding into trance
Examining states of mind
Getting Past that Old-Style Hypnosis
Finding Help with Hypnosis
Understanding the Therapy Part of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis plus counselling
Hypnosis plus psychotherapy
Choosing a Tool from the Hypnotherapist’s Toolbox
Getting direct suggestions
Going the indirect route
Blending both
Safely Splitting Your Mind with Dissociation
Minding your associations
Associating hypnosis and dissociation
Adding the Sum of Your Parts: Parts Therapy
Communicating and negotiating with a part of you
Travelling in Time
Going back in time: Age regression techniques
Going forward in time: Age progression techniques
Altering time: Time distortion techniques
Scanning a Variety of Other Common Techniques
Visualising, imagining, or pretending change
Finding out how to forget
Substituting a memory
Telling stories
Keeping Your Individuality in Mind
Identifying Your Problem
‘I’m not exactly sure what my problem is’
‘I know my problem but haven’t been able to solve it’
‘I have more than one problem’
Communicating Your Problem
Prioritising your problems
Providing as much information as you can
Setting SMART Goals and Checking Your Motivation
Using your SMARTs to set your goals
Examining your motivation
Negotiating Your Goals with Your Hypnotherapist
Breaking down bigger goals
Winning the goal game
Understanding the Mind-Body Connection
Fitting up the connectors: Your nervous system
Making the connection with hypnosis
Considering How Your Emotions Affect You
Depressing the effects of low moods
Stressing about fear and anxiety
Fighting or fleeing: Facing the fear response
Integrating Hypnosis into the Mind-Body Connection
Relaxing mentally and physically through hypnosis
Manifesting the mind through the body
Examining Habits and How to Change Them
Quitting Smoking
Addressing your fears about quitting
Using hypnosis to become smoke-free
Managing Your Weight
Taking the safe route to the body you want
Eating yourself thin
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Solving your insomnia
Trance strategies to help you to sleep
Sorting out snoring – for both you and your partner
Controlling Your Words: Stammering
Stumbling over anxiety
Relaxing your speech through hypnotherapy
Reaching a Nail-Biting Conclusion
Letting Go of Pain
Experiencing pain
Perceiving pain
Relieving pain
Helping Your Skin Look Good
Scratching away at psoriasis and eczema
Stop kissing frogs: Treating your warts
Easing skin problems with hypnotherapy
Relieving the Pressure of Hypertension
Taking a Pregnant Pause for Childbirth
Conceiving options
Delivering the goods
Improving Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Dealing with your IBS anxiety
Coping with constipation and diarrhoea
Loving the Dentist!
Drilling away at your problem
Dealing with Problems with a Psychological Basis
Beating bulimia
Conquering Performance Anxiety
Playing the starring role
Feeling your star fade
Acting your way to a better performance
Regaining your lustre
Summing up your parts
Taking the Confidence Trick
Feeling ten feet tall (when you’re used to feeling like a midget)
Changing your self-talk
Putting your confidence into practice
Sorting Out Your Anxieties
Beating the Blues
Understanding the different types of depression
Working your way out of that black hole
Stress Busting!
Cooling yourself off and hypnotherapy
Responding with stress
Reframing your stressed-out world
Making a molehill out of that mountain
Accessing Your Creativity
Tapping into your endless well of creativity
Unblocking your creative flow
Touching on Sexual Problems
Realising That Hypnotherapy Helps, It Doesn’t Cure
Accepting Hypnotherapy’s Limitations
Setting yourself up for success
Highlighting the importance of your motivation
Letting Go May Be Harder Than You Think
Facing the fact that you may want to keep your problem
Overcoming your secondary gains
Sabotaging your own therapy
Examining Your Hypnotherapist’s Ethical Responsibilities
Looking at Your Hypnotherapist’s Legal Responsibilities
Considering Ethical Issues
Noting the Differences in Hypnotising Children
With eyes wide open
Trance through imagination
Helping Your Child with Therapy
Making the decision to seek therapy
Listening to your child’s hypnotherapist
Understanding Some Common Childhood Issues
Hiding behind sofas: Dealing with your anxious child
Solving bed-wetting
Defining past-life regression
Examining Past-Life Regression
Beliefs about PLR
Reasons to revisit past lives
Journeying to Your Past Life
Revealing any past-life memories
Choosing a route
Reaching a dead end
What to Expect during Your PLR Session
Setting the scene
Visiting those important times
Being present at your death
Healing past hurts
Completing the journey and returning to the present
Rationalising the Irrational: Defining Phobias
Explaining phobias
Comparing phobias to plain old fear
Pointing out triggers
Examining the Various Types of Phobia
Confronting Your Phobia: A Contract for Action
Looking Out for a Hero
Knowing what to look for
Believing adverts – or not
Cruising the information superhighway
Relying on word-of-mouth
Looking Into Your Hero
Researching by word-of-mouth
Making sure your hypnotherapist is professionally trained
Talking to a few therapists
Asking the right questions
Choosing the best approach for you
Receiving post-hypnotic suggestions
Strengthening Your Ego
Adding the feel good factor
Bolstering a weak ego
Waking Up
Coming completely out of trance
Continuing therapy while you’re coming out of trance
Doing Your Homework
Connecting to Your Unconscious
Setting Your Goal
Hypnotising Yourself
Inducing your own trance
Deepening your trance
Strengthening your ego
Waking yourself from trance
Examining the Pros and Cons of Self-Hypnosis
When self-hypnosis is appropriate
When self-hypnosis isn’t appropriate
Developing Your Own Scripts
Ongoing Self-Hypnosis
Making your hypnosis work
Establishing a routine
Improving your effectiveness
Looking at Reasons to Use Something Other Than Hypnotherapy
Asking why your hypnotherapist isn’t using hypnotherapy
Gazing at Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eyeing EMDR’s theories
Wagging a finger: EMDR in action
Looking at NLP in practice
The Part of Tens
Hypnosis Is Magical and Mystical
You’re Under the Power of the Hypnotherapist
Hypnosis Is Dangerous
Hypnosis Makes You Cluck like a Chicken and Lose Control
You Have to Keep Your Eyes Closed and Stay Completely Still
Hypnosis Is Therapy
You May Not Wake Up from Trance
You Go to Sleep during a Hypnosis Session
Some People Can’t Be Hypnotised – Even if They Want to Be
You Don’t Need a Hypnotist – You Can Hypnotise Yourself
Franz Mesmer (1734–1815)
James Braid (1796–1860)
Hippolyte Bernheim (1837–1919)
James Esdaile (1808–59)
Jean-Martin Charcot (1825–93)
Pierre Janet (1859–1947)
Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)
Clark L. Hull (1884–1952)
Milton Erickson (1901–80)
Ernest Rossi (1933–present)
Confidentiality
Honesty
Well-Trained
Empathy
Ethics
Experience
Tidiness
Punctuality
Non-Judgemental
Active Listening
Making Sure the Institution Is Accredited
Training for Clinical Hypnosis, NOT Stage Hypnosis!
Looking at Length of Training
Going through the Interview Procedure
Sitting Still for Classroom-Based Training
Checking the Experience, Background, and Variety of Lecturers
Getting Help from Tutorials
Talking to Previous and Current Students
Offering Continuing Professional Development
Supporting You After Training
Hypnotherapy Organisations
United Kingdom
United States
Canada
Australia
Training Institutions
Malaysia
Portugal
Spain
Useful Books
Ericksonian Approaches
Code of Ethics
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Hypnotherapy For Dummies

Hypnotherapy For Dummies

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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.
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.

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