Self-Hypnosis For Dummies is a hands-on guide to achieving your goals using hypnosis. Whether you want to lose weight, overcome anxiety or phobias, cure insomnia, stop smoking, or simply stop biting your nails, this guide has it covered! The reassuring and straight-talking information will help you harness the power of your mind and re-train your subconscious to think in more healthy and constructive ways, and to overcome specific issues, such as anxiety and paranoia, and break bad habits, such as smoking. The easy-to-follow style will guide you through every step of the process, empowering you to take control and start making changes right away.
Mike Bryant is an experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist, with over 30 years' experience as a mental health professional in both the US and UK. He provides development consultancy to NHS Mental Health Trusts across the UK. Peter Mabbutt is a Fellow of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and a Founder Fellow of the British Association of Medical Hypnosis. He is CEO and Director of Studies for the London College of Clinical Hypnosis.
Introduction 1 Part I: Identifying Your Needs and Preparing the Way 7 Chapter 1: What Is Self-Hypnosis? 9 Chapter 2: Getting Your Mind and Body Working Together 19 Chapter 3: Using Self-Hypnosis to Achieve Your Goals 35 Chapter 4: Resisting Resistance and Avoiding Relapse 51 Part II: Training Your Mind with Self-Hypnosis 69 Chapter 5: Entering a Hypnotic Trance with Traditional Self-Hypnosis 71 Chapter 6: Working with Words: Becoming Your Own Recording Star 87 Chapter 7: Consciously Directing Your Unconscious 103 Chapter 8: Using Unconscious Self-Hypnosis 119 Part III: Improving Your Outlook with Self-Hypnosis 131 Chapter 9: Putting Paid to Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Fear 133 Chapter 10: Signing Up to Self-Esteem 149 Chapter 11: Minimising Pain 165 Chapter 12: Ironing Out Anger 181 Chapter 13: Overcoming Insomnia 195 Part IV: Overcoming Problems with Self-Hypnosis 209 Chapter 14: Quitting Smoking 211 Chapter 15: Keeping a Handle on Your Drinking 227 Chapter 16: Controlling Your Eating Habits 245 Chapter 17: Fostering Good Relationships 263 Part V: The Part of Tens 279 Chapter 18: Ten Creative Ways to Enter Trance 281 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Know You're in Trance 287 Chapter 20: Ten (or so) Reasons to Seek Professional Help before Trying Self-Hypnosis 291 Appendix A: Self-Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Resources 297 Appendix B: About the CD 301 Index 303