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A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis by Melvin Powers
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A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis

by Melvin Powers

36 ratings, 4 reviews

Given the rich history of hypnosis, it's surprising that few people actively practice it. There is no real difference between "hypnosis" and "self-hypnosis," as all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis: the former is guided with a therapist and the latter is self-administered. However, one can't be hypnotized without one's full participation - thus self-hypnosis is perhaps more valuable, since you can do it at home without paying the $100 an hour to a shrink.

Powers' A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis offers the basics of the techniques, explains what it is and is not, and how to perform it on oneself. It is a good book for learning the basics. Anything that affects the mind can be fixed or enhanced with self-hypnosis: learn to control fear, quit smoking, be more confident, lose weight, and strengthen your creative energies. That said, self-hypnosis isn't something you do once and are done. One must repeat the processes over and over to achieve results. And the first time is generally better done with a therapist (or a friend who you trust), because it will make all subsequent sessions of self-hypnosis easier. Hint: your first hypnosis session should include a suggestion that your self-hypnosis will be easy, natural and effective. Have fun!

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Collin Cross

February 11, 2014

Well it was an okay guide but i never understood it


Ramachandran Muthiah

July 13, 2013

Excellent practical guide !!!


Sallie Garza

March 22, 2013

It was pretty use full.


David Davis

October 05, 2012

Hypnotism also can be useful