HYPNOTIZE THIS: A NEW BOOK EDITED BY ZALI SEGAL WITH TWO CHAPTERS BY CHAPLAIN PAUL G. DURBIN
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INFORMATION ON HYPNOTIZE THIS:
A SAMPLE FROM HYPNOTIZE THIS: SOME DEFINITIONS OF "HYPNOSIS" :
INFORMATION ON HYPNOTIZE THIS:
Throughout history, charismatic men and women have used various forms of hypnosis to influence nations and change the course of history. Today, modern hypnosis techniques are used by skilled practitioners to help people heal, erase negative habits and instill positive new ones. Hypnosis helps by harnessing the power of the subconscious mind to efficiently achieve goals in all areas of life.
Hypnotize This! Is a practical state-of-the-art training manual for the novice and seasoned professional. Mysteries of the inner workings of the mind have been stripped away to reveal hypnosis for what it really is: a beneficial psychological art form based on scientific principles. Written in clear concise style by one of America’s leading hypnotherapists, this complete course on hypnosis will serve everyone – from those who wish to improve themselves to those who want to enter the growing field of hypnotherapy. Essays from thirty-three of the world’s most prolific and original thinkers in the world of hypnosis illuminate the art and practice as never before.
This book reveals the principles and theories of how hypnosis works. It is the most complete professional and practical course in hypnotism ever published. The book contains everything from "tried and true" principles to revolutionary hypotheses proposed by the world’s leading hypnotherapists. This book is for the student who wishes to learn about hypnosis, the professional who wants to advance his or her career and the devoted practitioner who wants to stay abreast of leading trends. * 50 induction techniques - Full scripts.
* Original, inspiring, cutting edge essays by 33 world-renowned practitioners.
* New theories and techniques in hypnosis.
* Step by step instructional scripts on: How to hypnotize; How to test for suggestibility; How to test for depth.
* A practical procedural outline to conducting a successful hypnotherapy session from A to Z.
* Step-by-step techniques and scripts enable you to uncover, through age regression, the root cause of a problem behavior or feelings.
* Forgiveness therapy explained and outlined step by step.
* The Triad of powers: Suggestion, Imagination and the Subconscious mind.
* The principles and patterns of the hypnotic language that powerfully and effectively influence the subconscious mind.
Zalman Segal is a highly respected and sought-after counselor, trainer and author. He is known for his unparalleled success in inducing clients and students to increase motivation or alter behavior patterns through hypnosis by applying strong analytical, intuitive and interpersonal skills. Zali is recognized for integrity, "people" skills and a commitment to hypnotherapy excellence. He is the founder and director of the BreakThrough Institute in New York City, where he practices and teaches hypnotherapy.
In this book, I (Zali) condensed and make accessible what I have learned so far in the field of hypnosis. I was prompted to write this manuscript because of the relentless requests from my students and clients, many of whom were impressed enough to want to learn and explore the field of hypnotism. Let this be your segue into the wonderful universe of your own mind.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Hypnotherapy
Chapter 2: First Session with a New Client - A Blueprint
Chapter 3: Inducing Hypnosis and Testing for Depth
Chapter 4: The Language of the Subconscious Mind &
the Psychology of Suggestion
Chapter 5: Self-Hypnosis
Chapter 6: Rapport
Chapter 7: Hypnotic Induction Techniques
Chapter 8: Hypnosis Theories and Practical Applications
Chapter 9: Miscellaneous Articles by Notable Contributors Chapter 10: Appendices, Bibliography, Glossary, Index
Articles by Chaplain Paul G. Durbin, Ph.D.: "Hypnosis and Religious Faith" p. 276 and "Hospital Job Description for Hypnotherapist p. 283
A SAMPLE FROM HYPNOTIZE THIS: SOME DEFINITIONS OF "HYPNOSIS"
Psychologists and hypnotherapists in different camps take varying views of hypnosis. The following is a representative collection of definitions from respectable sources and professionals.
Webster's dictionary (1876) defines hypnosis as:
1) A state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions readily accepted by the subject. Any of various conditions that resemble sleep.
The Skeptic's Dictionary: Hypnosis is a process involving a hypnotist and a subject who agrees to be hypnotized.
Being hypnotized is usually characterized by:
(a) Intense concentration
(b) Extreme relaxation
(c) High suggestibility
Hypnosis is commonly used in behavior modification therapy to assist clients in overcoming phobias or bad habits. It also has other uses that are more
A dictionary of psychology and psychiatry defines hypnosis as follows: A superficial or deep trance state resembling sleep induced by suggestions of relaxation and concentrated attention to a single object. The subject becomes suggestible and responsive to the hypnotist's influence, and can be induced to recall forgotten events, become insensitive to pain, control vasomotor and, in the hands of an experienced hypnotherapist, gain relief from , anxieties and other psychological symptoms." (Goldenson, 1984, p. 358)
1990 Grolier Encyclopedia: "Hypnosis refers to a state or condition in the subject becomes highly responsive to suggestions. The hypnotized individual seems to follow instructions in an uncritical, automatic fashion and attends closely only to those aspects of the environment made relevant by the hypnotist. If the subject is profoundly responsive, he or she hears, sees, feels, smells and tastes in accordance with the suggestions given, even though these may be in direct contradiction to the actual stimuli that impinge upon the subject. Furthermore, memory and awareness of self can be altered by
suggestions. All of these effects may be extended post hypnotically into the individual’s subsequent waking activity. It is as if suggestions given during hypnosis come to define the individual's perception of the real world. In this sense the phenomenon has been described as a Believed-in Fantasy."
Weitzenhoffer, 1953: "An artificially induced state, usually (though not always) resembling sleep, but physiologically distinct from it, which is characterized by heightened suggestibility, and as a result of which certain sensory, motor and memory abnormalities may be induced more readily than in normal state." [p. 3] (p 23)
Other definitions are given and I would I would like to include one of those:
Dictionary of Occupational Titles (a U. S. Government Publication) HYPNOTHERAPY AS DEFINED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR in THE DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES
079.010 HYPNOTHERAPIST: "Hypnotherapist induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior pattern through hypnosis. Consults with client to determine the nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic states by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subjects to determine degrees of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and an analysis of client's problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning." (p 25)
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