AFRAID OF HYPNOSIS?
I'm Afraid of Hypnosis - but I Don't Know Why
book by Deborah Marshall-Warren
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A study of popular fears about hypnosis and why they are mistaken. This book guides you through what is involved in hypnotherapy, using step-by-step examples of real hypnotherapy sessions. It also explores in the origins of popular misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Celebrating Hypnotherapy Today - in Today’s World!
For all those who:
- are afraid of hypnosis and don’t know why
- realise that stage hypnosis touches only the surface
- have questions both before and after their sessions
- feel a sense of something amiss in their otherwise successful lives and ...
- want something positive, constructive, and specific, to change that feeling
- do not want to attend therapy week after week, year after year
- are about to wonder, ‘why doesn’t everybody do this?’
Celebrating Hypnotherapy Today - not magic, but truly magical.
You can read some passages from Deborah's book on
the extracts page. You can learn more about Deborah's work on the home page.
"Deborah Marshall-Warren is deservedly well known in the hypnotherapy world as a prominent therapist and the author of
Mind Detox. In this book, Deborah takes us on an amazing journey through the way in which our culture uses and abuses hypnosis. From her exploration of negative images of hypnosis in literature, TV and film, we begin to realise why hypnosis has become, for the uninformed, something scary and best avoided.
But more than this, the book explores the misuses of hypnosis in our everyday life, and is a massive outcry against the TV junkie, commercial-drenched, political double-speak, computer game addicted world we have created for ourselves as our natural talent for the trance state is abused by those who want our money, our compliance, or our vote.
Above all, this book is a timely cry to take hypnotherapy seriously. Debunking the myths that surround it, it shows how hypnotherapy is a safe, natural way of engaging our natural abilities to heal, to break free, and to grow. For through hypnotherapy, the individual begins to take control of their own life and to wake up to the negative suggestions and images which surround us all.
This is the freshest book I've read on the subject - a must for every therapist, student, trainer, and anyone interested in hypnosis and modern life."
Dr Christopher Forester MA(Oxon) DPhil EmFHS EMFCPS FRGS FRSH
Former Chair, The Hypnotherapy Society
The book can be ordered from any bookshop in the UK. (Please ask the bookseller to order it through either Gardners or Bertrams.) It can also be purchased online through
amazon.co.uk for shipment anywhere in the world. Or you can buy it direct from the publisher: see the bookshop page.
Table of Contents from the Book
| ||AUTHOR’S PROLOGUE|
Your first approach to hypnotherapy
||HELP, I NEED HYPNOTHERAPY!
The specific benefits of hypnotherapy
Don’t believe everything you read about hypnosis!
Trances and trance-like states in everyday life
||UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Hypnosis in society and culture
||PROFESSIONALISM IN PRACTICE
Excluding hypnotherapy from the medical canon
Hypnotherapy as last resort
||A QUESTION OF CONTROL
Who’s controlling whom in hypnosis?
Is hypnosis genuinely real?
||LIFTING THE VEIL
Hypnotherapy can reveal why things happen in your mind
||THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF US!
Hypnotherapy shows you what you already have within yourself
||ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?
Case studies in hypnotherapy
| ||ABOUT THE AUTHOR|
| ||USEFUL NAMES AND ADDRESSES|
| ||APPENDIX: HYPNOTHERAPY SOCIETY CODE OF ETHICS|
You can read some passages from Deborah's book on the extracts page.