Self-hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-change

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Psychology - 283 pages
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Self-Hypnosis: The Complete Manual for Health and Self-Change, 2nd ed offers a step-by step guide to using hypnosis to better well-being and stronger self-control. For over two decades renowned therapist and author Brian Alman showed thousands of individuals how to use self-inductive techniques for relief from pain, stress, and discomfort. Self-hypnosis assists in meditation and fosters positive self-regard. The exercises in Self-Hypnosis are clear, concise and easily attainable. As an effective therapy in alleviating the pain of childbirth, medical and dental surgery, burns, and accidental injuries, hypnosis is practiced widely. Hypnosis in pain relief is a noninvasive and natural healing process. Self-Hypnosis makes this healing technique available to the lay reader.

  

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Contents

What You Can Expect from This Book
3
Practical Matters of SelfHypnosis
11
The Power of Posthypnotic Suggestions and Cues
23
How To Use Guided Imagery and Positive Visualization
31
Putting Yourself into a Trance
39
How To Deal with Distractions
49
The Language of Hypnotic Suggestions
60
Nine Varieties of SelfHypnosis Techniques
68
Pain Control Strategies
166
Skin ImprovementsWarts Herpes Eczema and Psoriasis
185
Increasing Your SelfConfidence and Problem Solving
200
Thin Meditations
215
Solve Your Sleeping Problems
225
Parenting Better with SelfHypnosis
235
New Strategies in Childbirthing
245
Maximize Your Sports Performance
253

WORKING TOWARD YOUR GOALS
97
Freedom from Fears Phobias and Anxiety
110
How To Relax Your Jaw and Stop Teeth Grinding
122
Your Power To Stop Smoking
127
SelfExplorationBe Your Own Counselor
139
Relief for Allergies and Asthma
156
Successful Thinking About Money and Your Career
263
SelfHypnosis for Generations
271
Index
279
Supplemental Audiotapes
285
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About the author (1992)

Alman holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been in private practice for twenty years. He is affiliated with the Kaiser Permanente health-care organization, whose Positive Choice weight-loss program will be featured in Dr. Alman's self-hypnosis infomercial scheduled to air in January 2004.

George Pratt, Ph.D., and Peter Lambrou, Ph.D., are licensed clinical psychologists in practice at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. Both have served as chairman of psychology and are on staff at Scripps. They maintain private practices in La Jolla.

John David Mann is an award-winning author whose titles include the New York Times bestseller Flash Foresight, The Go-Giver, It's Not About You, and Take the Lead.

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