An Introduction to Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

Front Cover, Nov 1, 2012 - Psychology - 159 pages
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In this introduction to the subject, experienced hypnotherapist and trainer Damian Hamill takes the reader on an exploration of the exciting fields of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Assuming no previous knowledge, Damian helps the reader to:
- Learn an empowering and respectful philosophy for helping people change with hypnosis
- Explore the fascinating History of Hypnosis and meet many of the pioneers going back centuries
- Find out why Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung both turned their backs on hypnosis (or thought they had!) and why they were wrong
- Discover what people actually experience when they access hypnosis and how these natural phenomena can be used for therapeutic ends
- Find out about natural hypnoidal states and how hypnosis surrounds us on a daily basis
- Investigate what factors influence individual hypnotic susceptibility and find out why what happens in a research laboratory is not necessarily the best guide to what happens in real life
- Examine a number of classic theories and 'explanations' for hypnosis
- Discover different styles for inducing hypnosis, deepening it and communicating with your client in trance
- Learn how to handle the unexpected and how to engage with clients in a supportive and respectful way
- Be introduced to a range of therapeutic approaches for utilising hypnosis for therapeutic change.
Written in a friendly and accessible style the reader will find the subject clearly explained and de-mystified and will be left with a thirst to find out more.

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As someone who didn't know much about hypnosis to start with I was looking for a good introduction and this book is exactly what I needed. It is very well written and conversational in tone but provides a huge amount of fascinating information about the history, theory, methods and applications of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. I can't really imagine a better introduction to the subject and I would recommend it to anyone. 


Introduction Waiting for the Miracle
A brief history of hypnosis
So whats it all about?
Hypnotic Phenomena
Hypnoidal states and types of hypnosis
Individual responses and susceptibility
Theories of hypnosis
Moving forward from the induction
Communication in trance
Case history and information gathering
Managing the Client in trance
Welcoming and accepting the Client
Overview of Major Therapeutic Approaches Conclusion
About Hypnotic Outcomes References

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Damian Hamill is a therapist, coach, consultant and trainer in the fields of hypnotherapy, NLP, personal development and Life/Executive Coaching. He is certified at an advanced level as a hypnotherapist and is a Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP). Damian has also trained in Time Line Therapy (TM) and Symbolic Modelling. He is a certified NLP Coach Practitioner. Prior to establishing Hypnotic Outcomes, Damian was a Senior Lecturer on the clinical hypnosis programme at a respected London University and Course Director for another UK hypnotherapy training body. He also designed and taught the Certificate and Diploma courses in Hypnotherapy for a well-known college of adult education in London.

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