The Art of Hypnosis Book

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The Art of Hypnosis By C. Roy Hunter. This is a beginner's text, written in an easy-to-read style, with a preface by world-renown stage hypnotist.


The Art of Hypnosis

By C. Roy Hunter

This is a beginner's text, written in an easy-to-read style, with a preface by world-renown stage hypnotist, Ormond McGill. It is praised highly by major hypnosis associations, and takes the reader through the basics in "how to" format, with a lengthy chapter tracing the history of trance induction from ancient times to the present. 200+ pages, indexed. This text is used for the first college quarter of my 3-quarter professional hypnosis training course. Numerous hypnosis schools around the world recommend or require their students to purchase this text.



  1. Overview

    The Purpose of This Book, Who Was Charles Tebbetts? Part I: Basic Hypnosis Training, Part II: Hypnotherapy, Part III: Advanced Hypnotherapy Techniques

  2. Hypnosis: What IS It and Why Use It?

    Why Use Hypnosis?, Subconscious Resistance to Change, "Old Tapes" Must Be Changed, What Is Hypnosis?, Hypnosis = Altered Consciousness, The Four States of Mind, Correct Terminology for People in Hypnosis, Faith and Hypnosis Are Closely Related, Hypnotic Formula: Components of Hypnosis, Are the Ingredients Enough?

  3. Hypnosis: Yesterday & Today

    The Purpose of this Chapter, Possible Origins of Hypnosis, The Hypnotic Pioneers of Yesteryear, Hypnotic Pioneers of the 18th Century, Hypnosis in the 19th Century, The Most Common Mistake of the Pioneers, 20th Century Hypnosis, The ART of Hypnotherapy: Birth of a New Profession, Legal Recognition of Hypnotherapy, The Future of Hypnosis

  4. The Dual Roles of Suggestibility Tests

    Wording Is Important, Tebbetts Suggestibility Tests (Roy Hunter style), Should You Use Suggestibility Tests Every Time?, Before You Begin Hypnosis...

  5. Inductions and Awakening

    How Do We Induce Hypnosis?, Induction Type #1: Eye Fixation, Type #2: Relaxation (or Fatigue of Nervous System), Type #3: Mental Confusion, Type #4: Mental Misdirection, Type #5: Loss of Equilibrium, Type #6: Shock to Nervous System, Unique Technique, IMPORTANT ADVICE REGARDING TOUCH, Your Imagination Is the Limit, VOICE: Your Greatest Tool, Awakening

  6. Deepening the Hypnotic State

    Recognizing the Trance State, Depths of Hypnosis, How to Deepen the Hypnotic State, What About Guided Imagery for Deepening?

  7. Testing During Hypnosis

    How Does Testing Benefit the Client?, Eye Catalepsy Test, The Hand Clasp Test, The Rigid Arm Test, Automatic Motion, Arm Levitation, To Use Arm Levitation Without Touch, What If a Client Fails Two Tests?, Can Convincers Be Used to Measure Hypnotic Depth?

  8. Post-Hypnotic Suggestion & Suggestion Structure

    Non-therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion, Therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion, Post-hypnotic Suggestion as a Hypnotic Induction, Direct and Indirect Suggestion, Constructing Effective Suggestions

  9. Ethics & Potential Dangers

    What Constitutes Ethics?, "Hypnotic Seal", Ethics Legislated in Washington State, Is Hypnosis Dangerous?, Just What Constitutes Adequate Training?, Do Advanced Degrees Stop Unwise Use of Hypnosis?, Be Non-Judgmental of Your Clients

  10. Self-Hypnosis for Stress Coping

    Stress Release Options -- the Healthy Choices, Doing It, It Only Works When It Is Used

  11. Concepts about the Subconscious Taught by Charles Tebbetts

    Six Functions of the Subconscious, The Five Methods of Subconscious Programming, The Rules of the Mind, So... WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

  12. Introducing the Art of Hypnotherapy

    So... Just What Is Hypnotherapy?, How Can Hypnotherapy Resolve Problems?, Are All These Steps Necessary?, Preview of Parts Therapy, In Conclusion