The Art of Hypnotherapy Book

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The Art of Hypnotherapy By C. Roy Hunter. This text is for the professional and the serious student of hypnosis, and comes highly praised by both…


The Art of Hypnotherapy

By C. Roy Hunter

This text is for the professional and the serious student of hypnosis, and comes highly praised by both veteran hypnotherapists and psychologists. It is 300+ pages, indexed. This text is used for the 2nd and 3rd college quarters of my 3-quarter professional hypnosis training course. Numerous hypnosis schools around the world recommend or require their students to purchase this text.


Preface (by Joyce Tebbetts).....xi

  1. Introduction to Hypnotherapy..... 1

    Why Is Hypnotherapy the Answer?, The Biggest Hypnotic Secret Revealed, Charles Tebbetts: a Master Teacher, Learn the Art of Hypnosis First, Who Should Teach Hypnosis?, Truth Removes Fear, The Purpose of This Book, Hypnotherapy Associations Recognizing This Course.

  2. The Preinduction Interview..... 15

    Objective #1: Building and Maintaining Rapport, Objective #2: Allaying Fears, Objective #3: Building Mental Expectancy, Objective #4: Gathering Information, The Importance of Choice, The Four Hypnotherapeutic Steps to Facilitate Change.

  3. The Benefits Approach..... 29

    The Subconscious Resists Force, Identifying the Benefits, Explain the Role of Imagination, What About the Price of Change? Doing Hypnotherapy: Benefits Approach, What Are Typical Client Benefits?, What Do You Say?, After Hypnosis, The Next Session, Mapping the Motivation, Why Not Begin with Advanced Techniques?

  4. Scripts for Progressions..... 39

    Benefits Approach for Non-Smoking, Benefits Approach for Weight Management.

  5. Anchoring and Triggers..... 47

    Triggers of Habit, Anchored Memories, Anchored Attitudes and Desires, Anchored Emotion, Anchoring and Hypnotherapy.

  6. Hypnotic Uncovering Techniques..... 53

    Does the Client Know the Cause of a Problem?, Ideo-motor Responding, Seven Psychodynamics of a Symptom, Age Regression, The Feeling Connection, Dream Interpretation, Parts Therapy.

  7. Regression Therapy..... 67

    Handling Undesired Spontaneous Regression, Discussion with Client Before Regression, Time Travel Techniques, Keeping Client in the Regression, Guiding vs. Leading, Abreactions and Emotional Clearing, Additional Hypnotic Advice.

  8. Parts Therapy..... 95

    WHAT and WHEN?, Before You Begin..., The Therapist's Role: Arbitrator, How to Get Results, Cautions..., Examples of Successful Parts Therapy, Parting Thoughts.

  9. Other Rapid Change Techniques..... 123

    Imagery, Systematic Desensitization, Implosive Desensitization, Desensitization by Object Projection, Silent Abreaction (Reframing), Verbalizing, Direct Suggestion, Indirect Suggestion, Important Advice from Charles Tebbetts, White Light Healing Technique, Other Cautions.

  10. Phobias..... 151

    Simple Phobias, Complex Phobias, Sensitizing Event(s), Activating Event, Handling the Pre-induction Interview, Potential Therapy Techniques for Phobias, Now What?, Glossary.

  11. Putting It Together..... 165

    Successes Facilitated by Charles Tebbetts, A Few of My Successes, Student Therapy Successes.

  12. A "Miracle on Demand"..... 181

  13. Past Life Regressions..... 195

    Possible Explanations, Spontaneous Past Life Regression, ETHICS, Techniques to Initiate Regression, Guiding vs. Leading, Past Life Abreactions, Additional Remarks.

  14. Peak Performance..... 213

    Power Points for Success, Why Use Regressions?, Choosing Power Points, The Session: CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS!, Post Hypnosis Discussion, Who Can Benefit?, Doing It!

  15. Motivation Mapping..... 223

    The Five Subconscious Motivators, Objectives of Motivation Mapping, When Is Motivation Mapping Used? Which Session Is Best?, Completing the Map, Mapping a Smoker, Mapping for Weight Management, Mapping Other Habits, Scoring, Now What?

  16. Sources of Subconscious Motivation..... 255

    Repetition, Authority, Desire for Identity (ego), Hypnosis/Self-Hypnosis, Emotion.

  17. Common Potential Applications of Hypnotherapy..... 265

    Confidence and/or Self-esteem, Depression, Forensic Hypnosis, Grief Therapy, Habit Control, Managing Stress and/or Anger, Marijuana (pot), Medical Uses of Hypnosis, Memory and Study Habits, Multiple Personalities, Phobias, Public Speaking, Remembering Lost Items, Sales & Business Motivation, Sexual Abuse, Sports Enhancement, Substance Abuse, Success, Suicidal, Test Anxiety, Training.

  18. The Journey Continues..... 293

Suggested Reading..... 299

Index..... 301