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I found this book to be a great source of "what's inside the mind" and giving a different view of how alien abductions effect people. It was a very interesting read from the side of the author as well as patient with wonderful illustrations giving the reader another dimension which typically is not seen.

I found this book to be a great source of "what's inside the mind" and giving a different view of how alien abductions effect people. It was a very interesting read from the side of the author as well as patient with wonderful illustrations giving the reader another dimension which typically is not seen. In my thirty years of research into the UFO abduction phenomenon, my goal has been to expand the small group of competent therapists and investigators. Those efforts have been rewarded. In addition to David Jacobs, John Mack, I have also brought Yvonne Smith into this crucially important fraternity. CHOSEN presents a compelling, cross-section of her extensive research into the UFO abduction mystery. --Budd Hopkins (Pioneer UFO Abduction Researcher, Lecturer, Author)

The abduction experience is one of the most controversial and challenging aspects of the UFO phenomenon. We need more work from serious investigators like Yvonne Smith to cast light in the shadows of these distressing and sometime enlightening experiences. --Stan Friedman (Nuclear-Physicist, Researcher. Lecturer, Author)

I include Yvonne Smith in my publication of important UFO references, The UFO Magazine UFO Encyclopedia. I have seen her expertly conduct regressive hypnotherapy sessions and was impressed at observing her skillfully eliciting recollections from her subjects subconscious. CHOSEN dramatically conveys to the reader, in a in-depth never before revealed, trauma suffered by an abduction experience. --Wm. J. Birnes. J.D., Ph.D., (Producer, The History Channel UFO Hunters, Publisher, UFO Magazine)

About the Author

Yvonne Smith became concerned with victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] in 1990. Upon graduation from the California Hypnosis Motivation Institute as a certified hypnotherapist, she immediately began to work with PTSD victims. She observed through hypnotherapy what many of her subjects described as a pattern of alien abduction or other close encounter experiences. Since group therapy would assist in their trauma recovery, Yvonne founded CERO [Close Encounter Resource Organization] in 1991, which conducts monthly meetings to this day. In addition to maintaining personal contact with her subjects, she has traveled extensively, lecturing about the recollections of her subjects close encounters described during hypnotherapy at M.I.T. and other American universities and conferences as well as several international conferences from Europe to South America . In the 1990 s, Yvonne traveled extensively with her abduction research colleagues Budd Hopkins, David Jacobs, Ph.D., John Carpenter, and the late John Mack M.D. as a participant in a lecture series. Comfortable in front of cameras, Yvonne s many television appearances have included programs such as the Montel Williams Show, History Channel, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, Encounters, Sightings, Rosanne Barr, The Joan Rivers Show and The Leeza Show. In addition, well known radio hosts George Noory, Art Bell, Paul Harvey, Dr. David Viscott, Jerry Pippen, Joe Montaldo, and Sweeps/Radio Ireland have all had Yvonne as their special guest. Yvonne has frequently been a consultant to producers, directors and actors for film and television programs. Having her residence turned into a television studio for many hours has been a common occurrence. In CHOSEN , Yvonne has taken the time to reveal explicit and dramatic transcripts of subjects describing, during hypnotherapy, their recollections of alien encounters and abductions.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 211 pages
  • Publisher: Backstage Entertainment; First edition (February 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615208894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615208893
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yvonne Smith became concerned with victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ["PTSD"] in the late 1980s, and in 1990 [after 2 years of studies and 1000 hours of internship] received her certification from the California Hypnosis Motivation Institute [the only such accredited institution in the United States}. She immediately began to work with PTSD victims, assisting them and encouraging them to work through and cope with their PTSD. [Many of her subjects are referred to her by physicians and psychologists who believe Yvonne's expertise can benefit their patients.]

Observing that many of her subjects were describing a pattern of alien abduction and other close encounter experiences, in 1991 Yvonne founded CERO [Close Encounter Resource Organization] which provides personal attention and maintains active monthly support group meetings where PTSD victims share their thoughts and feelings about their unusual experiences.

While maintaining personal contact with her subjects, since 1991 Yvonne extensively co-lectured with Harvard's John Mack, M.D., Budd Hopkins, and David Jacobs, Ph.D., in the United States at M.I.T and several other universities...and also at many conferences [ as annually at the Roswell Celebration]. She annually participates in the Roswell UFO Festival [both acting as an m.c. and presenting multiple lectures] and conducting standing-room-only nightly experiencer sessions at the Laughlin, Nevada annual International UFO Congress.

Comfortable in front of cameras, Yvonne's 25-30 television appearances have included programs such as MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, Montel Williams Show, Encounters, Sightings, Rosanne Barr,The Joan Rivers Show, and The Leeza Show. Having her living room turned into a television "studio" for many hours has been a common occurrence. While lecturing as a repeat guest at a government sponsored conference in San Marino, Italy, she was interviewed on Italian television for broadcast both in Italy and other European countries. Many well known radio hosts (such as Art Bell, Paul Harvey, Dr. David Viscott, Jerry Pippen and Sweeps/Radio Ireland) have had Yvonne as their program guest.

In addition to her many t.v. interviews, Yvonne with her PTSD support participated in a Disney movie, Alien Encounters (1995).. She has frequently been consulted concerning hypnotherapy by directors and actors for movies and television programs in the works..
As the foremost female hypnotherapist in this field, Yvonne has had many opportunities to lecture with and be a panel-member with well known UFO researchers writers and speakers such as Budd Hopkins, Stanton Friedman, Maj. Jesse Marcel, Jr., David Jacobs, Paola Harris, Dr. John Mack, Robert Dean, Dr. John Miller, Steve Bassett, Linda Howe, and Michael Lindemann. She also enjoyed a conference with Travis Walton and former American astronaut, Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14.

Yvonne is featured with Budd Hopkins in the DVD: Secrets from the Underground, vol. 1: "Alien Hybrids and Clinical Hypnotherapy".

Yvonne is the author of '"CHOSEN; Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy." CHOSEN contains explicit and dramatic transcripts of subjects describing, during hypnotherapy, their traumatic recollections of alien encounters and abductions.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The Guardian TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 12, 2010
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Yvonne Smith is a qualified hypnotherapist (C.Ht) practicing in California. In the 1980s, whilst working to uncover original causes of post-traumatic stress disorder in many patients, buried/blocked narratives of alien abduction experiences started to emerge under hypnosis. These not only explained the PTSD symptoms, but exploration of the issue usually resolved said symptoms. From a position of initial skepticism, Smith gradually moved to specialising in the abduction issue and founded the Close Encounter Resource Organization (CERO) in 1991. She subsequently learned a great deal about the phenomenon from Budd Hopkins and acknowledges the legacy of seminal work from that great New York City-based investigator.

This 2008 book details eight separate cases organised by chapter, and includes verbatim transcripts of many hypnotic regression sessions and the insertion of illustrations (usually abductees' drawings) into the page-text. Two of the cases involve the simultaneous abduction of two people, and some of the abductees consent to their own names and true IDs being used in the book. The complex serial abduction of two brothers from Tennessee is one of the strongest cases in the literature anywhere, and the author explains her involvement in helping unravel it in detail. The same breeding-focussed activities by the abductors are uncovered in common with the findings of virtually all other researchers - no surprise. For me, two small highlights of the book stand out: the short essay pp63-65 written by "Mary", one of the abductees, on what she feels about the nature, history and motives of the abductors is seriously thought-provoking and insightful; and the account in Chapter 8 of Rita Gaines' encounter with a strange human-looking individual (Hybrid? Alien?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Johnscott on January 29, 2015
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Why do we ignore these stories of abduction? Is it our innate fear to not want to believe in something that would turn everything we have been taught to believe completely upside down? I truly feel sorry for these victims and I hope they can find some solace in their lives.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Loggs on April 5, 2012
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There are several other books on the subject of using hypnotherapy for the PTSD trauma to people who believe they have been abducted by aliens, some better than others. But what makes hypnotherapist Yvonne Smith's 20 years of experiences described in CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy more interesting and definitely more credible is the inclusion of many verbatim transcripts of the subjects as she probes deep into hr subjects subconscious. Even the descriptive drawings by the subjects themselves, while definitely not "artistic", add to the reality of the experiences they describe during hypnotherapy. The positive reviews by other internationally known personalities in the "UFO Community" such as Budd Hopkins, Stanton Friedman, Bill Birnes and others, and favorable comments in other publications about Yvonne Smith's hypnotherapy work, are very accurately reflected in CHOSEN.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By michael on April 26, 2011
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I tried to enjoy this book on kindle, but was unable to. I cant believe amazon would release this on kindle to be sold to there customers. This is the worst written book I have ever tried to read. All the words on paragraph or simply spread out through the text simply blend in together on every page. itwasterribletoreadthis
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