"Serving the neophyte therapist as well as the seasoned professional, this book leaves few areas untouched. I wish I had written it!"
Fellow of the Hypnotherapy Research Society (UK)
Since its popularization by Anton Mesmer in the late eighteenth century, hypnosis has been an effective, though sometimes poorly understood, healing tool. Now, hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and related holistic practices are enjoying an unprecedented period of acceptance and popularity. As evidence of their effectiveness against a variety of physical and emotional ailments grows, these processes are attracting more and more practitioners.
Recognizing the need for a comprehensive text, certified instructor Mary Lee LaBay has written Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach. This book contains valuable insights and instructions for both the beginner and the veteran therapist. Ms. LaBay covers the nuts and bolts of running a successful practice in a nurturing environment, from appropriate office dï¿½cor to the current legal climate. Through case studies and exercises, she demonstrates various therapeutic techniques, including regression, personality part retrieval, and secondary gains, and includes instructions on how to combine them for maximum effectiveness. While Ms. LaBay's focus is on how to best treat every individual client, she also recognizes the toll that sessions can take on the therapist and offers tips for maintaining the correct energy and balance.
In Hypnotherapy: A Client-Centered Approach, Mary Lee LaBay has condensed her vast scholarship and experience into one resource to benefit therapists at any stage of their careers.
Mary Lee LaBay, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, and certified instructor of hypnotherapy, has a private clinical hypnotherapy practice in Bellevue, Washington. She is the founding president of the Lake Washington chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists and has presented at the conventions of several national and international organizations. Ms. LaBay has written numerous books and articles, including Through the Open Door: Secrets of Self-Hypnosis (with Kevin Hogan), also available from Pelican.
"I would like to commend the book Hypnotherapy unreservedly. Mary Lee LaBay has managed to do what few others have--write an authoritative work on hypnotherapy that is an enjoyable and easy read. Mary Lee has disseminated very complicated concepts in a pragmatic way that will be of use to both student and experienced hypnotherapist alike. As an instructor of hypnotherapy, I will be placing this work at the top of our recommended reading list."
--Shaun Brookhouse, M.A. (Ed), D.C.H., Ph.D., F.N.C.H.
chairman, National Council for Hypnotherapy
Professional hypnotherapy is a rapidly expanding field. As more and more people discover the relief that hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming can bring to an array of physical and emotional problems, there is a growing need for qualified, client-centered therapists. This comprehensive study is a virtual textbook for practitioners, covering everything from establishing an appropriate office atmosphere to various therapeutic techniques and case studies. Written by an experienced, certified therapist and instructor, Hypnotherapy offers up-to-date information and field-tested insights for translating theory into effective therapy.
I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the wonderful and natural tool of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
The book itself is written in a clear and logical format with the different techniques explained in detail and then through analogy and case studies.
I was impressed by the wide range of approaches and techniques she covers, and the detail she provides for the use of each method.
Informative and insightful, and a wonderful text for those beginning a career in hypnotherapy. This book provides a solid foundation on which to build.Published 6 months ago by Tamara
I would highly recommend this book for anyone seeking a better understanding of the dynamics of hypnosis, and the benefits of using a 'client-centered approach. Read morePublished 10 months ago by sirius1nWA
Excellent , very informative and practical for hypnotherapy practitioners. It provides working scripts and useful information in a very useable formatPublished 17 months ago by Danielle Aitken
Easy reading format. Explained the basics of hypnosis and gave example of the techniques presented. This book was easier to read than other books I've read on hypnosis.Published 21 months ago by Phyllis
I wanted a book which outlined in greater detail how to induce hypnosis, and powerful scripts for healing. Left me wanting a bit more.Published on April 4, 2013 by Therapist
Dr. LaBay's approach towards hypnotherapy is both effective and refreshing. Combining fundamental hypnosis with highly effective NLP techniques, this book gives the therapist a... Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by J. Lewis
This is a fantastic book especially if you are just getting started with hypnosis. Mary Lee Labay's style is easy flowing and understandable. Read morePublished on November 2, 2011 by Bill Michaels
This is an excellent book. Very informative and to the point. I have been recommanding this book to other hypnotherapists and they have been quite glad to have gotten it. Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by Pierre Benoit