From the Inside Flap
"Serving the neophyte therapist as well as the seasoned professional, this book leaves few areas untouched. I wish I had written it!" --Terence Watts 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 décor 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.
From the Back Cover
"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.