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Hypnotism: A Hypnosis Training & Techniques Manual: The Real Questions And Answers Paperback – January 10, 2003

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Silver Institute Pub. Co.; illustrated edition edition (January 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967851599
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967851594
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,116,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


The Hypnosis Rapid and Shock Inductions In This Training Manual are great techniques that really work GREAT! --Andrew Wellington Clinical Hypnotherapist, United Kingdom

This Hypnosis Manual is the best hypnosis text book on the market. The knowledge is priceless! --Dr. Steve Bateman, Licensed Psychologist

This Hypnotism manual gave me all the tools and methods that I will need to have a great practice. --Helen Courtier, Clinical Hypnothearpist, Seattle WA

About the Author

Ormond McGill is a name with which to conjure to those who know mystery. He is known as the Dean of American Hypnotists;, and as a magician and hypnotist of international reputation has toured in many parts of the World with his exciting stage shows, East Indian Miracles, Mental-Magic, and the Concert of Hypnotism. Ormond McGill was a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. In addition, he was also a naturalist of prominence, his contributions to entomology and conchology being well-known. Among his previously published books are: The Secret World of Witchcraft, Religious Mysteries of the Orient (co-authored with Ron Ormond), The Encyclopedia of Genuine Stage Hypnotism, The Art of Stage Hypnotism, How To Produce Miracles, and Entertaining With Magic.

Tom Silver is a clinical hypnotherapist with a private practice in Southern California. He is the Founder and creator of The Silver Institute of Hypnotherapy Training Center in California. Tom Silver has been successful training students and currently teaches advanced courses in Hypnotherapy to hypnotherapists around the world. He is an expert in Group Hypnosis with over twenty years of experience. Tom Silver has toured the World conducting seminars, lectures, and demonstrations on hypnosis. Mr. Silver was one of the first clinical hypnotherapists in the world to create the method of Mass-Hypnosis through an interpreter in a foreign language. Tom Silver is the co-author along with Dr. Ormond McGill of the hypnosis book entitled,The How-To Book Of Hypnotism.

In February 1995, Tom Silver hypnotized over thirty-eight hundred people at the same time in Taiwan, R.O.C., setting the first Inter-lingual Hypnosis Worlds Record. He hypnotized the entire audience in Mandarin Chinese through an interpreter. This method of hypnosis that Tom Silver created and authored is classified as Interlingual Hypnotic Trance Induction © 1995.

While in Taiwan, Tom Silver lectured about the positive therapeutic values of hypnosis on National Taiwan Television and to the Taiwan Police Academy, members of the Taiwan Olympic Committee, students, professors, doctors and businessmen. He also hypnotized famous celebrities weekly on the #1 most watched television show in Taiwan called Super Sunday. Between 1997 and 1999, Tom Silver worked for The Taiwan Department Of Defense is helping to activate memories from some subjects that might have been involved in the biggest weapons procurement scandal and murder in Taiwans history.

Tom Silver was awarded a Gold Plate of Honor from the Taiwan Minister Of Defense in July of 1997 for his work in using hypno-investigation to help retrieve memories of the crime and murder of Colonel Ying which took place in Taiwan back in December of 1993.

Tom Silver has also lectured and performed for companies, universities, and corporations throughout the world, including Microsoft Corporation, Hughes Aircraft, Hitachi Corporation, the 3M Corporation, Costco Corporation, Atlantic Richfield, UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, just to name a few. Tom Silver has helped companies and their employees increase productivity in the workplace, creating a happy, motivated, stress-free environment. Students have also found Tom Silvers method of hypnotherapy and CYBERSUGGESTION to be very beneficial.

Tom Silver has appeared and performed live hypnosis demonstrations on such television shows as The Sally Jesse Rafael Show, NBC The Other Half with Dick Clark, TNN Ultimate Revenge, FOX Television Special Powers of The Paranormal, Hypnotized, his own CBS television one hour special, Comedy Centrals The Mans Show, the Montel Williams Show on UPN, the Mike & Mattie Show

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jenny McLeod on September 27, 2004
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This book may well be a treasure of hypnotic instruction. However I feel it would be a lot better if the writers and EDITOR had bothered to proof read it. There are so many English errors in the book it makes it annoying and difficult to concentrate on the content of the book.

Apart from that - read the other reviews.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nicolas Caporale on January 9, 2007
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I bought this book when I already had a small background in hypnosis - I found a lot of information interesting, however there were spelling mistakes and grammar mistakes that I couldn't quite get past. The author seemed a little full of himself in that he mentions his own name and qualifications almost every other page (I'm exaggerating slightly, but it was enough to where I was thinking, "Alright already! I get it!).

In a subject that many people don't take seriously, I would have tried to give the subject more credibility by having someone proof-read my book. The author/s make some statements that have no citations or bibliographical reference, that I may choose to believe but skeptics of hypnotism may scoff at.

If you buy this, buy it for yourself and don't buy it to help educate a "non-believer".
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lisa & Helen Macias on September 4, 2003
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I personally know Tom Silver and have always been impressed with how much information he gives whether just talking to you one on one, or in one of his seminars. He always goes the extra mile. He has done the same thing in this new book that he co-wrote with Ormond McGill. It is loaded with a lot of valuable, useful information and there is something for everyone whether you know nothing at all about hypnosis, are just starting out, or are a seasoned veteran. One could run out of ink trying to highlight all of this information. This is a book to be read over and over again and is a great reference manual. Kudos to Tom and Ormond who once again have been very generous is sharing their many combined years of knowledge. Many people try to keep things to themselves, but not these two. That's a mark of a true professional.
On a footnote, I called Tom and told him that he has to get himself another editor as there were a lot of errors. He readily acknowledged that unfortunately the editor erroneously sent in the unedited rough draft to the printer and that he is already working on correcting this by putting out the correctly edited final copy that should have gone out originally. This will come out as a 2nd edition.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Searcy on February 7, 2014
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Great book. It had a lot of info. I'd advise anyone who studies hypnosis to read it. It has questions and answers to those who might not know the practice and use of the art.
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