As an Instructor of Hypnosis, I not only read this wonderful book, but it is also on my required reading list for my college students. Never before have I seen such a comprehensive text written on hypnotherapeutic practices that is so well written even one with no knowledge of Hypnotherapy can relate to it as well as understand the techniques. Hogan should be proud to accept his position beside such modern Hypnosis greats as such as Rossi, Cheek, and Erickson among others. The Time Track piece is simply amazing.
The New Hypnotherapy Handbook was one of my textbooks for Kevin Hogan's hypnosis certification training. I particularly liked this book because it offers a model of hypnotherapy, a number of useful scripts, and solutions to dealing with difficult problems in hypnosis. First, the model. CARPETS is Hogan's anacronym for Case Analysis, Regression, Parts/Ego State, Time Track Therapy and Suggestive Therapeutics. The highlight of the model is the Time Track Component. Never have I seen such a beautiful piece of work in the field of hypnosis. What you learn is how to weave a clients past and future positive resources into their present day state of mind. This modality alone is worth the ... price of the book. The discussion of ethical issues, case analysis and legal issues is first rate. The details of regression are sketchy at first but made clear later in the book when his co-authors give verbatim transcripts of their session work. The ego state therapy is better described in Ego States by Watkins, but the treatment is sufficient. The specialty chapters on Emergency Hypnosis, Past Life Regression and even UFO abductions are tantalizing and always prefaced with cautions of ethical use and careful handling of the client. This book started off a bit clumsily and then by Chapter Two it was clear it was one of the finest books on hypnosis I have read. The New Hypnotherapy Handbook is a wonderful book for the advanced beginner and the seasoned practitioner.
If you are a hypnotherapist who wants to really help people create permanent change this book is a must - period. I own and have read, highlighted and reread the original Hypnotherapy Handbook. The pages are tattered because the concepts keep displaying deeper levels of understanding each time I read it. Wow, despite that, I have gleamed even more insights from reading this one. As I said above, if you want to really help people, buy and study this book.
Kevin Hogan and company do it right this time. I bought the original Hypnotherapy Handbook two years ago. It was a good text but loaded with errors. The NEW Hypnotherapy Handbook corrects all the errors and adds so much new material that I couldn't wait to turn the pages and soak up the material. The layout is superb. The therapeutic process is brilliantly conceived and articulated. The indexed table of contents is rare in the field of hypnosis, the content is outstanding and the specialties addressed in the book are among the best treatments I've ever seen. The co-authors address difficult and controversial topics like UFO abductions, past life regressions, diabetes, emergency hypnosis and many other issues with sheer brilliance. This is a simply awesome text and is among the best I've ever read.
With the growing interest in alternative - complementary therapies, hypnotherapy is increasingly being recognized as a compelling choice. Kevin Hogan is an important voice in defining methods which are respectful of the client, highly ethical, and effective. His voice is credible because of his own ethics and practice and the effectiveness of his work. It was my privilege to edit The New Hypnotherapy Handbook and to train with him in Minneapolis. I have the deepest respect for his knowledge and wisdom and the efforts he has made to develop and establish hypnotherapy as a viable, trustworthy intervention. It's an excellent resource!
Thank you for sharing your insightful gleanings from your clinic. As a fellow professional, I thank you for the sense of sharing, and caring that we all need to connect with as we move through of adolesence of human development into the adulthood of maturity and realisation that we are all here as part of the universe and as such when we give freely, as you do of your knowledge, we receive a thousandfold in return. Namaste