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Conversational Hypnosis: A Manual of Indirect Suggestion Spiral-bound – October, 1992
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Carol Sommer is a licensed clinical counselor who has been teaching clinical hypnotherapy since 1984. She is a certified Hypnotherapist and Consultant with American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and a certified trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). Carol is also a contributing author of The New Private Practice (W.W. Norton, 2001) as well as several research papers on hypnosis.
Carol is president of Sommer Solutions, Inc. through which she coaches and trains clinical and corporate audiences internationally. She has presented at numerous professional conferences, including American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Ericksonian Congresses. Carol maintains a private practice in personal and professional coaching and counseling in Downers Grove, IL.
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Secondly, another drawback of the book, a point which is of great importance, is that the author does not explain why some techniques work
(psychologically). For example, why the "Yes, or Agreement, Set" works? or why the "Embedded Commands" work? and so on..... It makes a big difference to explain why as that affects the effectiveness of learning which, at the end of the day, should be the ultimate goal of any book and truer yet for a manual. Otherwise, benefits are not full and implementing the material would be robotic.
What a fresh surprise Sommer's book is! Everything is fresh, imaginative, and never derivative. Here's an author who understands that hypnotherapy does not come in a can, but must be prepared fresh and spontaneously, using ever-changing combinations of ingredients.
If you want a book of recipes, this is not for you. If you want to become more creative and effective, then look no further.
IF the reader actually practices and experiments with the concepts in this book, he/she will be much more effective and artful in using language in general and the use of indirect language specifically.
This is not a "hypnosis how-to," I recommend it for novice hypnotists and anyone intersted in communicating more artfully.