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Dave Elman was a master hypnotherapist, teaching physicians, dentists and psychologists back in the 1950s how to do what they should already have been taught in their training. This book is full of stories, examples and dialogues with clients that demonstrate his ability to work successfully with a stunning array of people. It is truly amazing that it has taken over 50 years since his work in order for hypnosis to begin emerging as the tool for personal transformation that it is. Although the history of hypnosis is much older that that, it has long suffered the indignity of scorn by those who don't understand it, fear it or simply believe it can't really work.
The book gives examples of induction methods, including what is now called the classic "Dave Elman Induction", as well as the use of hypnosis in dozens of physical and mental conditions. Since these uses are reserved today only for licensed professionals, and since licensed professionals usually shy away from or shun anything that is not considered mainstream, hypnosis is most often used today for behavior modification issues, such as weight loss or smoking cessation.
Yet this book is still valuable to the non-professional, as it demonstrates to the reader the tremendous ability of the mind to control physical experience, habit patterns and emotional reactions.
Although this book is fascinating, without the guidance of a live instructor it cannot really be used as a practical learning tool. Although it seems there is almost nothing Dave Elman can't handle successfully with hypnosis, the reader may be left feeling a bit inadequate, as his physician students often did, when trying to duplicate his efforts. Obviously there is a lot to be said for intuitive skill in this area.
His eloquent style and unadulterated pure love of helping others is inspiring.
I highly recommend this book and refer back to it regularly in my practice.
Art of Well-Being Hypnosis
I feel like everything else I have ever learned about hypnosis is only half truths and ego tripping compared to this.
This is the real deal - forget everything else you have ever learnt about hypnosis as you read this book - you will finally understand exactly what hypnosis is and how simple it really is to use it.
You will be an incredible hypnotist if you do!
Top international reviews
This book is a must read. Even though it has been written some time ago, it is more cutting-edge and more modern than most books published last year. This is due to the fact that the author is extremely openminded and also experienced, which in the end really benefits the reader.
This book is heavily based on the authors own experience, rather than beign overly theoretical. I absolutely enjoyed this foundation in experience as it lets me learn a lot in very little time.
All in all, possibly the best buy I made on Amazon in a long time.
This guy, was light years ahead of, his time.....
Fully recommended... Mr R D Kirkby C.Ht