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From the Foreword: "...All of us like to think that our actions and reactions are a result of logical thought processes, but the fact is that suggestion influences our thinking a great deal more than logic. Consciously or unconsciously, our feelings about almost everything are largely molded by ready-made opinions and attitudes fostered by our mass methods of communication. From the Foreword: "...All of us like to think that our actions and reactions are a result of logical thought processes, but the fact is that suggestion influences our thinking a great deal more than logic. Consciously or unconsciously, our feelings about almost everything are largely molded by ready-made opinions and attitudes fostered by our mass methods of communication. We cannot buy a bar of soap or a filtered cigarette without paying tribute to the impact of suggestion. Right or wrong, most of us place more confidence in what "they" say than we do in our own powers of reason. This is the basic reason why psychiatrists are in short supply. We distrust our own mental processes and want an expert to tell us what to think and feel. Despite this tendency to adopt our attitudes from others, man has always been dimly aware that he can influence his own destiny by directing his thoughts and actions into constructive channels. He has always, to some extent, known that his mind exerts a powerful influence on his body, and that thoughts can have harmful or helpful effects on his emotional and physical health. The ancient Egyptian sleep temples and the attempts by early physicians to drive evil spirits out of the body were both attempts to influence the body through the mind. The unprecedented sale of The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale and other inspirational literature proves that millions of modern people recognize the efficacy of constructive thoughts. What most of them do not recognize is that they are capable of implanting these beneficial thoughts in their own minds without reference to any outside agencies. This can be done through self-hypnosis. In modern society we have many cults, religions and methodologies which have mental discipline as their goal. The best example of a methodology is psychosomatic medicine which deals with the interrelationship of the mind and body in the production of mental or physical illness. The rapid growth of hypnosis in the last few years is another example, and it is gratifying to see that the emphasis in this field is now shifting from hetero-hypnosis to self-hypnosis..." In addition to this amazing text you will also receive the added bonus of the text "SELF MASTERY THROUGH CONSCIOUS AUTOSUGGESTION" by Emile Coue. Contained in this classic work are the following sctions: Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion, by Emile Coué Thoughts and Precepts, by Emile Coué Observations on What Autosuggestion Can Do, by Emile Coué Education As It Ought To Be, by Emile Coué A Survey of the "Séances" at M. Emile Coué's Letters from Patients Treated by the Coué Method The Miracle Within, by M. Burnet-Provins Some Notes on the Journey of M. Coué to Paris in October, 1919 Everything for Everyone! by Mme. Emile Leon


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From the Foreword: "...All of us like to think that our actions and reactions are a result of logical thought processes, but the fact is that suggestion influences our thinking a great deal more than logic. Consciously or unconsciously, our feelings about almost everything are largely molded by ready-made opinions and attitudes fostered by our mass methods of communication. From the Foreword: "...All of us like to think that our actions and reactions are a result of logical thought processes, but the fact is that suggestion influences our thinking a great deal more than logic. Consciously or unconsciously, our feelings about almost everything are largely molded by ready-made opinions and attitudes fostered by our mass methods of communication. We cannot buy a bar of soap or a filtered cigarette without paying tribute to the impact of suggestion. Right or wrong, most of us place more confidence in what "they" say than we do in our own powers of reason. This is the basic reason why psychiatrists are in short supply. We distrust our own mental processes and want an expert to tell us what to think and feel. Despite this tendency to adopt our attitudes from others, man has always been dimly aware that he can influence his own destiny by directing his thoughts and actions into constructive channels. He has always, to some extent, known that his mind exerts a powerful influence on his body, and that thoughts can have harmful or helpful effects on his emotional and physical health. The ancient Egyptian sleep temples and the attempts by early physicians to drive evil spirits out of the body were both attempts to influence the body through the mind. The unprecedented sale of The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale and other inspirational literature proves that millions of modern people recognize the efficacy of constructive thoughts. What most of them do not recognize is that they are capable of implanting these beneficial thoughts in their own minds without reference to any outside agencies. This can be done through self-hypnosis. In modern society we have many cults, religions and methodologies which have mental discipline as their goal. The best example of a methodology is psychosomatic medicine which deals with the interrelationship of the mind and body in the production of mental or physical illness. The rapid growth of hypnosis in the last few years is another example, and it is gratifying to see that the emphasis in this field is now shifting from hetero-hypnosis to self-hypnosis..." In addition to this amazing text you will also receive the added bonus of the text "SELF MASTERY THROUGH CONSCIOUS AUTOSUGGESTION" by Emile Coue. Contained in this classic work are the following sctions: Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion, by Emile Coué Thoughts and Precepts, by Emile Coué Observations on What Autosuggestion Can Do, by Emile Coué Education As It Ought To Be, by Emile Coué A Survey of the "Séances" at M. Emile Coué's Letters from Patients Treated by the Coué Method The Miracle Within, by M. Burnet-Provins Some Notes on the Journey of M. Coué to Paris in October, 1919 Everything for Everyone! by Mme. Emile Leon

30 review for A Practical Guide To Self-Hypnosis - PLUS FREE BONUS BOOK

  1. 5 out of 5

    Asma

    *Sit in an easy chair or recline on a sofa or bed. Next, choose a point of eye fixation on the ceiling, preferably a spot behind you which would normally cause eye fatigue or strain. Now, breathe very slowly and deeply. As you do this, repeat, aloud or mentally, the word "sleep" as you inhale and "deep sleep" as you exhale. Do this for several minutes in a very monotonous manner until such time as you find yourself getting drowsy. Next, suggest to yourself that your eyelids are becoming heavy an *Sit in an easy chair or recline on a sofa or bed. Next, choose a point of eye fixation on the ceiling, preferably a spot behind you which would normally cause eye fatigue or strain. Now, breathe very slowly and deeply. As you do this, repeat, aloud or mentally, the word "sleep" as you inhale and "deep sleep" as you exhale. Do this for several minutes in a very monotonous manner until such time as you find yourself getting drowsy. Next, suggest to yourself that your eyelids are becoming heavy and tired. The goal is to acquire eye closure using this method. You want to reach a state where it is uncomfortable to keep the eyes open. Once you get your eyes closing, seemingly of their own volition, you have reached the first step in achieving self-hypnosis. *Once you have achieved eye closure, deepen the hypnotic state by the following suggestions: "As I count to three, I shall go deeper and deeper into a profound, hypnotic state. As I count to three, I shall find myself becoming more and more relaxed. As I count to three, I shall fall into a deep, hypnotic sleep." You repeat these suggestions many times, actually trying on a conscious level to feel sleepier, more relaxed, more at ease. In doing this, you take on the characteristics of a deeply hypnotized subject. *Let us suppose that you are getting your eyelids to close at the count of three and have achieved a good state of relaxation. With these prerequisites, you can anticipate going deeper into the hypnotic state. Actually, being able to get the eyes to close at a specific count is the first test in determining if the subject has gone under hypnosis. *You mentally give yourself suggestions that as you slowly, to yourself, count to 10, you will get an irresistible urge to swallow one time. You further suggest that this will happen even before you reach the count of 10. *Once you actually swallow, you discontinue the suggestions and, instead, give yourself suggestions that you are falling deeper and deeper into a sound hypnotic state and that the constructive suggestions you now give yourself will work for you. Once again you practice visual-imagery, seeing yourself the way you want to be, while fortifying this image with forceful, positive suggestions. You close by giving yourself suggestions that you will enter the hypnotic state whenever you relax for five minutes and count to three. *Now give yourself the following suggestions: "As I count to ten and even before I reach the count of ten, I shall feel a light tingling or numb feeling in my right hand." *"As I count to 15, the tingling feeling in my right hand will disappear, and I shall experience only normal sensations. *You will remember that the key to achieving a greater depth of hypnosis lies in visualizing yourself going deeper with each attempt and accomplishing progressive hypnotic tests. *The foot test can be accomplished while sitting or lying down. The idea of this test is to imagine that your feet are stuck to the floor or that your legs are so heavy that they are impossible to raise until you reach a certain count. *You are now ready for the hand levitation test—No. 5. In this test, the goal is to get your hand to slowly rise and touch your chin. Once it touches your chin, you enter into a still deeper state and lower your hand slowly to your side. *Test No. 6 is referred to as the "fly" test. In this test, once under hypnosis, you picture that a fly is crawling on the back of your right or left hand. Once you feel the fly, you know you are deeply hypnotized. You might even get an urge to move your hand and flick the fly off your hand. When this happens, you know, of course, that you are deeply hypnotized. *Test No. 7 is known as the "cigarette" test and naturally is only for those of you who smoke. In this test, you give yourself posthypnotic suggestions during the hypnotic state, awaken yourself, and then note the effects of the posthypnotic suggestions. If the cigarette tastes bitter or has a repugnant taste or odor, and if you furthermore find it impossible to smoke more than three puffs, necessitating your putting out the cigarette, you know the posthypnotic suggestions are working perfectly and that you are an excellent hypnotic subject. *Test No. 8 is called the "sun" test. In this test, you picture yourself in a bathing suit, shorts or playsuit at the beach or some other familiar place taking a sunbath. You imagine that it is a beautiful summer day. As you see yourself relaxed, you imagine that a cloud is blocking out the sun, but as you count to three, the cloud will move away and you will feel the warm, pleasant glow of the sun's rays on your face and hands. *A variation of this test is to see yourself lying comfortably in front of a fireplace. In this instance, you imagine someone is adding wood to the fire. As this is done, you feel the warm glow of the fire more and more. Should you use the fireplace technique, try to incorporate the sound of rain into the picture. If you "hear" rain you have created a positive auditory hallucination and can consider yourself an excellent subject. *You can also visualize a situation where you would be cold. This is not as pleasant as the picture that one can conjure up about a fireplace and thus creates a bit more resistance since no one wants to feel uncomfortable. *Test No. 9 is the "breeze" test. It can be combined with the previous test. After you attain the feeling of warmth, you give yourself a count of three (or whatever number you want), suggesting that you will feel the cool ocean breeze (if you are at the beach) on your face and hands. You can even carry this step further, suggesting that you'll even smell the odor of the salt water. This is known as an olfactory illusion and should you be able to create this effect, you can be sure that you are a somnambulistic subject. *Test No. 10 is the "handclasp" test. This is used frequently to test the depth of hypnosis. You fold your hands with your fingers tightly interlocked and place your palms together. You then give yourself a hypnotic suggestion that at the count of three, it will be impossible for you to unlock your hands. After you try and are unable to unlock your hands, you continue counting to five, suggesting that you will be able to do so when you reach the count of five. Incidentally, you should remove any ring you may be wearing before trying this test. *Test No. 11 is the "arm" test. Here is another test used frequently to test the receptiveness to hypnosis. Make a tight fist and extend your arm in front of you as far as possible. Visualize your arm as one solid mass, as stiff and rigid as a bar of steel. After your arm is extended, give yourself a hypnotic suggestion that you will be unable to bend your arm when you complete the count of three. As you continue to count to five, you will be able to bend your arm very easily. *Test No. 12 is the "eye" test. This is probably the most widely used test in hypnosis. Many subjects equate the inability to open the eyes with hypnosis. Many assume that if they can open their eyes, they have not been hypnotized. I must emphatically point out that this is not true. The subject can fail the eye test and yet have been under hypnosis. *Test No. 13 is the "music" test. This test involves creating an auditory hallucination. Give yourself the suggestion that at a specific count you will hear your favorite song. It will last for one minute and then fade out. *Test No. 14 is the "dream" test. It is incorporated in a great deal of hypnotherapy. The subject is told that as the hypnotist counts to three, the subject will have a dream lasting for several minutes which he will remember. This dream, furthermore, will call his attention to an important incident that he has long forgotten, yet which will be relevant to his problem. *Test No. 15 is the "anesthesia" test. This is conducted by telling yourself that you will not feel the pain associated with the act of pinching yourself. You suggest that you will feel the pressure of your fingers but will not feel the pain involved. *The best way to stop pain is to let your right arm slowly rise while you are under hypnotic suggestion. Do not help it. If the suggestions are strong enough, it will "float" up. As soon as the arm is straight overhead, you should give yourself the suggestion that it is as rigid and unbending as a bar of steel. Following this, a suggestion is given that the hand is beginning to tingle and become numb. As soon as the numbness has spread through the entire hand, it will be insensible to pain. The hand is then placed against the part of the body where pain exists, and you will feel the numbness flowing from the hand to the affected area. This happens as a result of your suggestions and is the method followed by most subjects. Only a deep somnambulistic subject is able to remove pain by direct suggestion to the painful part.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Marts (Thinker)

    Powers dicusses self-hypnosis "a highly suggestible state wherein the individual can direct suggestions to himself" eventually changing the personality to a point where adequate functioning can occur even in difficult environments. Mentioned prerequisites: strong motivation, intelligent applications of suggestions, and diligence. Powers dicusses self-hypnosis "a highly suggestible state wherein the individual can direct suggestions to himself" eventually changing the personality to a point where adequate functioning can occur even in difficult environments. Mentioned prerequisites: strong motivation, intelligent applications of suggestions, and diligence.

  3. 4 out of 5

    AD Elmisurati

    -this book was the beginning of my journey into the realm of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. -it can be a bit dry and boring, but it gets the job done of teaching the basic concepts and "ruotines", also i find the title to be kinda redundant (since ALL hypnosis is SELF hypnosis). -this book was the beginning of my journey into the realm of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. -it can be a bit dry and boring, but it gets the job done of teaching the basic concepts and "ruotines", also i find the title to be kinda redundant (since ALL hypnosis is SELF hypnosis).

  4. 4 out of 5

    John

    Great original book, ahead of its time This book was far ahead of its time. Written and published when this kind of the noting was looked at as hocus pocus.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cordélia Leite

    The book is very outdated and have some prejudices. For example, in the last chapter he says "If you are overweight, it is well to remember that (unless you are one in a million) you cannot blame your glands. The plain truth is that you eat too much." Well, don't you think the reader know this? The obsession with body weight in our society is too big for a single person not to know this. How condescending! Now, tell me, how does he know the correct proportion of obese people who have glandular d The book is very outdated and have some prejudices. For example, in the last chapter he says "If you are overweight, it is well to remember that (unless you are one in a million) you cannot blame your glands. The plain truth is that you eat too much." Well, don't you think the reader know this? The obsession with body weight in our society is too big for a single person not to know this. How condescending! Now, tell me, how does he know the correct proportion of obese people who have glandular dysfunction? What were his sources? I guess they are non existent. He is implying that many patients simply lie about the cause of their obesity, which is slandering and disrespectful. In the next paragraph, he states that all obesity cases are due to not feeling loved, call the fat people "masochistic" and calls the problem of overeating of "gross habits". This is sheer prejudice and ignorance. Binge eating is not so simple as it looks and those who suffer from it deserve as much respect as anyone else. Why aren't others with other difficulties masochistic or gross? And of course he although has plenty of attacks to make about fat people he won't say a word of criticism about a society that is extremely fatphobic, food shames people and is responsible for the most cases of food related disorders, bulimia and anorexia included. He also very ignorantly adds that fat women are not pretty, unfortunately here we have one more health care professional who ignores the fact that beauty is subjective. How about he calling the alcoholics immature as if every single one of them were like that because of the same reason? He ignores another fact: there is a genetic factor in addictions. An alcoholic might just try once a beverage and that will be enough for the addiction to take place, that doesn't happen with non alcoholics that drink a lot but aren't necessarily addicted. A genetic predisposition to have chemical imbalances in the brain makes one more prone to being addicted to anything including cigarettes (but he states that smoking is a merely psychological addiction) and to have anxiety disorders, depression etc which leads to disordered eating. It is very harmful for any health care professional to state such absurdities, as well unscientific and is bad for their own image. Before saying something about a certain condition or disease ask yourself: "Would i say the same about other conditions? Why?" Prejudice is a cancer in all sorts of health treatments, the responsible and ethical professional has the courage do question him/herself before harming his/her patients.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Clayton

    Wonderful blast! This version of this book is a wonderful blast from the past in so many ways and it is a well-edited version too with all the original "bell and whistle" !materials and ideas in it. Great job public domain! Wonderful blast! This version of this book is a wonderful blast from the past in so many ways and it is a well-edited version too with all the original "bell and whistle" !materials and ideas in it. Great job public domain!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Paschalis

    elibrary

  8. 5 out of 5

    Maya Arya

    Mostly fluff.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Melvin Marsh, M.S.

    Some of this is out of date, but some of the information is still relevant.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Maha Shangab

    The lack of evidence based facts, aside from articles and books recommended for reading, and the frequent use of "I feel" makes me skeptical about all that is illustrated in this book. However, being it the first book I read in hypnosis, it brought me quite interesting insights in the matter. The lack of evidence based facts, aside from articles and books recommended for reading, and the frequent use of "I feel" makes me skeptical about all that is illustrated in this book. However, being it the first book I read in hypnosis, it brought me quite interesting insights in the matter.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Radzai

    Just a advertisement, not what I expected. Didn't learn anything, just buy, props to help. Tapes of sounds of rain, light or heavy, Crystal ball, pictures, all $2 or more, not buying anything. Disappointed..waste of time. Just a advertisement, not what I expected. Didn't learn anything, just buy, props to help. Tapes of sounds of rain, light or heavy, Crystal ball, pictures, all $2 or more, not buying anything. Disappointed..waste of time.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa

    I listened to this as an audio book and the women's voice was sometimes hard to take in large doses, but the premise of the book was very interesting. I would probably need to listen to it/read it a few times to get the full benefit of the teachings. I listened to this as an audio book and the women's voice was sometimes hard to take in large doses, but the premise of the book was very interesting. I would probably need to listen to it/read it a few times to get the full benefit of the teachings.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lorna

    Boring.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Otávio Augusto

    Comprehensive.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Holly Obringer

    I don't know how to read it online for free I don't know how to read it online for free

  16. 4 out of 5

    Vijay

    rytyty mh

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jvd Prasad

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jean-Paul

  19. 4 out of 5

    Omega

  20. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

  21. 4 out of 5

    Phillip

  22. 5 out of 5

    Doug Kenyon

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jboy

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lawrence Villamar

  25. 5 out of 5

    j.m.givens

  26. 5 out of 5

    Milan

  27. 5 out of 5

    ashley

  28. 4 out of 5

    Van Kunder

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brianna Shepard

  30. 5 out of 5

    Emma Skinner

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