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The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering Basic Techniques
By C. Roy Hunter

This is a beginner's text, written in an easy-to-read style, with a preface by world-renown stage hypnotist, Ormond McGill. It is praised highly by major hypnosis associations, and takes the reader through the basics in "how to" format, with a lengthy chapter tracing the history of trance induction from ancient times to the present. 200+ pages, indexed. This text is used for the first college quarter of my 3-quarter professional hypnosis training course. Numerous hypnosis schools around the world recommend or require their students to purchase this text.



  1. Overview
    The Purpose of This Book, Who Was Charles Tebbetts? Part I: Basic Hypnosis Training, Part II: Hypnotherapy, Part III: Advanced Hypnotherapy Techniques

  2. Hypnosis: What IS It and Why Use It?
    Why Use Hypnosis?, Subconscious Resistance to Change, "Old Tapes" Must Be Changed, What Is Hypnosis?, Hypnosis = Altered Consciousness, The Four States of Mind, Correct Terminology for People in Hypnosis, Faith and Hypnosis Are Closely Related, Hypnotic Formula: Components of Hypnosis, Are the Ingredients Enough?

  3. Hypnosis: Yesterday & Today
    The Purpose of this Chapter, Possible Origins of Hypnosis, The Hypnotic Pioneers of Yesteryear, Hypnotic Pioneers of the 18th Century, Hypnosis in the 19th Century, The Most Common Mistake of the Pioneers, 20th Century Hypnosis, The ART of Hypnotherapy: Birth of a New Profession, Legal Recognition of Hypnotherapy, The Future of Hypnosis

  4. The Dual Roles of Suggestibility Tests
    Wording Is Important, Tebbetts Suggestibility Tests (Roy Hunter style), Should You Use Suggestibility Tests Every Time?, Before You Begin Hypnosis...

  5. Iductions and Awakening
    How Do We Induce Hypnosis?, Induction Type #1: Eye Fixation, Type #2: Relaxation (or Fatigue of Nervous System), Type #3: Mental Confusion, Type #4: Mental Misdirection, Type #5: Loss of Equilibrium, Type #6: Shock to Nervous System, Unique Technique, IMPORTANT ADVICE REGARDING TOUCH, Your Imagination Is the Limit, VOICE: Your Greatest Tool, Awakening

  6. Deepening the Hypnotic State
    Recognizing the Trance State, Depths of Hypnosis, How to Deepen the Hypnotic State, What About Guided Imagery for Deepening?

  7. Testing During Hypnosis
    How Does Testing Benefit the Client?, Eye Catalepsy Test, The Hand Clasp Test, The Rigid Arm Test, Automatic Motion, Arm Levitation, To Use Arm Levitation Without Touch, What If a Client Fails Two Tests?, Can Convincers Be Used to Measure Hypnotic Depth?

  8. Post-Hypnotic Suggestion & Suggestion Structure
    Non-therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion, Therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion, Post-hypnotic Suggestion as a Hypnotic Induction, Direct and Indirect Suggestion, Constructing Effective Suggestions

  9. Ethics & Potential Dangers
    What Constitutes Ethics?, "Hypnotic Seal", Ethics Legislated in Washington State, Is Hypnosis Dangerous?, Just What Constitutes Adequate Training?, Do Advanced Degrees Stop Unwise Use of Hypnosis?, Be Non-Judgmental of Your Clients

  10. Self-Hypnosis for Stress Coping
    Stress Release Options -- the Healthy Choices, Doing It, It Only Works When It Is Used

  11. Concepts about the Subconscious Taught by Charles Tebbetts
    Six Functions of the Subconscious, The Five Methods of Subconscious Programming, The Rules of the Mind, So... WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

  12. Introducing the Art of Hypnotherapy
    So... Just What Is Hypnotherapy?, How Can Hypnotherapy Resolve Problems?, Are All These Steps Necessary?, Preview of Parts Therapy, In Conclusion




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The Art of Hypnotherapy
By C. Roy Hunter

This text is for the professional and the serious student of hypnosis, and comes highly praised by both veteran hypnotherapists and psychologists. It is 300+ pages, indexed. This text is used for the 2nd and 3rd college quarters of my 3-quarter professional hypnosis training course. Numerous hypnosis schools around the world recommend or require their students to purchase this text.


Preface (by Joyce Tebbetts).....xi

  1. Introduction to Hypnotherapy..... 1
    Why Is Hypnotherapy the Answer?, The Biggest Hypnotic Secret Revealed, Charles Tebbetts: a Master Teacher, Learn the Art of Hypnosis First, Who Should Teach Hypnosis?, Truth Removes Fear, The Purpose of This Book, Hypnotherapy Associations Recognizing This Course.

  2. The Preinduction Interview..... 15
    Objective #1: Building and Maintaining Rapport, Objective #2: Allaying Fears, Objective #3: Building Mental Expectancy, Objective #4: Gathering Information, The Importance of Choice, The Four Hypnotherapeutic Steps to Facilitate Change.

  3. The Benefits Approach..... 29
    The Subconscious Resists Force, Identifying the Benefits, Explain the Role of Imagination, What About the Price of Change? Doing Hypnotherapy: Benefits Approach, What Are Typical Client Benefits?, What Do You Say?, After Hypnosis, The Next Session, Mapping the Motivation, Why Not Begin with Advanced Techniques?

  4. Scripts for Progressions..... 39
    Benefits Approach for Non-Smoking, Benefits Approach for Weight Management.

  5. Anchoring and Triggers..... 47
    Triggers of Habit, Anchored Memories, Anchored Attitudes and Desires, Anchored Emotion, Anchoring and Hypnotherapy.

  6. Hypnotic Uncovering Techniques..... 53
    Does the Client Know the Cause of a Problem?, Ideo-motor Responding, Seven Psychodynamics of a Symptom, Age Regression, The Feeling Connection, Dream Interpretation, Parts Therapy.

  7. Regression Therapy..... 67
    Handling Undesired Spontaneous Regression, Discussion with Client Before Regression, Time Travel Techniques, Keeping Client in the Regression, Guiding vs. Leading, Abreactions and Emotional Clearing, Additional Hypnotic Advice.

  8. Parts Therapy..... 95
    WHAT and WHEN?, Before You Begin..., The Therapist's Role: Arbitrator, How to Get Results, Cautions..., Examples of Successful Parts Therapy, Parting Thoughts.

  9. Other Rapid Change Techniques ..... 123
    Imagery, Systematic Desensitization, Implosive Desensitization, Desensitization by Object Projection, Silent Abreaction (Reframing), Verbalizing, Direct Suggestion, Indirect Suggestion, Important Advice from Charles Tebbetts, White Light Healing Technique, Other Cautions.

  10. Phobias ..... 151
    Simple Phobias, Complex Phobias, Sensitizing Event(s), Activating Event, Handling the Pre-induction Interview, Potential Therapy Techniques for Phobias, Now What?, Glossary.

  11. Putting It Together ..... 165
    Successes Facilitated by Charles Tebbetts, A Few of My Successes, Student Therapy Successes.

  12. A "Miracle on Demand" ..... 181

  13. Past Life Regressions ..... 195
    Possible Explanations, Spontaneous Past Life Regression, ETHICS, Techniques to Initiate Regression, Guiding vs. Leading, Past Life Abreactions, Additional Remarks.

  14. Peak Performance ..... 213
    Power Points for Success, Why Use Regressions?, Choosing Power Points, The Session: CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS!, Post Hypnosis Discussion, Who Can Benefit?, Doing It!

  15. Motivation Mapping ..... 223
    The Five Subconscious Motivators, Objectives of Motivation Mapping, When Is Motivation Mapping Used? Which Session Is Best?, Completing the Map, Mapping a Smoker, Mapping for Weight Management, Mapping Other Habits, Scoring, Now What?

  16. Sources of Subconscious Motivation ..... 255
    Repetition, Authority, Desire for Identity (ego), Hypnosis/Self-Hypnosis, Emotion.

  17. Common Potential Applications of Hypnotherapy ..... 265
    Confidence and/or Self-esteem, Depression, Forensic Hypnosis, Grief Therapy, Habit Control, Managing Stress and/or Anger, Marijuana (pot), Medical Uses of Hypnosis, Memory and Study Habits, Multiple Personalities, Phobias, Public Speaking, Remembering Lost Items, Sales & Business Motivation, Sexual Abuse, Sports Enhancement, Substance Abuse, Success, Suicidal, Test Anxiety, Training.

  18. The Journey Continues ..... 293

Suggested Reading ..... 299
Index ..... 301


"These two highly informative books are recommended reading for everyone interested in learning 'The Art of Hypnosis' or 'The Art of Hypnotherapy.' 


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