1) Book Review Title:
I Can Make You Thin
By Paul McKenna
Paul McKenna is really famous in the UK, and there’s a good reason for it. His work as a hypnotic therapist, is flawless. If you’ve ever listened to some of his audio CDs, or DVD’s, or bootleg recordings from the internet, or just got lucky and heard and/or seen him in person or on TV, it’s like, you are fully aware of the process and fully in agreement to proceed into it, and fully benefiting, because the hypnosis, the trance effectiveness, is extraordinary.
He’s a very handsome man, that Mr. McKenna. Well dressed, well groomed. Instead of a book review, lets switch to a personal critique of handsomeness. And he looks fit too. He must exercise and eat healthy.
How does hypnosis actually work? You know what? Explaining how and why it works is in the first few chapters of this book, and in most hypnosis books. It’s not a trick. Whether you are an expert or totally new to hypnosis, the power-of-suggestion works, and it works stronger and longer if the words are heard while you are in a trance.
2) Book Review Title:
Hypnotic Gastric Band
by Paul McKenna
Not exactly. In a way, the “story” of preparing for a sham surgical procedure, I think it’s a ‘method’ to have your conscious mind be imagining and focusing on one thing, while the subconscious hears the simpler messages to lose weight. That’s classic hypnosis, enhanced by deep trance. As odd as it seems, this stuff DOES WORK. However, hypnotic trance suggestions don’t work forever. BUT when they are repeated day-after-day, or other recurrent long-term, it does work.
OK, not the whole book. Most of it. And I did listen to the DVD that comes with the book. So that’s better than some other book reviews, am I right?
The bottom line. People buy these kinds of books, when they are seeking methods for weight loss. The internet is full of programs, diets, counsellors, and sites selling medications for their own profit. Very few things actually work for modest weight loss, and it’s generally sustained for 1 or 2 years at the most before the weight is gradually regained. Hypnosis techniques, DO work, but they are very short term, and it is a significant drawback about needing to repeatedly re-read a book, re-listen to a recording, and so on. Those repeat things take effort, and boredom or dis-interest gradually extinguish the usefulness of this approach.
3) Book Review Title:
By Grinder and Bandler
Yes, it’s getting a little old, but this is one of the landmark books that describes neuro linguistic programming, or NLP, and from this basis, whole industries have emerged. Many subsequent refinements, learned and perfected by NLP practitioners during the years, have further improved the methods, and yet, also validated just about everything in the book, proved by years of therapeutic experience.
The book is difficult to read, because the reader also tends to go into trance, and that leads to wanting to fall asleep, and set the book down. It took me weeks to finish it.
Correct! In this book, Dr. Erickson‘s career and methods are extensively documented, analyzed, commented on, and practiced.