Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology (book review)

Have you been curious about hypnosis as an aid to personal growth but you’ve been reluctant to visit a professional hypnotist?  Eldon Taylor’s new book, Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology, is for you.  With this book and the accompanying CD you can learn about hypnosis in the comfort of your own home.

I liked how Taylor calms any fears the reader may have about hypnosis with a thorough explanation of the practice.  I learned about different altered states of consciousness (Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta).  “Self-hypnosis is all about learning how to enter the alpha brain-wave state and how to use it to create the desired experience,” Taylor writes.

More than a scientific study of hypnosis, though, Taylor’s book is filled with practical exercises that you can try out yourself to enter a hypnotic state.  I especially found value in his discussion of visualization.  I have read of using visualization to picture a successful future outcome for myself, and I have used this technique myself.  Taylor tells how you can use visualization to change your perception of past events.  He describes how if you have a fear or a past memory that grips you, you can review the image in your mind and edit the emotions “until (you) have an end product that (you) feel good about”.  I tried this with a painful experience of my past and it worked!  I felt lighter and freer after changing my perceptions and emotions related to the hurtful incident.

There are six sessions Taylor guides you through on the accompanying CD.  I found the CD effective in trying out the self-hypnosis techniques Taylor writes about in the book.  If just reading about Taylor’s methods doesn’t work for you, listening to the CD may.

While I valued Taylor’s words on hypnosis and subliminal technology history and theory, at times it got to be a little overwhelming.  I liked the practical exercises he presented best.

“Belief dictates your life as surely as magnetism directs a compass needle.  If you deem yourself unworthy, you’ll prove it to be so.  If you think you’re unfit, you’ll find a way to manifest that,” Taylor writes.  His book and CD give the reader many techniques to reprogram the mind from prior negative programming.

I was given a complementary copy of this book for review purposes.  I was not financially compensated for this post.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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One Response to Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology (book review)

  1. I also used it for patients that wanted to stop smoking
    as a “substitute” for that instant craving that comes to an addicted smoker.
    The icing upon the cake is to have imagination, to have vision.
    The chances are your stomach will churn and nervousness will take you over for a few moments.

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