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.