Administrator's Guide for the Self Help Cinema Series.
publication offers an overview of the principles employed in the Living
Skills Library series of self help programs. It is intended as a resource
to any helping professional who wishes to administer the HypnoBook series.
However many of the topics covered in this book have a relevance to anyone
studying the therapeutic use of hypnosis. It is a founding principle of
the Living Skills Library to explain in clear language any theories or
practices that are woven into this application of psychotherapeutic hypnosis.
of Hypnosis as a Psychotherapy Tool include the following:
a convenient mystery
A history of hypnosis
Hypnosis - a working model
Thinking styles and hypnosis
Unconscious biological cues in hypnosis
The uses of enchantment - storytelling and metaphors
Language for trance formation and transformation
Confusion to our enemies, and our friends!
Techniques specifically excluded
and behavioral restructuring
from neurolinguistic programming
for HypnoBook Administrators
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HypnoBooks use a potent set of techniques including
NeuroLinguistic Programming, guided imagery, cognitive restructuring (as developed
in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and the teaching of self-hypnosis. These
self-administered resources will to help your patients or clients to learn
to take control of their own lives and to overcome their difficulties in programs
that give them control of the pace of their own learning.
They also include a revolutionary new development. The known ability of moving
images on a screen to focus attention is harnessed for therapeutic ends to
increase peoples ability to learn and use self-hypnosis. Each program
includes a DVD / video which both focuses attention in a most powerful fashion
to help create and enhance a trance state in the viewer and which also includes
a series of hypnotic instructions to enhance desired changes in a systematic
fashion. A dynamic new element has been added to make it easier for your patients
and clients to learn some profoundly useful self-management skills.
The programs are designed to teach people with difficulties to recognize,
extend and actually enjoy applying skills they already have. They help in
the learning of new skills and how to enjoy applying these. With this learning
your patients or clients can have a sense of mastery over the management of
their problems and of their lives.
Well applied, the principles taught in any one program can be applied
to any problem that may crop up in peoples lives. The principles
taught can be extended to be used and re-used in new situations. The user
is taught how to do this in each program.
Each of the programs in this series has a common format.
Firstly there is a visual and auditory presentation (on DVD or videotape)
which encourages motivation and change through the use of Ericksonian hypnotic
techniques. These are explained in the section entitled Hypnosis
in this book for professionals administering the programs to their patients/clients.
Secondly there is a self-administered journal which the person who is undertaking
the program completes him/herself, at his/her own pace. This uses techniques
of goal setting and enactment, cognitive restructuring and imaging that are
explained under the headings Imaging and Goal Setting and
Enactment in this manual.
Each program stands alone but can also be bought as part of a package to be
offered by helping professionals to their clients and patients.
This handbook is the third part of the program. This administration resource
supplements the programs which may be obtained by helping professionals &
institutions, corporate buyers & educational institutions for their patients,
clients and students. This handbook briefs you on the principles that underlay
all the programs, their structure and administration and other helpful hints
for helping professionals.
If you are giving one of the programs to your clients,
employees students or patients then you will want to make sure that each person
who undertakes it should purchase the appropriate program. The price has been
kept reasonable to make it accessible to people on all income levels.
Compared to more traditional forms of therapy the cost involved is minimal.
I estimate that the benefits from doing one program are equivalent to those
gained from ten or twelve individual sessions with a highly qualified therapist.
The gains that the person undertaking the program can make in terms not only
of symptom reduction but also in terms of gains in independence, self management
and self-esteem are very considerable indeed.
It is very important that you ensure that the user commits to watch and experience
the hypnosis induction component at least five or six times, but preferably
seven, over a period of days. They must also commit to filling in and stepping
through the journal.
Footprints in ink of a journey
that has started
The use of the HypnoBook Manual /Journal is critical
to the success of this program. It has the function of being the witness
to record the changes in the users attitudes and goal achievements.
The Journal will display evidence that change has happened and therefore can
continue to happen.
You will probably want to explain the principles on which the program works
yourself to the person you are giving it to. These are outlined as part of
each manual and in this book also. (See sections on Hypnosis, a Convenient
Mystery Cognitive/Behavioral Restructuring and Techniques
from Neuro Linguistic Programming ).
You can read over them together and answer any questions at that time or you
can just leave it to people to undertake themselves once you have established
that there is a need and a willingness to undertake a self-help program. Often
the biggest barrier you will face is to convince your services users
to give the programs a try. Once they do they will be enthused by this new
way to empower themselves.
might be worth your while to run yourself through one of the programs as if
you were a client or patient doing it. This is the best and quickest way that
I know to familiarize yourself with the way that it works. And hopefully you
might find what it has to teach enjoyable and useful too.
Ive certainly tried to set it up so it targets people at every level
of competence in their personal functioning, from those struggling with
activities of daily life to the very highest functioners in our society.
So try one program at least and have some fun with it!