Books & Audio

September 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is a list of books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, movies and other media that I have read, am reading or plan to read — that you may find interesting:

Hypnosis Books:

Here’s my recommended reading list of hypnosis and clinical hypnosis books. My ratings of these books is in between brackets as in (5/5). Allow me to point out that, even though some books may have lower ratings, all the books listed below are worth reading/owning. Some of the books are advanced, some are about NLP, others only have clinical studies. Make sure you know what the book is about by researching it on Amazon before purchasing.

Monsters & Magical Sticks: There’s No Such Thing As Hypnosis? – Steven Heller, Terry Lee Steele, Robert Anton Wilson, Nicholas Tharcher (Editor) (5/5)

Hypnotherapy Scripts 2nd Edition by Ronald A. Havens and Catherine Walters (5/5)

Magic of NLP Demystified: A Pragmatic Guide to Communication & Change (Positive Change Guides) by Byron A. Lewis and Frank, R Pucelik (5/5)

Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors by D. Corydon Hammon (5/5)

Clinical Hypnosis: Principles and Applications (2nd Edition) Harold B. Crasilneck, James A. Hall (5/5)


Hypnosis The Induction of Conviction by John C. Hughes (5/5)

Applied Hypnosis and Hyperempiria by Don E. Gibbons

21st Century Medicine: Clinical Evidence for the Healing Power of the Mind – ByC. Devin Hastings -

Get it here from Lulu (5/5)

Hypnotism – by G. H. Estabrook (classical, contains outdated theories – multiple editions 1944 – 1963)

Get it here from Amazon (3/5)

Pregnant Man: And Other Cases From a Hypnotherapist’s Couch – Deirdre Barrett Ph.D., Ph.D., Deirdre Barrett

Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing: New Concepts of Therapeutic Hypnosis – Ernest L. Rossi

Self-Hypnosis: The Complete Guide to Better Health and Self-change – Brian M. Alman, Peter T. Lambrou

The Couple Who Became Each Other: Stories of Healing and Transformation from a Leading Hypnotherapist – David Calof

Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis: In Medicine, Dentistry, and Psychology – William S. Kroger (Author), Michael D. Kapko (5/5)

Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D ** (5/5)

My Voice Will Go With You by Erickson and Rosen ** (5/5)

Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming – Richard Bandler, John Grinder, Steve Andreas (Editor), John O. Srevens (Editor)

Using Your Brain–For a Change: Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Richard Bandler

Training Trances: Multi-Level Communication in Therapy and Training – John Overdurf, Julie Silverthorn, Tad James (2/5*)

The Structure of Magic 1 – John Grinder, Richard Bandler

and this link for other choices

New Master Course in Hypnotism – Henry Arons (5/5)

Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now!: A Powerful User-friendly Program for Anyone Searching for Immediate Pain Relief – Bruce Eimer (4/5)

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles – Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D. (2/5)

Medical Hypnosis Primer: Clinical and Research Evidence by Arreed Franz Barabasz, Karen Olness, Robert Boland, and Stephen Kahn (5/5)

Analytical Hypnotherapy: Principles and Practice – E. A. Barnett

Hypnotherapeutic Techniques: Second Edition – Arreed Barabasz, John G. Watkins


Beliefs: Pathways to Health & Well-Being – Robert Dilts, Suzi Smith, Tim Hallbom

Unlock Your Mind and Be Free: A Practical Approach to Hypnotherapy – Edgar Barnett


The Art of Hypnosis: Mastering Basic Techniques – C. Roy Hunter (4/5)

The Art of Hypnotherapy – Diversified Client-Centered Hypnosis, Based on the Teachings of Charles Tebbetts – C. Roy Hunter (4/5)


Essentials Of Hypnosis – Michael D. Yapko (4/5)

Analytical Hypnotherapy, Vol. 1: Theoretical Principles – Jacquelyne Morison (4/5)

Analytical Hypnotherapy, Vol. 2: Practical Applications – Jacquelyne Morison (5/5)

Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy: The Complete Works – Rodger P. Allen (4/5)

The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis
A Dictionary of Psychology
Self Hypnotism : The Technique and Its Uses in Daily Living – Leslie M. Lecron
An Introduction to Jung’s Psychology – Frieda Fordham
The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology
Training Trances by Overdurf and Silverthorn (2/5)

and, don’t forget to check out Hypno Facts



  • You Can Heal Your Life Affirmations Kit by Louise Hay


You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought (The Life 101 Series) – Peter McWilliams (Author), John-Roger

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama(5/5)

Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B. Pert (5/5)

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles – Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D (5/5)

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (5/5)

Answer Cancer: Miraculous Healings Explained (The Healing of a Nation) by Stephen C. Parkhill (5/5)

The Healer Within: The New Medicine of Mind and Body by Steven Locke, Douglas Colligan, and Norman Cousins

Getting Well Again: The Bestselling Classic About the Simontons’ Revolutionary Lifesaving Self- Awareness Techniques by O. Carl Simonton M.D., James Creighton Ph.D., Stephanie Matthews Simonton, and Stephanie Matthews

Your Body’s Wisdom: A Body-Centered Approach to Transformation by Renee Welfeld

Wherever You Go, There You Are – by Jon Kabat-Zinn (5/5)

Religion Stuff – I am NOT trying to offend you:

Names worth knowing

  • Eckhart Tolle
  • David R. Hawkins – Amazon Books
  • H. David Coulter – Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
  • Timothy McCall MD – – Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
  • Peter Russell
  • Louise Hay
  • Michael Singer
  • Gary Craig
  • Daniel Goleman
  • John Kabat-Zinn – Amazon books
  • Sharon Begley
  • Carolyn Myss PhD
  • Norman Shealy MD
  • Richard Gerber MD
  • Bruce Perry MD PhD
  • Peter Levine PhD
  • Belleruth Naparstek LiSW
  • Candace B. Pert PhD
  • John Sarno MD
  • John Upledger DO
  • Henry Emmons MD
  • Eric Hagerman
  • John J. Ratey
  • Sam Ziff – Dentistry Without Mercury
  • Michael Ziff – Dentistry Without Mercury
  • Deepak Chopra MD
  • Alfred Adler
  • Ernest Holmes
  • Emmet Fox
  • Weston Price

and, more, just added:

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