Instant Self-Hypnosis: How to Hypnotize Yourself with Your Eyes Open

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Overview Hypnosis is a proven technique that allows people to reprogram their subconscious to change unwanted behaviors. Most books on self-hypnosis require the reader to memorize or record scripts, then put the book aside while they do their hypnosis work. But Instant Self-Hypnosis is the only self-hypnosis book that allows you to hypnotize yourself as you read, with your eyes wide open, without putting down the book. The author's fail-proof method allows you to put yourself into a ...


  • ISBN-13: 9781402202698
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 168,144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Reviews (8)

  • kwinans
    4 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This book is excellent. I read some of the other reviews and thought I should write one also, as I had some of the same experiences as the other reviewers.I was able to use the book on myself within, as the author says in his introduction, 30 minutes. It has helped tremendously with my lifelong fear of height (95% gone, needs tweaking perhaps); also, with my fear of public speaking (I used it before a presentation and was amazed when I opened my mouth that I felt FINE and enjoyed speaking, with no notes, to a small group . . twice in one hour). When I used this book to help a friend deal with the trauma of his divorce, I used three of the scripts and changed a few sentences. Four years ago when a daughter was taking a course and was very upset about taking the exams (tough course and she had been ill for a couple of years with Lyme) she "humored me" and let me read the induction and the "Acing the Exam" script. A week later she told me (after I asked) that she had made a 94 on that exam, and at the end of the semester she proudly mentioned that she had "set the curve" in the class. A few months later she was flying to see her father, and was speaking of being terrified, as usual, about flying again. I had left the book with my sister (who thinks hypnosis is bunk or worse), on the off-chance that she might find it interesting, and I asked my sister to read the induction and then the "Fear of Flying" script over the phone to my daughter. A few weeks later I mentioned the flight and she said it was "fine." About three years ago I used the book in a session with a client (I'm a massage therapist who "dabbles" in hypnosis if someone is interested). My client is a primarily spanish-speaking grad student, and was having to re-take her oral doctoral exam; she was very anxious that she would have difficulty with her English and was especially scared of one professor's questions; I relaxed her with a Brian Weiss CD I have (a generic relaxation induction), then paused the CD, and read a script from Instant Self-Hypnosis that I tweaked for her concerns about understanding and answering in English. About a month later she called and invited me to lunch, telling me that it happened exactly as the script had suggested. For her it was a miracle. So, I have had MANY successes with this little book, using it in various ways. I was amazed that it was so effortless, and that one obviously does not have to even AGREE with the process (my daughter) for it to work. Having these invaluable experiences/successes gives me the freedom to think "go for it" anytime I find it would be helpful. Anyone can use this book and it will work as well as it has for me. There will always be those folks who think you are crazy or "going to hell" (yes, I really was told that) or nonsense like that for being interested in hypnosis . . it was suggested by one of my mentors to NOT use the "H" word and I would say that might be a good idea sometimes : ) To summarize, THIS BOOK is very, very useful and highly recommended. I'm using it again for a client tomorrow who asked me to help her.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I want the real book.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    1.0 / 5.0

    this book is written like an eighth grader's term paper. seem the author is just filling space, for the first 50 pages

  • Self_Grower
    4 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I can't say enough about how Instant Self Hypnosis - How to Hypnotize Yoursself With Your Eyes Open has changed my life.There was a time when I left it all to my weak "willpower" to lose weight, to quit smoking and to relax more. And I always seemed to fail. Oh well, I thought, maybe it's just me.Until I got this book at b&n.I'm a new man today. I lost 30 excess pounds, stopped my bad cigar habit and now I don't let the common everyday stresses get to me. No wonder my doctor finally stopped nagging me. It's nice to get more looks from the ladies too. :)The book gives you all you need to be successful with self hypnosis too. And without the jargon and complexities of the typical hypnosis book. Mr. Blair even gives you a complete template to create suggestion scripts for yourself.I've bought other self hypnosis books before, and they just didn't seem to work for me. His Instant Self Hypnosis book did, for sure.Just heard the author came out with an ebook called More Instant Self Hypnosis (Kindle-version) and that he'll soon submit it to be published with Can't wait.Obviously I'm now a fan.

  • Anonymous
    4 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I was a bit skeptical, however my skepticism soon passed.I did have to tweak the induction a bit to suite 'me' I replaced the guard with a dog, the building with a house, etc, something more plausible for me. But that is the good thing about this book it allows you, teaches you how to write your own scripts. The thing I like about this method over the traditional audio tape/CD/MP3s is that it is done in your own voice, your own self-guidance. With other methods it always felt like all-or-nothing where the slightest itch or external distraction would pull me out of hypnosis. With this method I don't feel as though I have to be absolute; the pressure to be hypnotized just isn't there as it was before. If that makes sense.I know it's working too as I am unconsciously making better food choices (weight loss being my goal) after three sessions. And that is awesome. I do like this book.

  • MeRo24
    5 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This book has the ability to change your life, if you are open to it. Reading about what hypnosis is, what you can expect, etc. allows you to get comfortable and open yourself up to the possibilities hypnosis brings. I bought the book to work on self esteem, and the benefits have been immeasurable. After just one session, I noticed the changes- things that have plagued my mind for years are no longer an issue, I'm more comfortable with myself and I trust myself more. After doing the exercise, I was put to the test four times by interacting with people from my past, who at one point controlled my self esteem. It was easy! I felt great, confident, and even after replaying the conversations in my mind, there isn't a thing I would change. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a tool to help them reach the next level in their life, no matter what that means for you.

  • Anonymous
    8 years, 1 month ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    This book is a very quick, easy and enjoyable read, allowing you to begin using self-hypnosis techniques almost immediately. Keeping detail to a minimum, the author explains how we have programmed ourselves to believe certain things or to act certain ways, that hypnosis is safe - you are always in control and how you can reprogram yourself. You can hypnotize yourself, in fact all hypnosis, whether or not a hypnotist is present, is self-hypnosis This book clearly explains how to do self-hypnosis, provides several master inductions (the script to lead you into a relaxed hypnotic state), the wake-up script and 35 specific scripts to address issues such as: weight loss, self-confidence, taking exams, creative problem solving, procrastination, public speaking, flying without fear, visiting the dentist, etc. You are also shown how to write your own scripts or modify existing scripts if your issue is not fully covered by one of the existing scripts. In a couple of situations, you may wish to modify the scripts provided by the author. For example, the script for public speaking has the following sentence: 'I will focus on what I am saying without feeling nervous or embarrassed.' It is better to say, 'I will focus on what I am saying while feeling fully relaxed and confident.' That is focus on what you want rather than what you don't want.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    The techniques in this book really do work.I was quite skeptical at first,but just by reading the general induction and keeping an open mind.I found myself entering a light state of hypnosis.And not just once but several times.Well worth the price of the book.