By Dr. Fredric Mau
Hypnosis is a skill, and is difficult to learn from a book. For training in hypnosis, please consider the Professional Hypnosis Certification Course. The real skill in hypnosis has to do with learning patterns of suggestive language, which facilitate deep, emotional change.
Dr. Mau's on book, Emotion: the Power of Change - a Science-based Approach to Ericksonian Hypnosis provides an excellent research-based understanding of hypnosis for therapists, advanced hypnotists, and beginners. For more information, click here.
Igor Ledochowski's Deep Trance Training Manual is a great introduction to hypnosis! If you find a Volume 2, please let me know! There's also a Kindle edition.
Havens and Walter's Hypnotherapy Scripts is a great introduction to Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis. There is also an earlier edition.
The chapter on Patterns of Indirect Suggestion alone is worth the cost of Carol Sommer's Conversational Hypnosis book. There are also excellent script examples of inferred suggestion processes.
Hammond's Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors is a giant compendium of metaphors on almost any subject.
More Hypnosis Materials
Dr. Mau is a clinical hypnotist, however materials on stage and entertainment hypnosis are included in this section.
McDonald's Don't Waste Your Talent, on pinpointing your career talents, is written from the perspective of the abilty research which informs the Highlands Ability Battery.
Light and Sound Machines
White Noise Machines
For sleep and sound masking
Pillow Speakers & Noise Reduction Headphones
Noise reduction headphones are helpful for avoiding jet lag on long trips
Athletic Heart Monitors for Exercise
Consult with your physician before beginning an exercise program
Bed Sanitizing Wands - Eliminates bedbugs (this may be particularly useful for international travel)
Lucid dreaming sleep mask - I teach lucid dreaming via hypnosis. I have not used this product, but it is fascinating. If you get one, please let me know what you think.
Rhus Tox - Remedy for poison ivy (I've found this to be very effective)
Look up other items at Amazon!