Hypnotism Handbook Author:C.E. Cooke This book fills an important vacancy in the existing literature on hypnosis, in that it tells not only what to say but how to say it and not only what to do but how to do it. — It was written as an aid to the professional worker in the psychosomatic and medical fields. it is an excellent textbook for classwork, because it sets forth in step-by-st... more »ep fashion, not only complete hypnotic induction and suggestive techniques in correct form, but explains how many such techniques - which may be useful in conjunction with hypnosis - may be correctly prepared.
This book is an out-growth of the induction technique of Chapter II which in turn was developed for Mr. Cooke's students when he found that, in order to practice techniques learned in class, they needed specific formulations of "words to say." While this book is not a substitute for skillful class instruction, it does make it possible for t he busy therapist who is unable to attend one of the few and usually distant schools where hypnosis is taught, to develop and use hypnotic skills within the framework of his own practice.
The medical doctor is specifically referred to the appendix by Richard N. Clark, M.D. The chapter on dentistry will be of interest to all dentists. Anaesthetists will find the chapter on hypnotic anaesthesia most useful for it's practical applications to their work.« less