101 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Using Hypnosis
By Dabney Ewin
For the past thirty years, Dabney Ewin has been teaching medical hypnosis at Tulane University. During all that time, he has worked with hundreds of patients and has taught hundreds of students, but the one thing that stands out during this illustrious career is that he has never stopped learning something new.
This succinct volume is a testament to all the ideas that Dr. Ewin wished he had known about when he first started practicing hypnosis. The words, phrases, examples and illustrations presented here are designed to give any beginning or experienced student a foundation about the working of hypnosis - a foundation that Dr. Ewin took more than 30 years to construct.
Read this book one page at a time from the beginning, or simply browse through randomly, either way. this book will prove to be a blessing to anyone who is lucky enough to have it in his or her library.
Item # 5 "Try." The word implies failure. I only use it when I don't want something to happen. Sometimes it's fun to say "Try to keep from laughing" when I'm going to inject some local anesthetic. They usually laugh, even though it hurts some. Picture yourself in the dental chair, and the dentist says "Try to relax." Trying takes effort, relaxing is the opposite. How much better to just say "Relax."
Thank you, Dr. Ewin! What a relief to see an author make what may be a commonsense differential statement between words such as 'stop' and 'quit.' This book is up there with the best of them in terms of succinct, wise, inspired insight, and I recommend it for any therapist who either needs to know more, or who needs some fire in their belly to reignite their love of therapy. --Tom Barber MA, Course Director, Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies
This book is full of common sense advice on avoiding the pitfalls many therapists (and medical practitioners) are apt to fall into. Simply by avoiding the use of words which may have negative connotations for clients or patients and substituting words which will be less likely to be viewed pessimistically, therapy can be even more successful and a speedier outcome can be reached. In short, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn in a very short space of time what most therapists only learn from years of experience. --Pat Doohan, Fellow of the International Council of Psychotherapists
This wise little book by the sparkling brilliance of Dabney Ewin is a guilty pleasure that belongs on the bookshelf of all beginners in therapeutic hypnosis. --Ernest Rossi, PhD, Author of A Dialogue with Our Genes
Reading this book, one realizes there are always more things to be learned. The book's design is a simple prescription: meditate on one item a day. I heartily recommend this book and know that "a little Dabney'll do you". Julie H Linden, President elect of ISH (International Society of Hypnosis).
Published: November, 2009