What's a good book on practical self-hypnosis?
January 13, 2011 4:13 PM Subscribe
What's a good book on practical self-hypnosis for anxiety?
posted by griphus to health & fitness (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
In regard to my anxiety issues, my doctor suggested I check out some books on self-hypnosis, rather than going on medication for it (which is something neither of us really want to do.)
He told me to avoid woo-y "This Will Fix Everything!" books that purport to make you rich and beautiful via self-hypnosis, and rather look for something practical that has techniques specifically for anxiety. Books containing more than that, he said, aren't trustworthy for what I need.
Unfortunately, the signal-to-noise ratio on Amazon is absolutely ridiculous, even considering the reviews. And even if there are good books, they're probably clothed in FIX YOUR LIFE QUICK language just to compete in the market. I'm lost. My doctor has some books, but they're clinical and he suggested I'd do better with the lay stuff
So, what's a good self-hypnosis book that is strictly for anxiety?