Sunday, March 12, 2017

Review on: Self-Hypnosis and Positive Affirmations : The Art of Self Therapy by Josephine Spire

This is a self-development book for self-growth

This is a self-development book which will be useful not only for people who would like to get rid of bad habits and addictions, but for anyone who is seeking either self-growth or self-motivation for a new challenge or improvement.
What I like the most in this book is the intention to help people clean their minds and improve their quality of living.
The book contains some important principles of Eastern philosophy – “The thoughts that pass through our minds are responsible for everything that happens in our lives because as human beings we act on our thoughts.”
The self-hypnosis technique in the book begins with closing your eyes and concentrating on breathing – the same as in any meditation technique, but Josephine Spire empowers it by the verbalization, i.e. scripts, written specifically for a certain problem. All scripts are very powerful, and some of them contain highly spiritual principles such as forgiveness.

However, there is space for improvement as well:
1.     It would be useful for readers to have the statistical data about people’s recovery from addictions by hypnosis and/or self-hypnosis.
2.     Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t find practical advice about how to read the “self-hypnosis” text. Definitely, you can’t read it if your eyes are closed and you are concentrating on breathing. It might be useful to provide a link to the professionally read script online or to give a useful piece of advice regarding this. For example, download the voice recorder to your smartphone (if you don’t have one already); choose a peaceful moment for recording (maybe a certain day of the week or time of day); read it for the first time without recording, just listening to your own voice, etc.