The Thin Book with CD: Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts for Weight Management [With Cassette] Paperback – Dec 1999
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About the Author
Hal Brickman, M.S.W., is based in New York City and has maintained a thriving private practice since 1977. He founded Alpha Psychotherapy Center in 1977, and in 1992, he established Alpha Calm Therapy.
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The first is that it is, literally, a thin book. It is 108 pages of double spaced type. Personally, I believe most books, and most certainly those in the mental health field, are much too long. The Thin Book sets a great example of what is possible.
Another reason to love The Thin Book is the simplicity of its organization. It is a terrific book, and that, it seems, was Brickman's intention. He has given us fourteen chapters, each of which is a well-developed trance script addressing the subconscious meaning of a specific weight loss challenge. Some of these scripts, such as "Compulsive Eating as a Defense Against Anxiety," "Craving Fruit and Vegetables," or "Late Evening Eating," I might expect to see in a book for weight management.
To my delight, Brickman goes beyond the expected by offering scripts on, "Being Overweight as an Expression of Passivity and Hostility," "Slowing Down the Act of Eating," "Exercising," "Feeling Deprived After a Successful Effort," and "Lacking Resolve when Eating Away From Home."
The book is also unique in that the only writing Brickman presents other than the well-constructed and structured scripts is a 3-page preface. Here he describes himself as a "specialist in weight management." He states, "The scripts use positive suggestions or positive hypnosis in the form of metaphors, analogies, empathy and confrontation that contradict the effects of the unconscious mind." This description offers an accurate portrayal of his work, but understates the sensitivity and richness of his work.Read more ›
THE THIN BOOK is also one of the most brilliantly written prose I have read in ages. It is colorful, powerful, highly informative and though extremely serious, a joy to read.
In addition, I know of no other book on hypnosis that is soley devoted to weight-management. It is a classic book, already, because it's one I will return to and reinforce and sustain the progress I've made.
The book is full of vivid imagery that irresistably lingers in my mind. It manages to offset my urge to overeat.
My eating choices have become wiser, more balanced. The book has taught me to slow down my eating (I used to eat on the run or sit down and inhale my food) which has led to a new founded respect and appreciation for the the eating experience.
Eating has now become something I look forward to, as I'm gaining confidence in my self-control. I'm also developing respect and appreciation for the foods I eat. I no longer take them for granted. I love to look at the contrasting colors, nuances of taste, variety of textures and aromas.
The book is comprised of the most effective trances this acclaimed clinician has used in his several decades of specializing in weight-management.
I'm so excited about the book that I have ordered many copies as gifts to friends and family. This book is the best present I can give to someone I care about.
Thank you, Hal Brickman, you have made my life more fulfilling.
Most recent customer reviews
Hal Brickman is to be commended for an easily digestible book, which transforms complex clinical issues around weight management into simple-to-follow steps. Read morePublished on April 9 2000
The Thin Book is the first weight control book I EVER READ THAT MADE SENSE TO ME. The approach is spelled out so clearly and concisely that it was almost too good to be true. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2000 by joseph coleman
THE THIN BOOK has helped me sweep away my sloppy eating habits and replace them with order. Now I can taste my food. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2000 by allanrose
I can't sing any more praise for a weight-management anything than THE THIN BOOK. I re-read this book twice, and I never re-read books. This book goes right to your gut. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2000 by Tom Block
This book has taught me how to balance how to eat. It is more about life-management than weight management. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2000 by Tom Wright
I have to admit, I was skeptical at first. I really had been on every diet known to mankind...but I always reverted back to my destructive eating habits. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2000 by Natalie
My name is Allie and I have read this book after I ordered it online. I have seen a great result in my eating and restless habbits, it has helped me in so many ways, I can not... Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2000 by Allie Brickman
Over the years, I have tried all kinds of diets. Nothing ever seemed to work until now. I found that in "The Thin Book", the hypnotic suggestions for weight loss are a... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2000
This book has my attention. It has made me think and take more responsibility for the way I eat. It also has made me more aware of how in charge I can be in the decision-making... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2000
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