More Scripts & Strategies in Hypnotherapy

By: Lynda Hudson


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Size: 234mm x 156mm

Pages : 336

ISBN : 9781845903916

Format: Hardback

Published: June 2010


A collection of brand new general scripts from Lynda Hudson, author of Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children (ISBN: 9781845901394). This book covers:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Sexual problems
  • Breaking habits
  • Sporting performance
  • Managing dyslexia and related social stigma
  • Essential tremor
  • Tics and twitches
  • Urinary incontinence
  • IBS
  • Pain control
  • Preparation for and recovery from childbirth
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Speaking in groups, meetings, conferences etc
  • Enhanced business performance
  • Preparation and recovery from surgery and illness
  • Coping with mild to moderate depression
  • Recovering memory (not recovering traumatic memory)


Also included is the use of hypnotic language and suggestions for varying scripts for particular clients. This volume is an outstanding complement to Roger Allen’s now classic Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy (ISBN: 9781904424215) and will be welcomed by beginner and experienced practitioners alike.


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Lynda Hudson

Lynda Hudson, a former teacher, is a clinical hypnosis practitioner who specialises in working with children. She is a freelance lecturer and conference speaker on the use of hypnosis with children. Her latest venture is on-line training which has been proving very successful. For details see https://www.firstwayforward.com/ Lynda has also created a large collection of hypnotic audios with ranges for adults, teenagers, children and very young children. These are available as CDs and MP3s from www.inspirational-hypnosisdownloads.com and now also on her app Lynda Hudson Hypnosis on the Apple app store.


Reviews

  1. On first opening the book I was immediately drawn to its unusual layout. Alongside the main body of each script there are explanations, alternatives or further suggestions, which are annotated to the right. I knew this would be a useful book, but I didn't realise how often I would be using it throughout my training and specifically with my case studies. 

    In her Introduction Hudson acknowledges that her style naturally differs from Allen's original offering and is written as a "compliment" to his work. More Scripts and Strategies sets out to present subject matter not already covered in Allen's original book. 

    The reason that this book goes beyond the Allen's original work is not necessarily the calibre of the scripts, as both are excellent, but its potential for learning. It includes a chapter on hypnotic language, which is helpful for adapting or writing your own scripts. I also appreciate the ease in which one can eliminate any part of the script that isn't relevant for a particular client, without it affecting the structure as a whole. 

    The scripts are divided into general headings such as Anxiety, Panic, and Phobias. She then provides us with a selection of scripts to choose from, depending on our client's needs. Where relevant the book provides advice on treatment and case structure and therefore adds a third dimension to this work as a reference book. 

    There is a section at the back called Reorientation Procedures. This is an inspiring point of focus as it sometimes feels that the termination of trance or reorientation (which sounds more purposeful) can seem like an afterthought. The chapter breaks these down in to headings such as Positive focus with a strong urge to put plans into Action. 

    There is very little not to like about this book. However the casualty of the split page layout is the font size and narrowness of the script on the page. I find I can lose my place if reading directly from the book, but this can be overcome with a scanner or copier. 



    If I was only able to buy one bocik during my hypnotherapy training -this would have to be my choice! It is in constant use and never seems to find its way back onto the book shelf.
  2. As principal (Scotland) of the London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) I am personally responsible for training around 50 hypnotherapy students each year.

    I have never been an advocate of the use of pre prepared scripts; however, this book gives a cornucopia of priceless and poetic approaches to the healing of such a variety of conditions.

    I particularly found the sections on business performance and preparation for surgery refreshing. The introductions to each chapter were succinct yet comprehensive. Lynda writes with great heart.



    Only this weekend I recommended the book to our latest intake of students. The orders are on the way!
  3. This excellent book by Linda Hudson somehow manages to weave influences from all kinds of diverse sources into an exciting coherent whole. It is everything you would want of a new hypnotherapy sourcebook for students and practitioners - fresh, practical and accessible.

    An important contribution to the development of hypo-therapy scripting, which synthesises the best of traditional approaches with important new developments emerging across a range of different areas.

    Combining practical accessibility with theoretical sophistication, this book will be invaluable reading from beginning therapists and experienced clinicians. The individual scripts presented and the self-practice/self-reflection trajectories will no doubt support continuous professional development in this area.



    The author provides a clear rationale for the inclusion of key scripted words and phrases and discusses the importance of the therapist taking into account their own beliefs and emotions in formulating each case.
  4. One of the most used books in my Hypnotherapy collection has always been Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy by Roger Allen. His book gave me practical help when I was new to the profession and still, many years down the line, continues to inspire me and give me a starting point for developing my own scripts.

    I was delighted when, in 2009 came the book Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children. This book was expertly written by Lynda Hudson .I remember well reviewing this book which was certainly an excellent addition to any practitioner`s book shelf. My words were `If there was a Booker Prize for Hypnotherapy texts this would be way up there on the top of my list!`. Most certainly it is a book which is proving, rightfully so, to be a best seller.

    And Crown House have done it again ! I am delighted that we now have More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy penned, once again, expertly and compassionately by Lynda Hudson. The book, as its name suggests, follows on in the footsteps of Roger Allen, but has its own personal stamp and form.

    The book demonstrates fully the author`s deep understanding of the subject and also of the needs of both the therapist and the clients. It has been well researched and thoughtfully compiled and contains a wealth of invaluable advice, guidance and information for the therapist as s/he sets out upon the healing mission, however experienced they may be.

    The style is clear and uncluttered and, where appropriate, explanation is given to make sure that the reader is able to gain full benefit from the material.

    In this instance the actual appearance of the material is very different to that which we have seen before in the Scripts and Strategies programme. It is presented in almost table form with a main column containing the induction script with a further column by the side with pertinent explanations and `stage directions`.

    I have come across this only once before in material from Hypknowsis.com and I find it so much better than the plain block of print we had before. I am not demeaning the materials of the past BUT this presentation is much more geared for practical work. It is thought provoking. This is material you will look at again and again as you build up your own personal resources. Like an excellent novel too it is one of those books you just can`t put down.

    If you want a ready made script for a particular problem it is there and can be used as it is. However I feel that the work stimulates the practitioner to think and amend and make the material more suited to his or her own personal style of delivery

    Having had a pre-production copy of this I have been able to use some of the material with my own patients. It was very well received and very easy to work with and build on.

    Material this time has been composed to cover Anxiety, Panic, Phobias and Moderate depression. The section on sleep I have used and this was most effective.

    Lynda takes the bull by the horns, to coin a phrase and talks about various sexual issues. Once again this is written with great care and compassion and can be used by the therapist with confidence in this area form which many people shy away.

    The IBS section is especially worthy of note and I have found that this is well received by patients. In the past I have used the excellent material designed by Mike Mahoney in this area BUT now I am pleased to have a wider selection of material to develop my own work from.

    There is work on Childbirth, Surgery and Pain, Enhancing performance in sport and business.It really is a cornucopia of sheer excellence

    We may have thought we had got all we wanted before but, I assure you, here is a book that the whole of our profession has been waiting for. I feel it is a book that we cannot afford to be without as it is a book which inspires confidence, delivers the best of material and is written by someone who really understands us, the therapists ,what we need and how we tick, as well as having the deepest interests of the clients at heart.



    It is the Grand National on Saturday. If books were running rather than horses then I would back this to be in first place. So, Booker Prize and Grand National-¦what will Lynda present us with next!
  5. Another excellent book from Lynda Hudson, already well-known for her work with children. In this easy-to-read and jargon-free volume she once again demonstrates her deep understanding of her subject as well as the important ability to vary her methods to suit the personality of the individual patient. The scripts are excellent and I would recommend this book to any hypnotherapist, whether experienced or newly qualified..
  6. My first thoughts were that `More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy` assumes that you have some practical experience and knowledge of hypnosis. And as there are many schools of hypnosis emphasising different hypnotherapeutic strategies and scripts; I thought that this book would need to be explicit in both its source of scripting arrangement and hypnotherapy strategies. Well as I read Hudson`s work I noticed that she covers both, script and hypnotherapy strategy elements on each page. So I prepared myself to go a little deeper.

    As I got myself ready to receive the treasures of Hudson`s book of `More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy`, I got myself to a place where I could first just be comfortable, focused and concentrate. And because I wanted to enjoy what value that Hudson`s book of scripts and strategies in hypnotherapy had for me, I put myself in a place where I could point my own attention to where that place was inside my own person. I did that first. So I did that. I allowed my person to use my imagination to paint that sense of enjoying great value, all over my body. I allowed my imagination to allow the image of that paint to spread through my person and becoming stronger and stronger. And as I did that I noticed a shift in my own attitude. I was drawn inwards and got quieter. I then read. That was my first reminder of what Hudson`s work lights up. A willingness or a resistance to by pass any preconceived ideas I had had about using scripts in hypnotherapy. And as I noticed the manner in which I bypassed my own critical state, I smiled as I continued to let good feeling percolate outward from my person. So I did what all hypnotherapists who are practising choose to do. Be led, open up, and practise hypnosis yourself on yourself first. So I allowed myself to be led into a place of positive change, using Hudson`s scripts. I went first.

    I noticed I could apply each of the various scripts to a number of situations I was dealing with in my varied practice. So I continued to read through, as well as flicked pages to the parts that got my attention. I got excited about myself and I continue to let it open doors in my mind.

    Suspicious about the use of hypnotherapy scripts
    So that`s how I used the scripts. Yet as my attention deepened, I began to ask, how might others who had a more sceptical, even disparaging about the use of scripts feel. I was honest enough to go to that place that exists within me for an answer. I heard the voice, `Beware of the tyranny of positive thinking which can be quite frankly annoying`. So i asked my person, honestly, what can her scripts offer from that place. Well, her scripts provide standard ways of activating triggers and building response potential for clients in a gentle, step by step way. In fact because she covers the main strategies that a hypnotherapist goes through, the scripts could be used for different situations. I could come back to these scripts anytime I wanted to or felt I needed to. I went deeper into that place and asked my person, for those who really have a strong dislike for hypnotic scripts, pre packaged patterns of the language that people think they should use to create an effect, this book provides a path of support. Possibly those who are concerned about a reliance on scripts because they sense, that by using that approach that they may end up hypnotising their script (rather than the person in front of them!) and (worse still) stifling their own creativity and hypnotic self expression, might find that it can start a process of independent thinking. Hudson`swork provides you with the attainable opportunity to trigger and spark your own personal development where you increase your use of your own words and your own ways of phrasing things, and adapt those to the subject with whom you are working, Hudson`sscripts makes it feasible for you to explore how to avoid, coming across as awkward. Perhaps widening your own rapport with yourself to interact with clients. When I re read Hudson`swork, I noticed she is very genuinely open, and about setting up permissions for users of the script to discard everything which she may have written and do it your way. And if that is your choice to discard her scripts after initial usage or if you continue to use them as they are, the true test is always to ask, `Do they work?`

    Formulaic, prescribed standards that bring forward success.
    Each page of script is vertically split in half. One half of the page is the prescribed script. The other half of the page is Hudson`s guidance regarding the professional hypnotherapeutic strategy in use. This ingenious presentation is a wonderful technique. Its keeps you very aware of the standard hypnotherapy strategies annotated alongside the actual script. If you need to become even clearer about the prearranged steps you are taking your clients through, then this book is ideal for you to work through to your conclusion.

    Hudson applies the usual prescribed 4 stage hypnotic protocol in her scripts, i.e. establishing rapport; depotentiate the conscious mind, Protocol. 1. Absorb Attention, 2. Bypass Conscious Mind 3. Engage Unconscious Response, 4. Lead Unconscious/Utilise response to Outcome. Since Hudson uses this basic protocol for you to be aware of as a hypnotist. You can then pay attention to the signals people are giving you, you will see (and hear!) when they are passing from one stage into the next. So the scripts help the practitioner to pay more exquisite attention to the client.

    Benefits of formulaic scripts.
    For the novice, this book of scripts has been written to let you learn the structure of hypnosis, the way you use language and your interactions in order to communicate hypnotically and gain proficiency in the wide range of hypnotic approaches available today.

    Hudson`s scripts can be viewed as sample language for your `hypnotic tool kit`; in fact, her script provides the complete change process from beginning to end. And they can be repeated over and over until change has occurred. Very Handy, especially if you need to nip and deal with an interruption. It`s very clear that Hudson is suggesting that the user does not need to treat that as gospel or the script as some magical incantation.

    Perhaps it`s important to realise that if you get the words slightly wrong (or should you actually decide to use your own words!) the effect can still work for you. This book of scripts can then finally achieve its true purpose: to be a source of reference and guidance for the skills it has taught you. Again taking the client reliably from beginning to end.

    Although the novice could dive straight into Hudson`s scripts and learn many superb things, you need to ask yourself what your purpose is in investigating this book. If you are enquiring, then go right ahead and do whatever comes naturally. If you want to learn how to hypnotise others, you can do that, although you would also want to consider fitting into place in some form of supplementary training. For those thinking of using hypnosis for therapeutic work or in a clinical setting, I passionately advocate you to seek expert training.

    Summary
    The core hypnotic hypnotherapy scripts strategies can help you to develop your own style the scripts are designed to build your repertoire of hypnotic use of language, strategies and attitude. I really enjoyed the section on Inductions and deepeners. I recommend that others use them systematically. I recommend that you follow an organised training approach so that you develop a core of techniques that you can apply without (conscious) thought.

    You will find something for your particular style of hypnotherapy strategy engagement because Hudson`sscript uses the fundamental hypnotherapy strategies. She mixes some of the fundamentals hypnotic approaches. i.e. Both from the authoritarian and more permissive schools.

    `More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy`, is by no means the be-all and end-all of hypnosis. It is intended as a pragmatic guide to assist you in your own hypnotic development. I would therefore strongly urge you to read extensively in this results producing field. Hudson`s work is great because she helps you to address your own mistakes and to in fact widen your own rapport, giving you loads of ideas of telling stories to build rapport in different ways. So feasibly, understanding the hypnotherapy strategies, yes, but also develop your own pattern, and trust that your unconscious is learning to put stock phrases and ideas together for you - allowing your hypnotic talent to increase. Hudson`s scripts are, after all, an art as well as a science, so use your natural flair, passion and charisma to bring these scripts alive.

    Hudson has prepared thoughtful guidelines, used for sparking and provoking people to open up and tune in, become fully absorbed and engaged with the success of their intention clearly as their experience. I am excited and so happy that this book is here.



    Recommendation; High: this text should be a priority for novice hypnotherapist in particular.
  7. Perhaps best known for her work with children, Lynda Hudson now applies her extensive therapeutic knowledge and scripting skills to encompass adults, producing a unique and innovative book that steps beyond the bounds of the usual collection of scripts. Far from repeating what is already on the shelves, she has looked for what is missing and has admirably filled the gaps. With each script being analysed in detail we are left in no doubt as to the therapeutic meaning and implication of every individual component. These factors and more combine to make More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy stand out as an original and exciting inclusion in the pantheon of script books, one that has plenty to impart to even the most experienced of therapists.
  8. Until now Roger Allen`s book (The Complete Works) has provided more script and idea sources for my hypnotherapy practice than any other reference material. It was indeed a very pleasant surprise to read Lynda Hudson`s `More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy`. This is a veritable hypnotherapy encyclopedia with scripts and succinct notes for a very wide range of problems. I recommend it as an essential reference book.
  9. The clarity, creativity and practicality of Lynda`s Scripts and Strategies ensures it`s a must for all Hypnotherapists, both experienced and novice.

    Her expertise and exceptional imaginative flair is displayed throughout the scripts.

    Succinct explanations and therapy options add insight and direction for the practitioner.



    I would highly recommend this book.
  10. The word `More` in the above title is double-edged. Firstly, this is Lynda`s second book, following her successful previous volume: `Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children`. Secondly, this publication complements Roger Allen`s original `Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy`.

    WHO is this book intended for? 
    Trained hypnotherapists, newer therapists, more experienced clinicians and hypnotherapy instructors. In short, it is for practising clinicians whether recently trained or very experienced.

    WHAT is the content about? 
    This is a practical hypnotherapy sourcebook; a compendium of general scripts with a variety of topics, metaphors, suggestions and visualisations aimed at a wide range of age groups, interests and personalities. The issues dealt with fall broadly into five categories viz.

    1. Mental~, emotional~ and physical health and well-being (by far the largest section).

    2. Enhanced business performance;

    3. Sports and art performance; and

    4. Public speaking; followed by a chapter dealing with

    5. Miscellaneous conditions or problems.

    WHY was it written?

    To complement Roger Allen`s volumes and Lynda`s first publication and to fulfil requirements for help for issues (several of a medical nature) that fall outside the more well known or `traditional` categories. Thus, Lynda intends to provide help directly to therapists and indirectly their clients/patients by using or adapting her scripts and in doing the latter to even possibly devise their own tailor-made scripts, so that they are right for the therapist as well as for the client in his/her care.

    HOW is the book structured and how does one use the content?

    The most detailed Table of Contents allows the therapist to scan for a particular issue. In her lengthy Introduction the author answers - with highly specific information - the `HOW to use this book?` question. A particularly practical section, Hypnotic Language, (pages 1-5) is presented in table format with useful phrases and presuppositions. For the many following Chapters Lynda has adopted a new format for this edition. This allows comments to the therapist alongside the script. Most chapters contain therefore small, bold sections in the margin with explanations, hints, tips and suggestions for variations etc. Finally there is a list of References and Useful Resources`.

    Throughout the book Lynda stresses that there are options and choices for individual adaptations and recommendations. The scripts are composed and encoded in such a manner that one can read the text the way it can be spoken. Having listened to many of Lynda`s CD`s (see: www. firstwayforward.com) her written version of the spoken word is remarkably accurate.



    The scripts are sparkling with creativity, variety, often humour and ample opportunity for adaptations. An ingenious, inspiring, innovative, comprehensive volume of the highest professional quality and rightly called `an essential reference book` or even `hypnotherapy encyclopedia` by some of Lynda`s venerable colleagues!.
  11. Even when I use regression or parts therapy, suggestions and imagery are used at both the first and last session,so there is always a place for well written scripts. Lynda Hudson`s More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy is filled with useful ideas. Her hypnotic phrases included in the opening chapter are so excellent that they would likely be praised by Erickson himself! She blends many other metaphors throughout her book. Many of Hudson`s offerings are slanted for medical uses of hypnosis, which is great for hypnotherapists who work with medical referrals. The author`s `soothing liquid calm` for IBS is masterful; and she also offers some unique scripts for pain management, as well as for pregnancy and childbirth.
  12. Wow. What a rich compendium of scripts for both novice and seasoned professional.

    Lynda Hudson provides such a valuable resource that it deserves to become a classic guide for the hypnotherapist who wonders what to say to help a client challenged with e.g., tics, illness, childbirth, unwanted habits, business fears, social anxiety, sports performance, or travel toilet phobia Those are just a few of the subjects the author tackles so adroitly.

    Unlike the earlier Script books by Roger Allen this text includes commentary by the author on the right-hand side of the script pages. [Accomplished so much better than a similar effort by myself many years ago in my community organization action guide for McGill University].

    Hudson`s breadth of knowledge of so many issues that face clients seeking hypnotherapy is nothing short of astounding. Whatever the topic, she provides clear, compassionate wording that can be adapted to particular people and their circumstances.

    Thus the scripts for a client wishing to change how he or she behaves in a business setting deal with delegating, public speaking, self-confidence and procrastination.

    Hypnotherapists need to be able to ad lib. We need what is colloquially known as the `gift of the gab.` And these scripts provide prompts, ideas and hints to inform such eloquence. The author also includes breathing techniques, inductions and `reorientation` procedures.

    Focus is always on the client, and his or her inner strengths. This admirable trait of Hudson`s is somewhat diluted by her great reliance on embedded commands. This, like much else in the book is, I think, an NLP technique and I wonder about its effectiveness.

    Does emphasizing certain words or phrases really have such a positive impact on a client? After all, Hudson herself acknowledges that `good listening and rapport are crucial. So, of course, are trust and respect, and wholehearted, mutual belief in the method, together with skill and compassion of the therapist.`

    This would suggest that who a hypnotherapist is and how she conducts herself is more influential than which particular words she uses. Nevertheless, Hudson begins the book with five pages of `Hypnotic Language`. This appears to be what we`ve come to consider as Ericksonian patter. Again, it seems to me that the therapist`s intent and genuine concern count for far more than certain words and phrases. Coming out of the mouth of an indifferent, uncaring or insincere therapist surely such `hypnotic` words would echo hollowly to the client? (Rather like the NLP manipulative technique of `mirroring` the client`s posture and movements).

    Hudson includes details on the NLP `Rewind` technique (viewing an activity as though it were a movie running backwards.) I can only suppose that the author has often used this procedure. Because there`s no way I can imagine such a reverse movie in my head.

    But there is no questioning of Lynda Hudson`s own sincerity. We can learn so much from her book: not only hints and even whole texts with which to help clients but how to imitate her modesty should we ever aspire to mastering her evident skills.

    Oddly, this book lacks an index. Should you want to locate a script for agoraphobia for instance, you have to wade through all the phobia pages. Similarly with the otherwise excellent scripts for sexual dysfunction if you were looking specifically to help a woman seeking to overcome her inhibitions about climaxing.

    I`m sure Hudson is acutely aware of cultural differences and the need to adapt her scripts according to the geographical background and upbringing of the client but without an index I could not easily locate that guidance.

    Hmm. Maybe the lack of an index is not such a bad thing given that in searching for a specific topic, the reader learns an enormous amount along the way.

    An excellent section on how to sleep well is especially pertinent, given the widespread fatigue of stressed-out, sleep-deprived commuters in North America and the U.K.



    Seems the British are, however, ahead of us with another important efficacious use of hypnosis because, writes Hudson, `in some [U.K.] hospitals hypnotherapy has become the treatment of choice for IBS.`
  13. Lynda Hudson, author of Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children has taken on the task of writing this volume in the Scripts & Strategies series and, although her style differs from that of Roger Allen, she deals with the subject clearly and concisely, writing her scripts in a format that allows comment to the therapist on the right hand side of each page as well as, on occasion, in the body of the script.

    The author has deliberately left out the `already well covered scripts, such as those for stopping smoking, weight control etc. and concentrated instead on some conditions for which scripts might not be so readily available, such as Essential Tremor, Tics and Twitches, Dyslexia: cope with emotions and improve self-esteem and strategies for various conditions such as IBS, Pain Relief and Preparation for and Recovery from Childbirth. There is even a script dealing with Procrastination, which I might make use of for myself, given as I am to leaving things until the last minute on the grounds that I work better if the deadline is looming!

    Lynda encourages those using her scripts to adapt them to suit each client and the therapist`s own style of working and gives hints and tips on how this might be achieved.



    Altogether, this book looks set to become an essential part of every therapist`s library; covering, as it does, a wide range of conditions and as a complementary volume to the others in this series.
  14. A quite superb book, possibly the finest book of hypnosis scripts currently in the market place. I shall be recommending it as essential reading to all of my students.
  15. `More scripts and strategies is a treasure trove for any hypnotherapist looking for new inspiration and ideas. Covering a wide range of issues from basic relaxation to childbirth, sports and surgery, it is fully comprehensive in the subjects covered, yet wonderfully concise in delivery. Each script is accompanied by easy to follow instructions for timing and delivery, along with many other helpful suggestions throughout. As Lynda points out in her preface different clients need different strategies, it simply isn`t `one size fits all`; with that in mind this book is an absolute must.`
  16. `Lynda Hudson`s latest book, More Scripts and Strategies, is deliciously broad in scope, covering a wide range of topics. As a hypnotherapy instructor I especially appreciate the suggestion boxes of variations, adaptations and recommendations. They provide additional teaching for both the novice and established hypnotherapist. 

    A phenomenal teaching tool, with in-depth information, explanations and written with great clarity. More Scripts and Strategies provides an outlined approach to assist with any hypnotherapy session. I am very excited to learn about another well written book of scripts that I can recommend to my students and colleagues. Highly recommended!`
  17. Lynda Hudson had big shoes to fill following from Roger Allen`s Scripts and Strategies, which has become a standard text for Hypnotherapy courses. It was no surprise to discover that she has filled these admirably since reading her Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children. In fact, she has added to the series with comments to the therapist and clear explanations. The range of scripts is impressive but the real value is how they can easily be adapted to suit different requirements. Don`t think that you need to stick to what is presented here, although that would serve you well. This, in combination with the other books in this series, represent a valuable arsenal for the practicing Hypnotherapist as well as those joining the profession. The scripts are clear, practical and well written.
  18. It was with a sense of anticipation that I opened Lynda Hudson`s new book, as I had found her book on Hypnotherapy for Children to be very instructive and useful. I was not disappointed! More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy is a treasure trove of good sense and well-informed ideas. As I teach a workshop on Hypnotic Language I particularly enjoyed the table of Hypnotic Language, with its `pick `n mix` selection of useful phrases and presuppositions.

    I also liked the layout, with the marginal notes containing guidance or advice on the language being used. There are so many good scripts here, showing the apparently effortless use of metaphor, with pointers to variations, that it may not be useful to point to one particular script.

    However, I particularly enjoyed the `Pass the parcel` script for pain management, with its childhood metaphor (hopefully a pre-pain period) and its suggestions for gradual, incremental change.

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