This book is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of self hypnosis. Beginning with a history of the phenomenon gives readers a firm foundation for understanding. Next, the pillars of hypnosis: the unconscious, mind/body, and suggestion are the building blocks to develop concepts and skills. Then, step-by-step instructions offer the reader experience of suggestion and trance phenomena. These skills can be applied successfully to help in many areas. The final section shows the reader how to use this method of self hypnosis to enhance learning, sports, self control, overcome pain and fear, quit bad habits, and lessen stress. Creative individualizing and adapting of the method is encouraged.Simpkins, C. Alexander is the author of 'Effective Self Hypnosis: Pathways to the Unconscious' with ISBN 9780967911304 and ISBN 0967911303.