This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Hypnosis. The Official Guide to Hypnosis is Barrie St John. Hypnosis is a trancelike state resembling sleep that heightens the subject's receptivity to suggestion used in medicine and psychology to recover memories and/or modify habits.

The Self-Hypnosis Diet: Use The Power Of Your Mind to Reach Your Perfect Weight is a valuable resource for people interested in Hypnosis, and it is available through and Barnes & Noble.

Book Description

Renowned hypnosis and health experts Steven and Joy Gurgevich reveal the most powerful tool available for sustainable weight loss--our subconscious minds. With The Self-Hypnosis Diet, readers can reach their perfect weight with proven, successful techniques designed to utilize and understand the subconscious mind-body connection. In this instructive book and companion CD of guided self-hypnosis trancework sessions, readers will discover: * How to determine, reach, and maintain your ideal weight based on your own needs * How to increase willpower, change unhealthy eating patterns, and create new and lasting behaviors * How to still have an enjoyable, fulfilling love affair with food

As members of Dr. Andrew Weil's Integrative Medicine program, Steven and Joy Gurgevich have taught thousands how to use hypnosis to overcome the innate challenges of dieting. With The Self-Hypnosis Diet, they provide readers with the "missing ingredient" to any plan for achieving a healthy diet and lifestyle--and change that lasts for a lifetime.

About the Author

Steven Gurgevich, Ph.D. is a health psychologist specializing in mind-body medicine. He is a faculty member at the University of Arizona's College of Medicine, where he teaches Mindbody medicine to physicians at Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, and he is a Fellow and Approved Consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Joy Gurgevich is a behavioral nutritionist, specializing in helping individuals make wholesome food choices for a healthy lifestyle. She is a preceptor at Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine and the Behavioral Nutrition Expert at both of Dr. Weil's Web sites.

Author's Bio: 

This book review is part of a series that covers the topic of Hypnosis. The Official Guide to Hypnosis is Barrie St John. Barrie St John is one of the leading authorities in the field of hypnotherapy. St John’s lifelong study of hypnosis and his extensive experience treating clients has enabled him to become an innovative master of his profession.

St John is the originator of Hypno Sensory Therapy, a powerful collection of tools for producing rapid change. He has also lectured on clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy for diverse hypnotherapy associations, societies, and training organizations as well as high-profile corporations. And recently, St John created the best-selling CDs and downloads on self-hypnosis at

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