Course text books
Our recommended texts are chosen to be approachable but thorough, and we've aimed to balance getting the best information with the need for reasonable cost. There are Amazon links to make finding the books as easy for you as possible, and we have a small number of second hand books for sale. Please contact us for an up to date list.
You don't need to have read your books from cover to cover before you arrive at module one. But it is useful to dip in and out, and become familiar with what's in them.
All students will receive a copy of Debbie Waller's book 'Their Worlds, Your Words', free of charge at module one.
This list is updated from time to time as new books arrive on the market, last updated November 2016.
Section A. Therapy scripts
We'd recommend all our students to have the Roger Allen book, plus the Lynda Hudson one if your budget allows.
- Allen, Roger P. Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy. Crown House Publishing, Wales
- Hudson, Lynda More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy Crown House Publishing, Wales
Section B. About hypnotherapy
We'd recommend all our students acquire one of these books, both if your budget allows.
- Hunter, C Roy. The Art of Hypnotherapy Crown House Publishing, Wales
A good general introduction to hypnotherapy skills and training
- Jaloba, Ann. (editor) The Hypnotherapy Handbook Helping Handbooks, Yorks.
a variety of chapters by different authors (including our own Debbie Waller) on how to deal with many common issues you'll meet as a hypnotherapist along with marketing and self-care advice
Section C. Building your library
If you want to build your library further we suggest you invest in one or two of these. However, it's a good idea to wait till you've covered the relevant areas of your training before deciding which ones you want. Some are quite specialist and will be of no use unless you decide to work in that area.
The tutor's copies will be available to view during our course, giving you a chance to browse through them before you decide which ones you wish to add to your own collection. We've also included brief notes to help you choose the titles of most interest to you.
- Barber, Tom & Westland, Sandra. Thinking Therapeutically Crown House Publishing, Wales
Two experienced hypnotherapists talk you through some of their cases and compare approaches, particularly useful if you are just starting out in practice and want to see how the same issue can be approached in different ways.
- Ewin, Dabney M. 101 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Using Hypnosis Crown House Publishing, Wales
Silly title but an easy book to read and to dip in and out of, very useful tips and information. Good for general background reading.
- Havens, Ronald & Walters, Catherine. Hypnotherapy Scripts: A Neo-Ericksonian Approach to Persuasive Healing Routledge,
A practical guide to neo-Eriksonian Hypnosis, including techniques and many metaphor scripts. Tends to be expensive but if you decide you like working with metaphors this is likely the only book on the subject you will need.
- Hunter C Roy. The Art of Hypnosis
The companion volume to ‘The Art of Hypnotherapy’ in section one of this list, focuses more on hypnosis itself than therapy.
- Hudson, Lynda. Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy with Children Crown House Publishing, Wales
Information and techniques for those wishing to work with children aged 5 to 15.
- Miller, Philip.The Really Good Fun Cartoon Book of NLPCrown House Publishing, Wales
good on communication skills and reading non verbal communication, particularly useful if therapy is a new area for you
- Silvester, Trevor. Wordweaving: The Science of Suggestion Quest Institute, UK
A complex and detailed look at hypnotic language patterns and the art of suggestion.
- Waterfield, Robin Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis Routledge
A thorough and entertaining text on the history of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, good general background reading.