Stuff Hypnotherapists Should Know:  Gabor Mate

Dr. Gabor Maté has written four bestselling books.  If you’re a serious hypnosis practitioner read these books.  Mate point to the cause of many of the problems hypnosis practitioners work with as unresolved trauma from the past.

Scattered Minds

Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Disorder (published in the U.S. as Scattered) offers a groundbreaking and optimistic perspective on this much-misunderstood condition, seeing it not as a disease but as a problem of brain development in the context of a stressed society.

Why should you read this book?  Gabor Mate suggests ADHD has it’s roots in childhood.  This book gives hypnosis practitioners what pattern to look for during regression hypnosis.  Brilliant!

When the Body Says No

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, is a passionately argued thesis that stress has a major role in the onset of most chronic diseases. Warmly received by readers and published in eight languages on five continents, When The Body Says No combines the latest findings of modern science with the poignant and compelling stories of many patients, ordinary people and famous. The book has been greeted with both support and controversy in the medical community.

Why should you read this book?  Stress is at the root of every problem clients come to you for help resolving with hypnosis.  So when the body says “no” – that’s the Subconscious Mind communicating.  If you’re looking for research to support your work with hypnosis it’s here.

Hold On to Your Kids

Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, examines parenting from the perspective of attachment theory to illuminate the crucial role parents must play in the upbringing of their children. This book was co-authored by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, a developmental and clinical psychologist.

Why should you read this book?

  1. This book provides guidance on how to parent a child for health and happiness. Regression-to-cause hypnosis is often healing the Inner Child.  And Inner Child work involves re-educating the client so they can re-parent the Inner Child.  The book provides the information needed to do that effectively.
  2. Many problems clients come to see you for help with are rooted in disrupted or incomplete attachment in childhood. Acquiring a basic understanding of attachment theory will help you to identify core needs and help the client meet them in more appropriate ways.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, explores addiction as a symptom of distress, from the pain of individual trauma and family history to the spiritual emptiness pervading our entire society. Dr. Maté weaves brain science, case studies, personal testimony, and social critique into a powerful and kaleidoscopic look at one of our culture’s most perplexing epidemics. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts won the 2010 Hubert Evans Award for Best BC Non-Fiction Book.

Why should you read this book?  Addiction is rooted in traumatic memory.  Regression-to-cause hypnosis uncovers traumatic memory.  Hypnotherapy can resolve it.