April 17, 2020
“I am a success and life coach and hypnotherapist in Omaha Nebraska and I just had the pleasure of taking Dr. Eimer’s two-day course on using hypnosis to treat depression that he presented at the 2020 meeting of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. It was an excellent experience – two days packed with useful content. Dr. Eimer is a very engaging instructor. I walked away with a whole array of tools and strategies to use, and I felt so comfortable after those two days that in the evening of the second day I used three of techniques I learned with my client that night. The information is very useful all around. One thing I particularly value is Dr. Eimer’s Core Values Therapy. It was highly effective in helping me determine the suggestions to use in the session with my weight loss client. Excellent training! Highly recommended.”
Joy Hoffman, CHt
Sept. 1, 2016
“I have been seeing Dr. Eimer at least 3 years at the pain center. I started seeing him due to the pain of my diabetic neuropathy and the joint pain I have throughout my body. He has been an incredible enhancement to me. He is a gem. What can I say? It’s been a long journey, a rugged hard journey back from depression and hopelessness, and it has been rewarding mentally, emotionally and physically. I can only get stronger. Every time I know I have an appointment I look forward to it as it is a positive and rewarding experience. This is one doctor that now I look forward to. It is a necessity to me. I don’t want to miss an appointment. Therapy with Dr. Eimer is very important to me. It’s a lot more than sitting down and talking. He has helped me build confidence in myself and my ability to solve my issues.
I have seen many therapists and it is tough to find a good therapist and Dr. Eimer is in his own class. Dr. Eimer is very important to me. It’s been a gentle ride all positive. When I leave here, I feel strong mentally emotionally and physically. It’s helped me to think clearer and better. I feel I am able to move forward with more ease as I continue my path into the future. I am, with Dr. Eimer’s help, been able to overcome certain issues in my life that before I knew Dr. Eimer I could not see myself overcoming.
Dr. Eimer has helped me through those anxieties in my life that I did not think I was ever going to be able to change. I had lost most of my family-my wife, and my parents, and my health. Now I have a girlfriend and I overcame my grief and guilt about my wife’s death with Dr. Eimer’s help. He put a very strong new light on my problems and that is a blessing on its own. Without him I don’t think I could have functioned as well as I do. I lost over 100 pounds and my diabetes and pain is under control. I like to see him now for maintenance sessions at least twice a month.”
June 1, 2015
“I lost faith in doctors years ago, constantly saying, “I don’t know”. Off they’d send me to the next in line, with a shrug of the shoulder every time. Then I was sent to this Center, I instantly knew, the day I entered. You’re not like the one’s of whom I’m speaking. You work hard, yet gentle; constantly teaching. The way you can “do” what others can’t, makes me feel like a prayer’s been grant. So I write this little note to you, to “Thank You”, for all that you do! You have restored my faith – Sincerely, S.L. A grateful patient”
May 4, 2017
“I didn’t think I would survive with this awful pain and I was ready to end it. The pain medicine wasn’t controlling the pain and my doctor didn’t want to increase it. At first I was skeptical of hypnosis and talk therapy. But Dr. Eimer was very easy to talk to and I look forward to our weekly sessions. Now I am off the pain medicine, and I am no longer depressed. Don’t get me wrong, I still have back pain but I am handling it and working again. I owe it all to Dr. Eimer. If you have severe pain and depression, don’t give up. See Dr. Eimer.”
February 4, 2020
“I’m 58 and I’ve been smoking three packs a day of Marlboro lights for 31 years. I knew I had to quit smoking or I wouldn’t see my 60th birthday. I’ve tried to quit many times, but my business is stressful and I did enjoy smoking. I saw Dr. Eimer for his one-session stop smoking in November of last year and I have not smoked since. This time I know I will never smoke again and if I do have a problem, I can always see Dr. Eimer for a refresher session. Dr. Eimer taught me instant stress management skills. Dr. Eimer definitely saved my life.”
December 14, 2019
“I moved to Florida from New York half a year ago after retiring from a 35-year career as an executive director of a national foundation. Honestly, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I lost my husband two years ago and I do not have children. I got really depressed and contemplated the unthinkable. I was lonely and I had no motivation to meet people. My primary care doctor recommended I see Dr. Eimer. I am so glad I did. I am working with him to tame my depressive moods and my anxieties. I am learning to be a better friend to myself. Dr. Eimer is kind and compassionate. I feel I’m in good hands and I don’t feel the stigma of needing to see a therapist. Everyone needs help at some point in their lives. I highly recommend you give therapy a try and if you can, see Dr. Eimer.”
I found your Hypnotherapy for Pain Management course interesting and helpful to my practice. And on a personal note the trance work that you did in class on me has helped me with my phobia of escalators. With my husband’s help, I have been able to get on down escalators where I would not even entertain the idea before. It also helped me see my mother in a different light.
Thank you! Susan L. , RN, Psychotherapist, Ontario, Canada”
Being hit by a Mac Truck 30 years ago
Reviewed in the United States on October 26, 2011
I was hit by a Mac Truck 30 years and sometimes the pain feels like it was just yesterday. This book (Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now!) has given me wonderful pointers and numerous hypnotic scripts that have lessen the pain dramatically. It has quick fixes for relaxing the pain before it is out of control. Is very well written, maybe a little complicated at times (hard to understand for a laymen), but overall pretty easy to read. Every page you are learning something to help relieve pain.
The CD is worth the money alone, I listen to it daily for pain relief.
Thank you Doctor for making life more tolerable.
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2010
I am a clinical psychotherapist. Dr. Eimer’s book (Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now!) is invaluable in helping patients of serious personal injury manage their own pain. Dr. Eimer is the victim of chronic pain himself. The CD included with his book provides the patient with the ability to successfully initiate their own hypnotic inductions anytime, day or night. Along with my clinical treatment, I provide a copy of Dr. Eimer’s book for any of my patients who are serious about self-managing their own pain. I strongly endorse Anthony Scratchley’s philosophy written in Addiction Today Magazine that “…to tame pain, we must use our brain.”
I particularly like the hypnosis cd that comes with this book (Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now!) that I can use for relaxation or techniques to take away the pain – I’ve recommended it to lots of friends with back pain etc.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 27, 2011
I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and regularly use this book (Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now!) as a part of my clients’ ‘homework’. Every client who experiences pain is unique, and the breadth of exercises in this book give nearly everybody something that works for them.
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2012
I’m an emergency physician who took a hypnosis course 40 years ago, and I use hypnosis (“suggestion”, creating self-fulfilling prophecies, analgesia and calming) on a daily basis. Pain has steadily increased as a top complaint in the ER (And in all of medicine) and I’ve been reading everything available to try to learn more, both to help my patients and to help manage my own pains. This book is absolutely the best I’ve found for the professional who wants an update — or even an introduction, although I’d strongly recommend taking a course from the ASCH or similar first. And to my surprise it would be very useful for a well-educated and highly motivated patient! I think it should be the basis for a required course in the fourth year for every medical student. Worth the money!
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2017
This book (The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy) is clearly written and offers many options. I have broken through dissociative memories immediately in resourcing this text.
Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2017
The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy is a good read, nothing I didn’t know already, but if you are new to this type of working with hypnosis, this is a good place, to gain some insight into it. It’s written really well and flows nicely. The use of regression, to get to the bottom of a person’s problems, is a great tool to have, in your hypnotherapy arsenal! Buy read, absorb and enjoy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 9, 2020
A good book (The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy) for the professional therapist. Stresses the importance of safety and the pitfalls of leading the Client to dangerous conclusions and assumptions. Highly recommend.
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2012
Two of hypnotherapy’s stellar practitioners, Roy Hunter and Bruce Eimer, have pooled their expertise to produce a book (The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy) on regression hypnotherapy so comprehensive, it is the only guide to regression hypnosis a hypnotherapist will ever need. The authors have drawn from their mentors, David Cheek, Charles Tebbetts, and Dabney Ewin, as well as other hypnotherapists whose work established major milestones in hypnotherapy practice
The authors address the philosophical foundations of regression hypnotherapy, as well as the current controversies over the uses of abreaction, the ethics of past life regression, and false memories. They give practical advice, guidelines, and examples for achieving the five phases of regression hypnosis: client preparation, regression techniques, abreaction and release, subconscious learning, and concluding the session. The objectives for the practitioner are to skillfully employ suggestion and imagery, discover the root cause of the client’s difficulties, assist the client to release emotional attachments to the causal event, and assist subconscious learning.
Hunter and Eimer make the case that while regression hypnotherapy is not useful with every client, it is indicated for clients who are well motivated but not responsive to other hypnotic methods. The authors discuss procedural issues such as the initial interview, various inductions, depth of trance, and the differences between initial sensitizing events and activating events that give rise to symptoms.
The authors provide a particularly good discussion of the seven psychodynamics of a symptom (i.e., most emotional problems fit into one or more of these categories) and how to elicit them through interview questions and, during trance, through ideomotor signals: The seven psychodynamics are:
* Authority imprint
* Unresolved issues (often showing up as habits or physical symptoms)
* Secondary gain
* Identification with another person
* Internal conflict
* Painful past experience
A number of standard regression and past life techniques are presented. The authors devote a chapter to abreaction and release. They take the position that abreaction is often beneficial in helping clients work through and release attachments to highly emotional past events. They give several examples of things to say to facilitate release. Subconscious relearning takes place when the hypnotherapist helps the client reframe his or her thinking about the symptom or unwanted behavior, while imagining a symptom-free life.
Hunter and Eimer discuss variations on regression for specific applications such as unresolved past grief and post-traumatic stress, and provide case examples of treatment for chronic pain, phobias, smoking cessation, and low self-esteem.
This well-written, well-documented book will make a welcome addition to any hypnotherapist’s library. It’s a perfect companion to Ewin and Eimer’s Ideomotor Signals for Rapid Hypnoanalysis, which I also recommend.
Judith Pearson, Ph.D.
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2013
I have both the book (Brief Cognitive Hypnosis) and kindle edition. even though I am a medical provider and not a therapist I found benefit in this. I am also a clinical hypnotist and use much of the one session stop smoking data to help my patients. If you’re curious about hypnosis or a clinical provider this is an excellent addition to your library.
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2013
Great book (Brief Cognitive Hypnosis). Easy to understand. Thorough and well thought out. I do hypnotherapy and found it an excellent resource and guide. Would recommend it to all my colleagues.