The thing that most people don't realise about hypnosis is that it comes with a huge amount of scientific research. Hypnosis isn't magic or trickery, it's a process or, arguably, a state which has been researched by many people over an extended period of time.
If you want to know how effective hypnosis is in regard to a specific issue or condition the one thing you can guarantee is that there will be some research information available.
For a comprehensive resource of hypnosis research go to
the hypnosis research database.
This is certainly the best place to start although you will also find that many hypnotherapy organisations and medical hypnosis websites also publish research findings. Academic search facilities on the internet are also making this kind of enquiry significantly easier. Where possible, we have tried to highlight research findings on other areas of this website and have recommended books based on scientific approaches however, ultimately, you may need to refer to more academic resources than us for a more in depth research base.
How to Develop Self-confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking
By Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie is the author of the world famous best-selling 'How To Win Friends and Influence People' and founder of the Dale Carnegie Institute. This is a man who knows a thing or two about personal development. How to Develop Self-confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking was written in the 1940's and is still a classic work on the subject of speaking in public.
I Can See You Naked
By Ron Hoff
If you prefer a more recent work on the topic of effective public speaking, the quirky 'I Can See You Naked' may just be the answer. The author has clearly "been there and done that" and has written his book in a humorous and easy style. The book is a complete guide to speaking in public and, as well as describing the qualities of a good presenter, discusses nervousness, openings, endings, audiences and handling boredom and questions. All designed to calm your nerves and make you the best possible speaker or presenter you can be.
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