Let Love in: Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner

Debra A. Berndt, Author John Wiley & Sons $15.95 (274p) ISBN 978-0-470-49749-4
Berndt, a clinical hypnotherapist with an online radio show (the Love Hypnotist Show), believes that hypnotherapy techniques used for smoking cessation and weight loss can also be used to secure a happy relationship. As our fears, insecurities and relationship baggage is often deeply ingrained in the unconscious, Berndt offers a three-pronged plan to revealing and overcoming those unconscious obstacles: uncovering the issues, taking action to eliminate ""roadblocks,"" and maintaining a healthy mindset. Each chapter is full of checklists, journal suggestions and step-by-step self-hypnosis exercises, as well as warm and friendly guidance that's blissfully low-pressure (and low-risk): ""you need to be in only a light trance to experience the benefits of hypnosis,"" not much different from being engrossed in a book or movie-except that the goal isn't to check out of reality but to confront it on its most hard-to-read levels. A useful, relaxed approach to cognitive therapy, Berndt's guide gives readers an intuitive, healthy way to confront romance-defeating thoughts and behavior.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2010
Release date: 03/01/2010
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