Where Do You Stand on Hypnosis and Subliminal Thought?

Eldon Taylor's New Book Might Just Change Your Opinion

You probably, at this moment, have a preconceived opinion about hypnosis, self-hypnosis, and subliminal thought. You may be rolling your eyes, wondering if you’ll even read the next paragraph or you may be leaning in, anxiously waiting to learn more about a subject that already fascinates you. More likely than not, you’re somewhere in between these two extremes.

To be perfectly honest, that’s where I was before I read Self-Hypnosis And Subliminal Technology: A How-to Guide for Personal-Empowerment Tools You Can Use Anywhere! I was in between the two extremes, but (shhh, don’t tell the author) I was closer to the eye roller than the leaner.

Then, as fate would have it, I read a little book that made a huge impact.

Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology Book Description

Self-hypnosis and subliminal communication have long been mired in mystique, urban legend and disinformation. The truth is that both of these techniques are backed by extensive research demonstrating their efficacy and more importantly, once learned, both tools can be customized for any situation and can be used almost anytime and anywhere.

Join Eldon Taylor as he unravels the truth behind these technologies, and demonstrates how they are invaluable tools in your self-help armamentarium. In this essential guide, you will learn:

  • How to create your own custom subliminal program to break through subconscious blockages.
  • How subliminal communication works and why it is so much more powerful than simply using affirmations.
  • 5 steps for putting yourself into a hypnotic state.
  • Several techniques to assist you in going even deeper into a hypnotic state.
  • How you can create new habits, uncover hidden conflicts that often cause self-destructive patterns and discover new solutions to old problems!

Hypnosis and subliminal communication have been used for medical purposes as well as the metaphysical. Once you have mastered these two technologies, you will be able to use them anytime and anywhere to achieve a wide range of goals, from weight loss to stop smoking, from building your self esteem to maximizing your own healing potential, from enhancing your learning ability to dealing with anger and stress, and so much more.

Finally, you can take complete control of your own self-help program!  – Book Description from Amazon

Self-Hypnosis And Subliminal Technology: A How-to Guide for Personal-Empowerment Tools You Can Use Anywhere! is, simply put, one of the most fascinating books I’ve ever read – and, you know me, I read A LOT of books.  This is one of those books where you’re anxious to turn the page to see what you’ll learn next, but (at the same time), you aren’t quite “over” the page you’re on, so you don’t want to leave it quite yet.

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 It’s no surprise (to you, me, or anyone with an ounce of common sense) that the mind has boundless power. The saying goes, “You are what you eat,” but you can make a very strong case for, “You are what you think.”  Consider what Eldon Taylor writes on page 13 of:

What is the limit to the power of the mind? For years the power of positive thinking has been heralded as almost a supreme power to attract and create wealth, power, relationships, success, and general prosperity of all kinds.  Recently – at least within, say, the past 30 to 40 years – the power of the mind has also been championed as the body’s great healer.  Word and abbreviations have been added to our vocabulary to accommodate the exchange of ideas regarding this seemingly miraculous interface between mind and body, words such as psychoneuroimmunology, or PNI for short.  More recently, several researchers have stepped forward to inform us that our thoughts, the stuff in our minds, engage and activate the DNA molecule, and for this labels such as novelty-numinosum-neurogenesis and psychosocial genomics have been added to our vocabulary.

About the Author

Eldon Taylor has been researching the power of the mind for over 25 years. He has testified as an expert court witness with regards to both subliminal communication and hypnosis. Eldon has been called ‘the master of the mind,’ and is the creator of the patented InnerTalk technology – the only such technology to be researched by numerous independent universities and institutions, and be demonstrated effective. Eldon is a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association and a certified hypnotherapist.

Self-Hypnosis And Subliminal Technology gives the reader a fascinating and straightforward introduction to hypnosis.  It strips away the images many of us have of, “When I count to three, you’ll flap your arms and quack like a duck.  1 — 2—-3!”   The reader soon realizes that, not only is hypnosis very, very real – it’s very, very powerful.  What’s more, the possibilities are as limitless as the stars in the sky.

In addition to a fascinating education in the workings of the mind and the  truth behind hypnosis, the reader is given a wonderful list of affirmations for use with the cd included with the book.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. – Henri Bergson

I hope you’ll click the following link and learn more about a book I can’t stop thinking about – Self-Hypnosis And Subliminal Technology: A How-to Guide for Personal-Empowerment Tools You Can Use Anywhere!

~ Joi


Self Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology by Eldon Taylor

Activate Your Abundance by Kim Caldwell

Overcome Negativity and Open a New World

Activate Your Abundance Remembering Your Power to Create What You Want - Kim Caldwell - Paperback

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer

Whenever I’m in the middle of a great book, I always think of one of my favorite quotes, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”  I’m honestly not sure who originally said it, but I’m certain I’d love to sit down with them for an afternoon, drinking coffee and talking books.  Or tea, if they’re British. Tea… coffee… I go either way.

I recently told you about a great book by Kim Caldwell, How Green Smoothies Saved My Life (click the link for the review, if you missed it).  I just finished another book by Kim called Activate Your Abundance: Remembering Your Power to Create What You Want.

“Listen for the magic word of motivation and you will hear it. Then the sky is the limit.” – Norman Vincent Peale

I talk on a regular basis to a lot of authors and publishers about books and book reviews. One asked me a few years ago how I approached a book review. I told her that I let the book, itself, lead the way…. then I try very hard not to get IN the way.

Some books need to be guided along in a review – I’ll feel the need to explain certain concepts because they aren’t truly clear until you, yourself, have read the book.

However, with Activate Your Abundance, no guided tour is necessary.  I could honestly say something like, “This is the book that can serve as a spark plug to your self confidence and fuel to your success (in all the ways you define success).  Activate Your Abundance will act as a broom to sweep away the cobwebs of negativity in the corners of your mind and life.  If you want to release yesterday, embrace today, and improve tomorrow, make this the next book you read.

That, and that alone, could be the review because it truly sums it up.  However, it doesn’t seem fair to sum up such a wonderful and potentially life-changing book with one paragraph.

Besides, we all know I am not a gal of few words.

From the Introduction of Activate Your Abundance:

One of the most important messages this book offers is how negative emotions become trapped in our body, creating disease and problems in our lives. Many of us have lived with these problems for years, unaware of the root cause. These include weight, relationship, health, and financial problems.  You are probably thinking, “If I need to lose weight, how will clearing negative thoughts help?”  Let me assure you that releasing these heavy emotions will lighten our load both mentally and physically.  I have found some of the best techniques available to heal and clear these negative emotions. I present them here to you with the knowing that they will make wonderful shifts in your consciousness if practiced consistently with an open mind.  The dividends for releasing these stuck negative emotions are endless. You will discover yourself in a new way as all your best qualities start to emerge. – Kim Caldwell

In Activate Your Abundance, you will experience a 44-Day program designed to help you get in touch with YOU and the world around you. Not the you that you think you should be, and not the world you think you should have.  The program strips away all the extras, along with all the negative cobwebs.  Some that you never even knew were hanging around!

“Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous.  That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other factor.” – Paul Hawken

One of the things I love most about this very positive, up-lifting, and give-me-the-toothbrush-while-I-take-on-the-hounds-of-hell book is the fact that it’s all about ATTRACTING great things to you.   It’s about realizing that you are worthy of everything you dream of.  You are not chained by past mistakes or heartaches. No one and nothing is holding you back or in place.

I’ll confess, I did not take 44 days and treat this book as a day by day program.  I was only in “Day Two” when I realized that the “meat” in this book was too good to put the fork down!  I kept finding myself saying things like, “Oh, that’s good… Amen to that!” and “Where’s my pen, I have to write that down.

Something else I told an author once was the fact that the hardest thing about writing book reviews is giving enough information without giving too much away.  Books aren’t just paper and bright covers. Books are experiences and the best experiences in life are those you don’t see coming.  To this book lover, giving too much away is like opening a Christmas present early, then wrapping it back up.  It takes the joy out of the whole thing.

Each “Day” is like a powerful devotion and gives you something to think about and work on. Each one is designed to chip away at negative forces in you and in your life. Some you would never have thought of on your own – I guarantee it.

How effective can it be to get rid of negativity?  Think of a cloudy, over-cast day.  When the dark clouds move out of the way, the sunshine feels brighter and more beautiful than ever, doesn’t it?! Think of negativity as dark clouds.  Activate Your Abundance can help clear the clouds out of your sky and leave you with brightness and beauty.

A final word about the sneaky effects of negativity:  Most people don’t realize they even have a problem with negative thoughts.  They think there’s some big mystery that explains why they aren’t happy, satisfied, or living up to their potential. They may blame other people, their circumstances, and even God.  They look everywhere except the place they should look!

The following illustration, I think, brings it all home.

I recently read about a woman’s diagnosis with Thyroid Disease. It made me think back to when my own thyroid went haywire.  I had no idea, whatsoever, what my problem was. I just knew I had a big one.   My hands were shaky and always sweaty.  Before holding one of my little girls’ hands, I’d always have to dry my hand off on something first.  I could just walk across the room and my pulse would jump up to 106 beats a minute. It felt like it was beating right out of my chest.

One night I was reading a book (knowing me, it was an Agatha Christie novel… I ALWAYS have one going) across from my husband in our den. I shook my head and put the book down.  He asked what was wrong and I told him the words weren’t words all of a sudden, they were just a bunch of letters that didn’t make any sense.  He, of course, looked alarmed.  I picked the book back up and they were words again.

I went to the doctor the next day.

This particular doctor didn’t catch my problem. He treated my asthma with his favorite medicines and told me not to read when I was overly tired.  I said, “Okay” out loud and added, “moron” under my breath.

The weird symptoms continued to pile up.  My weight dropped, I was thirsty 24-7, my brain was foggy, and my heart continued to race. My poor mom nearly worried herself silly and the only words my husband seemed capable of saying at the time was, “Call another doctor.”

I was a young mother of three very young and active little girls. I kept thinking, “I’m just extremely tired.” My dad was going through a nightmare with his own health, and I rationed away my problems as stress on top of exhaustion.

One day, my husband, our daughters, and I were in a nearby city around lunch time.  It was raining and he had to run into a store. I was (as always) SO thirsty.  I rolled my window down, wiped rain water off of the rear view mirror and put the water into my mouth… like four times in a row. The thought now makes me kind of sick, but I felt like I was about to die of thirst!

I went to another doctor the next day.

I think my mom suspected diabetes and I’m pretty sure my husband thought I had some sort of crazy, yet to be named disease with a grim outlook.  As for me, I didn’t know what it was but felt certain it was bad.

Even my doctor seemed overly concerned!

Turns out I had a ridiculously overactive thyroid that needed to be destroyed.  The hospital said they’d never seen one so out of whack – I took pride in that.  The hyperactive, crazy thyroid was dealt a final blow and I began taking a simple little pill every morning.  No biggy.

 The thing is, the solution and the cause were so simple! I kept getting worse because, honestly, I think I was kind of scared of what doctors would find because I felt SO bad.  Turns out the answer was quick, painless, and… in every way possible… gave me my life back.

I’m sure you see where I”m headed with this. Negativity is like an undiagnosed disease.  It’s victim will think the problem is something else.  Heck, they may be so scared that it’s something HUGE that they try to cover it up.  They know the cobwebs are on the window, but they throw curtains up over it.  Personally, I think a lot of people are scared that their problem is anxiety or depression.  Like me with my haywire thyroid, they’re certain the problem is bigger than it actually is.

You can deal negativity a fatal blow!  Your cure could be just a book away and the answer is quick, painless, and… in every way possible, will give you your life back.

See Activate Your Abundance: Remembering Your Power to Create What You Want for more information.

~ Joi

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Finding Your Way Back to You by Lynne Saint (Review)

Wonderful Book... Wonderful Concept!

Finding Your Way Back to You

One of my favorite e-mails to receive is one containing the words, “Could we send you a book to review on your self help blog?” Beautiful words to this book lover – absolutely beautiful.  More times than not, if someone offers you a book to read and review, the book will be great. People with so-so or even bad books don’t seek reviewers. Why would they?!

Finding Your Way Back to You by Lynne Saint is a very special little book.  Very. It takes real talent to pack so much information, motivation, and inspiration into a mere 141 pages. I’ve read books 4 times as long that didn’t leave even half the impact this fun-to-read and even funner to live book does.

From the Back Cover:

Are you at a crossroads in life, lacking in motivation, looking for a new direction, or just plain ‘stuck’?

Finding your Way back to YOU is a practical resource written specifically for women who have found themselves in any of these positions.

Written by Lynne Saint – experienced Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist – this is a hands-on book with an accompanying downloadable journal and weblinked exercises.

Lynne’s straight-talking guidance, drawn from Coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, will help you to change your behaviour, and motivate and support you throughout your personal journey of self-discovery. This book will help you to develop and achieve the goals that you have dreamed of.

This book is written to and for women because we are the ones who are most in danger of “losing ourselves.”  We wear so many different titles in life…

  • wife
  • mother
  • daughter
  • employee
  • etc..

We’re supposed to be, literally, ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE. Whether we’re caring for aging parents, raising small children, trying to make ends meet financially, or simply trying to be the best wife and mother we can be – we very often neglect something that’s just as important: Trying to be the best us we can be!

That’s where this wonderful, upbeat, and inspiring book comes in. The words, quotes, and exercises cause you to think… I mean really think… and that’s the point.  We can’t hope to reunite with our true self if we fail to realize she’s missing.

Here’s a scenario most of us are familiar with:  When we were teenagers, and even into our early 20’s, we wouldn’t be caught dead in public (especially in front of that special someone) without just the right clothes on, our hair done, make-up perfect, perfume in place, and nails looking NICE.  Fast forward a little bit.  Add a child or two or three to the picture.  There’s laundry to do, bathrooms to clean, meals to cook, a family to care for – often on top of working.

Nail polish? Perfume? Ha!

We tend to lose ourselves in all the chaos and chores.  We become someone’s mother, someone’s wife, someone’s grandmother,  someone’s employee…. I did something alarming one time which, quite frankly, served to wake me up.  As I sat at home on the couch one night, in sweatpants and a huge t-shirt with my hair a hot mess, I wondered, “What would the 18 year old me think if she’d looked into the future and saw this?”

My initial reaction: She’d cry!  To say that I was all about looking my best when I was a teenager would be the biggest understatement in the world.  I was always armed with extra nail polish, perfume, make-up, and even a spritzer bottle I kept filled with scented water to spray on my naturally curly hair.

Scented!  I honestly added a little of my favorite AVON fragrances to this “miracle water” (Sweet Honesty until I graduated to Soft Musk).

We tend to lose track of the real us – the one who wants to look, feel, and be her best. Sadly, many women allow their dreams to die because they become so preoccupied with helping others live their dreams.

“You aren’t going to change your unique personality, and neither should you want to, but the new skills you will learn in (Finding Your Way Back to You) will give you the awareness to manage your traits to become your best and most successful self.” – Page 2

How committed are you to your marriage?

How committed are you to your children?

How committed are you to your parents?

How committed are you to your job?

How committed are you to your home?

Now, the tough question. How committed are you to you?

Finding Your Way Back to You isn’t just a book, it’s a journey. That may sound very self-helpish and it may be dripping in “guru juice,” but it’s true in every sense of the word.  You don’t simply read and discard Finding Your Way Back to You, you WORK and GROW through the book.  You take a journey and the destination is the you that you dreamed of being when you were 18.

  • Learn to recognize what or who is holding you back.
  • Learn to identify destructive thoughts and reprogram them to help rather than hurt.
  • Learn to block limiting beliefs.
  • Regain your confidence and even your swagger!
  • Find balance in your life that’ll allow everyone around you, including you, to live the life of their dreams.
  • Get motivated and find out how to STAY motivated.
  • Boost your self-esteem.
  • Become the person the little girl version of yourself would be proud of.

As you read the book, you can find free worksheets that’ll help you along your journey.  You can download them on the publisher’s website.

Finding Your Way Back to You is available on UK’s Amazon in paperback, but on our Amazon (USA) I can only find it as a Kindle Edition. If you have a Kindle, this is awesome news for you because the Kindle edition of Finding Your Way Back to You is only a couple of dollars!

One way or another, just get your hands on Finding Your Way Back to You!  This is the sort of book you’ll pass around to every female you know.  I can’t wait for my daughters to read it – I think it’ll keep them form ever “losing” any part of themselves.

What better gift could a mother give her girls?!

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Elliott, Author

~ Joi

Also See: Love reading? Live for books? I totally recommend She’s Got the Book for Fiction Book Reviews.

A Great Summer Read: The Millionaire’s Handbook

How to Look and Act Like a Millionaire Even If You're Not

The Millionaire's Handbook

Sigh. I love The Millionaire’s Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You’re Not. In fact, I want to be this book when I grow up.

I regularly do book reviews for Self Help Daily, as well as a few other websites. 7 out of 10 times the book I’m sent to review is a wonderful book that I’m delighted to share with my online friends (that’d be you). For the self help blog, most of the books are a little serious in nature – after all, self improvement, health, fitness, and self motivation are serious matters. Because of this fact, I think I got an extra kick out of The Millionaire’s Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You’re Not. When I first opened the book, I thought it was going to be a straight-laced, straight-faced approach: “To look like a millionaire, one must first believe that they are a millionaire, for all good things begin with thought.” I thought it might urge the reader to purge negativity from their center…. to embrace their potential.

Yes, as a matter of fact, I do read a lot of books, why do you ask?

I wasn’t even out of the Introduction before I realized that this book had much more FUN running through its veins than I thought. I wasn’t off the first page of the Introduction before I developed a literary crush on the book.

This book will show you how to wing it till you cha-ching it – by spending what little money you do have wisely and making a positive investment in yourself. It will help you gain the trappings of luxury – even if you’re six generations removed, not just from Kevin, but from anyone who brings home the Bacon. You’ll learn how to look, dress, speak, and behave like a millionaire so that you, too, can enjoy the same privileged lifestyle.

There are entire stores filled with chichi clothing. There are countless ways to pamper, party, and globetrot – all while sampling the world’s finest luxuries. But if you have to worry about how much it all costs, then this is the right book for you. It will help redistribute the perks that come with the power of money, so that we can all get more of what’s coming to us (for a great deal less).

If you can dream it you can look it. This book describes eighteen separate aspects of looking and acting like a millionaire, even if you aren’t one. Each chapter begins with a fictional scene, which sets the stage for the true-life advice and tips that follow.

As we travel together through these chapters, you will meet some friends and learn what to do (and, indeed, what not to do)….

The book is, obviously, written in a humorous, very fun to read fashion but the truly great thing is: There’s a lot of priceless advice in this book. You can look and behave as though you have more money than you actually do!

One of the first sections in the book includes Twenty Must-Have Items to Look Like a Millionaire. A few of these are:


  • One pair of sunglasses that hides majority of face for instant celebrity appeal.
  • One gadget (cell, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry) to prove your time is valuable.
  • One ticket stub to a cultural event within the last year.
  • An eye for art (Not confusing Jasper Johns with Jackson Pollock is a good start).

Some of the Chapters in The Millionaire’s Handbook:

  • The Ten Laws of Material Success (Or How to Dress the Part on a Pauper’s Salary)
  • Amass a $64 Million Vocabulary
  • Skimp on the Items No One Else Will Notice
  • Covet Thy Neighbor’s Catalogs
  • Develop an Obscure Hobby
  • Blend in to Stand Out
  • Millionaire Skin
  • Foster an Eccentricity
  • You, Only Richer
  • Show Some Class
  • Your Personal Brand

In the back of the 267 page book, there are a few pages dedicated to websites and books that’ll help you along your way to looking richer and a list of  20 Must-Have Catalogs…  I’m afraid to say I only subscribe to one.  I have so much work to do.

This wonderfully funny and enjoyable book actually gives you FACTS while it feels as though it’s just giving you FUN.  You LEARN while you think you’re just LAUGHING.   The Millionaire’s Handbook would make an ideal book any time of year – whether you’re sitting enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in the winter or lying in the sun in the summer.  It’s the sort of book you’ll devour quickly, then lend to everyone you know. With the promise that you get it back.

Take a closer look at The Millionaire’s Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You’re Not.  I can’t recommend this book enough!


The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life

How to Get Through Life's Holes Without Getting Stuck in Them!

The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life

The Swiss Cheese Theory of LIfe, by Judith A. Belmont, MS and Lora Shor, MSW, is such a fun, delightful, and thought-provoking book that I only wish I could put a copy into each one of my reader’s hands.  I was sent my own review copy a few weeks ago and I’ve really gotten a kick out of it.

Don’t get me wrong. Just because it’s fun, delightful, colorful, and has a killer personality doesn’t mean there isn’t a great deal of substance here, because there is.  The fact that it has a great deal of fun serving up the wonderful nuggets of self growth simply means that you’ll stay with them all the way to the end.  I can’t imagine anyone bailing on this book midway – you’d be too afraid of missing what might come next!

From the back cover:

Take The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life Challenge

  • Are you trying to make changes in your life, yet find yourself digging deeper into a hole?
  • Do you “know better” but still continue unhealthy patterns and habits?
  • Do you often have “why does this happen to me” thinking?
  • Are you looking for happiness in all the wrong places?
  • Are you ready to make healthy changes in your life…. physically, emotionally, spiritually?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions – this book is for you!

The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is a book about resiliency. Using Swiss Cheese as a metaphor for life itself, you will explore ways to get through life’s holes without getting stuck in them.  Swill is not like any other cheese – and neither are you!

Top 10 Things I Love About The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life:

  1. The book has such a positive vibe it floats off of the pages.  There’s no negativity, scare tactics, or heavy handed advice.
  2. The authors treat important matters as important matters but don’t take things overly seriously. Life’s fun and this book doesn’t just “get” that, it celebrates it.
  3. I look at reading as sitting down and having a friendly visit with an author or authors. These authors are great company and I’m hoping for more collaborations.
  4. This book is highly interactive, inviting the reader to think, solve, and resolve.  We don’t grow when others do all the thinking for us!
  5. There are many fascinating quotes, illustrations, and examples. The lively writing is compelling.
  6. There are FUN illustrations and even comics. LOVE that!
  7. The book reads very fast, but doesn’t at all feel like “fast food.”  It’s fine dining quality but can be read by even the busiest person in no time at all.
  8. The authors show you how to take complete control of your life and bring the changes about that YOU want – not the changes someone else wants for you. Very important.
  9. The authors take good ole human emotions and short-comings into consideration. Very often they hit you with your excuses before they’ve even completely formed in your mind! Best of all, they offer solutions.
  10. Last, but certainly not least, this book shows that it is never, ever too late.  Lifelong mistakes or even even consistent shortcomings can be turned around.  The ship can be “righted” and.. guess what… we’re at the helm!

About the Authors:

Judith A. Belmont, MS, is a national speaker and corporate wellness trainer, with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist. From college teaching to working with Fortune 500 companies, Judy uses practical, action-oriented strategies to get people through life s obstacles. She is the author of two professional books, 86 Tips for the Therapeutic Toolbox and 103 Group Activities and TIPS.

Lora Shor, LSW, is a psychotherapist, work/life consultant, and national speaker. She has helped thousands learn and implement resiliency skills and transformation techniques for happier, healthier, balanced lifestyle. Lora is an international consultant to Fortune 500 companies, the federal government, and non-profits, and also maintains a private clinical practice in the Philadelphia area.

The Swiss Cheese Theory of Life is JUST the book I want each of my readers to have by their side when the new year rolls in.  When you’re sitting at the table with pen and paper, making your New Year’s Resolutions, I want this book to be there with the three of you!  It just may be the glue that’ll make those resolutions stick.

Take a closer look at this very special book: The Swiss Cheese Theory of LIfe