Despite the increasing number of books on hypnotherapy, few, if any, provide the basic text required for the early stages of training in the use of such techniques. This book by Hellmut W. A Karle and Jennifer H Boys, both meets the needs of beginners, and serves as a reference source for the more experienced. All the treatment programmes have been used and are fully illustrated with case studies. The approach is one of ‘How To Do It’ rather than a survey of history and current theories. Aimed at practitioners in a variety of professions – from medicine and surgery to analytic psychotherapy -the book will also interest anyone involved in non-physical methods of alleviating suffering and improving health.