Books By Dr David Lewis
Below you will find details of Dr David Lewis’ twelve available books (further down the page, below Dr David Lewis’ books you will find books by Dan Jones).
Triumph of the Will? How two men hypnotised Hitler and changed the world.
In October 1918 Adolf Hitler, a lance-corporal in the Austrian army, lost his sight following a British gas attack. Doctors diagnosed his blindness as due not to physical injury but mental breakdown. He was suffering from what they then called hysteria.
Rather than being treated in a nearby hospital, he was sent 600 miles from the Front to a ‘nerve’ clinic in the Pomeranian town of Pasewalk. There Dr Edmund Robert Forster, one of Germany’s leading hysteria specialists, used hypnosis to cure him.
Although his sight was restored, the experience left Hitler convinced he had a divine mission to ‘make Germany great again’.
In the early 1930s he became friends with a second hypnotist, a Moravian Jew
and media billionaire named Eric Hanussen. Despite his race, he supported the Nazis, promoted Hitler in his newspapers and coached him in showmanship.
Together, these two men transformed a once purposeless drifter into a merciless tyrant able to manipulate the minds of millions.
One reviewer described my book as: “Utterly absorbing…drawing upon profound wells of research”.
374 pages, Illustrated, MLI Press 2019
Click here to learn more & Buy www.triumphofthewill.info
The Way It Was – A Photographic Journey through ‘Sixties Britain
More than two hundred stunning, sometimes shocking, black and white photographs reveal little known aspects of the British way of life during this period of massive social, educational, economic and political upheaval.
With explanatory text, the book reveals the secret life of a by-gone age, where people said and did the things very differently.
Luxuriously produced, in a limited edition, this elegantly printed coffee table book will provide you with endless discoveries and delights. It offers you either a nostalgic a trip down memory lane or an eye-opening insight into the lives of your parents or grandparents.
210 pages of photographs. MLI Press, 2018
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The obesity trap and how we can escape it
An exploration of the physiological and psychological reasons behind the current health destroying obesity crisis which is shorting the lives of millions and threatening to bankrupt health services worldwide. (Random House)
The Brain Sell
When Science Meets Shopping
Discover how advances in science enable retailers to influence your decision making when shopping. Learn their secrets and take back control of your wallet or purse.
Why we do what we do without knowing why we do it
Why do we so often do or say things without really knowing why? This book explores the psychology and neuroscience behind our impulses.
The Secret Language of Your Child
Discover how, long before they can talk, children speak to one another using an eloquent but silent language of expression, gesture and gaze. By gaining these invaluable insights into your infants, feelings, needs, fears and desires you will better understand their behaviour, attitudes and abilities.
Souvenir Press, Second edition 2015. Paperback, 288 pages. Illustrated.
Giving Your Child a Brighter future
Is your child’s brain receiving the sort of stimulation that will develop the mind skills essential for success in today’s world? This exciting and practical book contains a series of simple procedures to help your child, according to his or her individual make up.
Children often fail at school because the teaching is not geared to their natural way of learning: they may be logical or intuitive, practical or creative or somewhere between the two. Once you have identified your child’s mind-style (and your own), you can choose appropriate methods that will suit his or her way of perceiving and learning. A child whose mind skills have been developed in this way will have a much better chance of the school and career success.
Mind Skills is a manual for the future. A highly effective way of preparing children to excel in the fiercely competitive technological world that awaits outside the school gates.
“The best part of Dr David Lewis’ “computer child” approach is his belief that every school should treat every child equally as a genius” – The Guardian.
“Shows how parents hold the key to their children’s intellectual success… They are their child’s best hope.”
Originally published in 1987.
Available directly from Dr David Lewis’ website shop for just £5.99 inclusive of UK postage
£5.99 with FREE UK postage
Thinking Better – A Revolutionary New Program to Achieve Peak Mental Performance.
Would you like to ace IQ tests? Make better decisions? Solve problems more quickly and easily? Learn in a way that suits your unique learning style?
Now you can with Thinking Better a book I wrote in collaboration with American scientist James Greene.
The book includes two sets of IQ tests for you take before and after working through the practical examples that teach you how to solve maths problems, word problems and shape problems – the building blocks of many standard IQ tests.
You’ll be amazed at the huge improvements in your ability to excel on this type of problem.
A Fortune Book of the Year and widely used by leading US & Japanese business executives this 322 page hardcover book, has only been published in the US and Japan, at a price of $14.95.
Now available directly from Dr David Lewis’ website shop for just £8.99 inclusive of UK postage. Not many copies left, so please order now to avoid disappointment.
£8.99 with FREE UK postage
Your Child’s Drawings – Their Hidden Meaning
Using a series of simple exercises my book, written in collaboration with American scientist James Greene, explains how drawings can be analysed to assess children’s development, predict future trends in their behaviour, uncover hidden emotions, discover present and future personality traits, measure creativity, predict school performance and reveal gifts and talents that might otherwise remain undetected.
Parents, teachers, and anyone concerned with the welfare of children will find the book a rich source of information to help them understand and deal more effectively with children of all ages. Discover how your child’s artful scribbles can help you understand their behaviour, uncover painful emotions, assess creativity, predict school performance and unlock talents that might otherwise remain undetected. A rich source of insights for parents, teachers and carers.
Hutchinson. Paper back. 200 pages. Colour and black and white illustrations. First published in 1978. Only a limited number ‘as new’ copies are available.
Available directly from Dr David Lewis’ website shop for just £7.90 inclusive of UK postage
£7.90 with FREE UK postage
Fight Your Phobia and Win!
Do you fear enclosed spaces? Are you fearful of snakes, spiders or cats? Perhaps you are frightened of venturing out of your home? If you experience high levels of anxiety about situations, objects, people or activities that others seem to take for granted, you may be suffering from a phobia.
This is not unusual, and nothing to be ashamed of. All phobias, no matter how apparently baffling can be successfully overcome. This book will teach you how.
Available directly from Dr David Lewis’ website shop for just £3.99 in Audio and eBook formats
Breathe Easy: De-Stress, Build Confidence and Focus Your Mind in Seven Days.
Packed with easy-to- follow practical exercises, the book will help you unlock the power of your mind by using your breathing. You will learn how to:
- Control stress, tension and anxiety quickly and easily.
- Perform any challenge at the peak of your ability.
- Enhance your long-term health.
- Breakthrough emotional barriers to personal fulfilment.
- Increase your sense of well-being.
- Feel calm, focused and motivated whatever the situation.
Paperback, 224 pages.
On-Minute Stress Management – How to safeguard your heart and your sanity in sixty seconds a day.
This unique stress management e-book offers a concise and easy to follow guide to making stress work for you It provides powerful and effective ways to reduce stress and release tension all of which can be undertaken in just 60 seconds. Discover how to monitor your stress levels on a daily basis and how to unwind quickly and easily before, during or after a stressful experience.
Ten-Minute Time and Stress Management – How to Gain an Extra 10 Hours a Week
Here is a fast and effective programme for making the most of your time in a way that makes no extra demands on your time.
By following this practical programme for just five days, you will quickly eliminate stress from your life and gain an ‘extra’ 10 hours a week. You will learn how to analyse your time and identify ways in which it might be applied more efficiently. You will also discover how to make it work for you rather than against you.
Questionnaires, tests and simple tasks help you set goals and priorities, accurately assess the cost of your time, recognise your hours of peak performance and design a personal time management program to fit your needs.
Packed with practical advice and time-saving tips, 10 – Minute Time and Stress Management is the essential book for everyone who wants to increase their productivity, reduce their stress levels and improve the quality of their life. Piatkus, 239 pages.
Hypnotherapy Books By Dan Jones
Autistic author Dan Jones has written a number of autism, hypnosis and therapy related books including Amazon Number One Bestsellers ‘Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts’ (now updated as Hypnotherapy Revealed: Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts), ‘Hypnotherapy’ (no longer in print) and ‘Look Into My Eyes: Asperger’s, Hypnosis and Me’.Many books by Dan Jones are available as paperback and eBooks from worldwide Amazon websites and other good retailers. The links on this page direct you to your local Amazon website. You can visit other retailers like WHSmiths, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, iBookstore, Kobo, and more if you would prefer (not all books are available on all platforms), and can order books into your local bookshop (just get the ISBN number, title and author name from the relevant Amazon page).On this page you will find information about my hypnotherapy books (follow these links to go straight to Amazon):
- Introduction to Hypnotherapy (Hypnotherapy Revealed Book 01)
- The Ericksonian Approach (Hypnotherapy Revealed Book 02)
- Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts (Hypnotherapy Revealed Book 03)
- Human Givens Approach to Working with Parents of Challenging Teens
The way I like to teach people is from the deepest level up, rather than the surface level down. My experience is that most hypnotherapy courses and books teach the surface level information first and many never touch on the deeper nature of things. They will often give you an explanation of what hypnosis is, perhaps some history of hypnosis, and then they will teach you some techniques for doing hypnosis. When you understand the deeper nature of trance and pattern-matching and the different ways hypnosis can be evoked you don’t need to have structured inductions or techniques for doing hypnosis: you can create your own ways of eliciting hypnotic responses in people in a client-centred way that is unique to each person you work with.
This first volume will teach you the history of hypnosis, various theories of hypnosis including what I think hypnosis is, it will teach you different ways hypnosis can be evoked and deepened and will teach you how you can use self-hypnosis for yourself and why it can be helpful to teach clients self-hypnosis. You will also learn a selection of structured inductions, hypno-therapeutic techniques, how to carry changes from within therapy sessions into clients lives and how hypnosis fits into therapy because there is a misconception that hypnotherapy is somehow different from other psychological therapies when in-fact hypnotherapy is just some form of therapy done with hypnosis as an adjunct to that therapy, hypnosis itself isn’t a therapy.This book on an introduction to hypnotherapy is the first in a planned series of ten volumes about hypnotherapy.
You will also learn about the trance nature of reality, about the pattern matching brain and about responsivity.
This book will teach you my perspective of the Ericksonian approach to hypnosis and therapy. It will demonstrate the simplicity that I believe underlies the Ericksonian approach and will teach Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns in a simple and easy to learn and understand way.
In this book I share the skills to use so that you can take the knowledge you have from book one in the Hypnotherapy Revealed series about hypnosis, pattern-matching and the trance nature of reality and use this therapeutically with clients. The knowledge you will gain from this book can be mastered allowing you to be able to confidently hypnotise and therapeutically work with almost anyone using the approach that is right for them as an individual. You will be able to do what I think of as client-centred hypnotherapy.
Learn the fundamental principles of the Ericksonian approach, hypnotic language patterns, paradoxical interventions and how to craft healing stories.
Are You Are Looking For A Wide Selection Of Hypnotherapy Scripts?
Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts (previously released as ‘Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts’) is written by Dan Jones, a leading autistic Ericksonian hypnotherapist. Being autistic enables Dan to have a different view on the World to most Hypnotherapists allowing him greater ability to notice relevant patterns others miss and to weave these into therapeutic hypnotic scripts.
‘Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts’ has remained a bestseller since its release in 2009. It remains essential reading on many top hypnotherapy and NLP training courses as well as recommended reading for all those interested in self-hypnosis and creating their own hypnosis audio tracks (these hypnosis scripts can be used to make commercial audio tracks as long as credit is given to the author and the book).
Over 100 Hypnotherapy Scripts And Expanded Chapters About How To Do Hypnosis And How To Structure Effective Hypnotherapy Sessions
The expanded 2nd edition of Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts contained additional hypnotic inductions and additional therapeutic scripts. Many chapters were also expanded with new helpful content to help you be as effective as possible and to help you to understand the scripts, the hypnotic language and techniques being used, and an overview of how to do hypnotherapy.
This 3rd edition, now part of the Hypnotherapy Revealed series, Hypnotherapy Trance Scripts, has 50% more content than the second edition, it includes 88 hypnotic inductions, plus updated therapeutic scripts and unlike other hypnotherapy scripts books, there is now additional information sharing evidence relating to the topics covered by hypnotherapy scripts to support your goal of working in an evidence-based way to best support your clients.
This book of more than 100 Hypnotherapy scripts is based on over 20 years of experience that the author has had working with a wide range of clients and training other professionals in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and the healing arts.
Hypnotherapy Scripts Topics Include:
- Stop Smoking
- Weight Loss
- Lifting Depression
- Calming Anxiety
- Soothing Pain
- Performance Enhancement
- Tackling Insomnia
- and many more topics…
This isn’t just another hypnosis scripts book, the author hopes that readers will use these scripts as a starting point, rather than just reciting scripts verbatim.
Also Learn In This Book
- How to run hypnotherapy sessions from gathering information to carrying out the hypnotic work
- Ending sessions, setting post hypnotic suggestions and tasks
- Learn Ericksonian hypnotic language patterns and script structure to give a deeper understanding of what is being done in the scripts and why they are written the way they are
This all-round package makes this book a valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn more about Ericksonian hypnosis. Hypnotherapists in training can also read and analyse the hypnotherapy scripts and study the language, structure and multi-level communication used to further their skill and knowledge. The ultimate goal of this book is to help hypnotherapists move beyond scripts to regularly performing script-free hypnotherapy sessions that occur in response to the client in front of the therapist. This hypnotherapy scripts book can help the hypnotherapist develop ideas from the scripts that can come out spontaneously once mastered.
Do You Work With Parents Of Challenging Teens?Human Givens Approach to Working with Parents of Challenging Teens is written by Dan Jones, a psychological therapist with Asperger’s who has worked extensively with parents and families.This book was previously released as ‘Using a Humanistic Solution Focused Approach with Parents and Families to Reduce Anti-Social Behaviour and Youth Offending’. This edition is updated and has an additional chapter of case studies.Dan has been using a Human Givens Approach with parents and families since 2007. Prior to this his focus was working with children and teens with challenging behaviour. He carried out research on using the Human Givens Approach to help to reduce youth criminal offending and antisocial behaviour. The results were based on working with over 300 families who were monitored over a one year period, and over 90 families were monitored over 3 years. He has also used the Human Givens Approach to help get parents back into work, and youth back into school.The aim of this book is to add to your toolbox of strategies, skills and techniques that you already use with parents and families.This book is written for professionals working within a social work setting that would like to integrate a Human Givens Approach into their practice. So worker may work within Family Link Work Services, Family Resource Services, Children’s Social Services, or a wide variety of other keyworker services where your role is to support parents of challenging teens.
Autism Books By Dan Jones
Autistic author Dan Jones has written a number of autism, hypnosis and therapy related books including Amazon Number One Bestsellers ‘Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts’, ‘Hypnotherapy’ and ‘Look Into My Eyes: Asperger’s, Hypnosis and Me’.Many books by Dan Jones are available as paperback and eBooks from worldwide Amazon websites and other good retailers. The links on this page direct you to your local Amazon website. You can visit other retailers like WHSmiths, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, iBookstore, Kobo, and more if you would prefer (not all books are available on all platforms), and can order books into your local bookshop (just get the ISBN number, title and author name from the relevant Amazon page).On this page you will find information about my autism books (follow the links to be taken directly to Amazon):
- Look Into My Eyes (autobiography)
- Asperger’s Syndrome: Tips & Strategies
- An Autistic Perspective: Death, Dying & Loss
You can also save money and get all three books as an ‘Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder’ Kindle eBook Boxed Set here.
Look Into My Eyes is an absorbing and fascinating autobiography that offers rare insight into the workings of the autistic mind. Using illuminating anecdotes that are both inspirational and informative Dan takes the reader on a chronological journey of discovery from early signs he was autistic as a baby and toddler through to what it was like to be an autistic teen and adult and his impact on his parents, family and others around him, finally ending with a chapter by his wife about life being married to an autistic individual.
Through brutal, and at times, shocking, honesty Dan exposes a deeper explanation of autistic behaviours that can at times appear mystifying or extreme and what can be done to help the autistic person cope with challenges they face while nurturing their strengths. He shares the mental processes he goes through to handle social and new situations, the difficulty he has handling sudden change, and the obsession he has to learn how to fit in and understand others.
Dan shares his thoughts and experiences across a wide range of topics including; his love of nature and being underwater, social interactions, quest for knowledge, panic, anxiety and depression, discrimination, role-models, challenges and strengths of being autistic, employment, and school.
Look Into My Eyes has been described by readers as:
“Inspirational and informative”
“Brutally honest… shocking… I think everyone should read it”
“This is a fascinating book…A rare gift for anyone interested in the subject”
“Wonderful insight…like viewing the world through his (Dan’s) eyes…allowed me to not only identify my own challenges with AS but also my son’s way in the world”
“I could not put it down…I kept thinking ‘this is like…reading about our life’…I would highly recommend reading it”
“The raw detail of daily life for Dan Jones with Asperger’s is detailed so finely that it takes you into Dan’s world and into his head. It opens up the world of everyone with Asperger’s and will hopefully prove a turning point for those either struggling with the condition themselves or parents and friends of ‘Aspies’.”
“This is a book of great positives”
“Deep and insightful”
“A must read for all and a definite for anyone wanting an understanding of autistic spectrum conditions and those seeking tips and guidance into how to support family or friends who display the traits of autistic spectrum conditions.”
“A fascinating view of life as a toddler, troubled teen and awkward adult living with Aspergers”
As well as being autistic Dan Jones has also spent much of his working career supporting autistic individuals, their families, friends, teachers, employers, and other involved professionals. Throughout the book Dan shares his professional knowledge around what can be done to help the autistic individual from seeking diagnosis through to social skills and handling situations, as well as his personal experiences.
Unlike other autism books these are tips and strategies for autistic individuals, parents/carers, friends/partners, employer’s, and teachers written by an autistic individual who also has 20+years professional experience.
This book combines Dan Jones own experiences as an autistic individual with his professional training and experience coming from the idea that the one similarity all humans share is that we are all different and that we all have many skills and strengths that can be facilitated and nurtured and that autistic people are also just different rather than disordered.
All the tips and strategies start from an autistic perspective rather than from a professionals perspective. The reason for this is there is a lot of advice out there which can disempower autistic individuals and work against how their mind works, causing more harm than good, it is important that the autistic individuals are at the heart of any tips and suggestions, not an afterthought, and that it isn’t about trying to fix or cure autistic people, but to help them thrive and meet their full potential.
Throughout Dan shares his personal experiences so that the reader can understand the autistic perspective on these ideas. Everything in this book has been successfully used by Dan and people he has worked with to help himself and other autistic individuals of all ages.
Areas covered include:
Tips and strategies for parents including:
- Reflective parenting
- Relaxation skills
- How to help autistic children calm down and relax
- How to teach autistic children social skills
- Routines and consistency
- Setting boundaries and consequences
- Being accepting of the autistic child for who and how they are and what they do and supporting them where needed, like developing and nurturing skills and healthy coping mechanisms
- The importance of a safe space
- Encouraging and focusing on strengths
- Helping autistic children get their needs met
- Addressing issues around hair, food and clothing
- Collaborative communication
- Supporting bullied children
- Seeking autism diagnosis
Tips and strategies for teachers including:
- Being attentive and responsive the the autistic individual
- What teachers should know about structure and clarity
- Clear explanations and clarifications
- Creating a learning-conducive environment
- Issues around time
- Supporting autistic individuals with navigating school
- Supporting students interactions with others
- Discipline and an autistic perspective of fairness and honesty
Tips and strategies for autistic individuals including:
- Learning social communication skills
- How having at least one friend can be helpful
- Finding ways to have your own space
- Understanding others don’t think and feel the same way
- Tackling bullying and discrimination
- Asking for help and keeping people informed
- Dating and relationship skills
- Seeking autism diagnosis as an adult
- Tips for managing restaurants and shopping
- Interview skills
- Tips for coping on public transport
Tips and strategies for friends of autistic individuals (and partners) including:
- Direct yet friendly communication
- Accepting of the autistic individual’s differences
- Taking the lead
Tips and strategies for being an employer of autistic individuals including:
- Accepting of their differences and challenges they face
- Utilising their skills and interests
- Clear communication and expectations
- Creating an autism-friendly environment
An Autistic Perspective: Death, Dying and Loss is a short book sharing how death, dying, and loss are experienced from the perspective of someone with autism, it explains the observable behaviours, and the thinking behind these behaviours, and what you can do to help the autistic individual to manage these experiences.
The topics of death, dying and loss have interested me since I was a young child. From early on in my life I noticed that people seemed to be uncomfortable talking about these subjects. People would tell me it was morbid, it upsets them, they didn’t want to think about it, but to me it was interesting, as it is a part of life that you can’t escape. Death, dying and loss will happen to everyone.
In September 2014 my dad died, and then in August 2016, my granddad. People started asking if I was okay and telling me it must be so upsetting, and how sad they felt for me. I realised I didn’t think about death in this way. I started to process how I think about death, dying, and loss and realised it could be interesting to people to gain insight into how my mind processes these things. I’ve had people say that they wish they processed things more like how I do, so perhaps some of this will be of help to people in how they can manage death, dying and loss.
It is important to note that although I am writing about my own autistic perspective that this perspective won’t be shared by all people with autism. Everyone, autistic, and non-autistic, thinks differently. I think there are some similarities that most people with autism will recognise, but they may not share how certain traits express for me personally. Hopefully what I share here will also be of help to parents and carers of those with autism giving some insight into the mind of those with autism helping to explain behaviours they may see and some ideas about how best to approach the subjects of death, dying, and loss with those with autism.
In the chapter on loss the main focus is on relationship breakups and on transitions we face, like transitioning from one school to another, or from one job to another, or from living at home to independent living. Although death involves loss and dying involves the awareness that loss will be inevitable, I have tried to keep these areas within their own chapter. In the chapter about dying and death I share about my experiences of people dying and the positive and negative aspects of my way of being in relation to those who are dying, and on death I share about my experiences of death, and how I respond to the death of loved ones.
My hope is that by going into detail in an honest and frank way this will help to give insight into the autistic mind, and how my mind processes these areas of life. Throughout the chapters I will share some tips and ideas that parents, carers, partners or friends can do to help the autistic individual, and to understand them and interact with them in a way that respects their model of the world and way of managing things, even if that is almost an alien way to a neuro-typical individual.
Then in the conclusion chapter I round up the topics of loss, dying and death, and break down the triad of impairments which are the three areas autistic traits fall into for diagnosis, and go through some areas of these which are common among many with autism sharing what you can do to help the person with autism manage loss, dying and death, and I share some of the additional needs they may have and how these can impact on their handling of loss, dying and death.