Spanning 35 years of the knowledge and experience of Dr. Gibson, Relax and Live was written as a Self Help book and as an educational reference for the medical profession. It has been translated into a number of languages and sold internationally, proving so popular, an Indian surgeon uses it as an educational aid to his pupils.
From surgical to remedial, to ordinary, everyday illnesses, this book will enhance and enrich your life, ridding you of fears, phobias, mental and physical ailments and will ultimately teach you a better way to live a longer, healthier life.
DR. JACK GIBSON’s work in hypnotherapy over the past 37 years is inspirational. He tells his story here and that of his patients, who have greatly enriched and enlightened his life as a medical practitioner and surgeon. He tells of the alcoholics who sat around his fire evening after evening with their families, exchanging views; of the arthritic man who loved to climb mountains, and did; of the wonderful old lady who had both her legs amputated and yet was the life and soul of his hospital ward; of the little boy who was cured of his fear of snakes in trees; of the asthmatic who went on to achieve great things in athletics…
Using hypnosis alone he performed over 4,000 procedures, including setting broken bones, treating first-degree burns and plastic surgery. But he derived the most satisfaction from helping people with ordinary illness – curing asthma and acne, dispelling phobias about flying or creepy crawlies, helping people control their weight or give up cigarettes. By teaching self-hypnosis through relaxation, he helped many people to rid themselves of pain, post-operative trauma and the habits of a lifetime, such as smoking or over-eating. He is careful to stress that self-hypnosis is to do with mind- strengthening, not mind-bending as in manipulative stage entertainments.
In recent years, there has been a tremendous upsurge in societies and organisations which have one thing in common: most of them believe that the body, mind and spirit should work together in harmony, and they teach relaxing principles. They sometimes join together in Holistic Centres. It is hoped that this book may be a help to them and to all who work for a happier and healthier environment
IT IS INADVISABLE TO PLAY THIS RECORDING WHILE DRIVING, OPERATING MACHINERY OR EQUIPMENT OF ANY KIND OR WHILE ENGAGED IN ANY OTHER POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY.
Each recording should be played when you are sitting comfortably, somewhere free from any chance of disturbance. If you fall asleep while it is playing, you should start again, preferably sitting up. We recommend that you practise Deep Relaxation once or twice each day until you achieve a feeling of release. The recording should then be put aside for future use as a ‘booster’ if and when required.
Relaxology was devised and developed by Dr Gibson as a method of Deep Relaxation and as an Alternative to medication and anaesthesia. If you are on medication, please be sure to consult your doctor before stopping taking your medication.
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Please be aware that these digital downloads have been transferred from Dr Gibson’s original and authentic recordings which were made in studios and on equipment which do not match the standards of today. As a result, there may be an occasional dip in audio quality – this should not affect the efficacy of the Treatment or its outcome.
Since the recordings were originally made on tape, there are frequent references to ‘tapes’ and to turning over from Side 1 to Side 2. Generally, the tapes discuss the nature of the particular problem on the first side and then explain how to practise deep relaxation in relation to that particular problem on the second side. The treatments may not always effect a cure, but when used properly they will – in almost all cases – be of help and can be used as a ‘booster’ if and when required.
As a Surgeon and Medical Practitioner, Dr Gibson used Hypnosis and taught Self-Hypnosis extensively, so there are frequent references to both in his recordings. Being under Hypnosis simply means being induced into a state of relaxation and concentration which is at one with a heightened state of awareness. ‘Suggestive’ hypnotherapy involves suggesting, for example, that phobias or addictions will cease. ‘Analytical’ hypnotherapy involves going into the subconscious to find the root of a problem(much like psychotherapy).
As he states many times, the subconscious is a source of enormous energy – and Hypnosis and Relaxology are all about tapping into that energy and using it positively.