I was on a quest to rid myself of a lifelong phobia and had tried hypnosis already (among many other methods out there). But this book laid out so much more clearly and comprehensively how hypnosis really works and can work if you know what you’re doing. If you’ve tried the conventional methods and they have worked “a little,” and you’re ready to make real progress, this book can guide you beautifully. The author understands how the human mind works in its vast complexity. She explains what it all means and how you can accomplish what you want to with great compassion and depth. I recommend this book highly.