1. Hypnotherapy by Dave Elman
One of the most regarded books of all time on the subject of hypnosis.
Dave Elman has one of the most effective inductions that is utilized by professional hypnotists all around the World. Personally I've used his methods with foolproof results of getting people to have their eyelids stuck shut with in seconds of the hypnotic process.
2. The How-To Book Of Hypnotism by Tom Silver and Ormond McGill
This how to book shows you exactly what to do to conduct hypnosis with one person or a group. Excellent content from 2 very experienced hypnotists.
I personally trained with the Author and have used his methods to conduct very powerful sessions, as well as perform jaw dropping inductions for crowds.
3. The Everything Self-Hypnosis Book: Learn to use your mental power to take control of your life (Everything (Self-Help)) by Rene A. Bastarache
This author I have trained with as well, he has a very comprehensive approach. Prior to doing hypnosis training with Rene I had limited experience with hypnotizing others.
Using the methods he shares I was able to hypnotize friends and strangers to the deepest degree, create a stage hypnosis show that became my profession and help others with hypnotherapy.
Read this book online for FREE on Google Books.
4. New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
Every hypnotist should have a basic understanding of taking control of the "servo mechanism" that we have been gifted with to use to our advantage.
Very practical methods for hypnosis and de-hypnosis. It's a classic.
5. Ronning Guide to Modern Stage Hypnosis by Geoffrey Ronning
A great guide to performing hypnosis on stage to a group of people. Geoff gives you his group inductions, deepeners and skits.
What I also really like about this book is that it has excerpts from this students that became successful and on their road to getting there.
6. Tom Silver's Advanced 21th Century Hypnosis Training DVD ~ Hypnosis Trainer Tom Silver
This is a course I have taken in person and the resource from where I got my winning group induction that is quick and effective.
The author has been on dozens of national television shows and was the first person to popularize hypnosis in Asia. Real hypnosis.
7. Self-Hypnosis: Its Theory, Technique and Application by Melvin Powers
I let my friend borrow this book and the craziest thing happened...
He read the first few pages, went through the first induction and fell into a trance. While he was in trance, an ex-girlfriend of his that recently passed away pulled him out of his body and on to an O.B.E (out of body) journey. Real methods.
8. Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown
If you are searching hypnosis and you do not know who Derren Brown is, open up a new browser window and search him on youtube.
Derren is a genius and his hypnotic effects are completely astonishing.
9. Fun With Hypnosis: The Complete How-To Guide by Svengali
Being able to produce fun, hypnotic effects with people is really one of the biggest keys to success in hypnosis.
If you can stick someone's hand to the wall, you can help them stick to their diet and exercise. If you can make yourself disappear before your subject's eyes, you can do just about anything hypnotically.
10. Mind Control: How to Get Others to Do What You Want by William Horton Psy D
Although it may seem a bit manipulative, when your intentions are right when dealing with people these techniques allow someone to experience massive change or... extreme control.
Please use these techniques with good intentions.
Extra Tips on Learning Hypnosis:
*In these books you will find techniques on how to hypnotize yourself and others... the most important aspect is figuring out for yourself the best methods that work for you.
*Experience helps you most and it's fun to practice! Practicing proven methods like from the books above will enable you to get true hypnotic results from people you work with.
*If you can guide yourself into hypnosis... you can show someone else the way. Just as if you would direct a person in a town they'd never been in, street by street, turn by turn is how the hypnotic process can be induced. This is why I find self-hypnosis to be such an important part to any hypnotist's experience and training.
I know these resources will help as they have for me. When you decide to move forward and pickup one of these books, please leave your experiences in the comment section below!