“A most unusual and beautifully written novel. Compelling and utterly gripping. ” (Tessa Ross, former Controller of Film and Drama at Channel 4, Executive Producer of “Billy Elliot”, “Slumdog Millionaire” and “12 Years a Slave”)
What is the strange incessant music that keeps Wilhelm and his people, the Hundeiss, in slavery? Living and working underground all their lives, none of them has ever seen daylight. So when a chance rock fall enables Wilhelm to escape into the world above ground – a world he didn’t know existed – it is something he neither recognises nor understands. But will anyone believe his story – and will anyone help him on his quest to unravel the centuries-old mystery that will release his people from slavery?
Hypnotherapy: everything you need to know about hypnosis by Dr. Ruth Lever Kidson
Written by a practising medical hypnotherapist, this book offers valuable insights into a therapy which has often been misunderstood and mistrusted. It approaches the subject from various different angles, explaining the mechanics of psychosomatic illness (complaints that are made worse by stress or anxiety) and discussing a number of common complaints (including asthma, migraine, insomnia, eczema and tinnitus) which are treatable with hypnosis. It shows how hypnosis can be used successfully to help people troubled by anxiety, phobias or pain, as well as those who want to give up smoking.
A chapter on the history of hypnosis chronicles the development of modern day hypnotherapy from Mesmer’s “animal magnetism”, while a chapter on regression therapy looks at how hypnosis may unlock hidden memories. The book also includes advice on how to find a therapist and what to expect during treatment.
Insomnia & Other Sleep Disorders by Dr. Ruth Lever Kidson
A comprehensive guide to the causes of insomnia and the numerous treatments that are available. Debunking the myth that there can be a ‘one size fits all’ remedy, the author helps readers to discover the treatment that is most likely to help them individually.
The book covers the different forms of insomnia, as well as sleep disorders such as snoring, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement and night terrors. Sleep disturbances during pregnancy and at the menopause are also discussed.
Orthodox medication, behavior therapy, 18 different complementary therapies and over 60 individual remedies are examined and explained, together with numerous self-help methods and guidance on finding which is best for you. Readers are also offered a free self-hypnosis mp3, which can be downloaded online.
Ruth Lever Kidson is a qualified doctor, medical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist who has written and lectured extensively about the use of complementary therapies.
Published around 1860 by the short-lived publishing house of Rock Brothers and Payne, the original version of this book differs in a number of respects from other nineteenth century Language of Flower books and is now very hard to find. Joyce Hereward’s notes give the reader a detailed account not just of the plants listed but also of the social context in which they would have been grown.