25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2007
This book is fantastic. In a simple straighforward way Ursula James explains how you can make small changes which create big changes and if her life turnaround is anything to go by I have high hopes - am already seeing some changes.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2008
This effective programme is easy to follow and clearly written, and you tailor the goal setting to suit your needs. For building self-confidence and finding the motivation to meet my personal goals this has been an invaluable resource, and I have since invested in a more expensive hypnosis CD from James' own web site. Bear in mind, though, that what works for one person won't suit another; I found Paul McKenna's voice and approach quite irritating, where Ursula James is more soothing and really works for me. And, like all these kinds of programmes, they only work if you do all the exercises and keep listening to the CD...
27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2007
Ursula James provides a superb practical journey to anyone looking to Be Amazing. Of the thousands of self help books on the market this is in my opinion one of the most inspiring I have read. From start to finish the author provides powerful, beneficial hypnotic suggestions that drive you to realize anything is possible.
It is fresh, crisp, direct and more importantly real world. The CD makes you appreciate she is a leading authority in her field.
The authors humble style should be applauded and it makes the content all the more believable and real.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 2011
This book is not like other self-help books. It is not for reading and understanding how to help yourself. The hypnotic suggestions in this book and the accompanying CD will sink into your unconscious mind and you will change your life gradually without conscious effort and conciously being aware of it.
In Preface of this book, the auther writes she turned around her life completely for the better in 18 months after applying the program written in this book to herself
I read this book in January 2007. One month later I suddenly decided to sell my house I hated and thought would never sell. It was sold in two weeks for the price 4 times as much as the original one. I bought my dream house and moved in 3 months despite that it was in the chain of 7 houses. Six months later I bought myself a car I believed I would never be able to afford. My life has been changing for the better every day since reading this book. The relationship problem I had with my husband has now solved too.
I had totally forgotten about having read this book before the change and only recently realised the effect of it.
More than 4 years later, my life has completely turned around for the better like the auther's. I am the happiest in my life and probably one of the happiest person in the world. If you think it is coincidence, it's up to you, but it is worth trying!! It is very easy and small investment for the result.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2009
This is one of the most useful and compelling books that I have bought on self help/improvement.
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. The idea is to have one hypnosis session from the CD for each of the related chapters, per day; this is to help your subconscious assimilate the suggestions - I couln't wait to get into the next day to listen to the next session.
I have found that I am definitely thinking more positively and I'm certainly drinking more water - something I wasn't keen to do before!
My experience with so many of these books with CDs attached is that I usually only listen to them once; with Ursula's CD I listen regularly, and I do feel the benefit.
It may be that you don't feel the need for this type of help now, but when you are in need, this will be a great source of inspiration and support to turn to.
A very relaxing experience (her voice is very soothing)and much cheaper than a live hypnosis session - well worth the money.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 February 2014
Great book, reminds one that the world will not drop into your lap, that you do need to do a little planning and not be put off by what you think others are thinking about you. In short encourages you to have more confidence in yourself.
I liked the CD that goes with the book, I still need to use it more but that is down to me and ongoing effort.
Great book, - give it a go, I was not disappointed.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2010
I have vast amounts of self-development books in my book collection, amongst the scientific and non-fiction books.
So what makes this book different?
I found this book to be well written, easy to read and easy to follow. From the first page Ursula has you hooked, she uses hypnotic language to really help the reader to make changes. Integrate the text with the Audio tracks and you have a powerful tool in your hand. The step by step approach is easy to follow, you don't need expensive external devices, tool etc. to carry out the techniques.
However, I would advise against reading it a little bit here, little there, the benifits are gained from reading a full chapter. The chapters are short.
For those who like self-development books written like a dictionary and weighing half a kilo, this is not for you. Nor is it written for those who like all the scientific evidence, although she does provide case studies. This is a small, lightweight book ( not in content) packed with small yet AMAZING techniques. Ursula, is the living proof of the techniques used in the book. Unlike other books, where the author teaches you techniques, when they have not really put them to use, but expect others to do so.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those who are keen to make long lasting changes. What Ursula promises in the book, is exactly what you will get and more.
Yes, you will have to make an effort in order to gain the benefit.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2008
When I read this book I was hoping to find a good strong ladder, with safe, secure rungs, on which I could pull myself up towards personal fulfilment..... and I found it!
Ursula James says that "You Can be Amazing", my question was, "how?" and I found that this well-written book provides the answers.
I thought that her common sense, logical approach and her obvious expertise and understanding of hypnosis, gave me a safe, structured footpath to follow. It seemed always to address the challenges of the next step and provided a route to the discovery of personal resources and strengths whilst encouraging and enabling the release of unwanted and unneeded clutter.
The book made change achievable and within reach, turning a once frightening journey into an exciting voyage of discovery and achievement.
Ursula James' "You Can be Amazing" has changed my life........and I believe I am!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 August 2013
Powerful yet subtle techniques. The writing style is very clever and should appeal to people who want to break out of a rut and move forward. It certainly helped me have several breakthroughs and I continue to use it whenever I feel stuck.
12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2007
I liked this a lot - no jargon, no theory, just a practical step by step process. I cannot imagine even the most cynical completing this process without experiencing some positive benefits.