Books by Christian
Christian continues to write prolifically on hypnosis and related topics. He is a regular contributor to two professional hypnosis journals, and is a sought-after speaker on hypnosis in the US and internationally. Here are special releases of his most topical books.
Transformation Trance Formation
Make the change you want, to be who you want to be. In this short volume, Christian Skoorsmith makes the complex psychology of hypnosis and personal transformation both understandable and useful. Concise, informative, applicable - there are insights on every page.
Using evocative illustrations and memorable examples, this small book identifies powerful resources we, as human beings, have at our disposal. This book introduces hypnosis as a phenomenon that happens to us and a tool we can use, and ends with a simple and effective technique of self-hypnosis. We can create transformative trances!
second edition, published 2022
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Trust Only the Trembling
In his most vulnerable and daring collection yet, Christian Skoorsmith wrestles honestly and insightfully with "the question it feels wrong to even ask: what does it mean to be a man?" Channeling the influence of Walt Whitman, Robert Bly, and Carl Jung, and reaching into the depths of his own psychology to mine his honest self, Skoorsmith manages a fresh perspective on issues of masculinity from Generation X. Eschewing easy answers and the comfort of binaries, Skoorsmith struggles to express and understand his best and worst, and in the offing produces a slender volume of surprising candor, craft, and insight. This signals a significant shift and growth in the style of this Northwest author.
Now in a third edition, it includes more than 50 poems.
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Dynamics of Hypnosis
Coming in 2022! A curated collection of articles written by Christian Skoorsmith on a surprising breadth of issues related to hypnosis - qualities of hypnosis itself, comparative analysis alongside other modalities, particular issues addressed by or from the perspective of hypnosis, and more!
The icon tells me it is
In his first public poems in two decades, Christian engages in creative coverage of topics ranging from personal to environmental, psychological to familial. In a style reminiscent of Walt Whitman, and a view sometimes echoing Edward Abbey, sometimes Rainier Rilke, sometimes John Denver, he plays with form as much as content. A break-out work from a new voice in Northwest American poetry.
Published May 2022
The pen in my hand
Author Christian Skoorsmith shows touching depth and vulnerability in this second volume of poetry. Exhibiting a refining voice and style, he seeks to peel of layers of protective presumption and intellectualism, in order to get at his real self - unpraiseworthy, unabashed, warts and all. This collection forecasts a trajectory seen arcing in his third volume (coming in July 2022) dialing in on wrestling with the specificities of manhood and masculinity specifically.
published June 2022
Pacific Northwest poet, Christian Skoorsmith, adds an honest, tender, contemporary voice to recent American literature. In expressing struggle as much as connection, searching as much as insight, hope more than reason, he brings a loving longing that seems to rise unexpectedly from the page and burrow into the heart. Skoorsmith continues to explore the themes of manhood, fatherhood, relationships, and connection in this fourth recent collection of poetry. (from the back cover)
published August 2022