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HMI Book Club with Marc Gravelle, CHt

Presented By: Marc Gravelle

Marc Gravelle

Certified Hypnotherapist and Senior Staff Instructor for 25 years at HMI College of Hypnotherapy, Marc Gravelle was a mentor and inspiration to many HMI students, graduates, and colleagues, including myself. Having himself mentored for many years under both Dr. John Kappas and Alex Kappas, Marc combined a strong Kappasinian methodology with a pragmatic down to earth approach to therapy and behavior.

Marc demonstrated this pragmatic approach by integrating the use of many classic and popular self-help books into his hypnotherapy practice. As one of his biggest fans and long-term clients and having personally experienced the power and benefits of this practice, I suggested and encouraged him to share this idea with the students at HMI. Together we produced 20 half-hour shows for HMI Web TV (aka Hypnosis TV) titled; “HMI Book Club.”

On behalf of Marc and myself, we hope you enjoy.

George Kappas, MA, LMFT
Director, HMI College of Hypnotherapy

Books Reviewed by Marc Gravelle, CHt

  1. 2010-03-31 – The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra
  2. 2010-04-07 – The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
  3. 2010-04-14 – The Power of Patience by M.J. Ryan
  4. 2010-04-28 – The Happiness Makeover by M.J. Ryan
  5. 2010-05-19 – The Book of Jewish Values by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  6. 2010-05-26 – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
  7. 2010-06-01 – Happiness is a Serious Problem by Dennis Prager
  8. 2010-06-02 – How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  9. 2010-07-14 – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Assertiveness by Jeff Davidson
  10. 2010-08-01 – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
  11. 2010-08-25 – The Well-Behaved Child by Dr. John Rosemond
  12. 2010-09-01 – The Ten Commandments of Character by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  13. 2010-10-06 – Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons
  14. 2010-10-20 – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  15. 2010-12-08 – Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  16. 2011-03-30 – A Code of Jewish Ethics by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
  17. 2011-04-27 – Words That Work by Dr. Frank Luntz
  18. 2011-06-01 – How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
  19. 2011-06-01 – His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
  20. 2011-10-05 – The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by Samantha Ettus

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Real Time Student Comments

HMI Book Club - The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra
2021-02-23 at 12:24 Pacific Time

It's great to get the meat of a book in 30 minutes!
C.N. from El Segundo, California, US


HMI Book Club - How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-22 at 23:15 Pacific Time

Great class. The book is still relevant.
L.B. from Oak Park, California, US


HMI Book Club - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
2021-02-22 at 16:33 Pacific Time

Thank you! I loved this book.
S.L. from Sacramento, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra
2021-02-22 at 16:05 Pacific Time

I will be reading this book ASAP.
S.L. from Sacramento, California, US


HMI Book Club - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
2021-02-21 at 08:32 Pacific Time

Love this series. I'm grateful for it being offered to us allowing us all to experience Marc's teachings. Simply wonderful.
C.W. from Far Hills, New Jersey, US


HMI Book Club - How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
2021-02-20 at 23:40 Pacific Time

Such great tips on using the points in the book as suggestions to use in Hypnosis.
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by Samantha Ettus
2021-02-20 at 19:27 Pacific Time

Very interesting book with lots of fun suggestions and tips.
L.H. from San Pedro, California, US


HMI Book Club - Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
2021-02-20 at 17:50 Pacific Time

This book was well reviewed and the teacher helped me understand how to put the meaning of this book into helpful hypnotherapy suggestions.
L.H. from San Pedro, California, US


HMI Book Club - Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons
2021-02-20 at 16:18 Pacific Time

Looking forward to practicing more gratitude in my life.
L.H. from San Pedro, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Ten Commandments of Character by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
2021-02-19 at 15:51 Pacific Time

Good suggestions for being a person with character.
L.H. from San Pedro, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Well-Behaved Child by Dr. John Rosemond
2021-02-19 at 15:07 Pacific Time

Interesting topic on how to effectively parent children.
L.H. from San Pedro, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
2021-02-18 at 09:34 Pacific Time

Definitely worth putting on reading list!
A.S. from La Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons
2021-02-18 at 03:34 Pacific Time

Reading is essentially fun!
A.S. from La Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Power of Patience by M.J. Ryan
2021-02-11 at 22:27 Pacific Time

Great class. Patience is important.
L.B. from Oak Park, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness by Jeff Davidson
2021-02-11 at 14:42 Pacific Time

Great information and tips from Marc's list of common communication mistakes and solutions.
S.M. from Charlotte, North Carolina, US


HMI Book Club - How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-11 at 14:03 Pacific Time

The nine ways to change people without giving offense or arousing resentment, were very good tips.
S.M. from Charlotte, North Carolina, US


HMI Book Club - Words That Work by Dr. Frank Luntz
2021-02-11 at 13:59 Pacific Time

Another interesting book talk connected to hypnosis!
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - Happiness is a Serious Problem by Dennis Prager
2021-02-11 at 13:06 Pacific Time

This book is definitely a must have to help clients that are almost always unhappy and feel as if they are the victim of really the life they have created.
S.M. from Charlotte, North Carolina, US


HMI Book Club - The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra
2021-02-11 at 13:34 Pacific Time

I enjoyed the book review Marc gave, I am going to purchase this and get into the books that are suggested.
E.P. from Social Circle, Georgia, US


HMI Book Club - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
2021-02-11 at 12:18 Pacific Time

I will be passing the following quote on to a client, "Worrying is the projection of negative outcome into the future that has no basis in fact or reality".
S.M. from Charlotte, North Carolina, US


HMI Book Club - The Book of Jewish Values by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
2021-02-11 at 12:04 Pacific Time

Love this series, it's awesome.
C.W. from Far Hills, New Jersey, US


HMI Book Club - The Ten Commandments of Character by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
2021-02-11 at 08:23 Pacific Time

Thanks Marc for insights on how evaluating, understanding, and applying high character traits will make our lives better.
P.V. from Los Angeles, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Well-Behaved Child by Dr. John Rosemond
2021-02-11 at 07:53 Pacific Time

Thanks Marc for teaching us some basic skills to support our children's behavior and help us discipline them as they grow.
P.V. from Los Angeles, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra
2021-02-10 at 22:58 Pacific Time

Thank you for sharing this! It inspired me to dig up my copy of this great book and re-read it.
M.E. from San Clemente, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Book of Jewish Values by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
2021-02-10 at 13:47 Pacific Time

Again, great information. Loved the tip about saying a silent prayer that the emergency vehicle gets to the person on time. This is one I say when I see people not moving over for the emergency vehicles.
S.M. from Charlotte, North Carolina, US


HMI Book Club - The Happiness Makeover by M.J. Ryan
2021-02-10 at 12:55 Pacific Time

The statement, "If you're so busy, you don't have time to worry," is so true. If the person is focused on finding and following through on the solution, they don't have time to worry.
S.M. from Charlotte, North Carolina, US


HMI Book Club - The Power of Patience by M.J. Ryan
2021-02-10 at 12:05 Pacific Time

Very useful information for practicing patience. Something I had started doing several years ago, when I was constantly getting stuck in traffic. What helped me was, I started leaving out earlier, relaxed more and enjoyed the scenery and listened to motivational audio books.
S.M. from Charlotte, North Carolina, US


HMI Book Club - The Happiness Makeover by M.J. Ryan
2021-02-10 at 00:53 Pacific Time

I plan on buying the collection.
A.S. from La Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - A Code of Jewish Ethics by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
2021-02-09 at 22:31 Pacific Time

Marc is always entertaining, clearly enjoys relating self-help books to hypnotherapy, and breaks it down easily for us as students to comprehend.
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
2021-02-09 at 21:54 Pacific Time

Finally know why things are "free" or why there's always 3 price points for many items that we purchase! Also, I really like the concept of making appointments with myself throughout the week to do things that I want to do or need to complete.
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
2021-02-09 at 18:46 Pacific Time

Another great lesson, I really enjoyed it. Thank you!
M.N. from Noble Park, Victoria, AU


HMI Book Club - The Ten Commandments of Character by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
2021-02-09 at 13:14 Pacific Time

Loved the ethical questions and responses discussed. Really makes one think. Great book review.
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - The Ten Commandments of Character by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
2021-02-09 at 10:50 Pacific Time

Having good character traits will do much to get us far in life. Being kind to others also makes us feel good about our interactions. The concepts in this book can be used to help our clients to overcome challenges and build a strong character.
L.D. from Costa Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons
2021-02-09 at 08:45 Pacific Time

Being optimistic and having genuine gratitude has so many positive attributes for our overall health and quality of life.
L.D. from Costa Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Well-Behaved Child by Dr. John Rosemond
2021-02-09 at 07:47 Pacific Time

Parenting does not come with a manual and yet we are expected to know how to raise children. This book is a valuable resource and can be used to help our clients have a more harmonious family life.
L.D. from Costa Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Well-Behaved Child by Dr. John Rosemond
2021-02-08 at 22:48 Pacific Time

I am ordering this book and sending a copy to two people I know with toddlers that run their household! Wished I'd have known about this when my soon to be 30-year-old was a child!
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-08 at 22:15 Pacific Time

Great class! I always gain new insights from Marc.
L.B. from Oak Park, California, US


HMI Book Club - How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-08 at 22:15 Pacific Time

Excellent description of worrying and how it affects our health. Techniques provided on how to break the worrying habits and given the secret that can transform one's life with just 8 words.
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-08 at 21:57 Pacific Time

Great lesson and valuable learnings from Marc. Thank you!
M.N. from Noble Park, Victoria, AU


HMI Book Club - The Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness by Jeff Davidson
2021-02-08 at 21:37 Pacific Time

I always thought that being assertive had a negative connotation attached to it; however, after Marc's discussion I learned that this is not the case. Great discussion on the different types of assertiveness.
J.S. from Dexter, New York, US


HMI Book Club - How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-09 at 07:12 Pacific Time

Worrying is such a big part of our lives. These concepts can be used to help ourselves and our clients live each day focused more on solutions than potential problems.
L.D. from Costa Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-08 at 11:19 Pacific Time

Thanks Marc and HMI for this class that is vital in helping ourselves and our clients worry less and living productive lives.
P.V. from Los Angeles, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness by Jeff Davidson
2021-02-08 at 11:20 Pacific Time

Many people lack the skills to be assertive, learning this critical skill will help our clients with effective communication and maintaining healthy relationships.
L.D. from Costa Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
2021-02-08 at 08:55 Pacific Time

Good review of an important book.
J.K. from Sherman, Texas, US


HMI Book Club - The Power of Patience by M.J. Ryan
2021-02-08 at 09:32 Pacific Time

Excellent suggestions for patience.
A.S. from La Mesa, California, US


HMI Book Club - How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
2021-02-07 at 19:31 Pacific Time

I enjoyed the class. I love this book.
S.P. from Forest Hills, New York, US


HMI Book Club - How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
2021-02-07 at 19:26 Pacific Time

The lesson was very informative.
D.C. from Paramount, California, US


HMI Book Club - Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
2021-02-07 at 09:20 Pacific Time

Great reminder, you have the ability to decide how you want to react and feel. We can change the ending to our own story.
L.D. from Pleasanton, California, US


HMI Book Club - The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by Samantha Ettus
2021-02-07 at 08:24 Pacific Time

Great reminder to give sincere compliments on skills or effort. Thanks to Marc for opening up another great book review!
L.D. from Pleasanton, California, US


HMI Book Club - His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
2021-02-07 at 07:41 Pacific Time

Another enjoyable book review by Marc.
L.D. from Pleasanton, California, US