The Kid Hypnotist

Non-Fiction - Self Help
74 Pages
Reviewed on 05/03/2016
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Author Biography

Steve Zimcosky is an award winning and international selling author. He was born in the Slavic Village area of Cleveland, Ohio and has wanted to be an author since elementary school while reading books like White Fang and Call of the Wild by Jack London. He spends his retirement time writing short stories on a variety of subjects he hopes his readers will enjoy. Some of his favorite authors include Stephen King, James Clavell and Vivien Chien..

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Reviewed by Rachel McGrath for Readers' Favorite

The Kid Hypnotist by Steve Zimcosky opens your eyes to the art of hypnosis; something that has always fascinated me. Mind control and a human being’s ability to listen to subconscious or spoken messages and follow instructions is intriguing. Certainly an art form and a skill that not many people possess, we have seen these skills used for entertainment and also for real therapy. This is the story of young Walter who possessed the gift to hypnotise his school peers. Word quickly spreads of his ability as he endeavours to help other school children and their siblings with real life problems (bed wetting and confidence, for example). Zimcosky tells of how Walter’s ability becomes a kind of pride and, as word spreads, even the parents of his friends engage him and his skills. This offers him monetary rewards for his efforts, giving him the idea that he could in fact support his college education with his hypnotism.

I found The Kid Hypnotist to be a good, interesting, in-depth view of hypnotism, giving me personally a better understanding of the skill behind it. The author tells it as the story of Walter finding his own ability, learning and growing this on his own, and building his confidence. This could be applied to any skill or ability, and it encourages you to think about how your own confidence helps you to overcome obstacles. It also tells of Walter’s graduation towards being a professional hypnotist through the encouragement of his efforts and then sponsorship by a stranger named David, who helped direct him in his adult career towards this vocation. It was a pleasant and short read, and one that was certainly incredibly eye opening for me.

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+C

"What I appreciated about this book is how both educational and inspirational it is for people new to hypnosis - especially kids. Hypnosis is introduced using real-world examples in a fun and engaging way, without any unnecessary technical jargon. It includes actual hypnosis scripts from well-respected hypnotists to help educate readers while keeping them interested in the various ways hypnosis can help people lead better lives."

George Bien

With a plethora of academically-centered books on hypnosis available, ‘The Kid Hypnotist’, by Steve Zimcosky, is a welcome change. It is a delightful story about a young boy's hypnotic journey, filled with wonderful scenarios, and hypnotic scripts. It is a ‘quick, enjoyable read’, and should be in every hypnosis enthusiast’s library.”

-George Bien, PhD
World’s First Recipient of the NGH President’s Award
World’s First Recipient of the Rexforld L. North Memorial Trophy (NGH)
World’s First Recipient of the Charles Tebbetts Award (NGH)
International Hypnosis Hall of Fame Inductee


How intriguing to have a youngster gain a skill by overhearing a practitioner and then utilizing it for good. We all assume that the healing arts can only be practiced by adults. It is heartwarming to see how much he was able to accomplish for both young and old in his community.