In this special one-day pre-conference workshop, based on Dr. Yapko’s book, The Discriminating Therapist: Asking “How” Questions, Making Distinctions, and Finding Direction in Therapy, we will look at people through the lens of cognitive style and HOW they make the choices they make. We will especially focus on what they failed to either notice or discriminate in their global response to some circumstance. From this gentler perspective, we can focus on the roles of missing skills or incorrect information relevant to making better decisions instead of simply pathologizing people. Through carefully constructed “how” questions that reveal the client’s ineffective decision-making framework, the goals of therapy quickly become clearer and the likelihood of hitting well defined therapy targets increases. The merits of hypnosis as a vehicle of delivering these well-targeted interventions will be considered in detail.
To paraphrase psychologist Paul Watzlawick on communication, "You cannot not suggest." So let's make those suggestions with thoughtfulness and expertise. Regardless of your discipline, form of practice, and theoretical orientation, you likely work with depressed people. Whether or not we use formal hypnosis in our work, we are continually influencing our clients in a variety of helpful and unhelpful ways through intentional and unintentional suggestion; language is powerful. This workshop provides a collection of informative and powerful tools for helping you understand and utilize suggestion and direction in the service of helping those with depression.
Sponsored by the Central Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Fri09Nov2018Sat10Nov2018Chapel Hill, North Carolina
This is a 2-day workshop offered for the North Carolina Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Fall 2018 conference. Both Mindfulness and hypnosis have been applied to a variety of clinical problems where they have successfully demonstrated the therapeutic value of teaching people ways to direct and intensify their quality of focus. A primary goal of the workshop is to encourage a greater awareness of and sensitivity to the personal and interpersonal dynamics that make these experiential interventions meaningful.
Please visit www.nchypnosis.org
REGISTRATION LINK FORTHCOMING
Thu06Dec2018Sun09Dec2018San Francisco (Burlingame), California
Invited Conference Faculty (Multiple presentations: workshops, demonstration, topical panels, dialogues, etc).
I will also be joining Jeff Zeig in this year's post conference Master Class. See next listing.
Sponsored by the Milton H. Erickson Foundation
Mon10Dec2018San Francisco, California
In this one day post-conference Master Class with Jeff Zeig, we will each be conducting live clinical demonstrations which serve as the basis for analysis and commentary from which to learn and expand one's perspectives and skills.
Fri18Jan2019Sat19Jan2019Carlsbad, California, USA
This year's annual master class for participants of our 100-hour clinical training program is entitled, "Dissociation as a Therapeutic Ally:Hypnosis as a Vehicle for Enhancing Compartmentalization Skills"
This is a duplicate of the 2018 master class which sold out before a number of interested parties could register.
Thu07Feb2019Sun10Feb2019Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA
SOLD OUT In this 4-day workshop designed for those with previous hypnosis training and experience, we will focus on strategic applications of hypnosis with goal oriented and conversational approaches.
Wed13Feb2019Sun17Feb2019Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
This 5-day clinical training is designed for those with limited to no background in clinical hypnosis or those who want a dynamic and practical refresher. In addition to the rich information presented didactically, this is a highly practical "hands on" program; attendees will be doing and experiencing a great deal of hypnosis through well designed, structured, skill-building practice sessions.
Sponsored by the Australian Psychological Society.
Wed27Feb2019Sun03Mar2019Carlsbad, California, USA
This is Phase 1 (OPEN to new participants) of a 3-part training and participants must register for all 3 phases to participate.
- Phase 1:February 27-March 3, 2019 (Wed-Sun)
- Phase 2:May 7-11, 2019 (Tues-Sat)
- Phase 3:June 26-30, 2019 (Wed-Sun)
This 100-hour clinical hypnosis and strategic psychotherapy course is a comprehensive training for health professionals to learn and integrate the skills of clinical hypnosis into their practice. Limited to no more than 25 people, the group cohesiveness becomes an integral part of this training experience as no new participants can join the group once it begins. Michael Yapko's structured approach to teaching, his humor and emphasis on practical and hands-on learning makes this an outstanding professional and personal experience.
to watch videos about this course and preview a general outline of each phase.
One day workshop for the Northwest Behavioral Health Independent Providers Association.
Registration link forthcoming
Fri26Apr2019San Francisco, California
Half day workshop on "How Global Cognitive Style Affects Depression: Why Good Psychotherapy Promotes Perceptual Discriminations"
Registration Details forthcoming
This two day workshop explores ways hypnosis can be strategically applied in the treatment of depression.
Co-Sponsored by The Norwegian Association of Clinical Hypnosis and The Regional Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Registration link forthcoming
This is Part 1 (OPEN to new participants) of a 4-part training and participants must register for all parts to participate.
Part 1: August 22-24, 2019
Part 2: August 26-28, 2019
Part 3: October 24-26, 2019
Part 4: October 28-30, 2019
This 12-day intensive clinical hypnosis and strategic psychotherapy program is a comprehensive training for health professionals to learn and integrate the skills of clinical hypnosis into their practice. The group cohesiveness becomes an integral part of this training experience as no new participants can join the group once it begins at part one. Michael Yapko's structured approach to teaching, his humor and emphasis on practical and hands-on learning makes this an outstanding professional and personal experience.
This course is sponsored by The Department of Continuing Education, University of Iceland.
Registration Link Forthcoming
Conference presenter, multiple presentations.
Sponsored by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation
Registration link forthcoming
Details for this 6 day training in Japan will be posted here once details are finalized.
Sometime in December, 2020.
Keep your eye open for details....