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NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?

This blog focuses on discussion regarding the course NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?
 
 

NP0013, Mindfulness, Session 4, Michael Yapko

 
What do mindfulness practices and clinical hypnosis have in common? Michael Yapko, a clinical psychologist internationally recognized for his work in clinical hypnosis, will expound upon the practical lessons hypnosis may have to teach therapists about the vital role of suggestion in the change process. Explore the similarities between mindfulness and clinical hypnosis, and decide for yourself whether there are clinically significant connections between mindfulness and hypnosis techniques.

After the session, please take a few minutes to take a look at the Comment Board and let us know what you think. Do you have any experience with clinical hypnosis practices? If not, would you consider bringing these techniques into the consulting room? Do you have any questions for the presenter or your colleagues? We invite you to share your thoughts and questions, as well as sharing your name and hometown with your comments. If you have any technical questions, please feel free to contact support@psychotherapynetworker.org. Thanks for your participation.

02.02.2012   Posted In: NP0013 Is Mindfulness Enough?   By Psychotherapy Networker
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  • 0 avatar Jan Snedigar 02.02.2012 14:19
    Oh,wow, this hour just flew by--totally absorbing. Extremely helpful is Mr. Yapko's statement that dissociative states are neutral, and can, essentially go either way. . . and as therapists how we generally think of dissociative states ONLY in the context of disturbed/dysfunctional patterns. It's a powerful and instructive reframing in itself to think of positive dissociative states as being a resource that can be developed and cultivated . . .
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  • 0 avatar Rebekah Feeser 02.02.2012 14:35
    I appreciated his (your) underlining our clients' contextual realities, and within this awareness to suggest workable and new possibilities for desired change. No either/or thinking here! Thanks.
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  • Not available avatar Lyn Benson 02.04.2012 00:33
    Hi Michael Greetings from Melbourne, Australia! Really enjoyed your presentation. As usual your comments were thought provoking and enjoyably provocative. Have a great 2012 Kind regards
    Lyn Benson Psychologist
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  • Not available avatar Sneha Nikam 02.05.2012 02:27
    Hello to both Michael and Rich Sir,
    this was really interesting an interesting session, enyoyed listening about hispnosis and dissociation, with an ultimate meaning behind it as - we individual who actually make those experience real and not these techniques. Such a powerful our imagination and cognitive abilities are. Three cheers for born as human being.

    I actually missed watching 3rd Mindfulness and 2nd Diets and Demons session because of busy schedule this month. Anyways not a problem. Take care.

    Best Regards,
    Sneha.
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  • 0 avatar Heidi Roth 02.06.2012 12:51
    I am still processing Michael's ideas. Some thoughts I have are how much what he is saying about suggestability is applicable to all forms of therapy. As therapists we are always making suggestions, reframing, etc. so to be more intentional and aware of how and for whom these suggestions will be most valuable or effective is important. I am excited to dig a little deeper into the hypnosis literature & social psychology literature to explore these issues further.
    I also believe that mindfulness not only involves visualizations & suggestions during visualizations, but also involves important teachings about how to attend to experiences that enhance & can be well integrated into the therapeutic process that goes beyond Michael's discussion of what mindfulness is all about. While I am a very spiritual person, I find Marsha Linehan's approach to mindfulness very helpful and often more acceptable to clients who are not interested in approach based in a spiritual language.
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  • Not available avatar Kryss Brown 02.07.2012 05:52
    What impressed me-yet again-is that regardless of the therapeutic approach one chooses, &/or a client's religious beliefs, therapists must begin-as well as continue-to treat a client from where he or she is personally at any given time. To not, is too often too easy.
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