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Most therapists have heard of hypnosis, but too few know about its transformational potential for therapists and empowering their clients.

The science has evolved dramatically in recent years, securing clinical hypnosis as a highly effective method for delivering therapy. Take this course and learn how to maximize the impact of your suggestions.

Regardless of the conditions you treat or the modality you use…

The evidence is clear — When combined with other treatment approaches, clinical hypnosis can help clients:
  • Change their perception of pain and distress
  • Improve self-regulation and the ability to tolerate difficult experiences
  • Let go of unhelpful beliefs while developing new perspectives
  • Activate goal-oriented behavior and break through stuck points
Now you can join Michael D. Yapko, PhD, best-selling author of Trancework and Mindfulness and Hypnosis and one of the world's most renowned clinical psychologists utilizing hypnosis, for his in-depth online course that will give you the foundational concepts and approaches you need to start using clinical hypnosis in your practice right away.

And when you register, you'll not only get a huge discount on the course, but you'll also be able to join an exclusive LIVE Q&A call with Dr. Yapko FREE.

You'll end this training with some of the key skills you need to get started using clinical hypnosis to inspire change, overcome barriers, and help your clients experience the transformative healing they've been desperately seeking.

Foundations of Clinical Hypnosis
A practical guide to improving treatment outcomes for anxiety, depression, and more
with Dr. Michael Yapko

$599.99 Value
Just $299.99 Today!
Earn up to 13.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
What Your Colleagues Are Saying About Michael Yapko's work...
"Yapko not only provides practical and detailed descriptions of the most effective hypnotic techniques, he gives clinicians the background knowledge needed to use these techniques most effectively."
— Mark Jenson, PhD, author of Hypnosis and Pain Management
"Michael Yapko is one of the world's most knowledgeable hypnosis educators and authors."
— George Burns, PhD Author of 101 Stories for Enhancing Happiness and Well-Being
"Yapko provides generous examples of language and shares skills that illustrate how being hypnotic services to amplify resources, develop connection and alleviate suffering."
— Lynn Lyons, LICSW, author of Using Hypnosis with Children
"Yapko has developed a new vision for the modern psychotherapist's practice of therapy as well as the broader application of Ericksonian hypnosis."
— Consuelo Casulo, PhD, International Society of Hypnosis

Discover why more and more therapists are turning to hypnosis...
In this truly one-of-its kind training, Dr. Michael Yapko has taken some of the most essential parts of his well-known comprehensive 100-hour training and made it easily accessible for therapists wanting to get started implementing hypnosis right away with a wide range of clients.

Through 12 modules, he will show you, step by step, how you can integrate this highly effective, evidence-based tool into your practice to enhance your ability to:
  • Reduce depression, anxiety, and other distressing conditions
  • Guide cognitive and behavioral change
  • Improve self-esteem, confidence and agency
  • Increase motivation to ignite change more quickly
  • Strengthen your clients' resources to increase self-sufficiency and confidence
  • And so much more...

Course Outline

Session 1: Foundations of Clinical Hypnosis: What you Focus on, You Amplify

  • Core principles of Hypnosis
  • Common misconceptions about hypnosis
  • Models of hypnosis: Different views offer different possibilities


Session 2: The Neuroscience of Hypnosis

  • How the mind can fool the brain, and how this can help in therapy
  • Mind-body healing: Using hypnosis to transform the body’s responses
  • Using language to shape our client’s perception of their emotions


Session 3: Factors that Influence Hypnotic Responsiveness

  • How to tell whether a client is a good candidate for hypnosis
  • How to assess for hynotizablility
  • The role of the therapeutic relationship in hypnosis


Session 4: Preparing for the Hypnosis Session

  • How to structure sessions from start to finish
  • Preparing your clients for a hypnosis session
  • Structures and styles of suggestion: What you need to know before using this powerful intervention
  • How to safely build therapeutic suggestions to help your clients achieve their goals


Session 5: Focusing Techniques

  • What to expect: Changes in subjective experience in hypnosis
  • Techniques for focusing your client’s attention
  • Techniques for intensifying focus


Session 6: How to Be Hypnotic

  • What’s different about being a therapist doing hypnosis?
  • Tips for being hypnotic
  • Easy-to-follow conversation strategies for inducing hypnosis
  • Creating natural transitions into hypnosis
  • How to use your client’s experiences, perceptions, and symptoms to spark change with hypnosis


Session 7: Creating the Hypnotic Experience

  • The building blocks of hypnotic experience
  • Working with memory and the past using age regression
  • The safe and effective way to use suggestion
  • How to avoid inducing false memories unintentionally


Session 8: Developing Client Resources with Hypnosis

  • How hypnosis can help expand your client’s range of skills
  • Strategies for increasing cognitive and behavioral flexibility
  • How to create positive change and build on success
  • Using language, stories, and metaphors as a therapeutic tool


Session 9: Working Towards a Better Future

  • Building expectancy using hypnosis: How to help your clients feel hopeful again
  • How to use focus to change the future
  • Helping your client make better decisions
  • How post-hypnotic suggestion can help treatment gains stick


Session 10: Hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety and depression

  • Techniques for using hypnosis to treat anxiety
  • Techniques for using hypnosis to treat depression
  • How hypnosis can help clients recognize and tolerate ambiguity


Session 11: Hypnosis in the management of pain

  • Hypnosis in pain management: Perhaps the most empirically supported application
  • Hypnosis as a vehicle of sensory alteration: Shifting bodily perceptions
  • Strategies of pain management with hypnosis: Common factors for providing relief


Session 12: Integrating hypnosis into clinical practice

  • Using hypnosis with children and adolescents
  • How to anticipate and respond to unexpected responses
  • Enhancing hypnotic aspects of your non-hypnotic methods


A practical guide to improving treatment outcomes for anxiety, depression, and more with Dr. Michael Yapko

$599.99 Value
Just $299.99 Today!
Earn up to 13.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline
When you register today, you'll get exclusive access to a LIVE Q+A call with Dr. Yapko — FREE! (a $100 value!)
You will also get instant access to two compelling articles
featuring Dr. Yapko from Psychotherapy Networker Magazine:
Revisiting Hypnosis
In this article, Psychotherapy Networker's Senior Writer Chris Lyford takes a deep look at the world of modern day hypnosis. He not only interviews Dr. Yapko to gain key insights into the field, Chris also describes what it is really like to experience a hypnosis session.
Stronger Medicine
In this article, originally printed in 1997 but relevant still, Yapko shares prolific insights on the complicated relationship between medication and psychotherapy. Find out why he warning the field about the dangers of overrelying on medication.
About Michael Yapko
Michael D. Yapko, PhD
Michael D. Yapko, PhD
Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist residing in Southern California. He is internationally recognized for his work in advancing clinical hypnosis and outcome-focused psychotherapy, routinely teaching to professional audiences all over the world. To date, he has been invited to present his ideas and methods to colleagues in more than 30 countries across six continents, and all over the United States. His presentations are well known for being practical as well as enjoyable. He routinely serves as an invited keynote speaker at national and international conferences on the topics of clinical hypnosis and strategic psychotherapies.

Dr. Yapko has had a special interest for nearly five decades in the intricacies of the clinical applications of hypnosis and directive methods, especially in the treatment of depression. He is the author of 16 books and editor of three others, as well as numerous book chapters and articles on the subjects of hypnosis and the use of strategic psychotherapies. These include his most recent book, Process-Oriented Hypnosis: Focusing on the Forest, Not the Trees, the 5th edition of his widely used hypnosis text, Trancework: An Introduction to the Practice of Clinical Hypnosis, as well as Depression is Contagious and Breaking the Patterns of Depression. He is the only 5-time winner of the Arthur Shapiro Award for the "Best Book on Hypnosis" from the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. His works have been translated into ten languages.

Click here for information about Michael Yapko

The Next Steps in Advancing Your Practice
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Foundations of Clinical Hypnosis
A practical guide to improving treatment outcomes for anxiety, depression, and more
with Dr. Michael Yapko

$599.99 Value
Just $299.99 Today!
Earn up to 13.0 CE Hours included in the course tuition.
Click here for Credit details | Click here for course objectives and outline

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