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    • Saturday, May 25, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Please join us on Saturday, May 25, 2024 as Akira Otani, Ed.D, FASCH, ABPH, presents: Mindfulness Meets Hypnosis: A Synthesis for Hypnotically Trained Clinicians.

    This program will be held virtually on Zoom from 11AM to 1PM EDT.

    Description:  Mindfulness has become an established behavioral health and medicine paradigm over the past 40 years. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Base Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) are two best-known examples that are widely used to treat depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and pain disorders. What is little appreciated, however, is that mindfulness techniques resemble clinical hypnosis and may be readily incorporated into hypnotic work for trance induction and utilization. In this presentation, the participant will (1) examine the similarities and differences between hypnosis and mindfulness, (2) learn the simple yet effective Touch-and-Return mindfulness method, and (3) acquire its applications in clinical hypnosis work. The presentation will offer an online demonstration of mindfulness to facilitate the participant’s experiential learning.

    Biography: Akira Otani, Ed.D. is a psychologist who has a part-time practice at Waypoint Wellness Center in Annapolis, Maryland. Before joining the group, he was on the graduate faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Clinical Counseling Program and a senior psychologist at the University of Maryland Counseling Center at College Park, Maryland. He is an Approved Consultant and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and a Diplomate in the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis (ABPH). He is the author of 9 books on clinical hypnosis, mindfulness, and psychotherapy techniques (all in Japanese) and more than 70 journal articles and book chapters (both in English and Japanese), including the latest “Mindfulness Meditation and Hypnosis in Clinical Practice: An Integrated Approach” that appeared in The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis (J. H. Linden et al. eds, Taylor & Francis, 2024).

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Saturday, April 06, 2024 The Interface of Utilization and Metaphor
Friday, March 29, 2024 Let's Talk: Cultivating Conversational Elicitations
Friday, December 15, 2023 Intermediate Workshop in Hypnosis Level II
Saturday, November 18, 2023 These are a few of my favorite things II
Monday, October 16, 2023 These are a few of my favorite things.
Friday, September 29, 2023 CHSNJ Fundamentals of Hypnosis Level I
Saturday, June 24, 2023 Weaving Hypnotic Principles into EMDR: A tapestry for enhancing psychotherapy
Sunday, May 21, 2023 Resolving Trauma with Acceptance and Integration Training®
Saturday, April 22, 2023 Depotentiating Conscious Sets
Saturday, March 11, 2023 Intuitively Informed Treatment for Trauma: The CORE Approach
Saturday, February 18, 2023 A Gathering of Healers: Incorporating Intuition into Your Clinical Practice
Sunday, January 29, 2023 Hypnotic Repair - What is it and how might you structure it?
Sunday, December 11, 2022 Clinical Conversation: "The Body Keeps the Score” - Treating Trauma with Appropriate Hypnotic Interventions.
Sunday, November 20, 2022 Clinical Conversations: Case Consultations in Treating Patients with Anxiety Disorders
Saturday, October 15, 2022 So you want to learn about Rapid Hypnotic Inductions?
Saturday, September 24, 2022 TEACHING OUR CLIENTS HOW TO FORGIVE
Saturday, June 18, 2022 Clinical Conversation: The Use of Intuition in Clinical Practice
Sunday, May 22, 2022 Clinical Conversation: Hypnotic Suggestions of Intuitive Eating and Body Acceptance vs. Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Saturday, April 23, 2022 Making Hypnosis More Effective by Activating Unconscious Intelligence
Friday, February 11, 2022 Virtual Intermediate Workshop
Friday, December 10, 2021 Virtual Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Saturday, August 07, 2021 The Anatomy of a Conversational (Naturalistic) Trance.
Sunday, June 27, 2021 Session 6 of our 6 Series Clinical Conversations - Naturalistic with Dr. Norma Baretta
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Session 5 of our 6 Series Clinical Conversations - Experiential with Dr. Jeffrey Zeig
Saturday, April 24, 2021 Chronic Pain & the Opioid Crisis: Mind-Body Innovations in Clinical Hypnosis
Saturday, April 10, 2021 Session 4 of our 6 Series Clinical Conversations - Destabilization
Sunday, March 21, 2021 Session 3 of our 6 Series Clinical Conversations - Strategic
Sunday, February 21, 2021 Session 2 of our 6 Series Clinical Conversations - Utilization
Saturday, January 09, 2021 Session 1 of our 6 Series Clinical Conversations - Tailoring
Saturday, April 25, 2020 Clinical Conversation: Ways Hypnosis Can Help
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Clinical Conversation: These are a few of my favorite things
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Clinical Conversation: The use of hypnosis in the conduct of "Past Life Regression Therapy
Friday, November 15, 2019 Intermediate Workshop
Saturday, November 02, 2019 Clinical Conversations: Between a Rock and a Soft Place.
Friday, September 20, 2019 Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Saturday, September 07, 2019 Utilization in the service of "conversational" trance
Saturday, June 08, 2019 Clinical Conversations: Facilitating Age Regressions
Saturday, May 04, 2019 Advances in Children's Trances: We are only young once but we can be immature all our lives.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 Clinical Conversations: Classic Ideomotor Signaling with Muscle Testing Ratification.
Friday, December 07, 2018 Intermediate Workshop
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Clinical Conversations: What we can learn from scripts so that we do not need them.
Friday, September 28, 2018 Fundamentals of Hypnosis
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Clinical Conversations: Tips from a Master: Jeff Zeig's "5 minute therapy tips"
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Clinical Conversation: Using Hypnosis with Children
Saturday, May 05, 2018 Healing the Wounds of Development: Attachment Theory and Hypnosis, An Integrated Approach to Psychotherapeutic Treatment
Saturday, January 13, 2018 Clinical Conversations: What do the words sound like in practice?
Friday, December 01, 2017 Intermediate Workshop
Saturday, October 07, 2017 CHSNJ Clinical Conversations - Saturday October 7th
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