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IC07 Keynote 01 - What Positive Psychology Can Learn from Hypnosis - Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

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Keynotes |  Hypnosis |  Positive Psychology |  Psychology
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2007
Michael Yapko, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 08, 2007
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Hypnosis can be described as the original positive psychology. After all, anyone who studies hypnosis learns that people have a wealth of positive personal resources that can be amplified and employed in the service of living well. In this keynote address, I will explore what it means to be deeply absorbed in optimism, hopefulness, and mindfulness, and how hypnosis can inform good decision-making, catalyze the acquisition of important life skills, and help people become values contribu- tors to others’ lives as well as their own.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe three ways principles and methods of hypnosis underlie key aspects of positive psychology.
  2. To provide three concrete examples of how positive psychology integrated with hypnosis can enhance the principles and methods of each.

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Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. (professional psychology, clinical specialization), is internationally recognized for his innovative work in applied clinical hypnosis, developing brief psychotherapies, and the strategic treatment of depression. He has been invited to present his work in more than 30 countries across six continents. He is the author of 15 books, including his most recent, The Discriminating Therapist. He is a recipient of numerous awards for his many contributions to the field, including the Milton H. Erickson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.