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Description: Hypnosis is a powerful evidence-based tool, not a treatment, to empower psychotherapy and medical treatment. Misunderstandings of this tool often prevail because a small minority of therapists or researchers has been trained in this modality. This workshop will de-mythologize hypnosis and demonstrate its use in reducing anxiety, strengthening therapeutic relationships, and enhancing insight, self-support, and positive outcomes. Strategies, techniques, and exercises will be offered to allow participants to experience, understand, and use hypnotic approaches within any model of non-hypnotic therapy.

Trainer: Bob Dick, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with more than four decades of experience in varied settings including community mental health centers, public and private schools, and medical and psychiatric hospitals. He is currently in private practice in Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Dr. Dick practices integrative therapy, which synthesizes hypnosis with Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, in which he has received advanced training, as well as other approaches. His special interests are in hypnosis, mind-body issues, and group therapy, and the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. He is an Approved Consultant with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, has taught ASCH workshops, and is two-term past President of the NC Society of Clinical Hypnosis, which also awarded him Lifetime Membership. He has visited China to exchange experiences with colleagues and teach group therapy and hypnosis.



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