The Power of Emotional Change
At a deep body level we feel what we believe. Anxiety is a hyper focus on real or imagined problems, reinforced by body tension. Depression happens when anxiety is too high for too long, and you can’t get it down. Behaviors can seem to happen without any decision – panic attacks, phobias, tics, nail-biting, hair pulling, OCD, Tourette’s. Everything from something like snacking when you’re trying to diet to things like seizures that have no neurological basis, or other functional neurological symptoms which just feel completely beyond your control. Even chronic physical pain has a strong emotional component. Discipline and self-discipline don’t seem to help. You want more than just techniques to try to manage all this.
South Carolina Counseling Association
Distinguished Professional Service Award
This award centered around Dr. Mau’s service as Core Faculty for the Graduate Medical Education – Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the William J McCord Adolescent Treatment Facility training psychiatric residents (physicians) in hypnosis and psychotherapy. In his nomination, Dr. Mark Kilgus, the head of that program, stated that Dr. Mau’s work with the residency program showed the validity of having professional counselors as faculty in medical education programs.
on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Mau also trains psychiatric residents (physicians) in hypnosis and psychotherapy. Dr. Mau serves as Core Faculty for the Graduate Medical Education – Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the William J McCord Adolescent Treatment Facility. This program is affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).
VRN Lab affiliates are passionate about our vision of creating a world in which everyone prioritizes safe, accessible nature for our collective health and happiness. The work done by the VRN lab aims to develop solutions to societal issues through studying people’s experiences with nature, both physical and simulated.
Dr. Mau Published in the British Medical Journal
Dr. Mau is an investigator as part of a multidisciplinary team with Clemson University and Prisma Health Upstate in a randomized controlled trial exploring the efficacy of virtual reality assisted guided imagery (VRAGI) in a home setting for pain management in patients with advanced cancer. Dr. Mau is responsible for the psychological content of the trial.
Dr. G. Fredric Mau
“Emotion, not information, drives behavior.“
Dr. Fredric Mau is a clinical mental health counselor. He was named Outstanding Counselor by the South Carolina Counseling Association.
Dr. Mau specializes in Ericksonian Hypnosis, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. These approaches all work at an emotional level with a goal of preventing problems from reoccurring. This is different from cognitive therapies, which are about managing problems. He primarily treats anxiety, trauma, depression, phobias, OCD, tics, physical pain, functional neurological (body symptom), sleep disorders, as well as helping with behavioral change like smoking cessation and weight loss. This is a brief process that moves quickly.