In person and virtual services available.

Previous Presentations by Dr. Mau

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UK Hypnosis Convention

November 11 – 13, 2022, Live in London, England

Hypnotic Technology for Pain Relief at Home:

Virtual Reality Assisted Guided Imagery (VR-AGI) for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Dr. Fredric Mau and Dr. Teny Gomez, MD, PI, will described the first-ever randomized controlled human trial of virtual reality assisted guided imagery in a home setting. This process uses three hypnotic metaphors based on seasons to create numbness, alter pain perception by altering the associated learning channel, and reduce pain via reducing general anxiety. The goal is not mere distraction for a brief interval, but to diminish the patient’s ongoing perception of pain.

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Prisma Upstate Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

August 17, 2022, Live in Greenville SC

Hypnosis and Other Therapeutic Interventions for Pain

Dr. Mau presented an hour and a half training for psychiatric fellows on standard of care nonpharmacological pain relief.

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National Guild of Hypnotists Convention

August 12 – 14, 2022, Live in Marlborough MA

The Client’s Vision: Clarifying, Motivating, Powerful

Dr. Mau presented a two hour workshop.

Using the client’s language to create personalized hypnotic processes from induction to emerging is incredibly powerful. Dr. Fredric Mau is a clinical mental health counselor, sought-after international keynote speaker, and winner of the 2016 Hypnosis Research Award. This workshop focuses on practical experiences with clients, modeled by a recognized master therapist. From pretalk through the entire process Dr. Mau demonstrates his solid approach to help clients create futures which are healed, bright, healthy, and joyful.

Speechless for Six Months

Dr. Mau presented a one hour seminar.

This is a case study of a 16-year-old client who was unable to speak for six months. You will hear audio recordings of the client as she recovers her voice within one hypnosis session. In this practical session, Dr. Mau will describe the techniques used as well as the rationale for his approach. There was no underlying medical problem – the difficulty was functional. Hypnosis is an excellent way to treat functional neurological issues.
Functional neurological disorder (FND) is a medical condition in which there is a problem with the functioning of the nervous system and how the brain and body sends and/or receives signals, rather than a structural disease process. For example, psychogenic seizures are functional (there is nothing to see on an MRI), while epileptic seizures are structural (the problem shows up on an MRI).

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HTLX – HypnoThoughts Live, 10th Anniversary Conference

July 29 – 31, 2022, Live in Las Vegas NV

Superhero Regression: The Active Wiser You

Dr. Mau presented a two hour breakout session.

What if the ways we think about hypnotic regression, and the expectations we create for our clients for this process, are really focused backwards when they can be powerfully focused forward?

Regression is a fantastic way to address trauma, but does it have to be problem-focused? This fun, substantive, interactive workshop will explore fresh solution-focused approaches to a tried-and-true hypnotic technique, and open your eyes to new ways to engage your client’s active superhero creativity and self-healing.

Traumatic or anxiety disorders engage the same neurological functionality as high hypnotic suggestibility. While talking about trauma in waking state tends to reinforce emotions of horror – usually a bad idea – dealing with them in relaxed state takes advantage of the brain’s function to mute out emotions of horror.

Medical Panel Discussion

Dr. Mau led and participated in the Medical Panel Discussion.

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EDRA53 Conference

June 1-4, 2022, Live in Greenville SC

Seasonal Changes in Virtual Natural Landscapes and Pain Reduction: Piloting Virtual Reality Assisted Guided Imagery (VR-AGI) for Patients with Advanced Cancer

Dr. Mau is the psychological investigator in a human trial of Virtual Reality Assisted Guided Imagery (VR-AGI) for Patients with Advanced Cancer. This research is being conducted by a multidisciplinary team from Clemson University and Prisma Health. Dr. Mau represented the research team at EDRA and gave an individual presentation. The goals of the presentation were to:

  1. Describe the nature and advantages of non-pharmacological pain relief.
  2. Recognize the environmental factors taken into consideration in designing Virtual Reality Assisted Guided Imagery (VR-AGI) as a viable at-home solution for advanced cancer patients experiencing pain.
  3. Identify psychosocial and psychosomatic avenues that VR-AGI can help with in advanced cancer patients.
  4. Illustrate VR-AGI as a potential intervention in the struggle against opioid use dependency in cancer associated pain.

Environmental Design Research Association
EDRA’s purpose is to advance and disseminate research, teaching, and practice toward improving an understanding of the relationships among people, their built environments, and natural eco-systems.

The mission of EDRA is to provide a collaborative, multidisciplinary community to connect theory, research, teaching, and practice to recognize, create and advocate for environments that are responsive to diverse human needs. EDRA is committed to equity, inclusion, and respect for all persons.

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HypnoExpo 2022 Conference

May 11 – 15, 2022, Live in Orlando FL

Superhero Regression: The Active Wiser You

Dr. Mau presented a two hour breakout session.
What if the ways we think about hypnotic regression, and the expectations we create for our clients for this process, are really focused backwards when they can be powerfully focused forward?

Regression is a fantastic way to address trauma, but does it have to be problem-focused? This fun, substantive, interactive workshop will explore fresh solution-focused approaches to a tried-and-true hypnotic technique, and open your eyes to new ways to engage your client’s active superhero creativity and self-healing.

Traumatic or anxiety disorders engage the same neurological functionality as high hypnotic suggestibility. While talking about trauma in waking state tends to reinforce emotions of horror – usually a bad idea – dealing with them in relaxed state takes advantage of the brain’s function to mute out emotions of horror.

Your First Session: Seeking Solutions, not Finding Problems

Dr. Mau presented a 45 minute breakout session.
Your client’s healing does not lie in their history! This quick fun presentation focuses on using the first session to stir the client’s creativity to give you the information you need for your entire course of work with that client. Since Freud many approaches to both hypnotherapy and psychotherapy focus on the past, discovering how things went off the rails, and cultivating client insight. Milton Erickson recognized the truth, that insight is not necessary for change. It’s time to really let go of the past and see clear ways to move forward.

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South Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference

February 17-20, 2022, Live on Hilton Head Island, SC

Re-Visioning the Past: Guided Imagery and Memory Reconsolidation to Treat Trauma

Dr. Mau presented a two hour breakout session.
Problem-focused therapies focus on recalling past experiences to gain insight, however recent literature indicates this is not as therapeutically important as changing the current narratives about past happenings. Memory reconsolidation provides a powerful model to reactivate old memories and engage in new emotional experiences to create a new way of behaving and experiencing the world, and guided imagery is an excellent way to engage this process.

Envisioning the Future: Embracing Solution-Focused Treatment, Planning, and Motivation

Dr. Mau presented a 90 minute breakout session.
Solution-focused therapies provide a distinct approach which is substantively different from both past- oriented therapeutic approaches and psychoeducation. This session is designed to draw a sharp contrast between problem- and solution-focused approaches, with a goal of empowering clients in personalized treatment planning, building client motivation for change, and releasing counselors from the heavy burden of the past.

Watermark Counseling Professional Hypnosis Certification Course

Professional Hypnosis Certification by Dr. Mau

January – February, 2022, Live in Columbia SC

Dr. Mau taught this course, which leads to certification as a Certified Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). The course is open to members of the public as well as mental health and medical professionals. This course is taught beginning in January each year, and can be attended live or via live interactive virtual.

Australian Hypnotherapists Association Pain Relief Workshop

Hypnosis: Standard-of-Care Relief for Physical Pain

October 15-16, 2021, Live interactive virtual for Australian participants

Dr. Mau presented a two-day workshop on Hypnosis: Standard-of-Care Relief for Physical Pain for the Australian Hypnotherapists Association

Brain U Turn – Head Off Problems Before They Happen

NGH 2021 Virtual Convention

August 13-15, 2021, Prerecorded virtual

Dr. Mau presented a one hour seminar on Brain U Turn—Head off Problems Before They Happen. 

Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis to Change Physical Symptoms

July 30 – August 1, 2021, Live in Las Vegas NV

Dr. Mau presented a two hour workshop on Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis to Change Physical Symptoms at HypnoThoughts Live.

Future Now: 300 Milliseconds and the Failure of Cognitive Change

May 21 – 23, 2021, Live interactive virtual

Dr. Mau gave a lecture on Future Now: 300 Milliseconds and the Failure of Cognitive Change and a workshop on The Power of Your Client’s Words, at HypnoExpo 2021.

The Neurology of Horror: Why Hypnosis is the Perfect Trauma Treatment

April 10 – 11, 2021, Live interactive virtual for Australian participants

Dr. Mau presented a two day training on The Neurology of Horror: Why Hypnosis is the Perfect Trauma Treatment.

South Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference

February 18 – 21, 2021, Live in Hilton Head, SC (also available via live interactive virtual)

Dr. Mau presented at the SCCA Annual Conference with the following presentations:

  • Presidential Breakfast plenary session on Gandalf’s Ring
  • Preconference workshop on Future Now: 300 Milliseconds and the Limits of Cognitive Change
  • Motivational Interviewing (90 minutes)
  • The Client’s Vision: Clarifying, Motivating, Powerful (2 hours)

Professional Hypnosis Certification Course

January – February 2021, Columbia, SC, Live and live interactive virtual

Dr. Fredric Mau presented his Professional Hypnosis Certification Course over five weekends beginning January 23, 2021.

Click here to register for our upcoming course

Flying Reindeer & Magical Corn: The Winter Warlock’s Counseling Counsel

December 18, 2020, Live interactive virtual

Dr. Mau spoke on Flying Reindeer and Magical Corn: The Winter Warlock’s Counseling Counsel for the South Carolina Counseling Association’s CE Roundtable.

Counseling in the Aftermath of the Election

December 2, 2020, Live interactive virtual

Dr. Mau participated in a panel discussion on Counseling in the Aftermath of the Election for the South Carolina Counseling Association’s SC Counselors Care series.

Hypnosis in Psychiatric Treatment

August 5, 2020, Greenville, SC, Live

Dr. Mau presented to Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Fellows on Hypnosis in Psychiatric Treatment for Prisma Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine.

300 Milliseconds: The Flash Future and Real Change

August 14 – 16, 2020, Las Vegas, NV, Live

Dr. Mau live in Las Vegas on 300 Milliseconds: The Flash Future and Real Change at HypnoThoughts Live!

HypnoExpo 2020

March 27 – 29, Live interactive virtual

Dr. Mau presented workshops on COVID-19, Cytokine Storms and Psychoimmunology and Meaning and the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Story and Change at the International Association of Counselors & Therapists / International Association of Professional Hypnotists annual HypnoExpo 2020 International Hypnosis Conference.

Prisma Health Seminars

March 31, 2020, Greenville, SC, Live interactive virtual

Dr. Mau presented MIPH Resident Seminars on Psychiatry and Spirituality I and on Hypnosis I for Prisma Upstate’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine.

MUSC Workshops

March 12 – 13, 2020, Charleston, SC, Live

Dr. Fredric Mau presented a two-day workshop on Relaxation-Based Pain Relief at the Medical University of South Carolina.

South Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference

February 20 – 22, 2020, Hilton Head Island, SC, Live

Dr. Mau presented sessions on Magic Movies & Smoke Detectors: Hypnosis for Phobia and Panic and Brain U-Turn: Head off Problems Before They Happen at the South Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference.

Professional Hypnosis Certification Course

January – February 2020, Columbia, SC, Live and live interactive virtual

Dr. Fredric Mau presented his Professional Hypnosis Certification Course over five weekends beginning January 2020.

Click here to register for our upcoming course

The Three Doors: The Core Protocol to Treat Anxiety

November 8, 2019, London, England

Dr. Mau presented The Three Doors: The Core Protocol to Treat Anxiety (1 hour, 45 minutes) at the UK Hypnosis Convention.

Click here to view Dr. Mau’s UKHC pre-conference speaker interview (recorded from Australia):
https://ukhypnosisconvention.co.uk/ukhc-2019-speaker-interviews-fredric-mau/

Meaning and the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Story and Change

November 1 – 3, 2019, Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Mau spoke on Meaning and the Brain: The Neuropsychology of Story and Change, at the international Hypnosekongress.

Secondary Benefit Traps: Emotional and Social Obstacles to Stroke and Head Injury Recovery

October 30 – 31, 2019, Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Mau presented two day training on Secondary Benefit Traps: Emotional and Social Obstacles to Stroke and Head Injury Recovery for the International Forced Use Specialist Association (IFUSA) a group which specializes in stroke and head injury recovery.

70th Anniversary Australian Hypnotherapists Association World Conference

September 13 – 15, 2019, Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Mau presented the keynote address Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis, Cognition and Body Effects at the 70th Anniversary Australian Hypnotherapists Association World Conference.

National Guild of Hypnotists Convention & Educational Conference

August 9 – 11, 2019, Marlborough, MA

Dr. Mau presented two 1 hour seminars, on Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis for Functional Neurological Issues and Body Effects, and on Opioid Alternative: The Neuroscience and Practice of Hypnotic Pain Relief at the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention & Educational Conference.

Removing The Family Curse – Epigenetics and A Message Of Hope

May 18, 2019, Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Mau presented a two hour workshop on Removing The Family Curse – Epigenetics and a Message Of Hope at the International Association of Counselors & Therapists / International Association of Professional Hypnotists annual HypnoExpo 2019 International Hypnosis Conference.

Removing The Family Curse – Epigenetics and A Message Of Hope

May 18, 2019, Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Mau presented a two hour workshop on Removing The Family Curse – Epigenetics and a Message Of Hope at the International Association of Counselors & Therapists / International Association of Professional Hypnotists annual HypnoExpo 2019 International Hypnosis Conference.

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Relaxation-Based Pain Relief at the Southeastern Symposium

May 17, 2019, Greenville, SC

Dr. Mau presented an Overview of Relaxation-Based Pain Relief at the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health Annual Conference psychiatric conference.

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Relaxation-Based Pain Relief at the Caring Connections Conference

April 25, 2019, Florence, SC

Dr. Mau presented an Overview of Relaxation-Based Pain Relief at the Caring Connections Conference organized by the Clemson Office of Research & Organizational Development (OROD) and the SC Dept of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS).

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Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management

March 5, 2019, Greenville, SC

Dr. Mau presented Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management at Greenville Health System’s Pain Collaborative for nurses.

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Removing the Family Curse: Epigenetics as a Message of Hope

February 22, 2019, Hilton Head Island, SC

Dr. Mau presented a one hour breakout session on Removing the Family Curse: Epigenetics as a Message of Hope at the South Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference.

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Relaxation-Based Pain Relief

February 21 and 23, 2019, Hilton Head, SC

Dr. Mau presented the Relaxation-Based Pain Relief workshop the South Carolina Counseling Association Conference.

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Spirituality in Counseling

February 12, 2019, Greenville, SC

Dr. Mau presented overviews on Spirituality in Counseling for second, third, and fourth year psychiatric residents at the Greenville Health System Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine.

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Hypnosis for Second and third year psychiatric residents

January 22, 2019, Greenville, SC

Dr. Mau presented overviews of Hypnosis for second and third year psychiatric residents at the Greenville Health System Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine.

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National Guild of Hypnotists

January – February, 2019, Columbia, SC

Dr. Fredric Mau presented the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Professional Hypnosis Certification Course.

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Medicine-Palmetto Health CME Organization

January 12, 2019, Columbia, SC

Dr. Mau presented at the USC School of Medicine-Palmetto Health CME Organization’s 26th Annual Alcohol and Drug Issues Conference for Clinicians. He gave a one and a half hour presentation: Addiction – It’s (not) What You Think: Biochemistry, Meaning, and Resilience, and a one hour presentation: Relaxation-Based Pain Relief Overview.

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Speechless for Six Months

November 2, 2018, London, England

Dr. Mau spoke on Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis for Conversion Disorders and Body Effects.

Note: Conversion disorder is an older and alternate name for functional neurological disorder. It is not related to so-called “conversion therapy,” which is an unethical approach used to attempt to change an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Although conversion disorder is still acceptable terminology in the DSM-5, I am using functional neurological disorder going forward to distinguish this from unrelated and unethical practices which share a similar and confusing name. A functional neurological disorder is a condition in which clients experience neurological symptoms where a physiological cause cannot be identified. Functional neurological disorders are contrasted with structural neurological disorders or organic brain syndromes where a medical basis for the symptoms can be identified. Examples would be epileptic seizures which have a physical neurological cause identifiable with MRI verses psychogenic seizures, where no physical cause can be identified. Functional neurological issues are not related to gender identity or sexual orientation.

Dr. Mau also participated in a panel discussion at the UK Hypnosis Convention.

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Relaxation-Based Pain Relief

November 2, 2018, London, England

Dr. Mau presented a special one day training of Relaxation-Based Pain Relief at the UK Hypnosis Convention.

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Speechless for Six Months

October 26-28, 2018, Zürich, Switzerland

Dr. Mau presented two 2 hour workshops at the international Hypnosekongress on Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis for Conversion Disorders and Body Effects, and Introduction to Relaxation-Based Pain Relief (RBPR).

 

Note: Conversion disorder is an older and alternate name for functional neurological disorder. It is not related to so-called “conversion therapy,” which is an unethical approach used to attempt to change an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Although conversion disorder is still acceptable terminology in the DSM-5, I am using functional neurological disorder going forward to distinguish this from unrelated and unethical practices which share a similar and confusing name. A functional neurological disorder is a condition in which clients experience neurological symptoms where a physiological cause cannot be identified. Functional neurological disorders are contrasted with structural neurological disorders or organic brain syndromes where a medical basis for the symptoms can be identified. Examples would be epileptic seizures which have a physical neurological cause identifiable with MRI verses psychogenic seizures, where no physical cause can be identified. Functional neurological issues are not related to gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Hypnotic Stress Relief for Life and Work

October 3, 2018, Columbia, SC

Dr. Mau spoke at the Palmetto Health Foundation Women’s Leadership Circle on Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Hypnotic Stress Relief for Life and Work.

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Mirror Neurons And Metaphors —Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis

August 10-12, 2018, Marlborough, MA

Dr. Mau presented a one hour seminar on Mirror Neurons And Metaphors —Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis and a two hour workshop on Removing The Family Curse—The Biology Of Passing On Emotional Memory at the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention in Marlborough, Massachusetts.Click here to see Dr. Mau interviewed by Paul Ramsay regarding the Removing the Family Curse epigenetics workshop: https://www.facebook.com/besthypnosistraining/videos/1854647431500094/?fref=gs&dti=112901375463270&hc_location=group

Click here to see Dr. Mau interviewed by Paul Ramsay regarding the Mirror Neurons And Metaphors —Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis seminar: https://www.facebook.com/besthypnosistraining/videos/1887633464868157/?fref=gs&dti=112901375463270&hc_location=group

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Panel Discussion on Opioids, Opportunities, and Optimal Care

July 18, 2018

Dr. Mau participated in a panel discussion on Opioids, Opportunities, and Optimal Care in the Upstate at the Upstate Mental Health Showcase sponsored by GHS Academic Department of Psychiatry. This event provided 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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12 hour Relaxation-Based Pain Relief Workshop

June 26-27, 2018, Columbia, SC

Dr. Mau taught a two day, 12 hour Relaxation-Based Pain Relief workshop, in partnership with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Palmetto Health Continuing Medical Education Organization. This transdisciplinary activity was open to all licensed mental health and medical practitioners and was approved for: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians, National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEs for professional counselors, Category A CEs for psychologists, non-contact CEs for social workers, and SC Nurse Association contact hours for nurses.

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The Perfect Healing for Trauma

May 19-20, 2018, Daytona Beach, FL

Dr. Mau presented a one hour lecture on Hypnosis: The Perfect Healing for Trauma, and a two hour workshop on Speechless For Six Months: Hypnosis For Conversion Disorder at HypnoExpo 2018: the International Association of Counselors & Therapists / International Association of Professional Hypnotists Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

Note: Conversion disorder is an older and alternate name for functional neurological disorder. It is not related to so-called “conversion therapy,” which is an unethical approach used to attempt to change an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Although conversion disorder is still acceptable terminology in the DSM-5, I am using functional neurological disorder going forward to distinguish this from unrelated and unethical practices which share a similar and confusing name. A functional neurological disorder is a condition in which clients experience neurological symptoms where a physiological cause cannot be identified. Functional neurological disorders are contrasted with structural neurological disorders or organic brain syndromes where a medical basis for the symptoms can be identified. Examples would be epileptic seizures which have a physical neurological cause identifiable with MRI verses psychogenic seizures, where no physical cause can be identified. Functional neurological issues are not related to gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis for Conversion Issues and Body Effects

May 18, 2018, Greenville, SC

Dr. Mau spoke on Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis for Conversion Issues and Body Effects at the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health Annual Conference in Greenville, SC.

 

Note: Conversion disorder is an older and alternate name for functional neurological disorder. It is not related to so-called “conversion therapy,” which is an unethical approach used to attempt to change an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Although conversion disorder is still acceptable terminology in the DSM-5, I am using functional neurological disorder going forward to distinguish this from unrelated and unethical practices which share a similar and confusing name. A functional neurological disorder is a condition in which clients experience neurological symptoms where a physiological cause cannot be identified. Functional neurological disorders are contrasted with structural neurological disorders or organic brain syndromes where a medical basis for the symptoms can be identified. Examples would be epileptic seizures which have a physical neurological cause identifiable with MRI verses psychogenic seizures, where no physical cause can be identified. Functional neurological issues are not related to gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Interviewed by Selena Valentine for HypnoBiz New York

April 3, 2018

Dr. Mau was interviewed by Selena Valentine for HypnoBiz New York.
To see the interview visit the podcasts page.

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Hypnosis for Pain Alleviation

February 27, 2018

Dr. Mau provided a demonstration of hypnosis and spoke on Hypnosis for Pain Alleviation: Enchanting Relief Without Medication at the SC Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Medical Seminar in Charleston, SC.

Hypnosis is the oldest Western conception of psychotherapy. Substantive research including modern neuroimaging reveals why it is successful in the treatment of numerous psychological and medical conditions including pain management. During this session, Dr. Mau demonstrated hypnosis and share how it is used with injured workers.

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The Three Doors

February 22-24, 2018

Dr. Mau presented one hour breakout sessions on The Three Doors: Hypnosis for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders and Speechless for Six Months: Hypnosis for Conversion Issues and Body Effects, and a two hour breakout session on Opioid Alternative: The Neuroscience and Practice of Hypnosis & Mindfulness in Pain Relief at the South Carolina Counseling Associations’ conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Note: Conversion disorder is an older and alternate name for functional neurological disorder. It is not related to so-called “conversion therapy,” which is an unethical approach used to attempt to change an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Although conversion disorder is still acceptable terminology in the DSM-5, I am using functional neurological disorder going forward to distinguish this from unrelated and unethical practices which share a similar and confusing name. A functional neurological disorder is a condition in which clients experience neurological symptoms where a physiological cause can be identified. Functional neurological disorders are contrasted with structural neurological disorders or organic brain syndromes where a medical basis for the symptoms can be identified. Examples would be epileptic seizures which have a physical neurological cause identifiable with MRI verses psychogenic seizures, where no physical cause can be identified. Functional neurological issues are not related to gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

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Ines Simpson on Voice America

February 14, 2018

Dr. Mau was the Valentine’s Day guest with internationally respected hypnotist Ines Simpson on Voice America. To listen visit the podcasts page.

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National Guild of Hypnotists’ Professional Hypnosis Certification Course

January-February, 2018

Dr. Fredric Mau taught the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Professional Hypnosis Certification Course.

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The Neurology of Horror

November 3-5, 2017

Dr. Mau spoke on The Neurology of Horror: Why Hypnosis is the Perfect Trauma Treatment, at the UK Hypnosis Convention in London, England.

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The Neurology of Horror

October 27-29, 2017

Dr. Mau spoke on The Neurology of Horror: Why Hypnosis is the Perfect Trauma Treatment, and The Three Doors: The Creative Subconscious Evaporates Stress, Anxiety & Anger at the international Hypnosekongress in Zürich, Switzerland.

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Effective Opioid Management

October 10, 2017

Dr. Mau participated in a panel discussion on Effective Opioid Managment: Balancing New Strategies with Rising Costs at the SC Workers’ Compensation Educational Association Annual Educational Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The panel will considered new tools and strategies continue to emerge in the quest to more effectively manage opioid use. This session explored the appropriate use of drug testing and other tools to assess and manage opioid risk.

Moderator: Ann Margaret McCraw, Midlands Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, LLC, Columbia, SC

Participants:

Shailesh Patel, MD, Lowcountry Orthopaedics, Charleston, SC

Fredric Mau, NCC, Watermark Counseling LLC, Columbia, SC

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Changes in Brain Function:

September 30, 2017

Dr. Mau presented the keynote speech, Changes in Brain Function: Clinical Pain and Anxiety Relief via Hypnosis and Mindfulness, at the Second Annual Palliative Care Symposium: Essential Steps to Comprehensive Management for Seriously Ill Patients.

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The Biology of Passing on Emotional Memory

August 26, 2017

Dr. Mau spoke on Epigenetics: The Biology of Passing on Emotional Memory at HypnoThoughts Live 2017 in Las Vegas, NV

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The Creative Subconscious Evaporates Stress, Anxiety & Anger

August 11-13, 2017

Dr. Mau will presented a one-hour seminar on The Three Doors—The Creative Subconscious Evaporates Stress, Anxiety & Anger and a two hour workshop on Genes, Memes & Epigenetics—A Message Of Hope For Your Clients at the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

To hear a promotional interview with Dr. Mau about the Genes, Memes & Epigenetics workshop click here.

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The Three Doors – A Metaphor for Treating Stress and Anxiety

May 21, 2017

Dr. Mau presented The Three Doors – A Metaphor for Treating Stress and Anxiety at the International Association of Counselors & Therapists / International Association of Professional Hypnotists HypnoExpo 2017 International Hypnosis Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Hypnosis for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

May 12, 2017

Dr. Mau presented The Three Doors: Hypnosis for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders at the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health Annual Conference in Greenville, SC.

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Depression: Unringing the Fire Alarm

April 27, 2017

Dr. Mau presented a directed meditation experience Depression: Unringing the Fire Alarm as part of the Hurdling Through Happiness series commemorating Counseling Awareness Month. The goal of the series is to highlight counseling as a process for life enhancement. Location: Richland Public Library. The program was free and for the public.

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Hypnosis, Directed Mindfulness & CBT Guided Imagery for Trauma & Phobia

April 21, 2017

Dr. Mau presented a 6-CEU workshop for the SC Association of Licensed Professional Counselors
Horror Unwound: Hypnosis, Directed Mindfulness & CBT Guided Imagery for Trauma & Phobia at the Dorchester County Council Chambers, 500 North Main St., Summerville, SC 29203.

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Conversion, Dissociation, Hypnosis & The Meaning and Treatment of Mental Disorder

February 23-25, 2017

Dr. Mau presented two workshops at the South Carolina Counseling Associations’ conference in Charleston, SC: “Conversion, Dissociation, Hypnosis & The Meaning and Treatment of Mental Disorder,” and “Addiction It’s (Not) What You Think: Biochemistry, Meaning, and Resilience.”
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Note: Conversion disorder is an older and alternate name for functional neurological disorder. It is not related to so-called “conversion therapy,” which is an unethical approach used to attempt to change an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Although conversion disorder is still acceptable terminology in the DSM-5, I am using functional neurological disorder going forward to distinguish this from unrelated and unethical practices which share a similar and confusing name. A functional neurological disorder is a condition in which clients experience neurological symptoms where a physiological cause cannot be identified. Functional neurological disorders are contrasted with structural neurological disorders or organic brain syndromes where a medical basis for the symptoms can be identified. Examples would be epileptic seizures which have a physical neurological cause identifiable with MRI verses psychogenic seizures, where no physical cause can be identified. Functional neurological issues are not related to gender identity or sexual orientation.

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Professional Hypnosis Certification Course

January – February, 2017

Dr. Fredric Mau taught the National Guild of Hypnotists’s Professional Hypnosis Certification Course.

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Addiction: It’s (Not) What You Think

November 5-6, 2016

Dr. Mau presented a two hour workshop on Addiction: It’s (Not) What You Think, a one hour workshop on Hypnosis: State of the Art and Science, and a two hour workshop on Sexual Power, Predilections, and Preferences. Kongress information is at HypnoseKongress.net

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Eliminate Anxiety: Four Powerful Metaphors

November 4, 2016

Dr. Mau presented a pre-conference workshop, Eliminate Anxiety: Four Powerful Metaphors that teach the Subconscious to Defeat Stress, at the International Hypnosekongress in Berlin, Germany.

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Addiction: It’s (Not) What You Think

October 28-30, 2016

Dr. Mau spoke at the International Hypnosis Convention in London, England. Click here for a promotional video.
Saturday, October 29, 2016, Dr. Mau presented a two hour workshop on Addiction: It’s (Not) What You Think, and a two hour workshop on Hypnosis: State of the Art and Science. Sunday, October 30, Dr. Mau presented a two hour workshop on Sexual Power, Predilections, and Preferences.

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Human Motivation–Mind Over Matter

October 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Mau will presented Human Motivation–Mind Over Matter at the Run for God group at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063, Room 212.

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It’s Distress – Treat the Stress

October 14, 2016

Dr. Mau presented a workshop for the SC Association of Licensed Professional Counselors:
It’s Distress – Treat the Stress: From depression to Tourette to eating disorders to phobias to trauma, Anxiety is the problem, and a creating a different reality is the solution.

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Removing The Family Curse

August 12-14, 2016

Dr. Mau spoke on Removing The Family Curse—The Biology Of Passing On Emotional Memory at the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

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Depression with Delusions & Hallucinations

May 13-15, 2016

Dr. Mau spoke on Depression with Delusions & Hallucinations: A Case Study at the International Association of Counselors & Therapists / International Association of Professional Hypnotists HypnoExpo 2016 International Hypnosis Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Physical Pain Alleviation

May 6 & 7, 2016

Dr. Mau spoke on Physical Pain Alleviation: Effective Hypnotic Treatments at the Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health in Greenville, SC.

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Human Motivation–Mind Over Matter

April 5, 2016

Dr. Mau presented Human Motivation–Mind Over Matter at the Run for God group at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063, Room 212.

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Hypnotic Regression

March 31 and April 1, 2016

Dr. Mau was the keynote speaker for the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association meeting in Nashville.
Friday, April 1, Dr. Mau presented the Keynote address, “The Three Doors – Practical Guided Imagery for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.”
Thursday 31, Dr. Mau taught a pre-conference session on “Hypnotic Regression – An Emotion-Based Process for Treating Trauma.” Tlpca.net

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Hypnosis for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

February 25, 2016 and February 26, 2016

Dr. Mau also presented a Preconference workshop at the SCCA conference on Hypnotic Regression for the Treatment of Trauma.

Dr. Mau was the featured plenary speaker at the South Carolina Counseling Associations’ conference Awards Luncheon on Hilton Head. He spoke on The Three Doors – Hypnosis for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders.

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Distance Consulting & Technology

February 5, 2016, February 12, 2016, February 19, 2016

Dr. Mau presented a 4 CEU workshop on Distance Consulting & Technology in Counseling.

Dr. Mau presented a 4 CEU workshop on Pain Alleviation: Effective Hypnosis Techniques.

Dr. Mau presented a 4 CEU workshop on Motivational Interviewing and Waking State Hypnosis.

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The Three Doors

January 13, 2016

Dr. Mau presented “The Three Doors: A Practical Guided Imagery for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders” at Three Rivers Behavioral Health’s Food for Thought, 2900 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169.

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Removing the Family Curse

November 20-23, 2015

Dr. Mau spoke on “Removing the Family Curse: The Biology of Passing on Emotional Memory,” and “Mirror Neurons & Metaphors: Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis” at the international Hypnosekongress in Zürich, Switzerland.

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Creating Creativity

November 3, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Mau presented “Creating Creativity: A Joyful Guided Imagery to Engage Your Creative Unconscious” at the Fairfield Arts Council. Meeting at The Century House, Town Hall, 270 S Dogwood Ave, Ridgeway, SC. 29130.

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Mental Strength for Physical Performance

October 27, 2015

Dr. Mau presented “Mental Strength for Physical Performance” at the Run for God group at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063, Room 212.

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The Three Doors

October 16, 2015

Dr. Mau presented “The Three Doors: A Practical Guided Imagery for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders” at the Greenville Health System Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

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Addiction – It’s (not) What You Think

October 14, 2015

Dr. Mau gave the keynote address at the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina conference in Wrightsville Beach, on “Addiction – It’s (not) What You Think: Biochemistry, Meaning, and Resilience.” Dr. Mau also presented a workshop on “Creating Different Realities: Interactive Workshop on Postmodern Approaches to Addiction Treatment.”

August 8, 2015
“Removing the Family Curse: The Biology of passing on Emotional Memory” Convention workshop, National Guild of Hypnotists convention.

August 7, 2015
“Mirror Neurons And Metaphors —Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis” Convention seminar, National Guild of Hypnotists convention.

June 13, 2015
“The Three Doors – Practical Guided Imagery for the Emotional Treatment of Anxiety Disorders,” Conference presentation, South Carolina Association of Licensed Professional Counselors.

February 27, 2015
“Hypnotic Regression for Trauma Release,” Conference presentation, South Carolina Counseling Association.

February 28, 2015
“Pain Alleviation: Effective Hypnosis Techniques,” Conference presentation, South Carolina Counseling Association.

November 23, 2014
Removing the Family Curse: The Biology of Passing on Emotional Memory.” Convention presentation, International Hypnosekongress, Zürich, Switzerland.

November 23, 2014
Mau’s Metaphors for Stress Relief.” Convention presentation, International Hypnosekongress, Zürich, Switzerland.

November 22, 2014
Mirror Neurons and Metaphors,” Convention presentation, International Hypnosekongress, Zürich, Switzerland.

November 21, 2014
Mau’s Metaphors for Stress Relief.” One day pre-convention workshop, International Hypnosekongress, Zürich, Switzerland.

October 28 2014
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Richland County Library staff development conference presentation.

August 10, 2014
“Mirror Neurons And Metaphors —Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis” Convention seminar, National Guild of Hypnotists convention.

December 1, 2013
“Mirror Neurons And Metaphors —Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis.” Convention presentation, International Hypnosekongress, Zürich, Switzerland.

December 1, 2013
“Static Cling & Deep Clean: Behavioral Epigenetics.” Convention presentation, International Hypnosekongress, Zürich, Switzerland.

November 30, 2013
“Coping: Depression – Addiction – OCD – Anger.” Convention presentation, International Hypnosekongress, Zürich, Switzerland.

November 9-10, 2013
Solution-Focused Regression & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” Two day training, Washington DC Hypnosis Center.

November 8 2013
“Static Cling & Deep Clean: Behavioral Epigenetics.” Meet and Greet presentation, Washington DC Hypnosis Center.

August 8 2013
“Mirror Neurons And Metaphors —Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis.” Convention seminar, National Guild of Hypnotists convention.

March 4, 2014
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Presentation, Sertoma Club.

February 22, 2013
“Performance & Emotion: Hypnosis and Relaxation to be Stress Free.” Presentation, Salem College.

August 12, 2012
“Mirror Neurons And Metaphors: Physical Bases For Crafting Powerful Hypnosis.” Convention seminar, National Guild of Hypnotists convention.

August 10, 2012
“Body Work: From Pain Alleviation to Parkinson’s Disease.” Convention seminar, National Guild of Hypnotists convention.

June 13, 2012
“Hypnosis in Healthcare.” SC Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC). Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.

Aug 14, 2011
“Mirror Neurons & Metaphors: Physical Bases for Crafting Powerful Hypnosis .” Workshop, National Guild of Hypnotists Convention, Marlborough, MA.

April 7, 2011
“Hypnotic Processes for Cancer Patients.” Workshop at The Women’s Diagnostic Center, Rock Hill, SC.

Aug 15, 2010
“Mirror Neurons & Metaphors: Physical Bases for Crafting Powerful Hypnosis .” Workshop, National Guild of Hypnotists Convention, Marlborough, MA.

June 25, 2010
“Stress Reduction.” Staff Lunch and Learn at University of Phoenix, Columbia, SC.

June 16, 2010
“Hypnosis in Healthcare.” SC Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC). Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.

Oct. 7, 2009
“Dealing with Employee Stress during a Down Economy.” South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance Conference, Spartanburg, SC.

Sept. 18, 2009
“Dealing with Employee Stress during a Down Economy.” South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance Human Resource Managers Meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC.

July 10, 2009
“Hypnosis in Counseling.” Day Treatment mental health program, counselor intern supervision session, Lynchburg, VA.

June 28, 2009
“Hypnosis.” Chapin Rotary Club, Chapin, SC.

June 11, 2009
“Hypnosis and Your Health Care Career.” Two presentations. 2009 South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Summer Institute, Lander University, Greenwood, SC.

Dec. 11, 2008
“It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Crunch Time: How Santa Gets it Done” (Time Management). Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC.

Oct. 22, 2008
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Shaw Industries, Columbia, SC.

Oct. 8, 2008
“Creating a Climate for Thriving Employees.” South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance Southeastern Workforce Protection Conference, Spartanburg, SC.

Sept. 12, 2008
“Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis: Unleashing Your Other-Than-Conscious-Mind to Achieve Amazing Things.” Three-hour workshop, Believe SC, Columbia, SC.

April 24, 2008
“Basics of Hypnosis.” For Your Health series, Capitol City Club, Columbia, SC.

March 17, 2008
“Dental Uses of Hypnosis.” Columbia Dental Association, Columbia, SC.

March 3, 2008
“Creating a Climate for Thriving Employees.” South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department Annual Convention, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Feb. 12, 2008
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Carolina State Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, Business Partnership Network Conference, Columbia, SC.

Jan. 9, 2008
“Uses of Hypnosis.” Columbia Executives and Owner’s Association, Columbia, SC.

Jan. 8, 2008
“Cultivate the Climate for Growing Business and Thriving Employees.” Three-hour workshop. Small Business Development Center of University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, Columbia, SC.

Jan. 7, 2008
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Columbia Sertoma Club, Columbia, SC.

September 19, 2007
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Capital Rotary Club, Columbia, SC.

June 28, 2007
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC.

March 23, 2007
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” Vista Evening Rotary Club, Columbia, SC.

May 21, 2007
“The Highlands Ability Battery.” University of South Carolina Career Center staff in-service.

March 23, 2007
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life & Work.” Five Points Rotary Club, Columbia, SC.

Jan. 25, 2007
“Chillin’ Through the Challenges: Stress Relief for Life and Work.” The Columbia Chapter of Credit Unions, Columbia, SC.

Jan. 25, 2007
“Medical Uses of Hypnosis.” Palmetto Health Baptist, Physician’s Continuing Medical Education Activity, Columbia, SC.