In person and virtual services available.

HTL X – HypnoThoughts Live, 10th Anniversary Conference

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

Superhero Regression: The Active Wiser You

Dr. Mau will present 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 will also be one of the members of the Medical Panel Discussion.

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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 will present 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 will present 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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      Prisma Upstate Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

      August 17, 2022, Live in Greenville SC

      Hypnosis and Other Therapeutic Interventions for Pain

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

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        Hipnoday 2022

        September 24-26, 2022, Live interactive virtual (with simultaneous live translation into Portuguese available), São Paulo, Brazil

        300 Milliseconds: The Nature of Hypnosis and the Failure of Cognitive Change

        Dr. Mau will present a one hour breakout session.

        Cognitive processing by the brain’s frontal lobe is extremely fast, and can handle a lot of information, but it is not as fast or vast as limbic system processing. The limbic system, in the midbrain, is in charge of stress, anxiety, and survival. This system processes vast amounts of sensory or perceptual information very quickly, much more rapidly than neocortex cognitive processing. Hypnosis directly engages this emotional, limbic system processing. While cognitive therapies can help people manage problems, hypnotherapy can create changes at emotional, sensory, and experiential levels so that the problems do not happen. For this reason hypnosis is neurologically better suited, faster, and much more effective in treating trauma, anxiety and depression, functional neurological (body symptom), and physical pain issues.

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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 describe 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.

           When you register please use the discount code FredricM for a 10% rate reduction.

          Watermark Counseling Professional Hypnosis Certification Course

          Professional Hypnosis Certification by Dr. Mau

          January 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, February 4-5, 11-12, 2023; Live in Columbia SC (live virtual participation also available)

          Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

          This is a professional certification. Counseling CEs are available (approximately 50 counseling CEs are available, including 3 ethics CEs). The course 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.

          Feedback from 2022 course participants:

          Who might find this workshop valuable?

          “Anyone that encounters other human beings. It helps you understand why people behave, and how to empathize and help them permanently.”

          “A bunch of other therapists.”

          Other comments:

          “I believe this training is career-changing for therapists seeking to use solution focused techniques in their practice.”

          “This was a fun experiential workshop. This atmosphere was supportive, open, and nonjudgmental. It was safe to share.”

          “Dr. Mau is a great instructor and creates a good learning experience in which students can feel comfortable, ask questions, and learn.”

          “If you are considering hypnosis Dr. Mau is who you want training you. His experience and knowledge is second to none. The training helped me understand the people I help at a deeper level. I am more equipped and confident to make a positive impact on the people I serve.”

          “I loved the idea that this workshop not only taught me a new skill, but also served as a refresher for my therapeutic style. It helped boost my confidence in the therapy space in ways I didn’t know I needed.”