In person and virtual services available.

Watermark Counseling Professional Hypnosis Certification Course

Professional Hypnosis Certification by Dr. Mau

January 21-22, 28-29, February 4-5, 11-12, 17-18 2023; Live in Columbia SC (live virtual participation also available)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (US EST).

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.”

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South Carolina Counseling Association Annual Conference

February 23-25, 2023, Live on Hilton Head Island, SC

Physical Pain Relief: Standard of Care Relief You Can Provide

Dr. Mau will present a two hour breakout session.

Chronic physical pain is processed in the same brain regions as psychological pain like depression. Cooccurring chronic pain makes all mental health issues worse. Fortunately, there are a number of standard-of-care behavioral health approaches which can be used by counselors to help clients mitigate or even physical pain. We will consider these, and how they can be used effectively in your practice.

Epigenetics: Nurture, Nature, Change, and Hope

Dr. Mau will present a 90 minute breakout session.
Behaviors and emotional orientation can be physically inherited. This soft inheritance is not via genetic changes; epigenetics refers to heritable chemical modifications to DNA that alter gene activity without changing nucleotide sequence. Your clients may believe that they have inherited a family curse like trauma or addiction. The good news that, unlike genetic inheritance, epigenetic inheritances are not destiny can be changed. We will review the current state of behavioral epigenetics with a focus on ways to help and encourage your clients as they create change.

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HypnoExpo 2023 Conference

May 19-21, 2022, Live in Orlando FL

Hypnosis for Pain Relief: Practical, Ethical, Neurologically Powerful

Dr. Mau will present a two hour workshop.

Pain relief is arguably the most effective use of hypnosis. If your client suffers ongoing pain it will make any other issues they are facing worse. Hypnotic pain relief is so powerful that in clinical studies it is effective for even low-suggestible clients. Opioid blockers can block acupuncture- or placebo-based relief, but not hypnotic pain relief. Dr. Mau will demonstrate practical techniques you can use immediately with your clients and describe the neurological basis of pain relief. Hypnosis is a standard of care – not complimentary or alternative – treatment for physical pain which can be safely and ethically administered by consulting hypnotists. You can understand it and do it!

Epigenetics: Nurture, Nature, Change, and Hope

Dr. Mau will present a one hour lecture.

Behaviors and emotional orientation can be physically inherited. This soft inheritance is not via genetic changes; epigenetics refers to heritable chemical modifications to DNA that alter gene activity without changing nucleotide sequence. Your clients may believe that they have inherited a family curse like trauma or addiction. The good news that, unlike genetic inheritance, epigenetic inheritances are not destiny can be changed. We will review the current state of behavioral epigenetics with a focus on ways to help and encourage your clients as they create change.