Archives For: November 2012

Summary of Inaugural Videoconference in New Series: Presentation by Larry Dossey, MD, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11/25/2012
Larry Dossey, MD

The Chair of the School of Mind-Body Medicine recently began a series of monthly video conferences, welcoming and interviewing guest speakers from the fields of mind-body medicine, integrative health care, and alternative approaches to health.  All students and faculty from the School of Mind-Body Medicine are invited to participate in these video conferences. 

The first speaker in the series was Larry Dossey, MD, a pioneering physician who has promoted the central role of both consciousness and spirituality in health and wellness. He introduced the breakthrough idea of eras in medicine, including Era I, the era of biomedical therapies, Era II, the era of mind-body medicine, and Era III, the era of non-local healing (emphasizing the power of prayer or distant intention for healing).

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Hypnosis as a Pathway for Empowering the Disempowered: Introducing Michael Yapko

11/06/2012
Michael Yapko (center) at home in San Diego with MBM faculty Willmarth and Moss

 

Highlights from the 19th International Congress of Hypnosis, Bremen, Germany, October 15-21, 2012

Michael Yapko, PhD,  is a psychologist, psychotherapist, and a teacher of clinical hypnosis with an international reputation. Yapko has pioneered the application of hypnosis to clinical depression and authored a number of books in this area, including:  Mindfulness and Hypnosis, Trancework, Depression is Contagious, and Treating Depression with Hypnosis.

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