Without question, Michael Yapko, Ph.D., is one of the clearest, most convincing teaching psychotherapists in the world. And for those who are interested in learning about the construction and delivery of hypnotic and strategic interventions, this 60-minute video is one of the best.
Exquisitely filmed, the video shows Dr. Yapko’s work with a psychologist from Italy. Consuelo describes herself as feeling stuck, wanting to devote more time to writing but not being able to do it. After laying the groundwork for the ways that hypnosis can be used to help people become “unstuck,” Dr. Yapko begins his session with Consuelo.
A live session shown in real time, this therapeutic interaction proves to be as effective as it is instructive — a powerful teaching vehicle as well as demonstration. The addition of subtitles and commentary helps to further clarify the underlying themes addressed by Dr. Yapko and the way in which they are received at different junctures.
At the close of the session, Consuelo expresses her belief that a positive change has taken place. And, indeed, at two-month follow-up, which is included in the recording, Consuelo has made progress toward her goal. Further follow-up shows that she has, in fact, completed a book, which is about to be published. The question-and-answer section at the end of the video adds another dimension to the learning.
Hypnosis and Exploring Options is an important contribution to the resource pool of anyone who wants to truly understand the how’s and why’s of hypnosis. Michael Yapko’s confident flexibility and teaching grace make the video an invaluable tool, not only highlighting his talent, but guiding the way for others to incorporate elements of the approach into their own repertoires.
ISBN: 978-1-932462-49-4 • 60 Minutes • $39.95