Adventures in narrative therapy & a protocol to address anxiety disorders and insomnia
It is not enough to simply think about things differently.
Most of our models of change and approaches to psychotherapy are designed to do just that—create cognitive changes in rational thought. These approaches make therapists feel safe and in control. We feel comfortable because we never have to engage powerful emotions. We fool ourselves into thinking that talking about something will make it different. We fool ourselves into thinking that the quest for causes of problems or insight into them will help. We fool ourselves into thinking a focus on problems will somehow lead to solutions. We fool ourselves into thinking change is the result of a long, arduous series of incremental steps. Our clients deserve better. Real change happens in the lightning strike of powerful emotion, in epiphanies of deep existential shift in the meaning of the story of our lives. Emotion holds the power for change; stories frame emotion and create meaning. This book models the use of story to jolt new meanings into being. It is a model for postmodern therapy: a solution-focused, quick, deeply emotional approach that engages the creative unconscious to craft a different reality. International award-winning author Dr. Fredric Mau draws from his 10-plus years of clinical experience as a hypnotist and therapist to elucidate a powerful master course in narrative therapy, and unfold a multi-session protocol to treat anxiety disorders and insomnia. Buy this book now, bring real energy into your practice, and become more effective as you treat your clients.
- Paperback: 140 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1502898446
- ISBN-13: 978-1502898449
About the Author
Dr. Fredric Mau was recognized by his peers with the HypnoScience award for research advancing the profes-sion at the international Hypnosekongress in Zürich, Switzerland, in 2013. He is a frequent, lively and popular presenter on the neuroscience and practice of hypnosis at professional conferences; he frequently teaches continuing education for therapists. Dr. Mau is a licensed professional counselor, a distance-credentialed counselor, a board-certified hypnotherapist, and a certified instructor of hypnosis. His first book, Emotion: The Power of Change, A Science-Based Approach to Ericksonian Hypnosis, has delighted professionals and curious general readers as well. For more than a decade, Dr. Mau has helped hundreds of clients successfully create different realities through his private practice in Columbia, South Carolina. His distinctive approach to therapy blends Ericksonian hypnosis, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy. To engage Dr. Mau as a speaker or for therapy, or to provide feedback on this book, please contact him at WatermarkColumbia.com