metanymous (metanymous) wrote in openmeta,


Dear Colleague,
I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the summer. I have several things I want to let you know about, and timing is of the utmost importance for the first of these.

1. In October (4-6, 8-10) I will be running two clinical hypnosis training courses in San Diego. The first course is three days of introductory level training, emphasizing the learning of basic skills in hypnosis. The second three days are taught at a more advanced level, presupposing previous hypnosis training. In this course, the emphasis is on designing and delivering hypnotically based strategic interventions for clinical problems. Both courses are highly practical, and the overriding goal is to build comfort and skill in employing hypnosis. The course flyer is attached, including a registration form. Please note: The early registration discount is only in effect for another 10 days, until September 1st. Please let your colleagues know about these courses as well. Each course provides 18 CE hours for psychologists, MFTs and social workers. Contact Diane at for further information or to register.

2. I will be running the same six days of training in San Francisco in January (18-20, 21-23). Alliant International University (AIU) is the co-sponsor for both courses, and AIU will be handling the registrations for the January course. You can contact AIU at 800-457-1273 or by e-mailing Jennifer at

3. I want to announce an exciting new consulting business I have begun called IntellAbilities. One of the challenges depression experts face is how to get help to people who need it but are unlikely to ask for it. Only about 20-25 percent of depressed people seek help, primarily because their depression deceives them into thinking nothing can help them and therefore they’re hopelessly “stuck.” Most depressed individuals still manage to function, despite their depression-related impairments. They go to work, they take their kids where they need to go, they go to movies...They function, albeit unhappily. Where can you find depressed people who need help but aren’t getting it? On the job - their “home away from home.” So, it makes sense to offer help where you can- and so I have developed a new series of training programs designed specifically for the workplace. I call it IntellAbilities, referring to the “intelligent abilities” I and my team of experts can teach people to help them manage their moods effectively and thereby increase both productivity and job satisfaction. We can improve employee morale, increase productivity, decrease work-related accidents, decrease healthcare related costs, and help people feel better about themselves and their work. It’s no surprise that happy employees perform better than unhappy ones.
Please be sure to review the IntellAbilities presentation on my website: If you know of any companies (EAP programs, Human Resources divisions) that might be interested in our programs, please let me know the specifics (contact namer, company name, and phone number or e-mail address) and I’ll contact them with salient information. Thanks!

As always, if you want more information, you can contact me via e-mail at my new e-mail address:

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope to see you some time soon.

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
P.O. Box 487
Fallbrook, CA. 92088-0487
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