Trudy Goodman


Mindfulness and Hypnosis: Conversations in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Mindfulness and psychotherapy has been gaining a mounting interest among thousands of clinicians and clients. The following is one in a series of informal conversations between Trudy Goodman, Ph.D.Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. and Steven D. Hickman, Psy.D. for a unique upcoming professional training retreat entitled “Mindfulness in Psychotherapy” to be held October 2-7, 2011 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Southern California. This series is primarily aimed toward clinicians, but I’m hoping if you are not a healthcare professional you can also gain some insight from it. Enjoy!

Today Steve, Trudy and I talk about the similarities and differences between mindfulness and hypnosis.

Trudy: I recently had an opportunity to explore the differences and similarities between mindfulness practice and hypnosis with a client. I thought it might be worth exploring here in our ongoing conversation on mindfulness and psychotherapy.

In mindfulness practice, we give our full attention to one subject at a time as a way of training our minds to be…

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