Title: Utilizing hypnosis into mindfulness
Presenters: Zahi Arnon
Venue: the main building of AGH University of Science and Technology - A0
A0 Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej (al. Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków) 

Room 234/ Sala 234
Time: 13.06.2024 8:30-10:00

Language: EN


Mindfulness emerged in Western secular culture in 1979 when Jon Kabat-Zinn founded the "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic" at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He cut out an summarized the significant principles of Buddhist meditation, it's practice and results. The Mindfulness course (MBSR) Includes 8 sessions of study and practice, and another half a day of meditation.
The original Buddha's purpose was to analyze the fundamental causes of human suffering. He concluded that there are two main causes: One is the impossible wish to avoid all unpleasant situations, realities, feelings and pain, both physical and emotional. The second is the wish that pleasant situations, realities and feeling will not cease.
Analyzing the Mindfulness (MBSR) course reveals that it strives to help participants understand their causes of suffering according to Buddhism, and change by daily practice their attitude towards the ever-changing reality. Giving up the aspiration to control inner personal and outer reality should help participants to cultivate self-compassion, which leads to less suffering.
But not all participants can afford 8 weeks commitment, some even find the course too slaw and boring and quit before its natural ending.
Can we utilize the power of hypnosis to reach the same goals and outcomes of the long mindfulness course in fewer sessions?
The workshop will share suggested program to deal with Mindfulness massages and assimilate them within 3 hypnotic sessions. The program is in its initial phase in private clinic, hopefully to be able to present more outcomes by the date of the congress.
Workshop participants will accept the full program and will be able to freely use it and test its effectiveness.

Dr. Zahi Arnon, PhD. • Clinical and medical psychologist. Certified Hypnotist. • Head of M.A. program of Medical (health) Psychology, The Max Stern Academic College • Former President of the Israeli Society of Hypnosis. • Head of Mind-Body domain in Contemporary Medicine, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.