Debbie Papadakis

Event Speaker

Debbie Papadakis

BIOGRAPHY

Debbie Papadakis is a Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Relationship Coach, Author, an award-winning NGH & IMDHA Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor, International Board for Regression Therapy Past Life Therapy Trainer, an NLP/Time Line Therapy Trainer, Reiki Master, Educator, Speaker and founding Director of Hypno Healing Institute in Toronto, where she has been practicing and teaching hypnotherapy classes and practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years.

She is the recipient of the 2015 National Guild of Hypnotists Charles Tebbetts Award for Spreading the Light of Hypnotism, and the 2012 Life Diplomate in Hypnotherapy Award from the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

A member of the CRPO, Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, & The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy. Debbie has been regularly featured on TV, radio and in eminent print media such as Oprah’s “O Magazine”, O’s Big Book of Happiness, Money Sense, ZOOMER, Elle Canada, Soul & Spirit UK, CNN.com, & City TV

WORKSHOPS

Mindful Hypnotherapy and its Therapeutic Concepts, Techniques and Implications

Speaker: Debbie Papadakis

This workshop offers a new perspective on hypnotherapy and its therapeutic implications. Integrating Langerian mindfulness with hypnotherapy, the workshop provides the audience with a new understanding of hypnotherapy and its applications and implications.

Beginning with a preamble on hypnosis, hypnotherapy and its components, the presenters will then discuss the therapeutic applications of hypnotherapy in a wide variety of contexts including insomnia, pain management, relaxation, stress management, trauma, weight loss, addiction, anxiety management.

The discussions will continue to focus on different levels of awareness and consciousness by exploring prepersonal, personal and transpersonal and preconventional, conventional and post conventional realms and explore the distinctions between knowledge and wisdom in wider therapeutic contexts.

The distinction illustrates how wisdom considerably goes beyond knowledge. Whereas knowledge is acquired through information, wisdom needs understanding it. Knowledge and wisdom focus on dialectics of having and being. Knowledge is something we have; wisdom is something we must become. Knowledge informs us, whereas wisdom transforms us; knowledge empowers, wisdom enlightens.

The presenters then turn to mindfulness and its two mainstream versions: meditation-based mindfulness and Langerian mindfulness. By integrating Langerian mindfulness with hypnotherapy, the presentation will discuss, explain and describe the features and components of mindful hypnotherapy and its uniqueness in offering therapeutic interventions.

Key Takeaways

1. Describe and explain the therapeutic applications of hypnosis, its concepts, and components
2. Learn the applications and implications of hypnotherapy for a wide variety of disorders
3. Discuss and explain the relationship between hypnotherapy and mindfulness, different levels of consciousness and their therapeutic implications
4. Describe and explain the components of mindful hypnotherapy, its applications and implications