Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, Ph.D

Event Speaker

Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, Ph.D


Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi completed his postdoctoral studies in the department of psychology at Harvard University where he has also served as a Teaching Fellow, an Associate, and a Fellow. His publications appear in Springer, Wiley, Templeton Press, Routledge, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Lexington publication, Roman & Littlefield, Palgrave McMillan, American Psychiatric Association, and journals such as APA’s Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology and International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

In addition to teaching at Harvard, he has also taught for the department of psychology at the University of British Columbia, Western Washington University, University of Massachusetts in Boston, University of Toronto, York University, Endicott College, and Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis.

He is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) with numerous presentations at APA annual meetings and has practiced psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for more than a decade. He is an adjunct faculty in the Historical, Theoretical, and Critical Studies of Psychology Program at York University.


Mindful Hypnotherapy and its Therapeutic Concepts, Techniques and Implications

Speaker: Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi, Ph.D

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

Interview by Dr. Katherine Marshall Woods from The George Washington University with Dr. Sayyed Mohsen Fatemi on Langerian Mindfulness and Mindful Hypnotherapy for Healthy Mind: