Accepting the Unacceptable Part 2
Suzanne Candell, PhD LP
*CAP presentations are informative and interactive. Speakers will present their core concepts for one hour and then discuss techniques and application to case material for the next two hours.
March 26, 2022
9 AM – 12 PM CST
This presentation will be recorded, and available for two weeks after the event to registered people.
The very idea that “Accepting the unacceptable” is a vital part of a well-lived life may have aroused a visceral and emotional response in you as it does in me. Few things are as difficult or as important in enabling us to adjust to the everyday and extraordinary challenges of life: Illness, disappointment, death; human-caused climate change, a global pandemic, political and social earthquakes. Lack of acceptance, although vaunted in our culture as a sign of strength and determination, mires us in intense and lasting suffering, rendering futile our efforts, and stalling our lives.
Hypnosis enables us to draw on conscious and not-yet-conscious aspects of ourselves to find a way to engage differently with the unacceptable, to discover that acceptance does not have to mean acquiescence, to envision ways of being with and responding to the unacceptable that allow a fuller, more meaningful life. In the second of this two-part workshop, we’ll briefly review the main ideas from part one. Then, we’ll apply a six-step model for enabling acceptance of the unacceptable to clinical cases submitted by participants. We’ll describe hypnotic strategies to explore and address threats to self- and world-view that underpin difficulties with acceptance. We’ll identify hypnotic approaches to ambiguous loss and apply these to the ambiguous loss of climate change. You are welcome to attend part two even if you didn’t attend part one.
- Apply a six-step model for enabling acceptance of the unacceptable to clinical cases submitted by participants.
- Describe hypnotic strategies to explore and address threats to self- and world-view that underpin difficulties with acceptance.
- Identify hypnotic approaches to ambiguous loss and apply them coping with grief due to man-made climate change.
Suzanne Candell, PhD LP is a Clinical Health Psychologist providing psychotherapy to patients and their families, and consultation to other professionals. She is in private practice in Minneapolis. She integrates mind/body, psychodynamic and somatic approaches to healing in her work with patients. She specializes in addressing the unique needs of individuals with health problems who are survivors of trauma. She is a former officer and member of the MSCH Board of Directors. She received MSCH’s Daniel P. Kohen Award for Outstanding Clinician in 2011. She is a a Certified Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
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