Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Anger Management


Anger is bad for the body, increasing heart disease, disrupting digestion and sleep, and creating distance in relationships. Learn to be centered, in the moment, calm, and strategic in both everyday and difficult circumstances with this solution-focused anger management class.

You will learn 10 techniques in 11 weeks!

The standard class takes place in a small group of up to 8 persons. Alternately, the curriculum can be taught on an individual basis.

The course is approved by the Department of Juvenile Justice for adolescents, and is suitable for ages 13 and up. Separate groups are held for adults and adolescents. No court intervention is necessary, however, and self-referral is welcome.

Do you know someone who could benefit from working through situations with more calm and rational responsivity? Refer them or send them this link to refer themselves.

Autumn Hahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist practicing at Clear Mind Group in Weston, Florida. Call 954-612-9553 for a consultation. Follow Autumn on Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe on the right under Follow by Email for the weekly blog delivered directly to you.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Priming - Preparing the Mind to Notice

From http://www.customer-insight.co.uk/article/923
The kind of therapy I utilize is called Rapid Resolution Therapy® (RRT). RRT is positive, future-thinking, now-centered, and about lighting up and moving into that which is beneficial. In doing all of that, we're priming the exact right things

Priming is preparing a person to think of something. This is why when you hear an unusual word, phrase, or name, you notice it more often in a short period of time. It's on the top of your head, you're primed to notice it.

Author Malcolm Gladwell (a favorite of mine) illustrates priming through psychological experiments. When he talks about race at the end, that's called "stereotype threat"
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In practice, this is why VA PTSD groups keep veterans sick. You go talk about atrocities and how crappy you felt and feel, then come back next week to do it again. Groups should be focused on solutions, be positive, and be time-limited. This is also why talk therapy fails, those therapists are priming their clients to continue thinking about what it is that sucks in their life. No, screw that, think about how you're fixing that stuff - and be primed to keep thinking about that, making things better and better. It's a small shift, but it's a huge shift! To hear about my Women's Group, read more Here.

Video on stereotype threat experiments and how to reduce it.
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Stereotype threat scholarly article (you can skim it or skip it) about having people declare their race and then take a test; black Americans did worse based on stereotype of lower intellect. Similar experiments were done with Asian women and math and driving and with athletics, where facilitator was changed to be black, white, buff or fat - participants did the same on number of push ups in test, but did worse on vertical jump if they were white and the facilitator was black because the stereotype is that black people are better at jumping and "white men can't jump."
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Advertisers utilize priming so you think of them every time you hear a slogan, see a color, notice an animal, etc. The biggest brands have the simplest logos - Nike's swoosh, Coke's ribbon, Pepsi's circle, General Mills' check mark; this is so when you see something similar in the real world, you think of them, free advertising, memory anchoring, and increased sales. I show this video in one of my classes - pause it and count the kangaroos. Every time you see a kangaroo, Dish wants you to think of them.
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Street hypnotist (and who I want to be when I grow up) Derren Brown primes actor Simon Pegg - look at the room, watch it twice, for the layperson, it may be difficult to weed out what is hypnosis and what is priming.
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And how it's done
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I LOVE showing these videos where I teach, and the students always have so many questions thereafter. I have a few of Derren Brown's shows on DVD and I watch them over and over and over. He's so masterful.

This is the stuff that lights me right up. Thanks for letting me share and nerd out with you.

Autumn Hahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist practicing at Clear Mind Group in Weston, Florida. Call 954-612-9553 for a consultation. Follow Autumn on Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe on the right under Follow by Email for the weekly blog delivered directly to you.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Women's Group Therapy - Now Forming

Group therapy is an inexpensive way to get support and a new perspective while helping others. Our women's group is positive and upbeat while being honest and holding members accountable.

Want to know how to work through a difficult situation with a spouse, work, kids, or friends? Want another way of thinking of the daily "stuff" of life? Bring it to the group!

We'll keep the pace moving, give everyone a chance to speak, and allow you time to reflect, contribute, and get assistance.

This is a "no whiners" group. We won't be rehashing the same problems every week or simply complaining. This group is for women ready to make a difference in their lives and tackle their problems head on with a supporting and nurturing cheering squad to ask you how it went and what's next.

Groups will be held Tuesdays from 7-8pm, but if I have enough response, a 2nd slot will be added, so please call with a preferred time and day for consideration at 954-612-9553.

New members must schedule a 1-hour intake session prior to attending group for the first time, but do not need to be ongoing clients in order to attend group. Cost is $20 per meeting. Size is limited to 7 attendees.

Please share this information with any women 18 and older that you feel might benefit from attending and call 954-612-9553 to reserve your spot.

Autumn Hahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist practicing at Clear Mind Group in Weston, Florida. Call 954-612-9553 for a consultation. Follow Autumn on Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe on the right under Follow by Email for the weekly blog delivered directly to you.