PSYCHOTHERAPY AND QIGONG:
JOINING HANDS TO CREATE A NEW ENERGY PSYCHOLOGY
12th World Qigong Congress, San Francisco, CA
April 25, 2010
Participants will learn transformational tools for integrating Qigong and Western bodymind healing methods. Dr. Mayer has been at the forefront of integrating Qigong with Western Bodymind healing methods for the last two decades. From Dr Mayer’s experience in the integrative medical clinic which he co-founded, you’ll see how to integrate Qigong into Western behavioral health care treatment; and you’ll discover how an integral approach can bring the essence of Qigong into psychotherapy without ever using a word about Qigong and without doing a Qigong movement. Dr Mayer’s energy psychology approach will be applied to anxiety, chronic pain, hypertension, etc.
1. •Session 1: 30 Minutes Introduction & what Qigong offers Psychotherapy 15 min.
What Psychotherapy offers Qigong. 15 min. (See Chapter 21, Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, Mayer 2007).
2. Session 2: 30 Minutes: Anxiety Case Example- Theoretical framework and case example of anxiety treatment (Mayer, 1997) 30 min
3. Session 3: 30 minutes
• Psychotherapy & Qigong with other Psych. Disorders-hypertension (Johnson 2004; Pellitier, 2000; Mayer 1999, 2003, 2010 peer-reviewed; Wang, 1995), chronic pain (Hilgard, 1983; Mayer, 1996, 2007; Wu, 1999) etc,
• Integrating Qigong into Western behavioral health care treatment; developing an integral approach which brings the essence of Qigong into psychotherapy without ever using a word about Qigong and without doing a Qigong movement (Mayer, 2007, 2009).
•Distinguishing between current energy psychology protocols and Dr Mayer’s approach (as described in his Energy Psychology book) which integrates Qigong and Western psychology (Mayer, 2009).