The bad news: Depression is contagious – not in the sense of being a virus or a bacteria, but in the sense of being socially and relationally transmitted.
The good news: You as a clinician can be a powerful resource in stopping its spread.
In this short, high-impact presentation from Dr. Michael Yapko (with free transcript) you will learn:
- Why drug treatment is not the solution to depression
- The many reasons that depression is not "in our genes"
- What successful psychotherapy for depression needs to do (regardless of one's theoretical orientation)
- Why Hypnosis is an important and powerful tool for treating depression
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Here are links to several of the resources that Michael talked about in his talk:
Why Should You Listen To Michael Yapko Speaking about Depression?
In addition to being a powerful presenter who has made it his mission in life to help people out of depression, Michael is the author of several important and inspiring books on depression including: Depression Is Contagious: How the Most Common Mood Disorder Is Spreading Around the World and How to Stop It, as well as Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression From Spreading in Families, Treating Depression with Hypnosis, and Breaking the Patterns of Depression. His works have been translated into nine languages. More information about Dr. Yapko’s work for both clinicians and the public can be found on his website: www.yapko.com.
Some Fantastic Resources For Those Suffering From Depression
Speaking as someone who has both suffered from depression and gotten training and counseling to live a fuller, richer and more satisfying life, I, Ryan Nagy, the author of the blog post can tell you that I have used many of Michael's audios and found them extremely helpful. I return to them often as a "pick me up" and to keep me on the path of sanity and wholeness.
Check them out, many are downloadable: Michael Yapko's Online Store.
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"I have now listened to both the Stephen Lankton and Michael Yapko audios. I found both to be very informative and they made me reflect on my current practices. I have already put into use some of the ideas on depression by Michael Yapko. Thanks! Looking forward to future downloads." Kayre Poulton, Licensed Psychologist, Specialty in Clinical Hypnosis