SPORT PSYCHOLOGY PROFILE-This profile emphasizes Dr. Young’s qualifications and experience in sport psychology for individuals and teams at the provincial, national, and international levels for amateur and professional sport.
DEVELOPING CREATIVITY-This article describes a CD and mp3 program designed to allow the mind to each a state of near sleep that will unlock a greater freedom of thought and creativity, allowing the user to synthesize resolutions to problems and questions.
SCRIPT FOR DEVELOPING PERSONAL CREATIVITY-Described is the “Developing Creativity” program, including descriptions of how to use the alpha, beta, and theta mind states to open the mind to creative problem solving by releasing the restraints of rigid rules and boundaries. Through the use of … Continue reading →
TURNING POINTS IN THERAPEUTIC CONVERSATIONS-These are technical notes to describe what is happening in a key training DVD featuring “Kim”, a client doing a demonstration 50-minute consultation interview with Dr. Young in front of a live audience of 200 mental health professionals in Cochrane, … Continue reading →
GRATITUDE LETTER TO JUDY-This is an example of a Gratitude Letter, a Coaching Toward Happiness intervention. It is a personal letter written to Ms. Judy M as an expression of gratitude for her role as a friend and colleague, as well as her … Continue reading →
GRATITUDE VISIT PROCESS NOTE-Notes about Ms. Judy M’s immediate reaction to the gratitude letter and the gratitude visit, and the effect of positive psychology on her perception of herself.
Sarah’s Dream-The description of a lucid dream experienced by Sarah L. Young.
A CONTEXT FOR MENTORING-This PAA Psymposium article discusses the overlap in supervision and mentoring, and the transitions from transactional to transformational leadership as the supervision relationship develops and matures. It then distinguishes the context of mentoring from that of supervision, allowing for more … Continue reading →
MARTIAL ARTS METAPHORS AND HYPNOSIS, CHAPTER 1-This series of articles proposes that, in some circumstances, metaphors of personal integrity and systemic harmony derived from the Martial Arts can be included in hypnotic inductions to promote personal growth and peace. The first article focuses on the creation … Continue reading →
MARTIAL ARTS METAPHORS AND HYPNOSIS: CHAPTER 2-The second article in this series continues the exploration of metaphors of personal integrity and systemic harmony derived from the Martial Arts and their inclusion in hypnotic inductions to promote personal growth and peace.
TEACH ME YOUR SYMPTOM-Occasionally people ask me “Whatever got you interested in hypnosis in the first place?” I invariably break out in a wry smile, and reflect back on how it all happened. The story reminds me that our client-teachers are often neither … Continue reading →
THE MAKING OF J.S.T.-This article outlines the inspiration and early phases of development of the Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, later to become The Journal of Systemic Therapies, published by Guilford Press. Don Efron and the author established the core of the … Continue reading →
FIVE FACTORS FOR MENTAL FITNESS-Mental fitness flows from a process that begins with taking a break. Relax, and regain perspective on what is important. Employ imagery to construct a future living your personal values. Work in synergy with others in activities that allow those … Continue reading →
IN YOUR DREAMS: KEYS TO ANOTHER WORLD-Dreams are the threshold portals of our creative unconscious mind. Some might even say they are the windows of our soul in its travels beyond a world of physical and mental limitations. In dreams we review our past, reflect our … Continue reading →
MAKING IT STICK: RESOLUTIONS THAT WORK-This article encourages passion and purpose to stick to a plan of self-improvement. Strategies include examining values, engaging the left brain, the right brain, imagery, positive emotions, self-rewards, group support, and a recovery plan for setbacks and plateaus.
THEME LIST-In an MBA course in life and career management the participants needed to do an extensive self analysis in order to make life and career choices and a life strategy. This list outlines recurrent, prominent themes. It is offered as … Continue reading →
THETA TECHNOLOGIES CUSTOMIZED PMR-A description of the Customized Progressive Muscular Relaxation session, designed to enable athletes to release tension in major muscle groups and minor muscle groups specific to technical skills in sport.
SPORT PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM, TEAM CANADA JUDO-Dr. Frank Young is very well qualified as a sport psychologist of national and international standing, as the consultant for Team Canada Luge, as well as preparing various athletes in other sports, including Canadian champions and world medallists. This article … Continue reading →
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM-This is a program outline for mental training for a national and international level swimming team.
LIST OF PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS-This list briefly documents a 30-year history of professional publications, including chapters of books, journal articles, international conference presentations and workshops, and multimedia self-help CD programs and MP3 files on a wide variety of topics.
A HOUSE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE MESSY FAMILY-Families sometimes need a structure or system to eliminate chronic problems. In this case the problem is that clothes, personal items, and dirty dishes are left around common areas of the family house. The solution program allows for disposing of … Continue reading →
ANXIETY MANAGEMENT CHECKLIST-Anxiety is the substrate of most emotional disorders. Whether it be worries, fears, phobias, post traumatic stress disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, conversion reactions, or psychophysiological disorders, cognitive behavior therapy has been proven to be effective in treatment of these dysfunctions. … Continue reading →
BULIMIA NERVOSA SELF-HELP PROGRAM-This program can be offered to a voluntary client with the assistance of friends and family, as an adjunct to outpatient psychotherapy. Basically, the client is monitored by another person after eating to prevent purging.
DETAILED SLEEP PROGRAM-This program is simple but effective to deal with onset insomnia and early morning wakening. It involves two kinds of focused meditations and a procrastinated task. More detailed version especially for periods of reawakening during the night.
HOUSE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE MS FAMILY-In this case, the mother of a family has Multiple Sclerosis. Martha’s illness is variable in how it limits her daily abilities. The family does not want to undermine her functioning or dismiss her roles, but the family cannot depend … Continue reading →
HOW IMAGERY GUIDES OUR BEHAVIOR-The capacity of imagery to guide behavior is especially useful in sport and other high performance situations. This script outlines how to construct an imagery program using visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and olfactory sensation to enhance learn and refine high … Continue reading →
SIMPLE SLEEP PROGRAM-This program is simple but effective to deal with onset insomnia and early morning wakening. It involves two kinds of focused meditations and a procrastinated task.
EXECUTIVE COACHING SERVICES: 2009-Executive Coaching is an arrangement of ongoing consultation for personal balance, enhanced performance, organizational effectiveness, enjoyment of living, and the fulfillment of meaning and purpose. This document outlines the executive coaching services provided by Dr. Young.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: 2009-A list of professional services, qualifications, and prices. Services include coaching, therapy, and supervision.
SUPERVISION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERVICES: 2009-This document outlines supervision and professional training services provided by Dr. Young. The list includes: supervision for registration as a psychologist in Alberta and for AAMFT accreditation. Modalities include individual, couple, and family therapy, counselling, and organizational consulting interventions.
SOLUTION-ORIENTED COACHING-Solution-Oriented Coaching is an eclectic extension of a solution-focused approach to foster a sustainable and enjoyable life of purpose, passion, and peace. This guide outlines solution-oriented coaching practices, and the intended results.
SOLUTION-ORIENTED COUNSELLING: AN OUTLINE FOR INTERVENTION-Solution-Oriented Counselling is an eclectic extension of a solution-focused approach to foster a sustainable and enjoyable life of purpose, passion, and peace. This one page guide outlines solution-oriented counselling practices, and the intended results.
SOLUTION-ORIENTED COUNSELLING: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-This list of questions and answers outlines the key features of Solution-Oriented Counselling and the unique services provided by Dr. Young through this model of intervention. Topics include greatest strengths, mission, passion, Ericksonian approach, positive psychology, mindfulness, and spirituality. Each … Continue reading →
DREAMING FOR GOOD HEALTH-Many people dream of having good health, wellness, and personal fulfillment, but few realize that they can use dreams to promote these benefits. This session will outline methods for dream incubation using imagery, and the use of Lucid Dreaming in … Continue reading →
FLOW: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE-Flow is the state in which knower & known, subject & object, all are One, the moment is eternal; unity, blend, distinct calm in the blur of motion and purpose, focused action, observing, selecting, opening, aware, every-moment Zen. This article … Continue reading →
HOW IMAGERY GUIDES OUR PERFORMANCE-Imagery is effective in setting up self-fulfilling prophecies of future behavior and performance, both for the imagers and others in their social contexts. These principles apply in skill learning, sports, entertainment performances, business situations, group leadership, couples and families, and … Continue reading →
THREE METHODS OF DESENSITIZATION-This workshop handout includes definitions and descriptions of three methods to overcome anxiety, fear and phobias associated with trauma. The approaches include Implosion, Systematic Desensitization, Expanding Videoscreen Desensitization, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
WHAT’S A META FOR? brief description-Solutions to client dilemmas can often be limited by their rules of context or conceptual paradigms in the family system or an individual’s perceived constraints. Sometimes what can be helpful is a metaphor or story constructed by the therapist, or … Continue reading →
WHAT’S A META FOR? HANDOUT-A shortened version of the article “WHAT’S A META FOR? DESIGNING AND DELIVERING THERAPEUTIC METAPHORS”. In this workshop participants will explore the rich world of indirection, metaphor, and symbol systems in theory and in practice in small groups. A special … Continue reading →
CONFUSION INDUCTIONS: A PRAGMATIC GUIDE-Confusion inductions will be discussed in terms of where and when to use them and with what client populations. Several formats will be presented with demonstrations and opportunity for skill training in small supervised practice groups.
CONFUSION INDUCTIONS: A PRAGMATIC GUIDE (detailed)-This advanced level workshop in hypnosis outlines the theory of how confusion inductions work and with what populations. Participants will observe several demonstrations of confusion induction formats, then have opportunities for supervised practice.
CONVERSATIONAL INDUCTIONS: WE’RE TALKING TRANCE-Using the interaction of conversation and its feedback loops, it is relatively easy to induce moderate levels of therapeutic trance without performance anxiety during a clinical interview. This workshop outlines steps and strategies to incorporate naturalistic conversational inductions of hypnotic … Continue reading →
DUAL INDUCTIONS USING FAMILY MEMBERS AS COTHERAPISTS-Many family interactions can be described as powerful hypnotic inductions. A hypnotherapist can utilize these same patterns as a basis for naturally occurring inductions at opportune moments in family interviews, e.g., during simultaneous speech by several family members. Parents, partners, … Continue reading →
ERICKSONIAN PRINCIPLES IN CLINICAL INTERVIEWING-This workshop presents an extensive exposure to the theoretical and strategic principles that underlie Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Participants will focus on and practice utilizations, pattern matching, motivational preparation, pattern disruptions, dissociations and splitting, linking and cognitive reframing, and closure with consolidation.
FAMILY MEMBERS AS COTHERAPISTS In HYPNOTHERAPY-This was a unique workshop presented at AAMFT ’89 in Chicago. Family members can be effectively empowered by having them participate as cotherapists in multiple simultaneous inductions in a family hypnotherapy. A videotaped case example presents a mentally challenged low … Continue reading →
HAVING MORE FUN IN YOUR DREAMS-Many people dream of having good health, wellness, and personal fulfillment. Few, however, realize the enormous potential that they have for using dreams to promote these outcomes. In this 2-hour presentation, Dr. Young will share techniques for dream incubation using … Continue reading →