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Experience Naropa: Hypnosis & Meditation in Counseling

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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The Experience Naropa Virtual Open House offers an engaging program where you’ll meet people that are changing our world for the better! Come for the answers to your questions and learn how a Naropa education will serve you now more than ever.



o Welcome & Opening Bow with Peter Lenz, Assistant Director of Admissions

Hypnosis and Meditation In Counseling. Hypnosis and Meditation are both practices that people can learn to use to help with anxiety, depression, and a wide variety of medical problems that counseling can address. Dr. Ian Wickramasekera will briefly review the evidence for how both practices can help people learn to improve their sense of well-being and physical health problems by learning to practice hypnosis and mediation while in counseling. Dr. Ian will also discuss his current research questions about these practices as well as give some simple relaxing demonstrations of how they work.

Dr. Ian Wickramasekera has a lifelong fascination with topics such as Affective Neuroscience, Biofeedback, Bon-Buddhism, Empathy, Hypnosis, Lucid Dreaming, Mind/Body Medicine, and Transpersonal Psychology. His research into these areas has won him a number of awards such as the Clark L. Hull Award for Scientific Excellence in Hypnosis and the Milton H. Erickson Award for Scientific Excellence in Clinical Hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Ian also won the Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Hypnosis award from the American Psychological Association as well as from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He was confirmed to be a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2018 by the Fellows Committee of APA. Less than 5% of psychologists hold this honor for outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and practice of psychology and even fewer of them are people of color. Dr. Ian enjoys biking, hiking, making music, meditating, and running when he isn’t at work and/or reading an obscure tome of ancient lore.


o Open Sessions/Q&A with Student Financial Services, Academic Coaching, and the Office of Career & Life Development


Learn how mindfulness and contemplative education become a part of our students’ daily lives in and out of the classroom. Discover if Naropa is right for you.


Explore contemplative education first-hand with our passionate faculty and leave with an understanding of what it’s like to attend a Naropa class.


Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. Persons with questions about accessibility or who require disability accommodations should contact Gianpaolo Stasi at 303-546-3582 or at gianpaolo.stasi@naropa.edu.

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