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My approach is to provide you with support, to leverage wellness and motivation for change, to facilitate personal growth and relational wellbeing, to provide feedback, and to respectfully assist in your search for meaning - in order to help you resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.

somov's books

  • Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    by Pavel Georgievich Somov, Ph.D.
  • Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    by Pavel Somov, Marla J., Ph.D. Somova
  • Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    by Pavel Somov
  • Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    by Pavel Somov Ph.D.
  • Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    by Pavel G. Somov
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    Mindfulness-focused workshops in AU

    (through Tatra Training Services)

    16-17 June 2016 – Sydney, Australia

    20-21 June 2016 – Brisbane, Australia

    23-24 June 2016 - Melbourne, Australia

    27-28 June 2016 - Adelaide, Australia

    30 June and 1 July 2016 – Perth, Australia

     

    Friday
    Aug222014

    Anger Management Toolbox (by P. Somov/PESI): 4hr DVD

     

    Format: DVD Video (4+ hours)  
    Details: Multi-disc DVD recording (6 hours, 4 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
    Author: PAVEL SOMOV, PH.D.
    Publisher: PESI - click here to purchase
    Copyright: 3/14/2014
    CE Available: Yes, see CE information below
    Product Code: RNV046610
    Price: $169.99 USD
    Thursday
    Jun072012

    10 Clinical Skills to Overcome Overeating - Set of 4DVDs

    10 Clinical Skills to Overcome Overeating

    Author: Pavel Somov, Ph.D.
    Publisher: PESI 2011
    Length: 4 DVD(s)
    Media Type: Seminar on DVD
    Duration: 5 hours, 29 minutes
    Item: ZNV041660

     

    Price : $79.99

    Product Details

    There is more to mindful/conscious eating than just slowing down, paying attention and chewing ten times.

    Watch this seminar recording and take home a highly experiential, clinically eclectic mix of conscious eating skills designed to broaden the definition of mindful eating beyond the “raisin meditation.”

    The recording will culminate with motivational enhancement training through a development of a personalized philosophy of eating designed to help your client (and you!) anchor your eating habits in your existential and life values.

    This practical and popular seminar recording is based on Pavel Somov’s program of awareness-building and habit-modifying mindful practices to overcome overeating one meal at a time described in his book, Eating the Moment.

    OBJECTIVES
    • Summarize techniques to minimize the craving pull of overeating triggers
    • Describe pattern-disrupting, awareness-building and habit modifying techniques to leverage mindfulness
    • Describe how to differentiate cravings from hunger
    • Explain the continuum of fullness
    • Summarize a harm-reduction approach that minimizes emotional eating
    • Explain how to shift from social binge-eating to social savoring

    OUTLINE

    Change Process and Mindful Eating Know-How
    • Four Contributions of Buddhist Psychology to Mindful Eating
    • Managing Overeating Without Perfectionism
    • Experiential Clinical Curriculum
    • Awareness Building Exercises vs. Habit-Modifying Exercises
    • Change Equation: Change = Freedom to Change + Reasons to Change + Method to Change

    Hunger vs. Cravings: Hunger Recognition Training
    • Differentiating Cravings from Hunger
    • Types of Craving Triggers
    • Craving Profiles
    • Craving Essay
    • Hunger Essay

    Take the Improvisation Out of Your Craving Control
    • Not All Craving Control Strategies Were Created Equal
    • Distraction
    • Self-Talk
    • Relaxation
    • Mindfulness
    • Craving Control Combos
    • Exposure-Based Craving Control Training
    • Craving Control Chair
    • Craving Control Success Record

    Taking the Exposure Risk: Trigger Control Training
    • Stimulus Avoidance
    • Stimulus Desensitization
    • Exposure/Response Prevention

    From a Mouthful to a Mindful: Fullness Recognition Training
    • Continuum of Fullness
    • Hunger Relief
    • Onset of Pleasant Fullness
    • Onset of Unpleasant Fullness
    • Sensory Specific Satiety
    • Redefining “Enough”

    Prevent Overeating by Maintaining Fullness: Satiety Extension Training
    • Satiety Index
    • Cultivating Residual Fullness

    The Art of Preloading: Appetite Control Training
    • Preloading on Smells
    • Preloading on Liquids

    Waking Up the Eating Zombie: Process Focus Training
    • Pattern Interruption, Choice Awareness and Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness of Flavor
    • Mindfulness of Movements of Eating
    • Mindfulness of Setting
    • Mindfulness of Meal Script

    From Social Binge-Eating to Social Sampling: Mindful Social Eating Training
    • Collective Binge-Eating
    • Sampling and Savoring
    • Tasting Clubs

    Leveraging More Coping Per Calorie: Mindful Emotional Eating Training
    • Harm-Reduction vs. Abstinence Approaches to Emotional Eating
    • Why Emotional Eating Works
    • 5 principles of Mindful Emotional Eating
    • Enabling Control and Moderation
    • Coping Without Perfectionism
    • Mindful Emotional Eating Techniques

    Big Picture Eating: Meaning-Centered Eating
    • Developing a Personalized Philosophy of Eating
    • Eating as a Meditation Platform
    Thursday
    Jun072012

    Helping the Perfectionist Client: Self-Acceptance & Letting Go of Obsessive Control

     Helping the Perfectionist Client: Self-Acceptance & Letting Go of Obsessive Control


    Author: Pavel Somov, Ph.D.
    Publisher: PESI 2010
    Length: 2 CD(s)
    Media Type: Seminar on Audio CD
    Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes
    Item: ZDK042360

     

    Price : $49.99

    Perfectionism is pandemic in the West, yet little is written or taught on how we can help the perfectionist client. Join author, trainer, and clinical psychologist Pavel Somov, Ph.D., for a clinical overview of perfectionism, its existential costs and its associated clinical features. Dr. Somov will share with you experiential strategies for addressing the core dimensions of perfectionism as negative conditional self-view, performance anxiety, and intolerance of uncertainty.

    This seminar recording is based on an innovative clinical curriculum for overcoming perfectionism, predicated on Buddhist psychology and mindfulness/acceptance practices. Dr. Somov is praised by seminar attendees as being a “walks the talk” therapist and educator. His writings include: Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control (New Harbinger 2010) and Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time (New Harbinger 2008).

    OBJECTIVES

    • Explain mindfulness techniques that help the perfectionist client leverage self-acceptance
    • Summarize how a perfectionist client can overcome performance anxiety
    • Describe the strategy that aids the client in overcoming uncertainty

    OUTLINE

    Perfectionism at the Root
    • OCPD, not OCD
    • Prevalence
    • Existential Costs
    • The Three Hungers of Perfectionism
      1. Approval/Validation
      2. Reflection/Attention
      3. Control/Certainty
    • Buddhist Psychology: Feeding the Hungry Ghost of Perfectionism

    Leveraging Self-Acceptance
    • Redefining Perfection
    • From State View of Perfection to Process View of Perfection
    • Impermanence-Acceptance Exercises
    • Self-Acceptance, not Self-Esteem
    • Disapproval Inoculation Exercises

    Cultivating Performance Confidence
    • From Outcome-Emphasis to Effort-Focused Self-Appraisals
    • Rethinking Effort
    • Rethinking Outcome
    • Peak Performance versus Experientially-Perfect Performance
    • Process-Focus Exercises
    • Post-Performance Recovery

    Coping with Uncertainty
    • Illusions of Certainty
    • Normalizing Uncertainty
    • Art of Emotionally Pragmatic Assumptions
    • Impasse of Certainty
    • Beginner’s Mind Exercises