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Presenter: Philip Shenefelt, MD, ABPH & Eleanor Laser, PhD
The skin and the nervous system begin together as ectoderm in the fetus. They remain closely connected and continue to influence each other strongly throughout life. Stress, negative feelings, and undesirable behaviors such as scratching or picking or noncompliance with the prescribed treatment can adversely affect many skin disorders. Conversely, having a serious or cosmetically disfiguring skin disorder can negatively affect the psyche in many patients. Hypnosis can help patients deal with the emotional and physical impact that the skin disease has on their lives.
This workshop will present the uses of hypnosis for relaxation for skin procedures and for calming, reframing, ameliorating, or resolving skin disorders. It will include published research based evidence ratings for the effectiveness of hypnosis for various skin disorders. Experiential eyeroll rapid induction and self guided imagery will be included. The effective use of medical psychosomatic hypnoanalysis for treating selected resistant skin disorders will be discussed.
During and at the conclusion of this session, the attendee will be able to:
-> Develop an expanded appreciation for the interplay of nervous system and skin;
-> Assess what skin procedures and disorders may benefit from hypnosis and how to use rapid induction and suggestions for self guided imagery; and
-> Recognize types of cases in which psychosomatic hypnoanaylsis may be necessary.