Presenter: Daniel Handel, MD, FASCH & Sylvain Neron, PhD
This workshop will introduce the theory and practice of hypnotic applications in managing advanced illness symptoms and the side effects of treatment, Discussion will guide the participant through the rich history of medical hypnosis, including recent developments in the utilization of hypnosis as adjunctive mainstream therapy. We will further explore recent research in hypnotic applications for the management of insomnia and anxiety, nausea and vomiting, and pain.
Hypnotic pain management will be discussed, including a discussion of the three types of pain, their common characteristics, and their relative response to hypnotic suggestion. Specific techniques will be discussed and reinforced through clinical videotape material and case discussion, demonstrating the power and affinity of hypnotic applications in the care of advanced medical situations with grave prognosis.