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Presenter: Antonio Bustillo, PhD
Research on pediatric literature shows that hypnosis is an important tool helping children and adolescents deal with several medical conditions or situations like procedural-related pain, inflammatory bowel disease, pain related to invasive medical procedures in cancer patients, trichotillomania, asthma and pulmonary conditions, to name a few. There is also research showing that hypnosis techniques are useful to help children and adolescents develop self-regulating skills to manage anxiety related to sibling conflicts, parental conflicts, sleep problems, emotional dysregulation and behavioral disruptiveness, oppositional defiant behavior, and school refusal. Consistently, studies has shown that hypnosis is an excellent tool for clinicians to develop effective strategies to capitalize on children and adolescents internal resources, being emotional, psychological and physiological.
This workshop addresses specific techniques for the use of hypnotic phenomena within and among family members to help children and adolescents develop self-regulation skills and coping strategies in surviving and dealing with their parent?s separation or divorce. Interventions are developed to utilize children and adolescent?s individual, interpersonal and even spiritual resources to cope with the complex web of emotional reactions, problems and symptoms that results from this important life change, developing tools to adapt and endure the process, sometimes even in spite of parental conflicts. Clinicians will learn fun, creative and interesting ways to deliver interventions where children and adolescents can ?play with hypnosis? while developing ego strengthening and self-regulation skills, reduce anxiety symptoms, developing a sense of hope, and using individual and family resilience to navigate through this uncertain and conflicting process.