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Finding the Hypnosis in the Encounter: Principles and Practice in Pediatrics
Laurence Sugarman, MD, ABMH; Dan Kohen, MD, ABMH
Full Day Advanced Workshop
All clinical encounters contain elements of trance. The experience of coming to the doctor's office involves intensified, focused attention, heightened responsivity to ideas and various expectancies, all conditioned from previous encounters. Clinical hypnosis is about utilizing trance therapeutically. This workshop is about the principles and practice of integrating hypnosis into common clinical encounters in child and adolescent health care by "finding the hypnosis in the encounter." We will focus on the continuum of child health care - from primary care, to subspecialty situations and behavioral and mental heath care. From our experiences (both faculties' and participants') we will extract principles of (1) how one recognizes opportunities for hypnotic interaction; (2) how one creates an office environment that is conducive to hypnotic experiences; and, (3) how one integrates hypnosis into common clinical interactions (physical examination, medical procedures, teaching about self-care, etc.). This will be a participatory experience. We will use your clinical experiences and challenges to find common principles, role-play clinical vignettes to illustrate the use of hypnotic strategies and discuss videorecorded examples. Participants can look forward to creating new ways to discover the hypnotic potential lurking in every encounter. Bring your experience.
Participants will learn how to use the naturally-occurring trance of clinical encounters hypnotically. Hypnosis enhances therapeutic teaching, cultivates comfort and self-efficacy for patients and clients while augmenting therapeutic rapport. Therefore, helping participants to more broadly integrate hypnotic skills across the continuum of child health care will increase the effectiveness of that care. While the faculty are pediatricians, we hold that skills in hypnosis with young people are valuable with adults. The reverse is not as true. We believe that lessons from this workshop will be just as applicable to those working with adults primarily as those who work with young people.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to…
- List two principles for integrating hypnosis into clinicial encounters;
- Describe at least two strategies for integrating hypnosis into common clinical encounters with children and adolescents; and
- Explain the value of integrating hypnosis into common clinical encounters with
children and adolescents.