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David Patterson, PhD; Mark Jensen, PhD
This workshop will focus on hypnosis for treating acute and chronic pain. It will include a brief overview of pain control theory, Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis and approaches to acute pain. The afternoon will focus on chronic pain treatment, with a discussion on integrating Motivational Interviewing into treatment. Attendees will be given clear paradigms to use for hypnotic interventions for patients who are (1) in acute pain and crisis, (2) anticipating a painful medical procedure, or (3) living with chronic pain. The instructors will base the workshop on their combined 40 years of clinical experience in the field of pain management, the over 350 papers and book chapters they have published in the area of pain control and health psychology, and hypnosis, as well as Patterson's recent book entitled Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control and Jensen's soon-to-be-published therapist guidebook on self-hypnosis training for chronic pain management. The emphasis of the workshop will be on applied clinical technique; demonstrations, brief exercises and the opportunity for consultation will be included.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to…
Understand the neurophysiological basis of pain, and the implications of this for
designing tailored and targeted hypnotic suggestions;
Understand the cognitive and behavioral factors that influence pain and the implications
of this for designing hypnotic suggestions that help clients shift from maladaptive to
adaptive cognitive processes and behaviors;
Distinguish between acute and chronic pain;
Understand Ericksonian approaches to hypnosis; and
Be able to describe approaches to acute crisis, procedural and chronic pain.