Hypnosis for Pain Management
David Patterson, PhD, ABPH
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This full day workshop will focus on managing both acute and chronic pain with hypnosis. The presenter will discuss approaches to assessing pain from a biopsychosocial perspective and providing appropriate hypnotic interventions both on the type of pain (acute vs. chronic; musculoskeletal vs. neuropathic) as well as the challenges that the patient presents (e.g., disuse, poor coping, sleep, management of discomfort). Participant experiential practices with the various inductions demonstrated will be emphasized.
During and at the conclusion of this session, the attendee will be able to:
- Explain the neurophysiological basis of pain and the implications of this for designing tailored and targeted hypnotic suggestions;
- Assess how cognitive and behavioral factors influence pain and the implications of this for designing hypnotic suggestions that help clients shift from maladaptive to adaptive cognitive processes and behaviors.;
- Apply hypnosis directly to their treatment of pain with patients; and
- Perform hypnotic inductions for crisis, procedural and chronic pain.