Presenter: Aleander Levitan, MD
The hypnotic treatment of conversion disorders (functional paralysis, deafness, blindness, pseudo epileptic seizures, and so on) will be thoroughly presented through case examples and their discussion. How to build a proper hypnotic diagnosis and a specific mind-body hypnotic treatment for conversion disorders will be described. Dr. Loriedo will present brief therapeutic model based on the recognition of the basic interpersonal conflict and on its resolution, with detailed description of the therapeutic process, from the initial evaluation to follow up.
The author has developed a therapeutic protocol based on three hypnotic session and follow up at one month, six months, one year and two year, that has been applied to 516 cases. Results and general principles of the hypnotic therapy will be presented, together with the step by step approach applied to the different phases of the therapeutic experience. Implications for the hypnotic treatment of other disturbances will be offered.