Northern Counties

Dentistry – it’s all in your head - Dealing with anxiety and trauma

When: 24/06/2017 10am – 3.30pm

The Retreat, Heslington Road, York, YO10 5BN

About the training:

Free for BSCAH Northern Counties and Lancs & Cheshire Branch members, foundation trainees with Northern or L&C Branches in the last 12 months and for clinical employees of The Retreat and the Queens Oncology Centre, Hull.

£10 for other BSCAH and BSMDH(Scotland) members

£25 for non-members

(fee includes light lunch and refreshments)

Even if you’re not paying to attend, we need to know you’re coming

The majority of dental patients are fearful and sometimes traumatised by past experiences. The techniques used to help patients overcome their anxiety will also be useful to clinicians in other disciplines.

Graham Temple is a dentist with over thirty years’ experience in general dental practice in the Leeds area. He uses hypnosis and emotional freedom techniques to help patients overcome their fears and accept treatment. A review on the What Clinic website from a patient Graham had treated using EFT reads "Graham is amazingly patient, friendly, and approachable."  A long-standing member of BSCAH, Graham is also co-author of “Hypnosis and Communication in Dental Practice”.

The aim of Graham’s presentation is to share the effective techniques he uses for dental patients and to show that these are transferable to other medical and therapeutic disciplines.

Candy Bamford is a counselling psychologist and EMDR accredited consultant. She specialises in dealing with trauma and pain management. Her main role is at the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, providing psychological services for amputees including veterans from the armed forces. She has also treated police officers suffering from PTSD. Her research has been published internationally.

The aim of Candy’s presentation is to give an overview of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and its use for the treatment of past trauma, phobia, anxiety and panic attacks.

Email:  Tel: 01695 633373 (after 6pm or weekends)