BSCAH National

Hypnosis and suggestibility: New perspectives in theory and practice and the David Waxman memorial lecture

When: 16/12/2020 5pm
About the training:

This webinar will explore and recognise the role of cognitive style in the etiology of depression and its implications for treatment both with and without hypnosis, and the latest developments in the field of hypnosis - in both theory and practice.

The concept of phenomenological control, and the theory of “Cold Control”, that has been proposed to explain both response to hypnosis/suggestion, and broader psychological phenomena will be covered. 

Delegates that attend this webinar will be able to recognise how hypnosis can be used to help depressed patients develop effective strategies for making better, life-enhancing decisions. They will also have an understanding of the Cold Control Theory of hypnotic response and phenomenological control. And will have been introduced to the concept of phenomenological control and be able to recognise the broad applications around this term. 

CPD applied. 

This webinar will cover:

  • The role of global cognitions as a contributing factor to depression
  • How a low tolerance for ambiguity increases the likelihood of poor decision-making
  • Ask “how” questions that identify the client’s experiential deficits (i.e., missing or incorrect information that work against his or her effective decision-making)
  • Recognise how hypnosis can be used to enhance decision-making strategies
  • Describe whether hypnosis is a purely metacognitive phenomenon
  • Describe the potential role of hypnotic response in psychological experiments that are not apparently about hypnosis
  • Describe the pros and cons of dropping the label "hypnosis" for phenomenological control

Further Reading

If you would like to read more on the use of hypnosis for chronic pain management please take a look at the online article and book list:

  • A Review from The American Psychologist ‘Hypnotic Approaches for Chronic Pain Management’ by Mark Jensen and David Patterson
  • Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management, Therapist Guide by Mark Jensen 
  • Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control by David Patterson 
  • The Handbook of Contemporary Clinical Hypnosis Edited by Brann, Owens and Williamson 
  • Hartland’s Medical and Dental Hypnosis Edited by Heap and Aravind 
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