BSCAH National

Little words BIG impact! Hypnosis and Communication in the Management of Pain

When: 04/02/2020 10.00

Civil Service Club Great Scotland Yard, Westminster, London SW1A 2HJ

About the training:

In view of the content of this Workshop attendance is restricted to registered Health Care Professionals.  The course is designed for doctors, dentists, psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists especially those who are working in specialisms requiring pain management skills. Evidence suggests that communication related nocebo effects could be avoided by promoting an understanding of suggestion and the various conscious and subconscious processes involved when interacting with patients. This will be a practical and interactive day and will be of benefit to both yourself and your patients. Case histories will be referred to throughout the day and you will be given the opportunity to discuss cases from your own practice.

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Outline of content

Introduction: What can we use hypnosis for? Myths, alternate realities and evidence of effectiveness.

Structuring conscious and subconscious aspects of communication using LAURS (Listening, Acceptance, Utilisation, reframing, Suggestion) and the GREAT (Greeting, Rapport, Expectations, Addressing concerns, Tacit agreement/Thanks) template with any healthcare interaction.

Hypnotic Communication and pacing

Practical Exercises

Rapid rapport exercise

Utilisation and Reframing exercise

Lived in imagination

Video of abdominal surgery with hypnosis as sole technique

BSCAH are pleased to introduce our speaker Dr Allan Cyna who is Chair of the Communication in Anaesthesia Special interest group (Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists - ANZCA), Course Director of the South Australian Society of Hypnosis training course and President of the Australian Society of Hypnosis.

Allan is a Senior Consultant Obstetric and Paediatric Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide.

Following his PhD on the effects of hypnosis on pain, he has developed a special interest in using hypnotic communication as an adjunct to anaesthesia care and pain management – particularly with children suffering burns.  Allan has published widely including as Editor in Chief of the Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care


Venue Civil Service Club Great Scotland Yard, Westminster, London SW1A 2HJ

Registration 10.00 for a 10.30 Start. Finish 15.30

Fee £60.00 non BSCAH member £40.00 for BSCAH members, including a light lunch

Limited spaces available early booking recommended

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