BSCAH National

Non-linear, Complex Hypnotic Inductions Made Simple

When: 27/09/2021 7-8pm


About the training:

Monday 27th September 7.00pm-8.00pm

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Non-linear, Complex Hypnotic Inductions Made Simple by Dr David Patterson
Hypnotic inductions are often offered with direct language and step by step processing. This webinar will present a way to do inductions that are complex, non-linear and offering suggestions on a multi-layered platform. An example of a multi-layered platform is to provide suggestions for chronic pain management that address psychological coping and psychodynamics, as well as pain reduction itself.  Non-linear refers to instructions and suggestions being presented in an unpredictable order and sequence, thereby confusing logical cognitive processing.  The theory for this induction will be based on science and will be based on dissociation, social psychology and what has been published about the neurophysiology of hypnosis. The speaker will demonstrate the induction and allow participants to model the language. This seminar will be largely based on the presenters' NIH funded research and clinical work on acute and chronic pain over the past 35 years.

David Patterson
David R Patterson PhD, ABPP is a professor of psychology in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Surgery and Psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr Patterson’s current interests are in psychological approaches to the reducing and managing pain, particularly through hypnosis, immersive virtual reality and Eastern concepts such as mindfulness and Zen Buddhism. He remains a strong advocate of providing interventions for people in pain, particularly after trauma and had conducted a number of studies using pharmacology, as well as psychological alternatives. Dr Patterson has over 200 peer-reviewed publications, chapters, monographs and book chapters in topics such as pain control and adjustment to burn injuries and trauma. He has co-directed the bioethics committee in his hospital and published in the New England Journal of Medicine on topics related to bioethics. He was funded from 1989 to 2020 by the National Institutes of Health to conduct randomized controlled trials on treating burn pain and trauma pain. He has developed and internship and postdoctoral training programs and has mentored hundreds of students. He has given keynote lectures and clinical workshops in dozens of countries and his work as been featured on both national and international news outlets on numerous occasions over the past 30 years. Dr Patterson’s book Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control was published by the American Psychological Association in 2010.



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