Psychological Issues in Medical Hypnosis and Pain Management - Presented by Dr Doris Brett

Starts Sat, 15th Jun '19 at 10:00 am

Ends Sat, 29th Jun '19 at 4:00 pm

Location The Tower Hotel - 686 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, 3123

Psychological Issues in Medical Hypnosis and Pain

Hypnosis is one of our most underused therapeutic tools in medical as well as psychological illness. It can be helpful with a wide variety of medical conditions and issues and can often be used to modulate physiological systems as well as help with issues such as the stresses associated with illness.

Hypnosis can be beneficial in working with skin disorders, obstetric patients, surgical recovery, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and stroke recovery, to name just a few.

There are various ways in which hypnosis can be helpful when working with medical issues.

Sometimes hypnosis can assist through modulating physiological functions. The following are some examples: With some patients, hypnosis can help delay a premature labour or bring on a delayed labour through directly affecting the endocrine system. It can help increase the success of IVF. It can also be extremely beneficial in minimising the side-effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea and vomiting. It can help with recovery from surgery as well as recovery from anaesthesia.  

Hypnosis can also be useful in assisting with patient-compliance, for example sticking to a necessary diabetic nutritional regime or reliably taking medicines. It can also help with issues such as needle phobia and the pain and stress of medical procedures.

Hypnosis can also help patients through easing stress and tension which, as well as causing the patient distress, can also sometimes exacerbate the illness process, as in hypertension, for example.

The workshop will cover the ways in which hypnosis can be used in a number of illnesses and there will be a special emphasis on its uses with cancer patients. 

Hypnosis can also be very effective in helping with pain. The workshop  will discuss the many and various ways in which hypnosis can be used to alleviate pain as well as the nature of pain itself.


The workshop will be:
When: Saturday 15th June 2019, 10am – 4pm*

** Dr Brett will be presenting until 3pm; experiential
application of the workshop will be facilitated by Dr Di
McGreal, Jo Fleischer & Jan Schleiger from 3-4pm

Where:   The Tower Hotel (upstairs) - 686 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East, 3123

Fee to be paid by 8/6/19:         

ASH Financial Members - $165

Non-Members - $215

Morning/afternoon teas & lunch provided.

Further details in the attached registration form - please register asap - spaces are limited.

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