Changing Children’s Lives with Hypnosis
Presenter: Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP, President and Founder, Center Point Medicine
Overview: In the first part of this presentation, I will describe and demonstrate four approaches to use of hypnosis with children that have proven to be effective in my clinical practice when used separately or in combination. With most of my patients I first introduce the concepts of the mind/body interactions and the importance of positive self-talk through a muscle testing demonstration. Secondly, patients are taught how to achieve a relaxed state using favorite place imagery and progressive relaxation, as well as how to trigger their relaxation response with an anchor. During a third session I often introduce children to the concept of the subconscious and how it can help them. I teach them ways of communicating directly with their subconscious including through ideomotor signaling and self-talk. Finally, we discuss how to achieve a spiritual state that permits patients to view life challenges with a more helpful perspective. The second part of the presentation will be devoted to an interactive discussion regarding case studies that demonstrate use of the four approaches in the treatment of pediatric functional disorders.
Learning Objectives: After attending this program participant will be able to:
- Describe how to teach basic hypnosis techniques to children, including introducing them to the concept of mind/body interactions through muscle testing.
- Interact with children's subconscious through muscle testing, ideomotor signaling, and the whiteboard technique to teach them about how to tap better into their inner resources.
- Describe how functional disorders can be treated through hypnotic self-calming, as well as use of hypnosis to develop insight into the psychosocial stressors that might be perpetuating the symptoms.
About the Presenter: Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP, is board certified in both pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics, offering hypnosis and counseling services at Center Point Medicine in La Jolla, California, and Syracuse, New York. Dr. Anbar is also a past President, fellow, and approved consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Anbar is a leader in pediatric clinical hypnosis, and his experiences with hypnosis since 1998 have allowed him to successfully treat over 7,000 children. He served as a professor of pediatrics and medicine and the director of pediatric pulmonology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, for 21 years. Dr. Anbar has been the principal investigator in 10 published case studies of pediatric hypnosis and involved in research trials of children with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary disorders. He is a published author of more than 50 articles, abstracts, and book chapters on pediatric functional disorders and pediatric hypnosis. He is the author of Changing Children’s Lives with Hypnosis: A Journey to the Center. Dr. Anbar has been the recipient of numerous awards including SCEH’s 2002 Roy M. Dorcus Award for Best Clinical Paper on Hypnosis and ASCH’s 2015 and 2022 William Wester Awards for Excellence in Child Hypnosis.
Date: November 20, 2022, 10am-1:10pm EST
Cost: $45 for Non Members; Registration fee included in Membership fees for NESCH Members in good standing.
At least 30 days notice is required for full refund. There is a $30 cancellation fee for cancellations after October 21, 2022.
Continuing Education: This event has been approved for 3 CE and 3 CME credits with the Massachusetts Psychological Association (APA-approved), Salem Hospital (AMA-approved sponsor), and the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Work.
Please note that attendance for the entire program is required to earn continuing education credit for this program. Partial credit is not available.
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