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LIVE WEBINAR: Useful Biology to Know When Utilizing Clinical Hypnosis with Harvey Zarren, M.D., F.A.C.C.

  • 2023-11-05
  • 10:00 AM - 1:10 PM
  • Live Webinar via Zoom
  • 45


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Useful Biology to Know When Utilizing Clinical Hypnosis

Presenter:  Harvey Zarren, M.D., F.A.C.C. 

Overview: Practitioners of Clinical Hypnosis can benefit greatly by understanding human biology and how it can be affected by interpersonal relationship and by the practice of Clinical Hypnosis. Foundational to that understanding is the knowledge that human biology functions in a manner that is encompassed by the word, “Wholeness.” In our biology physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social distinctions are not real biologically. We made the distinctions up based on limited knowledge, limited beliefs, and the need to communicate and to explore human experience. Anything affecting any part of an individual is affecting all of that individual biologically.

In addition, understanding human biology allows us to understand how our interaction with others affects the others’ biology either positively or negatively, as well as affecting our own biology positively or negatively. Thus our behavior and interactions as practitioners of whatever we practice has very real biological effects therapeutically or erosively, thus healing or not,  and aiding or impeding whatever therapies we apply from outside. All human interaction matters, and understanding the biology can assist our therapeutic endeavors.

Learning Goals

  1. Attendees will be able to describe the “Wholeness” of human biology based on gene expression.
  2. Attendees will be able to describe the biology of the human Autonomic Nervous System and how its function is impacted by Practitioners and the Utilization of Clinical Hypnosis.
  3. Attendees will be able to discuss the biology of pain, including perception and modulation, and how utilization of Clinical Hypnosis can alter acute and chronic pain.
  4. Attendees will be able to describe the biological connection of childhood trauma to adult physical distress including pain.

  Learning Program  
10:00 a.m.  Introduction to Workshop
10:05 a.m.  The wholeness of human biology based on gene expression 
11:15 a.m.  Biology of the Autonomic Nervous System 
11:45 a.m.  Bio break
11:55 a.m.  Biology of Pain 
 12:30 p.m.  Connection of Childhood Trauma
 12:55 p.m.  Q & A 


Hori, Hiroaki and Kim, Yoshiharu. Inflammation and post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 73: 143-153, 2019

Miller, CWT. Epigenetic and Neural Circuitry Landscape of Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Psychiatry Journal Volume 2017, Article ID 5491812, 38 pages

Sunzini, Flavia, Schrepf, Andrew, Clauw, Daniel J., and Basu, N.  The Biology of Pain: Through the Rheumatology Lens. Arthritis & Rheumatology Vol 75, No.5, May 2023, pp650-660

About the Presenter: A dedicated physician and believer in using hope, humor and education to empower personal responsibility, Dr. Zarren has been caring for patients on the North Shore of Massachusetts since1975. He practiced medicine as a cardiologist and internist for 32 years, and in 2001, Dr. Zarren focused his career on wellness, nutrition, and healing through Clinical Hypnosis and Healing Relationship.

Dr. Zarren trained in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital, served in the United States Navy from 1971-1973, trained in Cardiology at Tufts - New England Medical Center from 1973 - 1975, and practiced in private practice from 1975 - 2001.

He has taken his life experience, medical experience and extensive training in Clinical Hypnosis to his private practice. His work is based on current knowledge of gene expression and brain plasticity.

Date: November 5, 2023, 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 6, 2023

Continuing Education: We have applied for for 3 CE for social workers. We will post approvals once recieved. 

MassPsych is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 psychology CEs. 

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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