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    • 2022-09-18
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Live Webinar via Zoom
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    Hypnosis at the Medical Frontlines - Challenges and Opportunities

    Presenter:  Elvira Lang, M.D., FSIR, FSCEH, Founder of Comfort Talk 

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    Overview: 

    COVID and the Great Resignation have reinforced the need for hypnotic techniques to manage patient and staff stress. The pandemic required medical practitioners and staff to deal with increasingly stressed-out patients, stress that easily transfers to healthcare practitioners themselves. The Great Resignation further challenges staff because they have to do more with less and faster. This course will teach the basic hypnotic techniques medical and dental practitioners and staff can use to manage patient as well as their own stress. It will also teach how patient-centered care can enhance the resilience of staff and restore the enjoyment of work.

    This course will present examples, techniques, and technology that have been taught to teams in various settings have found their way into practice and academic awareness. These include work Dr. Lang and her colleagues conducted at the National Breast Cancer Screening Service in the Netherlands, Children’s Hospital in Toronto, large academic and private imaging practices in the US, Tufts University Dental School, and Euroanesthesia 2022 in Milan. The presentation will demonstrate fast methods using hypnotic language elements and behavior that can be applied by frontline healthcare staff including rapid nonpharmacologic management of pain and anxiety, overcoming bias productively, supportive communication, and understanding the meaning of symptoms and disease for therapeutic choices.


    Learning Objectives: After attending this program participant will be able to:

    Describe three special challenges of the post-pandemic landscape for healthcare staff to better support their patients’ and their own needs.
    Demonstrate three rapid techniques that can be taught to mental health clinicians and frontline healthcare providers, and applied during and in preparation for medical/dental/surgical interventions.

    Summarize the interaction between physiology, sensation, and meaning in the presentation of symptoms.


    References

    Ajam, A. A., Nguyen, X. V., Kelly, R. A., Ladapo, J. A., & Lang, E. V. (2017, Apr 27). Effects of Interpersonal Skills Training on MRI Operations in a Saturated Market: A Randomized Trial. J Am Coll Radiol, 14(7), 963-970. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2017.03.015 

    Lang, E. V., Jackson, W., Senn, P., Aroni, D. K. K., Finkelman, M. D., Corino, T. A., Conway, G., & Kulich, R. J. (2021, Apr-Jun). Efficacy of a Self-Hypnotic Relaxation App on Pain and Anxiety in a Randomized Clinical Trial: Results and Considerations on the Design of Active and Control Apps. Int J Clin Exp Hypn, 69(2), 277-295. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2021.1883988 

    Lang, E. V., Tan, G., Amihai, I., & Jensen, M. P. (2014, Jul). Analyzing acute procedural pain in clinical trials. Pain, 155(7), 1365-1373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2014.04.013 

    Norbash , A., Yucel, K., Yuh, W., Doros, G., Ajam, A., Lang, E. V., Pauker, S., & Mayr, N. (2016). Effect of team training on improving MRI study completion rates and no show rates. J Magn Reson Imaging, 44(4), 1040-1047, Article PMID: 27126735.

    About the Presenter: 

    Elvira Lang, MD, PhD, is an award-winning interventional radiologist known for researching the effectiveness and cost savings of rapid hypnotic techniques in medicine and dentistry. She held faculty positions at the University of Heidelberg, Stanford University, the University of Iowa, and Harvard Medical School. In her prospective randomized studies with >700 patients, guidance in self-hypnotic relaxation on the procedure table reduced pain, anxiety, drug use, and complications. She crystallized these techniques and founded Comfort Talk®. In further NIH-supported multicenter trials with >125,000 patient visits, training of MRI teams in Comfort Talk® significantly improved patients’ satisfaction and ability to complete examinations. Dr. Lang (co-)authored “Patient Sedation Without Medication,” “Managing Your Medical Experience” and >150 research papers. She received the Erika Fromm Award by the SCEH and Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Scientific Excellence for a Lifetime of Published Experimental Work. She has been featured extensively in the press and on television.


    Date: September 18, 2022, 10am-1pm EST

    Cost: $45 for Non Members, Registration fee included in Membership fees for NESCH Members

    At least 30 days notice is required for full refund.  There is a $30 cancellation fee for cancellations after August 19, 2022. 

    Continuing Education: 3 CE and 3 CME credits have been applied for with the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Salem Hospital (APA-approved sponsor), and the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Work. Approvals will be posted when recieved. 

    This is an ASCH certified event. ASCH Approval 37226722


    Please note that attendance for the entire program is required to earn continuing education credit for this program. Partial credit is not available.


    Questions? Email neschmsc@gmail.com

    • 2022-10-08
    • 10:00 AM
    • 2022-10-23
    • 6:00 PM
    • Virtual Workshop via Zoom
    • 24
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    The New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis presents:

    The 67th Annual Max Shapiro Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis (formerly known as the Level I Training)

    Max Shapiro, Ph.D. is the Director Emeritus of Training and Research for the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  This program was renamed in recognition of Max’s many years of dedicated service to the Society, as well as to the community at large.  Max was more than an exemplary teacher, he carried on the legacy of his own mentor, Harold Golan, in his dedication to the advancement of hypnosis for the benefit of patients and clinicians alike.

    Where: Live via Zoom.  Login information will be provided the week of the training.

    Workshop Description: Clinical hypnosis deepens the work of mind-body practices such as mindfulness meditation. Adding hypnosis allows clients/patients to become even more deeply aware of their inner states and fosters awareness of their own strengths, resources and problem-solving abilities. Extensive research has been done demonstrating its effectiveness in treating a number of mind-body conditions, expediting habit change, facilitating pain management and enhancing treatment of depression and anxiety.

    This intensive workshop will allow participants to receive in-depth training in both the theory and practice of clinical hypnosis.  The didactic includes presentations, demonstrations and experiential exercises.  The practices and tips will be from some of New England’s leading hypnosis practitioners.  They will act as teachers and mentors in small group practice sessions tailored to the specific needs, interests, and learning styles of participants.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to incorporate the following in their clinical practice:

    • Identify and demonstrate four ways to facilitate hypnotic trance and appropriately reorient patients from a trance state.
    • Demonstrate three strategies for facilitating intensification of trance.
    • Describe four conditions in which hypnosis might be successfully utilized.

    Open to physicians, doctoral or master’s level licensed healthcare professionals, and dentists.

    CE hours/CMEs: This two-weekend course has been approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 22 CE hours and CMEs have been applied for. Approvals will be posted when received. 

    Please note that attendance at all sessions is required to earn continuing education credit for this program.

    Cost: 

    Regular: $650. 

    For students/trainees: $300 (verification letter from supervisor must be provided to confirm student status)

    Please note there is a $30 fee for cancellations made 30 days or less before the training. 

    Workshop Questions? Email Staisha Stephens-Brown at neschmsc@gmail.org


    • 2022-11-20
    • 10:00 AM - 1:10 PM
    • Live Webinar via Zoom
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    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:

    1. Describe how to teach basic hypnosis techniques to children, including introducing them to the concept of mind/body interactions through muscle testing.
    2. 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.
    3. 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: 3 CE and 3 CME credits have been applied for with the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Salem Hospital (APA-approved sponsor), and the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Work. Approvals will be posted when recieved.

    Please note that attendance for the entire program is required to earn continuing education credit for this program. Partial credit is not available.


    Questions? Email neschmsc@gmail.com

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