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Professional Development

Event Details - ASH Annual Congress

Title: ASH Annual Congress
Type of Activity: Conferences
Objective of Course / Workshop:

To introduce participants to the use of hypnosis in clinical settings

To demonstrate pain management techniques using communication and trance

To discuss the relationship between hypnosis and shamanism and how trance-like states can be used to promote wellbeing

To learn how to utilise story-telling and metaphor to promote wellbeing

Course / Workshop Outline:

Day 1

Hypnosis & Comminication for Pain Management  - 3 hrs

Shamanism and Hypnosis - 4 hrs

Day 2

Finding the stories within - 3 hrs

Shamanism and Hypnosis Part 2 - 4 hrs

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

Eliminating negative suggestions using positive communication in and out of trance to alleviate pain in patients.

Using trance-like states (such as shamanism and hypnosis) to promote learning, discovery and potential healing

An esperiential workshop exploring internal narratives and putting these into words. These techniques can be used both in and out of trance.

Start/End Date: 20/09/2019 to 21/09/2019
Time: 10:30:00 - 17:00:00
Presenter / Provider: (1) Dr Allan Cyna; (2) Dr James Bramson; (3) Dr Doris Brett
Contact Name: Dr Diane McGreal
Contact Phone: 433381531
Contact Email:
Qualifications: (1) DRCOG, FRCA, FRANZCA (2) PhD (3) PhD

Allan Cyna is a Senior Consultant Anaesthetist, Women's & Children's Hospital & Clinical Lecturer, University of Adelaide.

James Bramson is CEO and Founder of the Northern California Mindfulness Institute and East Bay Mindfulness Center, California. He is an internationally renowned clinician, teacher and neuro and forensic psychologist.

Doris Brett is a clinical psychologist from Melbourne. She is an award winning poet and author whose books have been published in the USA, Europe and Australia.

Address: Mountain Heritage Hotel
Address 2: Lovel Street
Suburb: Katoomba
State: NSW
Postcode: 2870
Website: http://
Parking: Street
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $650 Early Bird $750 standard
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

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