The Power of Words:
Effective Clinical Communication Workshop


Sunday, March 19, 2017
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ


"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."
- Mark Twain

Overview
What you say, how you say it, and when you say it has powerful implications.

The participants of this workshop will learn how to use hypnotic healing language to promote positive expectations, allay anxiety and fears and create a more comfortable environment for their patients. Establishing rapport and using hypnotic language and carefully crafted suggestions can have a profound impact on the autonomic nervous system and the brain creating both physiological and psychological changes. The participants will also gain an understanding of how they can help themselves and their patients by utilizing self-hypnosis.

Eligibility

Open to all licensed or nationally certified health care professionals and medical, nursing, psychology, and dental students.

Program Schedule

Sunday, March 19, 2017
7:30 am Attend Plenary 2
8:30 Break
9:00 The Power of Words workshop begin

Benefits of Learning Hypnotic Healing Communication (Deb Nesbitt) 
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. Outline 2 benefits of hypnosis; 
2. Identify 2 ways hypnosis improves outcomes; and 
3. Cite 2 ways hypnosis is cost effective and evidence based. 


Differentiate Between Hypnosis Fact & Fiction (Deb Nesbitt) 
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. Explain at least 2 definitions of hypnosis; 
2. Recognize the individual parts of hypnosis; and 
3. Debunk at least 2 myths of hypnosis. 


Rapport Building (Judy Thomas) 
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. Demonstrate 4 components of rapport building.

12:00 pm Lunch on your own 
1:30 The Power of Words workshop resumes 

Review How Stress and Pain Affect Body Systems (Linda Thomson) 
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. Identify areas of the brain involved in the pain experience; 
2. Explain the stress response; and 
3. Identify the areas of the nervous system involved in the pain experience.
 

Identify How Hypnotic Language Affects Brain Pathways Involved in Stress and Pain (Linda Thomson) 
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. Discuss how hypnotic healing language affects the body to reduce stress

 
Differentiate Between Effective & Ineffective Communication Strategies (Thomson,
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. Identify negative suggestive behavior and vocabulary during medical/dental encounters; 
2. Develop alternative appropriate hypnotic language for medical/dental procedures and tests; 
3. Discuss components of effective suggestions; 
4. Differentiate between direct suggestions and indirect suggestions; and 
5. Demonstrate 4 hypnotic techniques.

3:30 Break
4:00 The Power of Words workshop continue

Specific Applications of Hypnotic Healing Communication (Thomson, Thomas, Nesbitt)
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. Explain 8 applications of hypnotic healing communication.

Self-Hypnosis (Ed Mackey) 
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 
1. List at least three benefits of using self-hypnosis 

5:00 pm The Power of Words workshop concludes

Registration Information

For licensed or certified healthcare professionals holding lower than a Masters' degree and graduate students in accredited graduate health care programs, the registration rate for this event is $99. Please download the registration brochure, complete and submit the registration form to ASCH to attend this one day continuing education program.  

Licensed health care professionals with a Masters' degree or higher who are attending the Annual Meeting as an Advanced attendee may choose to attend this program as a single day advanced workshop or within the structure of your annual meeting selections.

Continuing Education

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASCH-ERF designates this live activity for a maximum of  6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ASCH-ERF is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ASCH-ERF maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886386995-1577) for 6 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

This course is approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and as such is an approved continuing education course per Florida’s AC-Rule 64B-4-6002 for Social Workers, Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists in the State of Florida.

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis-ERF is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 10/1/2015 to 9/30/2021. Provider ID 217022.