Hypnotic Analgesia:  Clinical Implication of Recent Research Findings
Mark P. Jensen, PhD

Viewing this presentation will help you learn how to:

  • Develop suggestions that impact all of the known neurophysiological processes that may underlie a person’s pain;
  • Deliver suggestions that impact other key quality of life domains;
  • Teach clients and patients that improvements in daily background pain levels can become “automatic and permanent”;
  • Train people in the use of self-hypnosis to achieve immediate pain relief; and
  • Provide audio recordings of treatment sessions to enhance treatment effects.

This presentation will guide the viewer on a compelling journey of how hypnosis impacts the experience of pain in direct and indirect ways, with overwhelmingly positive effects. In fact, imaging studies have shown that hypnosis influences all of the cortical areas and neurophysiological processes that underlie pain. Moreover, recent well-controlled clinical trials have demonstrated that hypnotic treatment for chronic pain has specific effects on pain intensity over and above any effects based on placebo (expectancy) alone.

Mark Jensen, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, will take viewers through research findings that indicate the positive “side effects” of hypnosis and document that hypnosis influences a number of important non-pain related quality of life domains.

Incorporating hypnosis into chronic pain treatment has proven effective, and utilizing hypnosis in the treatment process is strongly encouraged. This streaming video will provide the viewer with compelling information and demonstrations that highlight how hypnosis can be used to achieve lasting improvements in pain management and in quality of life for “pain sufferers.”


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