Hypnotic Approaches to Functional Neurological Disorders
Functional neurological disorders include a range of prevalent poorly understood conditions often dismissed or inappropriately treated as psychogenic. This workshop will review the range of conditions that comprise functional neurological disorders, common misconceptions, diagnostic indicators, and a biopsychosocial conceptual model that includes predisposing, precipitating, and perpetuating factors. Treatment approaches will be reviewed, including hypnotic strategies congruent with the currently most widely accepted explanatory metaphor, “It’s a problem with the software, not the hardware in the brain”. Effective suggestions often involve “turning down or turning off” current programs, enabling “reprogramming” to occur through accessing prior positive experiential learning.
APPROVED ASCH CE: 1.5
APPROVED CME: 1.5
ORIG RELEASE DATE: March 2022
EXPIRATION DATE: December 2025