Overall discussion of key research and clinical issues in the application of hypnosis and mindfulness, together and separately, for pain management.
Mark P. Jensen, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
Melissa A. Day, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington; School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
6 hours (09h30 AM to 05h10 PM)
In this six-hour workshop, Drs. Day and Jensen will introduce participants to the research findings underlying, and clinical training in, the use of self-hypnosis and mindfulness meditation for pain management. The day will be divided up into three sections. During the first 2.5 hours of the workshop, Dr. Day will first present a background on the theory and evidence – both efficacy and mechanisms – associated with mindfulness-based interventions for pain management. Participants will then be introduced to several mindfulness meditation practices, including brief and extended meditations. After a break for lunch, Dr. Jensen will present a background on the theory and evidence related to hypnosis and its applications for pain management. This will be followed by an introduction to basic hypnotic strategies that participants can use to help their clients or patients better manage chronic pain. Following, Drs. Day and Jensen will then facilitate a discussion session to address specific questions of interest to the participants, based on their material presented.
- Increased knowledge regarding the neurophysiological and clinical effects of hypnosis and
mindfulness meditation practices.
- Increased knowledge regarding the implementation of randomized controlled trials to study the
efficacy and mechanisms of hypnosis and mindfulness meditation for pain management.
- Be able to deliver both a brief and extended mindfulness meditation training, and to implement a
guided inquiry to link and apply the practice to pain and symptom management.
- Be able to perform a basic hypnotic induction and suggestions for managing chronic pain and the
negative impact chronic pain can have on sleep and daily activities.
- Increased understanding of the similarities and differences between hypnosis and mindfulness,
especially as they are applied to chronic pain management.
09h30 AM – Mindfulness and chronic pain management, part 1 (75min)
10h45 AM – Coffee break
11h15 AM – Mindfulness and chronic pain management, part 2 (75min)
12h30 PM – Lunch Break
02h00 PM – Hypnosis and chronic pain management, part 1 (75min)
03h15 PM – Coffee break
03h45 PM – Hypnosis and chronic pain management, part 2 (75min)
05h00 PM – Brief break
05h10 PM – Group discussion (60min)
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