This workshop will provide an overview of hypnotic strategies and suggestions for helping individuals better self-manage chronic pain conditions. It will begin with a discussion of the many quality of life domains that are impacted by pain, emphasizing the need to address each of these factors with treatment. Strategies for integrating hypnosis with other approaches with proven efficacy (e.g., cognitive therapy and Motivational Interviewing) to enhance overall treatment benefits will also be covered. The emphasis of the workshop will be on applied clinical technique; demonstrations, brief exercises and the opportunity for consultation will be included.
1. Understand the neurophysiological mechanisms of pain and how hypnosis impacts these mechanisms to provide pain relief.
2. Be able to integrate cognitive therapy and Motivational Interviewing with hypnosis treatment to enhance treatment outcome.