The use of hypnosis and guided imagery to treat pain and anxiety is both an art and a science. Hypnosis and imagery similarly use the power of the imagination to promote healing. This is an important focus for mental health professionals because, in clinical practice, many people presenting with pain conditions also have anxiety. Self-hypnosis has also been found to be an effective tool in helping clients discover the power they have in their own healing while contributing a means of integrating their learning from hypnosis sessions.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Maggie Phillips will present research supporting the use of hypnosis and guided imagery in mental health treatment. She will discuss the positive outcomes, including perspectives from neuroscience, that address the impact of hypnosis and imagery on brain function. Dr. Phillips will also describe the link between trauma and pain/anxiety by exploring it from a “root cause” perspective.
Dr. Phillips will present a variety of interventions drawn from guided imagery and hypnosis, identify different types of hypnotic suggestions, and explore their suitability for different types of individuals in therapy. Dr. Phillips will include experiential opportunities for attendees as well as present case studies to illustrate who benefits most from hypnosis versus guided imagery and in what situations they are most effective when used together.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
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Maggie Phillips, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in California specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress, dissociative, and pain disorders. Dr. Phillips is particularly interested in the interface of trauma, dissociation, and emotional and physical pain conditions. She is an innovator in mind-body healing and in the treatment of persistent pain and trauma. She is also a leading expert on the treatment of fragmentation and the applications of Ego State Therapy to heal dissociation and self-division often created by trauma.
Dr. Phillips is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and co-recipient of its Crasilneck Award for the best writing in the field of hypnosis. She is also a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and a co-recipient of its Cornelia Wilbur Award for contributions to the treatment and study of dissociation. Dr. Phillips has taught at major conferences and has presented countless workshops on pain, Ego State Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, trauma, hypnosis, EMDR, behavioral medicine, and Energy Psychology in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Phillips has developed an online pain self-help program and a pain CD coaching program available at www.reversingchronicpain.com. She has also recorded two pain CD programs, “Hypnosis: The Pain Solution” and “Hypnosis: The Headache Solution,” distributed by www.hypnosisnetwork.com. Her publications include:
To learn more about Dr. Phillips and view her popular monthly webinar and newsletter series, please visit her website at www.maggiephillipsphd.com.
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