Work Shop: Mark P. Jensen – Hypnosis for Chronic Pain Management

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Date(s) - 21/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
All Day


Workshopholder: Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D.


Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Sted  First Hotel Aalborg Rendsburggade 5, 9000 Aalborg

Hvornår  den 21. januar 2017 kl 9.30 til 22. januar kl 15.30

Pris  For medlemmer af DSKH eller Psykologfagligt selskab for Klinisk Hypnose    4.435  Prisen omfatter overnatning og fuld forplejning  Tilmelding ikke muligt


This two day 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 neurophysiology of nociception and pain, focusing on nine specific processes and physiological structures involved in pain perception, and that can be influenced by hypnotic suggestions. Evidence regarding pain’s impact on other functioning domains (e.g., activity level, sleep, mood) will be discussed, and ideas for hypnotic suggestions and approaches for addressing all of these domains and processes will be generated. A model for performing a complete evaluation of the outcome domains that hypnosis can benefit in persons with chronic pain will be presented, and methods for developing a pain treatment plan based on this evaluation will be discussed. 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 introduced. The emphasis of the workshop will be on applied clinical technique; demonstrations, brief exercises and the opportunity for consultation will be included. After participating in the workshop, participants will have the resources and skills to evaluate a patient with chronic pain for hypnosis treatment, and design a treatment intervention that addresses the various problems identified.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the neurophysiological basis of pain, and the implications of this for designing tailored and targeted hypnotic suggestions.
  2. Understand the cognitive and behavioral factors that influence pain and the implications of this for designing hypnotic suggestions that help clients shift from maladaptive to adaptive cognitive processes and pain coping behaviors.
  3. Be able to perform a thorough psychosocial evaluation of the psychosocial factors influencing pain and functioning, and design a treatment protocol that addresses each factor.
  4. Be able to integrate cognitive therapy and Motivational Interviewing with hypnosis treatment to enhance treatment outcome.

Om Mark P. Jensen:

Ph.D., is a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine who has been studying chronic pain and helping individuals better manage chronic pain for over 30 years. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other funding agencies to study the efficacy and mechanisms of various treatments for chronic pain, including hypnotic analgesia. He has published extensively (over 400 articles and book chapters) on the topics of pain assessment and treatment. His guidebook on the use of hypnosis for chronic pain management and an accompanying patient manual in Oxford University Press’s “Treatments that Work” series (Hypnosis for chronic pain management: Therapist guide) won the 2011 Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis.He has received a number of awards from the American Psychological Association (2003 APA Division 30 Award for Best Clinical Paper and 2012 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Scientific Hypnosis), the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (Roy M. Dorcus Award for Best Clinical Paper, 2004), and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (Clark Hull Award for Scientific Excellence in Writing on Experimental Hypnosis, 2009) for his scientific contributions. He is also the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pain.