Title: Suggestion Therapy in Somatic Medicine
Presenters: Katalin Varga
Didactic centre of the Faculty of Law and Administration (Krupnicza 33A)     
Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Krupnicza 33A) 

Blue Hall / Aula Niebieska

Time: 14.06.2024 12:30-14:00
Language: EN


Various research results will be presented proving that appropriate communication – called Psychological Support Based on Positive Suggestions - can improve the medical care in various settings: intensive care, eye-surgery, orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics, etc. The effect of these techniques is reflected in various parameters (shorter hospital stay, better cooperation, less medication, reduced side effects etc.).

The approach is based on the observation that the patients in medical settings are in a state very close to the hypnotic state, so any comment may function as a powerful hypnotic suggestion.

In this presentation apart from our research results I will present some of those exercises that we are using in training medical professionals. These exercises are focusing on the importance of rapport, communicating in situations of emotional involvement, use of suggestive techniques in critical situations, applying simple metaphors, etc.

We will also discuss the relevance of these experiences in training professionals (nurses, psychologists, doctors, physiotherapists, etc.).


keywords: suggestion effects, rapport, doctor-patient communication, trance state