Title: Self-Hypnosis: Mobilize Resilience in Times of Adversity (War, Earthquakes, Floods, Pandemic...)
Presenters: Nicole Ruysschaert
Didactic centre of the Faculty of Law and Administration (Krupnicza 33A)     
Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Krupnicza 33A)    

Room 12 / Sala 12

Time: 14.06.2024 -10:30-12:00

Language: EN


‘Normal life’, with contemporary demands, requires flexibility, hardiness, to keep oneself going. Recent events like war, earthquakes, floods and Covid pandemic, confront people with extreme situations. What can be helpful and how can people who face the challenges mobilize resilience.
In the workshop I briefly review the concept of resilience and which elements contribute to increase your resilience. Most of the time will be spend on ways to build resilience and demonstrate how to integrate (self)hypnosis in this approach.
By personal experiences you can feel how hypnosis enhances resilience and strengthens an inner locus of control. Self-regulation and learning to move up and down the polyvagal ladder are particularly useful in dealing with stress. I worked out different hypnosis exercises that facilitate that process. They support people and you to better deal with adversity, balance emotions and are helpful to get a grip on life. It is useful for everyone to have tools to deal with difficult stressful situations, to be prepared to face adversity and to develop a pro-active attitude to deal with difficult life-events.

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Dr. Nicole Ruysschaert M.D. is psychiatrist-psychotherapist -Past – President of the ESH. She served ISH Board of Directors 2015 – 2018 and is currently a committee member of ISH. She has been teaching on hypnosis in many hypnosis, psychotherapy, and medical societies worldwide. She published papers on hypnosis for burnout, stress control, happiness. She wrote a basic handbook on hypnosis; “Klinische Hypnose. Integratie en Exploratie. 2022 Satas. And a recently published book “Zelfhypnose werkt. Een veerkrachtig antwoord op stress, burn-out en trauma”. 2024 Lannoo.