Title: Beats of Togetherness- The Role of Connectedness, Synchronicity in Pain Management in Awake State and in Hypnotic State
Presenters: Besnyo Zsuzsanna
Venue: Audytorium Maximum - Small Hall / Aula Mała
Time: 20- 30 minute presentation during 2 pararell sesion - 13.06.2024 10:30-12:00
Language: EN


In my study I intended to explore the realm of synchronicity between the hypnotist and the participants
during cold pressor task.

My goal is to measure sensory perception during suggestions and two hypnosis sessions after that. In our laboratory we combined cold pressor task with hypnotizability measuring. How can participants manage and elaborate pain, how could this manifesting in their electro dermal activity (EDA)? On the historical and stabile theoretical, empirical base of this department interactional synchronicity measuring (researches of Éva Bányai and Kata Varga) I have a deep interest to understand how two individuals can make strong connections during hypnosis and how can a hypnotist reach an another person intuitively, scientifically and “facilitate” them to manage their pain in this experiment in the short term (acute pain).

The dual EDA measuring made an interesting base to understand this vegetative, sensory explicit and
implicit connection as well beat by beat. I would like to demonstrate the relationship between pain
management techniques and hypnotic susceptibility. The study also looks for strategies that the participants use to induce hypnoanalgesia and assess the factors associated with the strategies which yield to the individual phenomenological field. In my presentation I would like to underline the scientific,
methodological and ethical spice of this study.

Data analysis is ongoing yet.

Keywords: analgesia, biofeedback, Elkins Hypnotizability Scale, interaction approach

I am Zsuzsanna Besnyő, psychology MA student at Eötvös Loránd University, teaching assistant in Department of Affective Psychology, member in Behavioral Medicine and Research Credibility Laboratory. I have a deep interest in hypnotizability measuring, biofeedback, oncology, reproductive psychology and supporting ICU patients. I have social psychology and economist background, so I am always ready for cross-cultural experimenting. I resonate with Erickson’s thoughts: ”There is a way for everyone that leads to deep emotional involvement.” (Varga, Gősiné Greguss 2012. p. 107)