Title: Using the Neuroscience of Brain Function to Influence Hypnotic processing
Presenters: David R Patterson,  David Ogez, Mathieu Landry
Venue: Audytorium Maximum  - Conference Room / Sala Konferencyjna
Time: 13.06.2024 12:30-14:00
Language: EN

This 1.5-hour workshop will explore using certain brain function phenomenon to strengthen hypnotic induction and suggestions. We will review the science behind certain brain phenomena and then demonstrate how hypnosis can be used accordingly. Two examples can be provided in this abstract. The process of hypnotic induction facilitates an individual's release from judgmental thinking, achieved via restricted metacognition and appraisal of higher-order thoughts, which entails altered functioning in the dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex. In order to achieve this, clinicians can use surprise, disruption, boredom and confusion. The second brain phenomenon involves incubation or unconscious problem solving. Hypnotically, subjects can be primed to continue to search for a solution after their attention is shifted. Further, subjects can be given the suggestion that elements of the solution will appear in consciousness at various and unpredictable times, when external stimuli are consistent with changes that are desirable. The hypnotic interventions will be demonstrated in a way that participants can practice them. This workshop will represent a collaboration between cognitive and clinical psychologists, and also researchers and clinicians from Canada and the United States.

David R Patterson is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Mathieu Landry is a neuroscience researcher in the Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal and at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Center.
David Ogez, PhD, Psychologist is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal, Québec and Research Centre, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montréal, Canada.