Title: "Oopsology": The study of chance occurrences & discoveries. An opportunity for the enrichment of hypnotherapeutic work.
Presenters: Shaul Livnay
Didactic centre of the Faculty of Law and Administration (Krupnicza 33A)     
Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Krupnicza 33A) 
Room 12 / Sala 12

Time: 20- 30 minute presentation during 3 pararell sesion- 13.06.2024 12:30-14:00

Language: EN


During the course of history, many discoveries in science and medicine have occurred by chance (microwave, x-rays, Welcro, LSD, Viagra etc.). While studying a certain phenomenon or striving to develop a certain itemn, a different entity is discovered. The serendipity phenomenon requires an attentive observer with curiosity as well as the phenomenon itself. The ramifications for hypnotic work will be elaborated in the presentation. The list of such discoveries is very extensive, from Pavlov, Rorschach through Risoletti (mirror neurons). By studying these processes, we can learn about keeping a open and curious mind, and encourage our patients likewise to take advantage of chance occurences.

Shaul Livnay - I am a clinical and school psychologist, working in private practice in Tel Aviv. I am the former president of the Israeli Society of Hypnosis (1995-2001), former president of the European Society of Hypnosis (2002-2005) former Chairman of CEPE (committee for education of hypnosis in Europe) 2008-2014. I have taught in Israel & Europe for years. I have specialized in the integration of hypnosis in psychotherapy, hypnoanalysis, non-verbal therapy and have used hypnosis for the entire age range.