Title: Trance and Music meet Science (part I and II)
Presenters: Ernil Hansen, Anita Jung, Oliver Rajamani
Venue: Audytorium Maximum - Seminar Room / Sala Seminaryjna
Time: 13.06.2024 - part I -8:30-10:00, part II of this workshop - 10:30-12:00

Language: EN


The profound interplay between trance and music holds the potential to intricately influence physiological functions, providing a gateway to modulate involuntary bodily processes for symptom reduction and enhanced well-being. While the integration of trance and music in therapeutic practices often relies on subjective impressions, our study endeavors to transcend this and embrace an objective, quantitative approach.

This collaborative exploration between a psychotherapist, a musician, and a scientist seeks to unravel the following dimensions:

Heart Rate Modulation: Investigating changes in heart rate induced by alterations in rhythm or descending melodies, assessed through Electrocardiography (ECG).

Trance Deepening with Music and Hypnotic Words: Utilizing an Electroencephalogram (EEG)-derived anesthetic depth monitor to detect the deepening of trance brought about by the synergy of music and hypnotic linguistic cues.

Impact on Muscle Strength: Analyzing the effects of music, rhythm, verbal, and nonverbal suggestions on maximal arm muscle strength. Dynamometry will be employed to evaluate both weakening and strengthening aspects.

Incorporating these measurable parameters facilitates a comprehensive comparison and optimization of hypnotherapeutic techniques and tools. This scientific approach aims to bridge the divide between hypnosis and conventional medicine.

The upcoming workshop invites participants to immerse themselves in the profound effects of trance, rhythms, and music. Through experiential engagement and meticulous measurements, we aspire to advance our understanding of these phenomena, fostering a more nuanced integration of science into the realm of hypnosis while reciprocally bringing hypnosis closer to the domain of evidence-based medicine. 

Anita Jung, LPC-S, Past President of the American-Society-of-Clinical-Hypnosis, serves as President of the Central-Texas-Society-of-Clinical Hypnosis and Board Member of the International Society of Hypnosis. Lauded for incorporating musical principles into hypnosis, Anita teaches internationally and practices psychotherapy in Texas.  

Ernil Hansen, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. is a distinguished Professor of Anaesthesiology-University Hospital of Regensburg, Germany. Renowned for Therapeutic Communication lectures, he is on the Scientific board and an award winner of the Milton-Erickson-Society-Germany. 

Oliver Rajamani is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, and CEO of Taranada. As a recognized musical scholar tracing the Roma's historical path from India to the global diaspora, he has created an acclaimed musical repertoire.