Title: Hypnotic Strategies in Psychosomatic Symptoms
Presenters: Arnoldo Tellez
Venue: the main building of AGH University of Science and Technology - A0 / Room 133
A0 Akademii Górniczo-Hutniczej (al. Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków) / Sala 133

Time: 13.06.2024 8:30-10:00

Language: EN


Hypnosis is a special state of consciousness that is optimal for bridging the gap between mind and body so that cognitive and imaginative processes can facilitate the course of physical healing. In fact, hypnosis has been used successfully for over 150 years to reduce or eliminate surgical pain and other physical discomforts.
Hypnosis has also been shown to be useful in the treatment of psychosomatic symptom disorders. There appear to be two main causes of somatization: hypnotic susceptibility and traumatic events in childhood, and perhaps the two are closely related.
Hypnotic susceptibility refers to an individual's ability to experience suggestions of changes in physiology, sensations, emotions, thoughts or behavior during hypnosis. People with high hypnotic susceptibility are more prone to somatization, as they are hypersensitive to threatening stimuli and amplify these signals, leading to overactivation of the sympathetic nervous system.
On the other hand, adverse or traumatic events occurring during childhood (ACEs) have been found to play an important role in somatic symptom disorders, with approximately 70% of patients with somatizations reporting ACEs.
In this workshop we will share some hypnotic strategies to cure or improve various types of psychosomatic symptoms and we will describe some clinical cases in which these techniques were applied.

Current President and founder of the Mexican Association of Clinical Hypnosis, and Director of the Department of Well-being and Emotional Development at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, author and editor 14 books and 20 articles about clinical hypnosis and health psychology. He has more than 35 years in private practice and teaching