Hypnosis and Medical Issues

Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. May 19, 2009.

Hypnosis and Medical Issues

Presented by Judith Kurzer, LCSW
Hypnosis can be an effective treatment for various medical problems, including skin disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and high blood pressure.  Hypnosis may be used adjunctively in working with people with illnesses such as cancer, in order to help manage suffering and pain, to cope with side effects of treatment, and to deal with medical procedures.
Using hypnosis, we can:

  • Increase motivation for treatment
  • Utilize ego-strengthening to increase hope and optimism
  • Identify triggers of symptoms (if applicable)
  • Identify secondary gain and origin of medical problems(use of ideomotor signaling)
  • Explore affective response to illness
  • Increase relaxation
  • Utilize hypnoprojectives to create healing
  • Address various medical problems with particular protocols

At the end of this workshop, students will be able to

  •  Articulate at least two ways in which hypnoprojectives can be useful in working with medical issues.
  • Describe and apply two hypnoprojectives with patients.

(ASCH CEC’s 1.5 hours, advanced level)

About the presentor:
Judith Kurzer, LCSW  , an approved consultant for ASCH, is also co-founder and faculty of the Center for the Advancement of Training in Clinical Hypnosis (CATCH) .  Graduated from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, she has trained extensively and served in a supervisory capacity for professionals in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is a former President of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP) Professional Association. In addition to her analytic training, Judy utilizes cutting edge techniques: EMDR, Brainspotting, and Somatic Experiencing, which incorporate the contemporary understanding of the mind/body connection.
WHERE:  At the office of Jane Parsons-Fein, 275 Central Park West, #4B, (near corner of 88th Street) NYC.  Phone # 212-873-4557.