Watch your words
At the EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF HYPNOSIS in Manchester in August, Mike Gow, a dentist from Scotland would maintain and many would agree, that techniques of rapport, language, and communication taught during hypnosis training are among the most important skills that can be learned and developed by anyone working in health and healing professions, regardless of their level of training and competence in hypnosis. As Katalin Varga from Hungary will observe in her workshop, the patients in medical settings are often in a state very close to the hypnotic state, so any comment may function as a powerful hypnotic suggestion. Health professionals need to learn how to make their communications as effective positive suggestions rather than inadvertently seeding the negative.
Jediatrics and Jediodontics - the art of rapport, language and communication for health and healing in medicine and dentistry
In the ‘Star Wars’ films the Jedi use ‘mind tricks’ in ways that allow them to influence the thoughts and actions of others. The Jedi usually adopt a confident, suggestive tone of voice and use distinctive physical gestures. They make the process appear swift and effortless and are sworn to only ever use their skills for ‘good’.
There are certainly some similarities between these fictional Jedi techniques and some of the techniques of rapport, language, and communication that are often taught to those who study hypnosis.
Many would agree that these techniques are among the most important skills that can be learned and developed by anyone working in health and healing professions regardless of their level of training and competence in hypnosis.
This workshop is therefore designed to introduce some of these important concepts and techniques, especially to those who are new to studying hypnosis. The workshop will be entertaining and interactive with videos, demonstrations and practical exercises. The workshop will likely provide some new ideas for those who attend who have more experience in hypnosis, and who will also find it a useful refrEuropean Congress of Hypnosiser workshop, reminding them of some things that they had forgotten that they knew.
Topics in this workshop may include:
• Definitions of rapport, language and communication. • Techniques to establish rapid rapport • Mirroring. •Anchoring. • The use of positive language. • Options for avoiding emotive/trigger language. • Verbal and non-verbal communication techniques • Effective use of voice and breathing
How to Teach Someone to Realize the Power of Words in Medical Practice
In this workshop, I will present some of those exercises that we are using in training medical professionals. These exercises are focusing on the importance of rapport, communicating in situations of emotional involvement, use of suggestive techniques in critical situations, applying simple metaphors, etc. The approach is based on the observation that the patients in medical settings are in a state very close to the hypnotic state, so any comment may function as a powerful hypnotic suggestion.
The participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to take part in these exercises. We will discuss the relevance of these experiences in training professionals (nurses, psychologists, doctors, physiotherapists, etc.).