The opinions expressed in this presentation are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the view of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.
Standard protocols in hypnosis such as eye closure, relaxation and ‘ideal scripts’ can be implemented successfully with adults. However, these simple techniques are often difficult to deploy with children particularly in the medical or dental setting. Techniques often need to be adapted creatively when addressing both acute and chronic issues such As eczema, needle fears, medical procedure rejection And preparation for dental work without anesthesia. I will give examples from my clinical experience illustrating some of the challenges I have encountered and the solutions that I have Discovered.
Sharon Waxkirsh, BAHons CMT MHT HBCE Lead lecturer in hypnosis, University of Portsmouth Dental Academy Private practice–dentistry/surgical preparation & acute medical issues.