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Monday 22 May 2023


The Association Of Anaesthetists
21 Portland Place London


£195 - Members
£120 - Trainee Members
£365 - Non-members
£97.50 - Retired Members


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We're looking for new seminar material, both lecture and workshop based.

What is a seminar

The Association is the UK’s leading provider of postgraduate education for all pathways into Anaesthesia. The Association’s seminar programme features leading experts in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine presenting the latest information and thinking on a variety of key anaesthesia topics. Our seminars are designed to focus on a specific field of interest within anaesthesia and help to build on specialist interests. They offer an intimate learning environment, with a maximum of 50 delegates attending each. Keeping the numbers low encourages delegate and faculty interaction.

About this seminar

This will be a practical day focused at training anaesthetists in simple hypnotic techniques which can be used with patients in typical anaesthetic practice.  The techniques will be taught by colleagues who are also experienced practitioners of hypnosis and delegates will be given ample time to practise these techniques in small groups with full support from the faculty.  The techniques will focus primarily on anxiety management and pain management in anaesthetic practice with suggestions on effective language and other communications to use in particular situations. No previous experience of hypnosis in required but some pre-course reading will be provided and delegates without any previous experience of hypnosis may want to familiarise themselves with some of the material.

Intended audience

Aimed at anaesthetists with an interest in medical hypnosis. You will learn some basic techniques including hypnotic communication, anxiolysis, hypnosedation and other techniques relevant to anaesthesia which can be used during routine clinical practice. 

Learning objectives

- To learn and practise a simple hypnotic induction
- To learn how to use hypnotic techniques focused on utilising the patient's imagination
- To learn a simple hypnotic technique for pain management
- To consider and develop informal hypnotic language structures for use in routine anaesthetic practice

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Programme topics and speakers

Speakers include Dr Allan Cyna, Dr Paul Slater and Ms Jean Rogerson.

Programme to be confirmed in due course.