Hypnosis during pregnancy and birth: The science and clinical applications explained

Thursday 14 June 2012

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

A meeting in association with Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section

Who should attend: All working in maternity services and all who provide hypnosis training for pregnant women.

Aims and objectives:
To understand the wider uses of hypnosis in pregnant women.

At the end of the meeting participants will understand:

The latest research into hypnosis
The use of hypnosis during pregnancy, birth and postnatally
How to set up a self hypnosis service for women in a maternity unit
How to support women who have been trained in self hypnosis for birth
Women's experience of self hypnosis during birth

We are no longer accepting registrations for this course via the website. If you would like to attend please contact Andrea Török on 020 7290 2986.

Places are still available for the meeting.

2.00 pm

Registration, tea and coffee
Annual General Meeting for the Forum Members only

2.30 pm

Welcome note
Mrs Roxanne Chamberlain, President Elect, Forum on Maternity & the Newborn and Dr Peter Naish, President, Section for Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine

2.45 pm

The theory behind the therapy: How we help people to experience things differently
Dr Peter Naish, President, Section for Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine

3.15 pm

Hypnosis throughout pregnancy and beyond: Exploring the potential of hypnosis during pregnancy and the postnatal period
Jacky Owens,
Immediate Past President, Section of Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine

3.45 pm


4.15 pm

Tea break

4.45 pm

Turning the tide - choosing to offer hypnobirthing as a service, implementation and the challenges in a maternity unit
Angela Lycett, Parent Education Midwife,
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

5.45 pm

Video - A chance to see and hear how women's birth experiences have been enhanced through the use of self hypnosis

6.15 pm

Self-hypnosis for intrapartum pain management (SHIP) trial: Lessons for maternity care and implications for mothers and babies from an on-going study
Soo Downe, Professor in Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire

6.45 pm

Using hypnotherapy for a calm birth: Particularly after trauma - a personal story
Beverley Turner, Journalist and mother of three

7.15 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

7.20 pm


8.00 pm

Close of meeting

Meeting ref: MBC03

CPD: 3 credits

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