Words: The importance of the right choice of language for effective therapeutic communication

Date

Monday 13 March 2017

Half Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section

Accreditation

4 CPD Points

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about this event

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Communication is central to all social and professional interaction and is often the focus of discontent from users of the NHS. Effective communication is the bedrock of any therapeutic intervention.

As professionals, we need to know how our words might influence and enhance a patient’s experience and the outcome of our interventions.  When using hypnosis adjunctively with treatment, we need to be aware of our clients’ levels of understanding, especially children, to develop effective communication, and overcome possible language barriers.

This event is suitable for all employed in health care, dealing face to face with patients and their families.  Specifically, all professionals who wish to use hypnosis adjunctively in their practice with children and young people and adults whose first language is not English.

 Aims and objectives of the meeting

  1. Understand the importance of the choice of words and phrases.
  2. Understand how language can influence others experience.
  3. Prepare scripts for hypnosis that are appropriate for children and young adults.
  4. Understand how to work effectively with translators. 

 

agenda

1.30 pm

Registration

2.00 pm

Welcome and introduction

Dr Martin Wall, European Society of Hypnosis Representative, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM

2.05 pm

The power of words: The importance of choosing the right language for each patient

Mr David Straker, Changing Minds

2.40 pm

Children’s understanding and hypnosis

Mr David Houghton, Chartered Educational and Child Psychologist, Retired

3.40 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.10 pm

The relationship between language and hypnosis: Is hypnosis in any other language still hypnosis?

Dr Nuala Brady, Principle Clinical Psychologist, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

5.10 pm

Language sets the scene - hurting or healing with words

Dr Deborah Mairs-Houghton, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

5.45 pm

Plenary and closing remarks

Dr Martin Wall, European Society of Hypnosis Representative, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM

6.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms

6.05 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Verity CottonTel: 02072903947 Email: hypnosis@rsm.ac.uk arrow