Public outreach meeting: Patient's perspective


Monday 8 May 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section



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about this event

Hypnosis is a powerful clinical tool which empowers patients to overcome often scary invasive medical procedures, challenging treatments or simply alleviate their fear and anxiety. Unfortunately, hypnosis is still underutilised in clinical practice. In this meeting, patients who have used hypnosis in their medical or surgical treatment will share their experience.

The public outreach meeting will throw light over the clinical use of hypnosis both from patient and practitioner’s perspective. Patients’ accounts will be supported by their medical practitioner’s comments on the individual clinical case and presenting complaints.

Aims and objectives

  • The aim is to introduce a variety of clinical narratives where Hypnosis has been included in the treatment regime or setting.
  • To learn from patients about their experience of the hypnotic component and the degree to which it affected their experience of their treatment and outcome.
  • To rationalise the effects reported and speculate how and why hypnosis might have influenced (enhanced) outcomes or (positive) experience.

The event is open to all healthcare professionals and the general public.


4.00 pm

Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section AGM

For Section members only

5.00 pm


5.30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

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

Clinical cases

The audience will be able to learn about the varied clinical applications of hypnosis directly from patients who have utilised it in their treatment. There will be also comments from healthcare practitioners who have incorporated hypnosis within their clinical practice.

5.30 pm

Chair: Dr Martin Wall

European Society of Hypnosis Representative, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM

5.35 pm

Experience of using hypnosis in fertility treatment

Ms Gill McCall, Honorary Secretary, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM

6.10 pm

Psychological interventions in the treatment of a case of difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia)

Dr Raj Lal Sharma, President Elect, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM

6.45 pm

Experience of using hypnosis in the treatment of headaches

Dr Rumi Peynovska, Immediate Past President, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine, RSM

7.25 pm

Panel discussion

7.40 pm

Concluding remarks

8.00 pm

Close of meeting

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  • Online registration for this meeting has now closed.
  • Places are still available and registrations will be taken on the day
  • RSM members can register at £10
  • Non members can register at £15


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