About this event

  • Date and time Mon 11 Mar 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine

In celebration of International Woman’s Day 2019, the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Section is showcasing the use of Hypnosis in Women’s Health.

Join us as we outline the role of hypnosis in important and wide-ranging clinical scenarios.

You will learn:

  • About the current evidence-based hypnotic approaches to women with fertility related issues as well as those involved with IVF, procedural anxiety in survivors of sexual abuse or experiencing the menopause. 
  • To appreciate the role that hypnosis has within clinical settings pertinent to Woman’s Health  
  • How to outline the evidence for hypnosis in birthing, in particular, the findings and future research and clinical implications from the SHIP Trial.

Key speakers

Mr Kenneth Finlayson

Self-Hypnosis during the antenatal phase: The Self-Hypnosis for Intrapartum Pain (SHIP) Trial  

Dr Jane Reid

Hypnosis for Menopausal Symptoms, Hypnosis for Procedural Anxiety in Sexual Abuse Cases


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Raj Lal Sharma, President, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session One

Dr Raj Lal Sharma

Hypnosis for menopausal symptoms: Hypnosis for procedural anxiety in sexual abuse cases

Dr Jane Reid, Speciality Doctor, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

The role of hypnosis in cases of secondary infertility and IVF

Mrs Diana Tibble, Counsellor, Private Practice in Hertfordshire and Hampshire

Tea and coffee break

Session Two

Miss Shree Datta, Honorary Secretary, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The use of self-hypnosis training programmes for pain relief during labour: A journey through the evidence

Mr Kenneth Finlayson, Research Assistant, University of Central Lancashire

Panel discussion

Closing remarks

Dr Raj Lal Sharma

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom