About this event

  • Date and time Mon 9 Dec 2019 from 3:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine

The meeting will raise awareness of the impact of chronic stress on the health and well-being and the effect of self-hypnosis on immune functioning. With high-profile speaker presentations, small group discussions and whole group feedback, this promises to be an informative day that explores ways to improve general well-being.

Join us to:

  • Increase knowledge of the research evidence relating to stress and its impact on health
  • Learn how cortisol, a steroid hormone, regulates biological functioning across both day and night and how detrimental chronic stress can be on your long term health
  • Identify behavioral and environmental strategies to improve health, with regard to the impact of using hypnotic induction techniques on brain functioning 
  • Current research evidence for the use of self-hypnosis in strengthening immunity. 

The Waxman Memorial Lecture

John Gruzelier will look at the impact of self-hypnosis on immune system markers, presenting a new model of high and low “hypnotic susceptibility” and how using and teaching self-hypnosis can improve health.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 08 December 2019.

Member

RSM Fellow
Day 1
£52.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)
RSM Associate
Day 1
£42.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1
£42.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)
RSM Trainee
Day 1
£42.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)
RSM Student
Day 1
£30.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)

Non - Member

Consultant / GP
Day 1
£87.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£70.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)
Trainee
Day 1
£70.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)
Student
Day 1
£50.00 Meeting
£60.00 Annual Christmas dinner
(optional)

Key speakers

Angela Clow 

Angela Clow is Emeritus Professor of Psychophysiology at the Department of Psychology, University of Westminster, London.

Speaker's biography

Angela is trained in neuroscience and psychology and enjoys working at the interface of these disciplines; exploring how mind-body links affect physical and mental health.   

For her PhD (Institute of Psychiatry, London), she investigated the mechanism of action of antipsychotic drugs. During her post-doctoral studies (Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London) she researched the biochemistry of addiction and stress. In 1989, she joined the University of Westminster where she became a founder member of the interdisciplinary Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group.   

Currently, she investigates the impact of environmental and psychosocial stress on the circadian pattern of cortisol secretion and consequent health outcomes. She also has an interest in evaluating strategies to reverse the negative impact of stress on health.

Angela has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, 5 books, and 30 book chapters or reviews. She is a UK National Teaching Fellow and a frequent public speaker.   

John Gruzelier

John Gruzelier MA PhD is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Speaker's biography

Research interests: Schizophrenia, EEG, hypnosis, neurofeedback

  • 400+ publications
  • 13,000+ citations
  • Co-editor International Journal Psychophysiology, 1984-2004
  • Editor Contemporary Hypnosis & Integrative Therapy 2001-2012
  • Established Society Applied Neuroscience 2002.
  • Recipient of Hilgard (IHS), Raginski (SCEH) awards and Hon member Italian, German and Hungarian societies.

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Part one: How stress gets ‘under the skin’ and what to do about it

Dr Angela Clow, Emeritus Professor of Psychophysiology at the Department of Psychology, University of Westminster

Part two: How stress gets ‘under the skin’ and what to do about it

Dr Angela Clow

Tea and coffee break
Small group discussion and workshop
Waxman memorial lecture: The impact of self-hypnosis on immune system markers

Professor John Gruzelier, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London

Questions and answers
Close of meeting
Annual Christmas dinner

For those who have pre-booked

Location

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