About this event

  • Date and time Fri 26 Mar 2021 from 9:30am to 11:20am
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, Pain Medicine

This webinar will explain the power of negative suggestions often unconsciously made by the health professional and conversely, the power of simple positive suggestions. Careful choice of words can enable the clinician to reduce painful experiences. 

Dr Allan CynaConsultant Anaesthetist, Women and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide, South Australia, and the Director of Studies, South Australian Society of Hypnosis, will demonstrate how the use of language can influence practice and make life easier for the patient and the professional. You will also learn easy techniques and skills to reduce the patient’s experience of pain. 

Dr Cyna is a very experienced anaesthetist and hypnosis teacher with expertise in various fields including managing paediatric burns and childbirth. 

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

CPD learning accredited. 

This webinar will help you:

  • Understand how to use words and therefore suggestion to help patients manage pain
  • Become aware of and understand the nocebo effect
  • Learn how to reduce patient suffering while undergoing painful procedures such as burns dressings change

This webinar is organised jointly by the RSM Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine Section, the RSM Pain Medicine Section, and is in association with the British Society of Clinical & Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH).

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Key speakers

Dr Allan Cyna

Dr Allan M. Cyna, FANZCA, PhD

 Consultant Anaesthetist, Women and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide, South Australia, and the Director of Studies, South Australian Society of Hypnosis 

Speaker's biography

Dr Allan Cyna is a Senior Consultant Anaesthetist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Chair of the Communication in Anaesthesia Special interest group (Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists - ANZCA), Course Director of the South Australian Society of Hypnosis training course and a Past President of the Australian Society of Hypnosis.  Following his PhD on the effects of hypnosis on pain, he has developed a special interest in using hypnotic communication as an adjunct to anaesthesia care and pain management – particularly with children suffering burns. Dr Cyna has published widely including as Editor in Chief of the Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care.

Agenda

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Welcome

Dr Maureen Tilford, Former GP, Council Member, Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Council Member, British Society for Clinical and Academic Hypnosis and Member, Philosophy and Ethics Special Interest Group of the British Pain Society

Speaker introduction

Dr Samantha Shinde, Consultant Anaesthetist, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust and President, Anaesthesia section, Royal Society of Medicine

Little words BIG impact: Hypnosis and communication for the management of pain

Dr Allan Cyna, Senior Consultant Anaesthetist,  Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide

Questions and answers

Dr Samantha Shinde

End of webinar

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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