About this event

  • Date and time Fri 26 Mar 2021 from 9:30am to 11:00am
  • 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. 

CPD learning applied. 

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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Standard pricing available until 26 March 2021.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£12.00 £9.00 £6.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£20.00 £15.00 £10.00

Key speakers

Dr Allan M. Cyna, FANSCA, 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 



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.

All webinars 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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