About this event

  • Date and time Fri 30 Apr 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:50pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, Pain Medicine

This webinar will explore effective clinical hypnotic techniques used in acute pain control. Dr Mike Gow, General Dental Practitioner and a Clinical Director of Dental Anxiety Management, The Berkeley Clinic, Glasgow, will discuss how useful hypnosis can be applied in ordinary practice and show you how hypnosis can be used as the sole method of controlling pain during procedures, specifically in dentistry. 

Delegates will become aware of hypnosis as an approach that is practical in everyday clinical care, and with some training, how they can apply it to their own practice. 

CPD learning accredited. 

After this webinar you will:

  • Be able to identify various techniques and approaches to acute pain management
  • Be able to adapt and apply clinical hypnotic techniques to acute pain management cases

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 Mike Gow BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Lon) 

General Dental Practitioner and a Clinical Director of Dental Anxiety Management, The Berkeley Clinic, Glasgow, Scotland 

Speaker's biography

Dr Gow graduated from Glasgow University’s Dental School in 1999 having carried out his ‘student elective’ study on dental hypnosis. He undertook formal hypnosis training with The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis in 2000 and by 2005 had graduated with a Masters in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry from University College London having been awarded a ‘distinction’ for the Diploma.

He is a Past President (2008-10, 2014-16) of The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (Scotland). Dr Gow regularly teaches hypnosis workshops and training events. 


He has published many articles, case studies and book chapters on dental hypnosis, including a recent chapter on ‘Hypnosis for Dental Procedures’ in Jensen M (2019) ‘Acute and procedural pain management.’. 


Dr Gow has appeared on several TV documentaries, including documentaries on More4, BBC3, BBC2 and BBC’s Horizon, demonstrating hypnosis as the sole method of controlling pain during dental procedures, including a restoration (filling), surgical sinus lift, implant placements, and the removal of a wisdom tooth.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction
Clinical hypnosis in the management of acute pain

Dr Mike Gow, General Dental Practitioner and Clinical Director, Dental Anxiety Management Unit, The Berkeley Clinic, Glasgow

Question and answer session

Chaired by Dr Martin Wall, Dental Clinical Supervisor and honorary lecturer, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Closing remarks



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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