September 22 - December 31, 2021
Hypnosis 101 for Practitioners & Patients: Putting the Body-Mind Connection to Work
Presenters: Maryanna Polukhin, MD; Mark Weisberg, Ph.D., ABPP
Delivered via Zoom
THIS WEBINAR WAS RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2021. IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2021.
Hypnosis has always attracted attention from practitioners and patients alike. There are many myths and misconceptions that have limited the wider use of hypnosis as a useful tool in the management of various physical, psychological, and psychophysiological conditions. Despite common folk wisdom, hypnosis is not mind-control, nor is it a mysterious cure for everything.
Dr. Weisberg and Dr. Polukhin will reintroduce hypnosis as an opportunity to harmoniously utilize the naturally occurring mental and physical abilities of every individual. Hypnosis can tap into the treasure trove of our life experiences to advance health and personal goals.
This webinar will address the basic science of what happens in the brain during clinical hypnosis, and how it translates into decreased physical pain, decreased intensity of anxiety and depression improved immune resilience, and improved wellbeing and quality of life. Finally, concepts of body-mind self-care and self-regulation will be discussed, and how they can be taught through therapeutic hypnosis.
- Learn what happens in the brain during a hypnosis session and how it allows us to feel, think, and experience our body differently.
- Identify common misconceptions of hypnotherapy
- Name the most common and proven applications of hypnosis for physical and emotional
- Develop awareness of the role of self-regulation in a variety of conditions.
- Become aware of ways to learn clinical hypnosis and find qualified health professionals who practice clinical hypnosis.
Mark B. Weisberg, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Mark Weisberg is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Adjunct Community Faculty, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. Additionally, he is a past president of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and past vice-president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Dr. Weisberg has been involved in clinical practice and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine and treatment of chronic physical conditions for over 30 years and teaches nationally and internationally on these topics. He has many publications in the medical, dental, and psychological scientific literature. He is the co-author of Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press), a consumer book on the integrative treatment of digestive disorders.
Maryanna Polukhin, MD
Dr. Maryanna Polukhin is an internist in private practice in Newington, Connecticut who has been in practice for more than 20 years. Her professional interests are in integrative medicine, patient-centered care, medicine and age, clinical hypnosis, nutrition, cultural influences and health care, innovations and advancements in preventative care, and the application of analytics in medicine.
She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCONN Medical School and the Quinnipiac Medical School. Dr. Polukhin has been active in ASCH since 2016 and is an ASCH Approved Consultant.