Throughout a long history, hypnosis has been viewed in contrasting ways, having been idealized as a miraculous cure, rejected as fraudulent, and seen as many things between these extremes. Consistently controversial, hypnosis has intrigued, been studied by and/or utilized by renowned scholars. Today, thanks to a growing body of research, hypnosis has finally been acknowledged as an evidenced-based therapeutic technique for a variety of conditions. Most healthcare providers lack formal training in hypnosis, but perhaps more importantly, many lack a minimal understanding of its applications and efficacy in patient care. This course provides a very basic introduction to hypnosis to enable healthcare professionals to expand their knowledge base of techniques helpful to patients and include hypnosis as a treatment planning option with confidence.
This online course is approved for APA CE credit, NBCC CE clock hours, ASWB Clinical CE clock hours, and NYSED CE credit.
After completing this course, health professionals will be able to:
- Articulate three myths about hypnosis along with the facts that dispel them.
- Identify three healthcare problems or problem areas for which hypnosis is considered an evidence-based treatment, as well as three contraindications for hypnosis.
- Specify two key concepts in definitions of clinical hypnosis.
- Describe two basic hypnotic techniques; suggestion and induction.