A five-day course on the use of hypnotherapeutic techniques to address issues that face both patients and practitioners regarding anxiety, phobic responses to treatment and fear concerning pain. Participants will be equipped to use a number of powerful techniques that can enhance the patient-practitioner relationship and dental experiences.
Five days over four months.
32.5 hours verifiable CPD.
Each day will run approximately 9:30am - 5pm.
Register your interest with the course administrator (details below)
Aims and objectives
The course aims to teach participants the value of hypnotherapeutic techniques that relate to dental practices. Evidence-based techniques are drawn from the extensive history of hypnosis and coupled with modern/up-to-date applications.
The course leader's experienced team aims to share their extensive knowledge to encourage participants to use hypnosis with confidence and ease.
Participants should have greater confidence in using hypnotherapeutic techniques in their practice.
All teachers on the Institute's courses are experienced professionals. All participants are asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.
Teaching and assessment
Specialised seminars will be given followed by practical exercises for students to gain confidence and experience using hypnotherapeutic techniques. Between course days, reading material will be suggested alongside a reflective log book to record personal development/learning. Multiple choice and group discussions will be encouraged to consolidate acquired knowledge.
Gavin Emerson of Brief Clinical Hypnosis is the Course Leader.
- Mind body connection
- Hypnotic states
- Trance inductions
- Reducing anxiety
- Autonomic nervous system
- The role of parasympathetic nervous system
- Specific hypnotherapeutic techniques
- Formation of suggestions
- Dental phobias
- Hypnotherapeutic method and techniques
- Dissociation for specific anxiety
- Reducing gag reflex
- Confidence building
- Hypnosis and pain management
- Ethical considerations
- Multi-modal approaches
- Priming the patient
- Dental surgery
- Focused healing
- Introduction to pseudo-orientation
- Recovery techniques
- Further questions
Participants should be practising dental practitioners, hygienists, therapists or nurses.
How to book
Prospective participants should book online through UCL's Online Store. Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information. Full payment is required up front to reserve a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
What happens next
Once you have completed your purchase through the Online Store, you will receive an email confirming your booking. The Course Administrator will send you a further email confirming arrival time and location.
Miss Marjorie Kelly
+44 (0)20 7905 1234