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Dartmouth College

Holistic Care Webinar: Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis - Strategies and Skills for Stress Reduction and Improved Communication

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, Holistic Care Webinar: Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis - Strategies and Skills for Stress Reduction and Improved Communication, 4/22/2021 8:00:00 AM - 4/22/2024 9:00:00 AM, Hypnosis has been used in health care for centuries and yet remains misunderstood and underutilized. In this session, you will learn about the history of clinical hypnosis and how you already use it in your practice. We will also discuss effective and easy to use strategies and tools to reduce your baseline stress and improve overall communication.

Karen Gray CH, RN

Bio: Karen Gray CH, RN, has fifteen years experience as an RN, including three years in an acute care setting, two years in institutional nursing, five years in long-term care, and three years in community nursing. She has been practicing Clinical Hypnosis for five years in a private practice setting specializing in stress reduction and management of chronic pain. Karen teaches courses in stress management for individuals and professionals, Principles of Hypnotic Pain Management for Healthcare Providers, and Practical Self Hypnosis.

Learning Outcome(s)
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to describe how use of hypnosis can enhance the overall patient experience.

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
Chapter 6 “WEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE THROUGH SELF-HYPNOSIS.” Self Hypnosis and Other Mind Expanding Techniques, by Charles Tebbetts, Westwood Pub. Co., 2017, p. 108.

Cunningham, Janet. “Ancient Egyptian Mythology: A Model for Consciousness”. December, 1998. Logo Design; McCormack, Dan. “The History of Hypnosis.” Florida State University. “The Phoenix Club.”

McKenna, Paul. The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna. Faber, 1993.

Council on Mental Health, Medical use of hypnosis. JAMA. 1958; 168: 186-189

American Psychiatric Association, Regarding Hypnosis Position Statement [approved by the Council February 15, 1961].

NIH Technology Assessment Panel on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia, Integration of behavioral and relaxation approaches into the treatment of chronic pain and insomnia. JAMA. 1996; 276: 313-318

Fromm E, Significant developments in clinical hypnosis during the past 25years., Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 1987; 35: 215-230

Publishing, Harvard Health. “Understanding the Stress Response.” Harvard Health,

Anthony Jaquin,


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  • Pamela Garner-Taylor
    This was so informative. I am a dual-certified nurse practitioner (FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC). I am delving into the field of forensic hypnosis, and couldn't be more pleased with the information gleaned from this course. Thank you!
    Pamela Garner-Taylor

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