Hypnosis Forum in Honour of James Braid, 27 November 2021


James Braid MD, a Scottish physician, held his first public lecture on hypnosis 180 years to the day on Saturday, November 27th.

Braid is the one that coined the name Hypnosis. To acknowledge his contributions to  modern hypnosis and to discuss the state of hypnosis today, we are holding a forum of international experts.

Mike Gow is a past president of the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis Scotland and the Founder of the International Society of Dental Anxiety Management, Mark Jensen is the current president of the International Society of Hypnosis and a preeminent researcher of hypnosis and pain management, Kathleen Long is the current president of the European Society of Hypnosis and a past president of the BSMDH(S), Bridget Bongaard is the current president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Marcello Romei is a dental colleague from Uruguay diligently proselytizing for the greater adoption of Clinical Hypnosis.

Whether they are lay persons or professionals Hypnosis is a mystery to most people. However, it is a well researched evolving clinical and scientific field. It has many clinical applications for health and well being. There are still scientific mysteries for which we as yet do not have the full answers. These are no different than the current state of brain research or genetics. Clinical hypnosis is not the stuff of movies, TV and stage performers.

Hypnosis, by the way all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, once learned is a life skill with many applications for daily living. Stress management is one area that it is very useful especially in our current global situation.

If you are curious join us on Saturday:  https://youtu.be/WZiJK-W5vml.

If you are interested contactus@dentistry870.ca.