SPEECHLESS FOR SIX MONTHS: HYPNOSIS FOR CONVERSION ISSUES AND BODY EFFECTS – DR FREDRIC MAU

Case study of a 16 year old African American woman who was physically unable to speak for six months following a severe flu, including dramatic audio of her recovery during a rapid induction process. Medical diagnosis revealed no physical problem. Workshop explores the neurological reasons hypnosis is the best process for addressing conversion, dissociation, and trauma issues, as has been demonstrated since Mesmer cured Maria Theresia von Paradis of hysterical blindness in the 18th Century.

Participants will be able to describe the relationship between hypnosis, conversion issues and body effects. Participants will be able to apply the unique neurological characteristics of hypnosis for addressing body issues, including conversion issues. Participants will gain new insight into the use of rapid induction and suggestibility in clinical treatment.

The audio of the actual treatment session is powerful! The demonstration of the treatment of a conversion disorder will enhance the knowledge and confidence of participants. Very interesting and unusual – in this case the conversion symptoms were not related to trauma but to physical illness and pain. The treatment consisted of rapid induction and suggestibility games, rather than regression, so this demonstrates an unusual approach to clinical treatment. Dr. Mau’s insight into the neurological underpinnings of this case study will deepen participants’ knowledge of of the process of hypnosis.