THE NEUROLOGY OF HORROR: WHY HYPNOSIS IS THE PERFECT TRAUMA TREATMENT DR FREDRIC MAU
A hundred years ago Pierre Janet, one of the founders of modern psychology, developed the concepts of dissociation and the subconscious. Hypnosis involves a disengagement of the frontal temporal lobe - the seat of conscious thought, and an engagement of the limbic system, including the anterior cingulate cortex, a structure particularly involved in creating dissociation and modifying emotions of horror, and is particularly suited to eliminating posttraumatic responses.
Participants will be able to describe the neurological responses responsible for the formation of posttraumatic reactions. Participants will be able to apply this knowledge in the treatment of trauma clients. Participants will be able to distinguish between waking state and relaxed state approaches to trauma treatment. Participants will be able to describe the social construction of posttraumatic symptoms.
Dr. Mau is an engaging and lively speaker who makes complex concepts understandable and practical. It is important to understand how hypnosis works as you present the process to medical professionals and work with your clients. The better you understand your craft the more effective you will be as develop processes and help your clients.