President Elect of ESH, qualified at University College Hospital London as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1972 and is also Chair of the Committee on Educational Programs in Europe. Martin is Past President: Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine, and presently Chair of Training Committee and a Council member. He currently teaches at The Peninsular College of Medicine and Dentistry.
European Hypnosis - The State we are in
As I take on the role of President of ESH this is a view on where we are, and some thoughts on where we might wish to go.
My title plays on the multiplicity of meanings that the word ‘state’ has in English, a multiplicity that reflects in many ways the diversity of the usage and perception of hypnosis that operates throughout Europe. And it is this wide diaspora that I feel is both our strength and our challenge.
Within this lecture I will reflect on our past, informed by my experience of chairing the Committee for Educational programmes in Europe for the last six years, and I will then present a three-year manifesto for the future. A future that will I hope engage and enthuse all of our fourteen thousand member clinicians, some of whom I suspect are not even aware of their membership of this our precious community.
At the EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF HYPNOSIS in Manchester in August, A Vanhaudenhuyse from Belgium will show in a study of 415 chronic pain patients that self-hypnosis/self-care can help patients develop active coping strategies, allowing them to reduce pai Full Story...
Professor Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, head of the Pain Clinic at Liege University Hospital in Belgium will demonstrate at the EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF HYPNOSIS in Manchester in August, that learning self-hypnosis and self-care improves not only pain but Full Story...