Hypnosis during pregnancy and birth: The science and clinical applications explained.
A joint meeting with the Section of Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine.
Thursday 14 June 2012

Who should attend: All working in maternity services and all who provide hypnosis training for pregnant women.

Aims and objectives:
To understand the wider uses of hypnosis in pregnant women.

At the end of the meeting participants will understand:
The latest research into hypnosis
The use of hypnosis during pregnancy, birth and postnatally
How to set up a self hypnosis service for women in a maternity unit
How to support women who have been trained in self hypnosis for birth
Women's experience of self hypnosis during birth

2.00 pm Registration

2.30 pm Welcome note.
Professor Lesley Page, King's College London, President, Forum on Maternity & the Newborn and Dr Peter Naish, President, Section for Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine

2.45 pm The theory behind the therapy: How we help people to experience things differently.
Dr Peter Naish

3.15 pm Hypnosis throughout pregnancy and beyond: Exploring the potential of hypnosis during pregnancy and the postnatal period.
Jacky Owens, Immediate Past President, Section of Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine

3.45 pm Discussion

4.15 pm Tea break

4.45 pm Turning the tide- choosing to offer hypnobirthing as a service, implementation and the challenges in a maternity unit.
Deborah Hickman, Head of Midwifery, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

5.15 pm The journey of birth - the midwives' perspective.
Angela Lycett, Parent Education Midwife, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

5.45 pm Video - How women's birth experiences have been enhanced through the use of self hypnosis.

6.15 pm Self-hypnosis for intrapartum pain management (SHIP) trial: Lessons for maternity care and implications for mothers and babies from an on-going study.
Soo Downe, Professor in Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire

6.45 pm Hypnosis and birth: A personal story - using hypnosis in birth and its efficacy after trauma.
Beverley Turner, Journalist and mother of three

7.20 pm Discussion

8.00 pm Close of meeting

Meeting ref: MBC03

CPD applied for.