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Specialist Medical Module - Hypnoanaesthesia & Hypnosedation

This Specialist Medical Module is developed by Dr Alan Soh @ Abdul Hanan, Medical Director LCCH Asia following his research at the Orthopedic Department, University Malaya.

The protocol and research were presented at the evidence-based, Inaugural Malaysian Conference in Clinical Hypnotherapy, 2015 and presented to the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. The course is new, exciting and draws upon clinical research which extends over 200 years, evidence-based practice and cutting-edge techniques designed to enhance your practice, build patient rapport and improve clinical outcomes.

This course provides the skills to completely perform hypnotic techniques for analgesia and Hypno-sedation.


New imaging and electrophysiologic data demonstrates the measurable effects of hypnotic suggestion on the pain pathways of the central nervous system

  • how anaesthetists and clinicians today integrate hypnoanaesthesia and hypnosedation as part of standardized healthcare when performing medical and surgical procedures.
  • deeper understanding of the role of cognition in pain perception has led to new treatment protocols in the management of chronic pain.
  • clinical hypnosis is offered increasingly as integrative medicine all around the world.
  • this cost effective technique(s) minimises risk and enhance patient experience and reduces dependence on pain medication.

The truth is that many anaesthetists have been using hypnotic language for decades. This course will expand, enhance and enrich your natural clinical instincts and the benefits for your patient and your clinical practice.

This evidence based SSM is designed to provide anaesthetists and clinicians with the expertise to offer clinical hypnosis as part of the armamentarium in the management of acute and chronic pain, and as an essential tool in procedural and surgical procedures.


Clinical hypnosis is evidenced effective in the management of acute and chronic pain cases.

  • Better surgical outcomes for the patient reduced perioperative distress, reduced post-operative inflammation and the need for analgesia, improved wound healing, faster recovery and zero risk of compromising respiratory or cardiovascular functioning.
  • Improve quality of life for patients suffering from chronic pain including improved sleep, motivation and effect as well as reduction in pain and distress.
  • Integrate clinical hypnosis effectively as part of the multimodal approach to anaesthesia and pain management during routine consultation.
  • Understand the neuroscientific role of cognition behind pain perception, limitations of pharmacological analgesics and the role of clinical hypnosis in modulating the pain neuromatrix.
  • Include new patient-centered approaches in your practice.

Participants will acquire the skills to

  1. Competently perform hypnotic techniques to induce relaxation and analgesia.
  2. Understand the negative role of anxiety in medical & surgical procedures, the impact this has on the patient and procedure and the need to address this.
  3. Appreciate the patient as a whole human being with physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions (rather than as a diagnostic label to be managed).
  4. Understand the role of cognition in altering states of anxiety and pain.
  5. Understand the role of hypnosis as an adjunct for medical and surgical procedures.
  6. Be able to employ safe practice including accurate assessments for indications and contraindications, considerations of ethical implications and observations of limitations of competency.

Medical Opinion

This brief video shows segments from a surgical procedure to repair an umbilical hernia while using self-hypnosis as the sole anesthetic. The patient, Holly, is alert and interactive during the entire procedure. Although the video is not as clear as we would like, viewers will find it easy to see and hear all the details needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of using hypnosis to assist in the surgical process.

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Who should attend this course?

  • Surgeons.
  • Anaesthetists.
  • Obstetricians.
  • OT Staffs.
  • Midwives and labour ward staffs.
  • Doctors performing medical procedures (e.g. bone marrow biopsy, catheterisations, scope procedures, etc).
  • Paramedical staffs performing medical procedures (e.g. blood taking, reduction of fractures, undergoing MRI / radiotherapy, etc).
  • Dentists.
  • Hospital-based counsellors and clinical psychologists.
  • All medical and healthcare professionals involved in the management or treatment of chronic and acute pain.



3 Training weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) over a four-month period.

Plus four months of clinical mentoring whilst you work at your own practice.


Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is :

  • Medical Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis or Equivalent and one of the following,
    • Medical degree or
    • background in medical science + LCCH Asia Faculty approval.


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