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Monthly Webinar -'Addressing Fears and Phobias'

05mar6:00 pm7:30 pmMonthly Webinar -'Addressing Fears and Phobias'

Event Details

Members have free access to this event and will be sent the zoom link via the mailing list.
This monthly webinar takes place between 6 and 7.30pm.
We have three presenters: Oli Hollis, Adrian Jackson and Maureen Tilford who will all describe how they approach fears and phobias and help their patients resolve these.

Aim: The aim of this webinar is to explore different ways of helping to resolve various fears and phobias.

Learning outcomes:

1. To learn how to help people to move from avoidance, to acceptance ,of their feelings of fear
2. To explore different approaches to working with fears and phobias

About this webinar:

Imagine two people in a room.
Suddenly they spot movement and see something heading toward them.  
One person begins to panic; the other isn’t bothered.
It could be a spider, it could be a mouse, it could be anything really.
Clearly it’s not the spider who decides which person will panic.  
We can’t stop things like spiders entering the room and it’s tricky to stop spider thoughts entering our heads.  Taking someone from “I don’t want these feelings!”  To, “I am looking forward to having them,” seems like a very tall order but it’s do-able.  

Oli Hollis will show how he works to do this using an ACT-based technique and hypnotic exposure, suitable for many common phobias.
Adrian Jackson will talk about how hypnosis might enhance a CBT-based approach and
Maureen Tilford will present various cases of patients with fears and phobias that she has encountered over the years of her clinical work.

Oli  Hollis is an HCPC registered physiotherapist and has been using hypnosis with NHS and private patients and clients since 2014.  He specialises in treating patients experiencing chronic pain.   In the NHS he works in a small pain team alongside consultants and clinical psychologists.  The non-pharmacological components of the therapy delivered to patients contains protocols and ideas taken from CBT and ACT.

Adrian Jackson worked for many years in industry as a clinical and non-clinical research scientist before moving to the NHS as a clinical researcher in the area of mental health and neurodegenerative diseases.  After studying humanistic therapies, Adrian studied CBT and worked as a manager and clinician within primary and secondary care mental health services.

Maureen Tilford worked as a GP in Norwich for 35 years. She became interested in the role of the mind in physical illness and the burden of emotional pain in the everyday life of many patients. She trained in hypnosis with the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis and applied hypnosis in her practice for many years covering a wide range of  problems as they presented including anxiety, chronic pain, skin disorders and chemotherapy side effects.
Maureen joined Primary Care Mental Health Education (PRIMHE) and through them completed a diploma entitled ‘Practitioner with a Special Interest in Mental Health’ at the University of Staffordshire.  She also took part in the training of final year UEA medical students in mental health in Primary Care.
She is a trustee of BSCAH and is involved in teaching hypnosis to health care professionals on the BSCAH Foundation Courses. She is on the council of the Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Section in the Royal Society of Medicine and a committee member of the Philosophy and Ethics Special Interest Group of the British Pain Society 


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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