HOAM, Hands On Anxiety Management for dental care is a two day workshop I have developed with Fredrik Praesto. It allows you to master simple but very efficient hands on hypnotic techniques, Trauma Tapping and applied Neuro Linguistics for dental workers. It is designed to allow you to handle your patients as effortlessly as possible in regards to being comfortable from the moment they arrive until they leave.
In this training you will get an understanding of the basic mechanics involved in how we perceive pain, and how we can create and de-learn phobias. You may be surprises how simple it can be to avoid them and help your patients lose their unwanted responses.
According to NetDoctor almost half of the grown people that go to the Dentist feel uncomfortably about it.
The material involves theoretical knowledge, but the main focus is on practical application of the techniques involved, and how you by being aware of the special stimuli that meet your patient in the dental environment in the form of smell, sound and light can use two main methods to deter phobias and sensations of pain.
Our training is based on M.D. Ph.D Ronald Rudens depotentiation model of how Post Traumatic Stress and phobias are learned and can be de-learned, applied in Trauma Tapping in combination with alpha-theta breathing and body relaxation for tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system. We are inspired by the methods used by Dr Krauss Baruch at the Childrens Hospital i Boston about calibrating each patient, catching their focus and directing it to an area of interest far away from their experience of pain. Read more about Dr Krauss Baruch Here >>.
The part involved with applied Neuro Linguistics is based on the principles that the words we use, and how we use them can be used intentionally to activate thought processes and states of mind that simplify the communication between patient and the person treating them in everything from understanding alternative treatments and being relaxed before treatment.
- The mechanics of stress, PTS and the nervous systems
- How we perceive pain depending on mental focus
- Basics of hypnosis
- Basics of somatic therapy, here as Tapping
- Basis of Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Combi induction in the dentists chair with hypnosis/tapping
- De-learning phobias with the Movie Game
- Trauma Tapping Technique
- Priming before treatment from reception to chair
- How to approach a patient worried about economy and treatment
- How to approach patients with fear of pain
- How to handle patients family with the Yellow Tape method
- How to approach and calibrate with children
After training you will be able to certify trough a theoretical test in combination with reports from 20 hours of practical case reports.