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Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 188-191


Review article

HYPNOSIS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT IN CHILDREN

Matej Serdinšek
Klinični oddelek za anestezijo in intenzivno terapijo operativnih strok Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana Zaloška cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija

Neli Vintar
Klinični oddelek za anestezijo in intenzivno terapijo operativnih strok, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Hypnosis is a technique that can change the state of sub­ject‘s consciousness to be more open for suggestions. This is achieved through a multistage process. During a hypnot­ic trans we can change the perception of pain with specific suggestions. The content of the suggestions is the key ele­ment to modulate pain in specific parts of the pain matrix. The use hypnosis requires formal education. we can quickly learn suggestive speech that can help with everyday patient communication (e.g. distraction from pain in painful med­ical procedures). Key words: hypnosis, suggestion, child, pain.

Key words: hypnosis, suggestion, child, pain


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