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      Hypnosis and eating disorders - Bruno DUBOS - EN4M2 - 2024/25

      Hypnosis and eating disorders - Bruno DUBOS - EN4M2 - 2024/25
      600,00 €



      Web training module 2024/25

      Hypnosis and eating disorders

      Hypnotic mobilization of resources by the body

      Dr. Bruno DUBOS  

      Ericksonian hypnosis is more than a technique, it is the keystone of the practice of so-called strategic brief therapies. The handling of Ericksonian hypnosis, also called conversational hypnosis, aims above all to bring about change.

      Milton Erickson has dedicated his life to thinking up strategies for change to help his patients break free from their problems. He quickly became interested in hypnosis and his work renewed the way of practicing hypnosis, from the second half of the 20th century . He is considered the father of brief therapies.

      This interactive module is intended for practitioners wishing to learn about Ericksonian hypnosis in order to guide the patient towards his own resources, on the path to change.


      The therapeutic strategies of hypnotic work aim to mobilize the resources of our patients. It is important to take into account that these resources are above all chains of experiences associating sensory-motor with emotions on which our psychic representations are built. Far too often, the corporeal dimension of the chains of experience is undervalued, in favor of the mobilization of psychic representations. Outside the body, with its sensations and its proprio-captivity, is at the center of our relationship to the world around us and serves as the basis for our relationship with others.

      We all know "those great moments of loneliness" where nothing happens and where our strategies fail one after the other... Indeed, some of our patients have lost their creativity, they have stopped and become impoverished, in their sensoriality, their emotions and their psychic representations. This is the case when they settle into a process of chronicity. There are, however, other means of entering into a relationship with these discouraging patients by using what is immediately within our reach and can always be mobilized: The body and the chains of experience.

      This introductory module of 2 web training sessions aims to introduce any helping relationship practitioner to conversational hypnosis through the founding contributions of Milton Erickson. The different courses offered will allow you to acquire a vision that connects you intimately with your patient in an approach that combines rigor and intuition, and in which the voice, the gaze and the sensations are highlighted.

      The relationship to the world, to oneself and to others will be approached through body hypnotic work in order to make the link, from movement to the mobilization of resources. The student will be sensitized to the processes of reciprocal influence and will apprehend language games and metaphorical games in hypnosis.

      Objective of the module

      • Acquire the fundamentals of the use of the body in hypnotic processes.
      • Develop observation and body reading.
      • Become aware of the notion of state and process.
      • Learn hypnotic body mobilization techniques
      • Integrate the bodily approach to therapeutic strategies and work on chronic pain
      • Understand the specificities of chronic processes, dissociation and re-association and hypnotic mobilization

      Module program

      • Session 1: Wednesday 05/14/2025 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Hypnosis and eating disorders - S1 - Bruno Dubos - EN4M2 - 2024/25
      • Session 2: Wednesday 04/06/2025 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Europe/Paris: Hypnosis and eating disorders - S2 - Bruno Dubos - EN4M2 - 2024/25


      Skills acquired at the end of the training (pedagogical objectives)

      • Take into account the body with the hypnotic processes in order to reinforce its competences of speaker.
      • Strengthen observation skills by using the notion of state and process in order to better calibrate their intervention.

      Target audience and prerequisites

      • Any student or health professional in the field of accompaniment and helping relationship


      Dr. Bruno DUBOS : Liberal psychiatrist in Rennes since 1992, hypnosis practitioner, and trainer. He is the author of various books and articles: From loyalty to betrayal. How not to be depressed anymore? in the journal Hypnosis and Brief Therapy. (2014) ; The Clandestine Ages. in the journal Hypnosis and Brief Therapy. (2013); Anorexia in young girls: from chrysalis to butterfly. in the journal Hypnosis and Brief Therapy (2008); Cure eating disorders. SATA Editions. (2006).

      Modality, means and teaching aids

      Interactive and experiential approach

      • Individual work, in pairs and sub-groups during and outside the sessions
      • Excerpts from intervention sessions or complete sessions 
      • Group facilitation method (LS/Wooclap)
      • Analysis and sharing of experiences

      Evaluation and monitoring methods

      Obtaining the certificate for this module requires: 

      • to have passed 75% of the homework to be done outside of class (MCQ, videos, homework, collaborative work, etc.) 
      • to have attended at least 75% of the course sessions 

      Assessment of student satisfaction

      At the end of the training, a satisfaction questionnaire will be completed by each participant so that they can assess the relevance of the content of the training with regard to their professional practice and the achievement of their objectives.

      --> 95% of our students are satisfied with their training  = number of students who gave a score greater than or equal to 7 out of 10 (0: "not at all satisfied"; 10: "completely satisfied")


      • Special rate : €600 including VAT
      • Price reserved for lact students for the year : €420 including tax
      • Company/agreement rate : €690 including tax

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      and abroad

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      their training year at LACT *

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      The quality certification was issued under
      the following category of actions: Training action


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