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ISH Monthly Masterclass - Self-hypnosis to decrease risks of burnout and compassion fatigue for health care workers By Dr. Nicole Ruysschaert - Wed, 20 July 2022, 17-20 CET

20 Jul 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
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ISH Monthly Masterclass

Self-hypnosis to decrease risks of burnout and compassion fatigue for health care workers

By Dr. Nicole Ruysschaert 

Date: 20th July 2022

Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm CET


Health care professionals, medical doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, dentists are particularly at risk of burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization. The Covid 19 pandemic, the Ukranian war, the additional workload adds on the already stressful life many have to face. Exposure to human suffering in medical and therapeutic interactions affects health care workers on a subtle level, where mirror neurons play an important role.

As you all are very aware now of the importance of vaccination to prevent infections, the good news is that there are some practices to increase your resilience, acting as a kind of “vaccination” that protect you against stress or overwhelming experiences. Gentry and Baranowsky describe five professional resiliency skills or “antibodies”, namely (1) self- regulation (2) intentionality (3) self-validation (4) connection and (5) self-care which contribute to “immunity” useful in stressful live circumstances. You will experience how these skills can be mobilized by (self) hypnosis.

In the workshop you will have the opportunity to practice different useful methods to be better prepared to deal with stressful life circumstances in challenging times. (Self) hypnosis is helpful to self-regulate (1) and develop a healthy balance. Emotion regulation is the main ingredient of an efficient stress management strategy. Objectives and goals, making sense of what you do (2) and feeling valued (3) is a source of energy. You will experience how different mind/body/imagery practices help you to stay grounded and connected (4) in different circumstances. As all the exercises can be integrated in your daily life, there are useful companions for your selfcare (5). Original practices with mirroring hands, some Tai Chi practices, creative imagery with dancing flowers and many more will make this workshop a nice easy going way of self-discovery.


  • To use hypnosis for emotional and physiological self-regulation and finding a balance in your life.
  • To develop resiliency by activating “antibodies” against stress
  • To reframe adversity as a learning opportunity
  • To discover how and where you find compassion satisfaction in your work To discover the importance of social support and networking

Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, empathy, hypnosis, mirror neurons, resilience, positive engagement



Dr. Nicole Ruysschaert M.D. is psychiatrist-psychotherapist, working in private practice and providing hypnosis training – basic, intermediate, and advanced and

supervision in medical and psychotherapeutic settings. She is past – president of the ESH (European Society of Hypnosis) and VHYP, and active committee member of ISH. She is particularly interested in mind-body interactions, psycho-traumata treatment, and endeavouring to integrate hypnotic work and suggestive communication in medical settings. She gave many keynotes, lectures, and workshops for constitutional hypnosis societies of ESH and ISH in Europe, Canada, USA, China, Iran. 2019 she received the

Shirley Schneck award from the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in recognition of her significant contributions in medical hypnosis.



 Please find below the time the workshop will take place in your timezone: 


| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 10am (Austin) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 11pm (Beijing) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 5pm (Berlin, Paris) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 10am (Cancun) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 4pm (London) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 11am (New York/Toronto) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 11pm (Perth) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 5pm (Pretoria) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 8am (Seattle) |

| July 21st, 2022 (Thursday) | 1am (Sydney) |

| July 21st, 2022 (Thursday) | 12am (Tokyo) |

| July 20th, 2022 (Wednesday) | 7.30pm (Tehran) |




Will the Webinar be recorded?

Yes, the link to re-watch the session will be shared to all people who registered for the meeting. 

How long will the recording be available?

After sharing the link, the recording will be available for at least 30days to re-watch the session. 

When will the room be opened?

The room will be opened 15min prior to the workshop. (4.45pm)



20 Jul 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm CEST

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