Dr. Linda Thomson of Ludlow recently returned from Rome, Italy where she was an invited speaker at the XVIII International Society of Hypnosis Congress.
Forty-five different countries were represented at the week- long conference. Dr. Thomson's invited address was on Pediatric Hypnosis. She also gave a scientific paper presentation on Elimination Disorders and taught a workshop on Metaphorical Approaches to Habit Disorders in Children.
Two new books were released at the conference that contained chapters written by Dr. Thomson: a chapter about hypnotic metaphors in "L ipnosi con i Bambini e Gli Adolescenti" and a chapter on preparing patients hypnotically for surgery in "Medical Hypnosis Primer".
Dr. Thomson is the creator of a two CD program, "Stress Free Surgery - A Self Relaxation Program to Help You Prepare for and Recover from Surgery". She is also the author of Harry Hypno-potamus: Metaphorical Tales for the Treatment of Children and Harry Hypno-potamus: More Metaphorical Tales for Children, Volume II.
Dr. Thomson, who lives in Ludlow, is a Nurse Practitioner at Rockingham Medical Group in Bellows Falls and at Pioneer Valley Pediatrics in Longmeadow, MA and Enfield, CT. Her fall schedule also includes teaching workshops to health and mental health care professionals in Northbrook, Illinois, Newton, Massachusetts, Dallas, Texas, and Burlington. Dr. Thomson is the only Approved Consultant in Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis in Vermont and the only Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis in the state.