Psychoneuroimmunology – immune system connection between mind and body CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) available for CPHT Graduates

Date: Sunday 19th May 2024
Timings: 10am to 5pm
Location: Online Zoom Conferencing
Price: £105 (£95 with AfSFH membership)
Presenter: Jane Fox

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About the Course

How does our psychological wellbeing affect our physical health? How are the body and mind connected? More importantly can we improve our health with positive thoughts? This CPD shows how our psychological, neural (brain) and immune processes interact to shape our health and behaviour.

Where the medical system looks to find the link between pathogen and disease, many of us are looking to understand better how our mood, our psychological health and well-being impact on our physical health. The study of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) evaluates the link between our psychological health and our physical health through the impact of each on our immune system and as such, allows us to approach physical health from a different perspective. Thereby, finding solutions in psychological therapies where the biomedical model of health finds itself challenged.

This module will help you to understand:

  • What we mean by psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)
  • The pathways of PNI in immune system regulation
  • The importance of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in health and ill-health
  • How SFH is perfectly situated to improve both our psychological health and our physical well-being

We will see how sleep is important for us via the PNI pathway, and look at how PNI can help us understand how stress influences skin conditions and the development of mental disorders. We will finish with a review of how our work as SFHs provides us with an exceptional grounding for developing psychoneuroimmunology-based health interventions.

The importance of understanding Psychoneuroimmunology is why this CPD is also an integral part of the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma course (AHD).

About the Presenter

Jane Fox
BSc (Hons), MSc, AHD, HPD, DSFH, SFH Sup (Hyp), MNCH (Acc), MAfSFH (Reg), MNCH (Reg)

Jane Fox worked in Clinical Research within the Pharmaceutical Industry for 30 years before qualifying as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist with CPHT Manchester in 2014. She went on to qualify as a SF Supervisor in 2018 and became Senior Lecturer with CPHT Sheffield in 2019 where she currently teaches the HPD course.

Jane continues to study in all things Neurological and Solution Focused, and she achieved the Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma in 2022. As well as lecturing, Jane has a busy practice in South Manchester and enjoys supervising around 25 qualified hypnotherapists.

Jane’s work on Medical Device studies was in the area of Neuromodulation, including the use of Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-resistant Depression and for Parkinson’s Disease.

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