Imagery & Breathing for Children w. Chronic Pain Elana Evan, PhD

Elana Evan, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Children's Comfort Care Resource Program, Coordinator, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA This experiential workshop will first provide an overview of relaxation and now relaxing reduces pain. Different methods of relaxation and breathing will be discussed and demonstrated, followed by an experiential practice of these different methods. Hypnosis will next be discussed in relation to its use in treating pain in children. There will be a group experience with a hypnosis exercise, followed by discussion and questions.