Past notice
Archive report of meeting
Thursday June 2006

Understanding the functions of the mind:
Some implications in clinical hypnotherapy


A talk by Dr Fathieh Saudi
22nd June 2006

After completing her medical training in Paris she specialised as a paediatrician, working extensively in community health centres in Jordan and Lebanon.
The author or translator of several books - in English, French and Arabic - on children’s health and child psychology, her introduction to hypnotherapy followed a period of personal healing and development.
She trained with London College of Clinical Hypnosis, obtaining the Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and the Practitioner Diploma and is involved trying to make greater use of clinical hypnotherapy in conflict resolution and trauma.
Dr Saudi  also works as a volunteer hypnotherapist with several women’s association interested in the empowerment of women with trauma.
She is on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis for which she has written several articles and is a member of the  GP Associates/Prince of Wales Foundation for Integrated Health.

Dr Fathieh Saudi

At birth the average person has around 100 billion nerve cells in their brain – similar to the number of trees in the Amazon rain forest.

On top of that we each start off with ten times that number of glial cells which have the job of maintaining a nurturing environment for the nerve cells.

Such unimaginably vast figures give some indication of the sheer complexity of the human brain and were explained by Fathieh Saudi at the society's June 2006 meeting

Dr Saudi described the astonishing perfection of the functioning of the human brain and explain some of the implications for clinical hypnotherapy and her talk provided an introduction to the basic structure and mode of function of the brain including how the brain develops from the womb up to adulthood.

In addition the presentation examined the amazing functioning of the five senses, their location in the brain, s looking at memory structure and mode of function.

Dr Saudi’s talk also covered:

The relation between the endocrine glands, hormones and the brain.
Sleep and dreams.
The functioning of the muscular system.
The nervous system and modern neuroscience discoveries.
The locations of the conscious and unconscious mind.
The development of language.
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