2023-2024 / PSYC5863-1

Introduction to the hypnotic process and to the therapeutic communication


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Anne-Sophie Nyssen


Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course will cover briefly the history of hypnosis, the neurophysiological correlates and hypnotic processes and the contexts of use in therapy by exposing the latest scientific studies.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

sensibilization to the techniques of hypnotic communication

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

oral presentation and exercices on communication

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

face to face

Recommended or required readings

150 years of Hypnosis at the University of Liège par Anne-Sophie NYSSEN et Marie-Elisabeth FAYMONVILLE (dir.)

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam on theory , open questions

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Non applicable



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