Randi ABRAHAMSEN, Denmark
ESH Second Vice President
Danish Society of Clinical Hypnosis (DSCH)
DDS 1982 Dental School, University of Aarhus, Denmark,
PhD 2009 Dental School University of Aarhus, Denmark
1997-2017 Board Member of the Danish Society of Clinical Hypnosis, served two years as Editor, two years as President.
Experienced Dentist in the Community Dental Service; teaching and lecturing in the Section of Orofacial Pain and Jaw function at the Dental School, Aarhus University. During this period I was involved with orofacial pain research and a private hypnosis pain clinic, which I now manage. I am a Consultant in orofacial pain and a Lecturer giving workshops for Dentists and dental staff.
Hypnosis has always been a part of my professional career. I used hypnosis mainly for odontofobic patients, later with orofacial pain; I now use hypnosis for various pain conditions. My PhD/research was entitled: “Effect of Hypnosis on Persistent Orofacial Pain.”
I have attended numerous ESH, ISH and international pain congresses with posters and presentations. For several years I have taught, trained and supervised in the Danish Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Furthermore I developed a special course and trained nurses for a hypnosis research project at the Cardiac Department at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen (the leading hospital in Denmark). I support PhD hypnosis research students and try to spread knowledge of hypnosis in a professional context in dental community services, dental organisations and at the university. I give lecture in patients´ organisations and I have been lucky to be able to promote hypnosis on Danish National Television.