M.D. is psychiatrist-psychotherapist and Past – President of the ESH – European Society of Hypnosis. Dr. Nicole Ruysschaert has been elected as Board of Directors member of ISH 2015. After her medical degree at the university of Ghent, she started specialisation in psychiatry. As a psychiatrist she worked in different mental health centers and in a private practice, and took further training in CBT, hypnosis, EMDR and coaching. She currently works fulltime in her private practice in Antwerp (Belgium). She is trainer and supervisor in hypnosis and in psycho-traumatology. She is actively involved in training and supervision in hypnosis – basic training, information sessions on hypnosis, training in hypnotic communication in medical practices and hospitals, basic / specialized /advanced workshops in hypnosis. She joined VHYP – the Flemish society of Hypnosis – BoD since her training in hypnosis in the 1983. 2002 she was elected as ESH Board of Directors member, was elected president 2008, took over presidency in August 2011, has been president ESH through October 2014, and left ESH BoD August 2017. She has been ESH Newsletter editor 2005-2011 and co-editor 2011-2014. She is past-president of the VHYP, and after more than 20 years, still actively involved in the society. In her private practice she offers individual therapy with integration of CBT, Hypnosis, solution-focused approaches and EMDR for a variety of problems. Clients come to ask therapy for (posttraumatic) stress and stress related disorders (burnout, CFS, fibromyalgia), dissociative disorders, (phobic) anxiety, performance enhancement, pain control, psychosomatics, functional syndromes, habit control, social anxiety, test anxiety and depressive disorders. She gives a basic training in hypnosis and intermediate / advanced training sessions on hypnosis for integrating hypnosis in psychotherapy, PTSD, dissociative disorders, stress, burnout, performance enhancement, functional disorders, pain control, resilience and happiness. She worked out an 8 – days training on integrating Ericksonian hypnosis in solution-focused therapy and a training curriculum on hypnotic communication in medical settings. She published some papers on hypnosis for burnout, stress control, happiness. She has lectured and has given workshops in many international hypnosis congresses and was invited to give workshops and training in many hypnosis societies and psychotherapy societies, in Belgium, in different European countries, Turkey, Canada, China, Iran, USA and all over the world in Dutch, English, French and German.
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