Speaking Events

PLEASE NOTE: I will be out of the office and will return on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2024. During this time, you may still request a consultation, however I may not be able to get back you as quickly as I’d like. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I look forward to speaking with you soon. 

Jeffrey Lazarus, MD, FAAP is an internationally recognized speaker on the use of medical hypnosis to address pediatric conditions like bedwetting, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, chronic pain, tics and Tourette syndrome, and anxiety. He also treats adults for a variety of conditions.

Dr. Lazarus speaks at physician and psychology conferences, hospitals, and to various special interest groups including athletic coaches, teachers, parent organizations, PTAs, musicians, actors, and parents of children with academic struggles.

He has taught workshops for other hypnosis professionals nationally for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute, and internationally for the International Society of Hypnosis and the European Society of Hypnosis.

Upcoming Presentations:

September, 2023: American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine
Webinar on Mind Body Practices for Peds

Recent Invited Presentations:

October 2022. National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Sleep: Goals and Suggestions”
“Medical Hypnosis for Dermatological Conditions”
Also, small group leader/facilitator.

September 2022. Division of Urology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA.
“Medical Hypnosis for Pediatric Urological Conditions”

March 2022. Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. University of Buffalo.
“Medical Hypnosis for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Conditions”

May 2021. Division of Pediatric Urology. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA.
“Medical Hypnosis for Pediatric Urological Conditions”

May 2021. Hypnosis Idea Exchange.
“Medical Hypnosis for Gastrointestinal Conditions”

March 2021. American Academy of Neurology, Neurohealth and Integrative Neurology Section.
“Medical Hypnosis for Neurological Conditions”

January 2021. Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. University of California San
Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital.
“Medical Hypnosis for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Conditions”

September 2020. Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. Children’s Hospital of Oakland.
Oakland, CA.
“Medical Hypnosis for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Conditions”

May 2020. Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA.
“Medical Hypnosis for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Conditions”

May 2020. Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.
“Medical Hypnosis for Children and Adolescents”

September 2019. National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Hypnosis: Definitions, Myths, and Misconceptions”
“Sleep: Goals and Suggestions”

May 2019. Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, Stanford University Medical School.
“Medical Hypnosis for Children and Adolescents”

May 2019. Medical Chamber of Slovenia. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Medical Hypnosis for Headaches”
“Medical Hypnosis for Gastrointestinal Conditions”

December 2018. Brief Therapy Conference, Burlingame, California.
“More Important than Hypnosis: Optimizing Motivation and Dissolving Patient Resistance. Applying David Burns, MD’s TEAM-CBT Approach to Children and Adolescents.”

August 2018. World Congress of Medical and Clinical Hypnosis, Montreal, Canada.
“More Important than Hypnosis: Optimizing Motivation and Dissolving Patient Resistance. Applying David Burns, MD’s TEAM-CBT Approach to Children and Adolescents.”
“Treatment of Headaches with Training in Self-Hypnosis.”

January 2018. Division of Pediatric Neurology. Stanford University School of Medicine. Stanford, CA
“Update in Medical Hypnosis for Common Pediatric Neurological Conditions.”

November 2017. Kiwanis Club. Menlo Park, CA
“Optimizing Performance and Overcoming Anxiety”

April, 2017. Stanford University Department of Urology Grand Rounds.
“Medical Hypnosis to Treat Pediatric Urological Conditions”

February, 2016. Entheos Audiology Group, Tucson, Arizona.
“Advanced Empathy Workshop: The Five Secrets of Effective Communication.” This workshop was based on the work of David Burns, MD.

October, 2013. “Treatment of Headaches Utilizing Self-Hypnosis.” Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, annual meeting, Berkeley, California. Read more about hypnosis for headaches treatment

October, 2013.  “Treatment of Tics and Habit Disorders with Training in Self-Hypnosis?” and “Techniques to Maximize Treatment Adherence and Outcome.” This is the 7th Congress on hypnotherapeutic and systemic approaches in working with children and adolescents. Attending will be 1800 clinicians from around the world including over 110 faculty members from 11 countries. The leading and most renowned hypnotherapists, systemic therapists and family therapists, will present their approaches in working clinically with hypnosis with children and adolescents. Child Hypnosis Congress, Heidelberg, Germany.

August, 2013.  Dr. Lazarus will serve as a guest lecturer and teaching assistant for David Burns, MD, when Dr. Burns teaches “Advanced Applications in Cognitive Therapy:  A Four-Day Intensive Training.”  Dr. Burns is an adjunct professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of several best-selling books, including Feeling Good:  The New Mood Therapy and When Panic Attacks.  Dr. Burns is internationally recognized as an inspiring teacher, original thinker, and leader in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy.  San Francisco, California.

March, 2013. “Treatment of Tics and Habit Disorders with Training in Self-Hypnosis.”
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Annual Scientific Meeting, Louisville, Ky

April, 2013. “Mental Imagery for Continence and Bowel Management.”
International Congress 2nd Abu Dhabi Continence Week, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Locally, Jeffrey Lazarus, MD has spoken at Stanford University Medical Center and the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Studies, as part of the Pritzker Lecture Series on Integrative Pediatric and Adolescent Health. In March 2010, he spoke at the Nike Coach of the Year conference in Concord, California on the topic of Sports Performance Anxiety.

See a list of Dr. Lazarus’ Media Coverage

During pediatric grand rounds (continuing education for physicians), Jeffrey Lazarus, M.D has lectured to pediatricians all over the United States and at the Children’s Hospital in Madrid, Spain and the Dubai Pediatric Society in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Dr. Lazarus if you would like him to speak to your physician’s or special interest group.