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Inara Roja

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Name
Inara
Last name
Roja
Degree
Dr. med.
Language
Latvian, English, Russian
Biography

Inara Roja, MD PhD, is a clinical neurologist, certified physician hypnotherapist residing in Riga, Latvia, and working at Riga 1st Hospital. She has been practicing cognitive hypnotherapy for over 25 years and had published scientific articles at the Latvian and European medical journals about use evidence-based medical hypnotherapy in the individual and combined treatment of neurotic and psychosomatic patients. Inara Roja is a proponent of an American psychiatrist Milton Hyland Erickson medical psychodynamic hypnotherapy in Latvia. She was the head of the Society for Physicians Hypnotherapists in Latvia, and as a member of the International Society of Hypnosis had participated with scientific researches at the European and World congresses of contemporary hypnotherapy. She is the author of books about medical cognitive hypnodrama, hypnotherapeutic dreams therapy, use cognitive hypnotherapy and couple therapy for persons with sexual health disturbances. Inara Roja is the author of recent book: MEDICAL HYPNOTHERAPY (Publishing House “Madris” in Latvia, 2017), where are chapters about historical evolution and modalities of the medical hypnotherapy in Europe and world, the findings from modern neuroimaging studies and human brain activity measuring that helps physician hypnotherapist to evaluate the patient`s brain response to hypnotherapeutic intervention by biopsychosocial approach and efficiency of such non-pharmacological treatment.

 

Education

1964 - 1970    Riga Medicine Institute, Medicine department, Latvia

1970 - 1971   Internship in neurology.  Riga Medicine Institute, Medicine Department, Riga Ist Clinical Hospital, Department of Nervous Diseases, (certificate. No. 9, June 15, 1971), Latvia

Academic titles and degrees:

1970    Medical doctor (MD), Riga Medicine Institute, Latvia       

2006    PhD in Medical Sciences, Riga Stradiņš University Medicine Sector and Internal Medicine Subsection, Latvia. Doctoral work “Use of cognitive hypnodrama in medical hypnotherapy and its clinical aspects”.

2008    Assistant Professor, International Higher School of Practical Psychology, Latvia 

Membership and activities in professional associations

1995 till now      Latvian Neurological Society, member

1995 till now      Federation of European Neurological Associations, member

1999-2004          Latvian Transological  Psychotherapy Association, vice president

2004-2018          Society of Hypnotherapists and Sexologists in Latvia, president

2004                   Honorary member by French Hypnosis Association

2012-2016          International Society of Hypnosis (ISH), member

Certificates of professional activity

1971  till now   Doctor neurologist (certificate, 1971)

1972               Qualification in hypnotherapy and autogenous training at the Kharkiv Institute for  Doctor in-service training institute in Ukraine (certificate No 1840, 1972)

1995-1999       4 years postgraduated basis education, training in Medical Hypnotherapy, Sexology and sexopathology, Family and Couple consultations in theoretical – practical courses organized by the Latvian Transological Psychotherapy Association (LTPA) and Latvian Association for                                    Sexologists, Sexopathologists  ( LASS)

2001-2004      3 years basis education and training in Latvia, Riga in Psychodynamic Hypnosis and Milton Erickson Psychotherapy on higher teaching courses organized by the French Hypnosis Association (diploma, July 4th, 2004 in Paris)

2004              The honorary title has been awarded by French Hypnosis Association (October 23, 2004, Paris)

2000-2002      2 years training to acquire supervisor’s qualification in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic hypnotic communication (certificate, November 29, 2002. Latvian Transological Psychotherapy Association)

1999 till now    Physician having rights to qualify other physicians in medical hypnotherapy. Latvian Medical Association; Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia

2004 till now   Assigned a doctor's hypnotherapist specialty (certificate, Latvian Medical Association)

Work experience in hypnotherapy

1970 - 1971Riga 1st Clinical Hospital, Department of Nervous Diseases, Latvia

1972 - 1982 – Resort Outpatient Department in Jurmala, Latvia

1989 - till now – Riga 1st Clinical Hospital, Outpatient Department, Latvia

Location
Riga, Latvia
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56.962035310980944
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24.126190538281207
Member of ISH

Publications
Publications

Scientific publications in hypnotherapy

  1. Balta. L., Roja, I., Roja, Z., “The Tension in Working Couples. Combined Treatment”, The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2017, May 2017. Volume 14, Issue 5, Supplement 4, Page e331. Published by Elsevier Inc.   DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.04.571  An Official Journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine. 23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health.  Prague, Czech Republic, May 28-31, 2017.
  2. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Kalkis, H., “Cognitive behavioral intervention for social workers with emotional exhaustion”, 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: “SOCIETY HEALTH WELFARE”/ Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations, Innovations, Solutions / 23rd – 25th November 2016, Riga. Riga Stradiņš University. Book: p. 98. ISBN 978-9934-563-01-0. 
  3. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Hypnotherapy treatment for employees suffering from chronic fatigue and burnout”- The XX World Congress of Hypnosis: “Hypnosis, Roots and Future of Consciousness” – from August 27th to August 29th/2015 at Paris/FRANCE. Abstracts Book: 227.   
  4. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Kalkis, H., “Team learning and self-management for video display terminal employees with chronic neck-shoulders pain”, J. Agronomy Research, 2015, Vol. 13, Number 3, p. 829-835.
  5. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Kalkis, H., “Integrated treatment for working married couples suffering from stress”, 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference „SOCIETY HEALTH WELFARE” (Family Well-being and Human Capital Improvement in Changing Society: Strategy and Practice). Riga, November 26-28. Riga Stradiņš University. Book: p. 60. ISBN 978-9984-793-64-1.
  6. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Kalkis, H., “Insomnia management for ageing employees with job stress”, 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE. Riga, November 22-23, 2012. Riga Stradiņš University. Book: 00037-p.1– 00037-p.7. ISBN: 978-2-7598-1639-2
  7. Roja, Z., Kalkis, V., Roja, I., Kalkis, H., “The effects of a medical hypnotherapy on clothing industry employees suffering from chronic pain”, Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology 2013, 8:25. http://www.occup-med.com/content/8/1/25.          
  8. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Zalkalns, J., “Combined treatment for males with sexual dysfunction in stroke recovery”, The 17th Nordic Congress on Cerebrovascular Diseases (Nordic Stroke 2013), August 21-24, 2013, Vilnius, Lithuania. Abstract book: S52-S53
  9. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Balta, L., “Cognitive hypnotherapy and psycho-aromatherapy for couples with unpleasantness”, Book: 89-94. The 34th NACS 2012 Conference: “Pleasure and Health” by education, counselling and treatment - October 4th -7th, 2012. The Finnish Association for Sexology(FIAS) 2012. Helsinki. Finland. IBN 978-952-67822-0-1-8.
  10. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Complex treatment for patients with conversion headache”, 7th Baltic Congress of Neurology, Tartu, Estonia, May 9-12, 2012. Abstract book:130.
  11. Roja, Z., Roja, I., Remeza, I., “Autogenic training by mind-body relaxation for employees with chronic upper back pain in textile enterprise”, 1st International Scientific-Practical Conference of the Latvian Ergonomic society „Contemporary ergonomics and Business 2011”- Oct.7th, 2011, Riga. Proceedings of the First International Scientific-Practical Conference of the Latvian Ergonomics Society, 2011: 28-32. ISBN 978-9984-45-406-1. 
  12. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Rehablilitation treatment for victims of bullying in the workplace”, The 1st International Scientific-Practical Conference of the Latvian Ergonomic society „Contemporary ergonomics and Business 2011”- Oct.7th,2011, Riga. Proceedings of the First International Scientific-Practical Conference of the Latvian Ergonomics Society, 2011: 33-38. ISBN 978-9984-45-406-1.      
  13. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Combined Rehabilitation Treatment In Females With Phantom Breast Syndrome”, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, vol.47, Suppl.1 to No.2, 2011:28-28.
  14. Roja, Z., Kalkis, V., Kalkis, H., Roja, I., Remeza, I., “Effectiveness of early multidisciplinary rehabilitation of the clothing industry employees suffering from chronic pain in different body parts”, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, vol.47, Suppl.1 to No.2, 2011:20-20.
  15. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “The effectiveness of using cognitive hypnotherapeutic treatment for video-display-teminal employees with chronic neck-shoulder pain”, II International Conference:”Pain in the Baltics”. Riga, 2010, Nov.12-13. Abstract book: 109.
  16. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Use of Cognitive Hypnotherapy and Couples therapy for Female Patients with Psychogenic Vaginismus”, The Journal of The British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis and The Official Journal of The European Society of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine. Crown House Publishing, UK, 2010, Vol.27, NO.2:88-94. ISSN 0960-5290.     
  17. Roja, Z., Roja, I., Kalkis, H., Kalkis,V., “Rehabilitation Solutions for Health Care Staff after Suffering from Psycho-emotional Stress at the Workplace”, Collection of Scientific Papers 2009. Research Articles. Riga, RSU, 2010: 224-229. ISBN 978-9984-788-62-3; ISSN 1691-5399.   
  18. Roja, Z., Kalkis, H., Roja, I., Kalkis, V., Vetra, A., “The Significance of Early Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation in Health Promotion for Workers with VDT Suffering from NSAH Complaints”, Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the European federation for Research in Rehabilitation, Riga, Latvia, 09-12 September, 2009. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Vol. 32, suppl. 1, August 2009: S85. 2009: S70.ISSN 0342-5282.                     
  19. Roja, I., Zalkalns, J., Roja, Z., “Gerontotherapy in working aging males and females”, The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, vol. 13, Supl. 1, 2009: S244 (19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Paris, 5-9 July, 2009).        
  20. Roja, I., Auce, I., “Complex treatment for ageing patients with coital cephalgia”, 6th Baltic Congress of Neurology. Vilnius, Lithuania, May 13-16, 2009, Abstract Book: Vilnius, 2009: S51-S52. ISSN 1392-3064.       
  21. Roja, Z., Roja, I., Kalkis, H., Kalkis, V., Vetra, A., “Assessment of Mental and Physical Load Interaction for Health Care Workers using NASA-TLX Method”, 17th World Congress on Ergonomics, Beijing, China, August 9 – 14, 2009, CD, p.1-5       
  22. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Zalkalns, J., Bertholds, M., “Sexual assault in the workplaces. Use combined treatment – autogenic training and antidepressant – for patients suffering from sexual assault in the workplaces”, Riga Stradiņš university. Scientific papers in social research sciences 2008. Riga, 2009: 192-195. ISBN 978-9984-788-33-3. ISSN 1407-9453.    
  23. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Combined treatment in heterosexual and homosexual working aging male patients with erectile dysfunction and body dissatisfaction”, Abstracts of the Joint Meeting of the European (ESSM) and International (ISSM) Societies for Sexual Medicine. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. USA, Plymouth, 2008/12: 84-85.
  24. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Use of cognitive hypnodrama, couple therapy for female patients with psychogenic vaginismus”, Book of abstracts. 11th Congress of the European Society of Hypnosis (ESH). Meg-Stiftung, Konradstr.,16, 80801 Munchen, 2008/09:63. ISSN 1862-4731.
  25. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Zalkalns, J., “Medical hypnotherapy treatment in adults with atopic dermatitis”, 7th Congress of the Baltic Association of Dermatovenerology. Riga, Abstract Book, 2007: 67.
  26. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Cognitive hypnodrama in a Case of Psychogenic Pain”, European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. London, 2007, volume 7, issue 4:13-20. ISSN 1351-1297.
  27. Roja I., Roja Z., “Treatment of aging patients with hypoactive sexual desire using psychodynamic hypnosis and medicine”, European Journal of Sexual Health, 2006: 15: 81-82. ISSN 1743-6109.
  28. Roja, I., An integrative therapy in case of neurotic depression with alert, sleep disorders and decreased sexual inclination”, 5th Baltic Congress of Neurology. Riga, June 1–3, Abstract Book, 2006: 27-28.
  29. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Use of psychodynamic Hypnosis and antidepressant Pram in the complex treatment of depressive patients. An integrative therapeutic plan in case of depression”, 13th European Psychotherapy Association Congress of Psychotherapy, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 7, 2005. Abstract Book: 25-26.
  30. Roja, I., “Use of Autogenic Training (AT) in Sport – School Boys after Psychotrauma”, 4 th International Baltic Congress on Sport Medicine, Riga, Nov 11-12, 2005. Abstract Book: 40-41.

 

Books

  1. Roja, I., Medical Hypnotherapy, Publishing House “Madris”, Riga, 2017, 254 p. In Latvian. 
  2. Roja, I., Sexual Health, Publishing House “Madris”, Riga, 2016, 118 p. In Latvian.
  3. Roja, Z., Roja, I., Kalkis, H., Stress and Violence at Work. What to do? Latvian Ergonomic Society, Riga, 2016, 94 p. In Latvian.
  4. Roja, I., Cognitive Hypnodrama in Medical Hypnotherapy, Europrint, Riga, 2007, 79 p. In Latvian.
  5. Roja, I., Marsels Berthold`s Day Dream Therapy, Publishing House „Drukatava”, Riga, 2007, 145 p. In Latvian.
  6. Roja, I., Bertholds, M., Zaļkalns, J., Roja, Z., Autogenous Training, Riga, 2006, 34 p. In Latvian.
Presentations/ teachings
Qualifications

Pedagogical Work in hypnotherapy

2006 – 2009    Lecturer at the Riga Stradiņš University. Lecturer at the University of Latvia, Center for Education and Studies in Family Medicine

1999 – 2004  Lecturer of Medical Hypnotherapy, Medical Sexology/Sexopathology in 4    years higher training courses organized by the Latvian Transological Psychotherapy Association (LTPA), Latvian Association for Sexologists, Sexopathologists (LASS)   at the University of Latvia, Medicine Department

 

Scientific Conferences in hypnotherapy

  1. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Workers with chronic fatigue. Cognitive–behavior hypnotherapeutic approach”, International 19th Conference of Bridging Easter and Western Psychiatry. May 11-14, 2017. Riga. 
  2. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Zaļkalns, J., Kaļķis, H., “Ergonomic and non-pharmacologic chronic pain relief for massage therapists”. Riga Stradiņš university, Latvia, scientific conference April 06-07, 2017.
  3. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Kalkis H., “Cognitive behavioral intervention for social workers with emotional exhaustion”. 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: “SOCIETY HEALTH WELFARE”/ Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations, Innovations, Solutions / 23rd – 25th November 2016, Riga.
  4. Roja, I., Zalkalns, J., Roja, Z., Integrated Treatment by Biopsychosocial Approach in Patients with Conversion Disorder. Poster Presentation. Riga Stradiņš university, Latvia, scientific conference March 17-18, 2016.
  5. Roja, I., Roja, Z., ”Hypnotherapy treatment for employees suffering from chronic fatigue and burnout” Speaker/lecturer at the XX World Congress of Hypnosis: “Hypnosis, Roots and Future of Consciousness” – from August 27th to August 29th2015 at Paris/FRANCE.
  6. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “VDT workers with chronic pain syndrome”. University of Latvia, 73rd scientific conference, February 20, 2015. Presentation.
  7. Roja, I., Roja, Z., Kalkis, H., Integrated treatment for working married couples suffering from stress. 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference „SOCIETY HEALTH WELFARE” (Family Well-being and Human Capital Improvement in Changing Society: Strategy and Practice). Riga, November 26-28. Riga Stradiņš University.
  8. Roja, I., “Phantom syndrome management in females after mastectomy” Riga Stradiņš university, Latvia, 13rd scientific conference. April 10-11, 2014.
  9. Roja, I., Roja, Z., “Medical hypnotherapeutic treatment for employees with chronic pain in sonography work”. University of Latvia, 72nd scientific conference, February 14, 2014. Presentation. 
  10. Roja, I., ”Stress management for Employees Suffering from Intergenerational Conflict at workplace”. 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: „SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE.” Nov 22-23. 2012. RIGA. Abstract Book: Riga Stradiņš University, P.92.                     
  11. Roja, I., „Short-term psychotherapy treatment for working adults with trichotillomania”.  19th International Hypnosis Congress from Oct.17th – 21st 2012 in Bremen, Germany. Presentation.        
  12. Roja, I., „Cognitive hypnotherapy and psycho-aromatherapy for couples with unpleasantness”. 34th NACS 2012, Conference “Pleasure and Health”. October 4th -7th, 2012/ Helsinki/ FINLAND. Presentation.   
  13. Roja, I., ”Complex treatment for patients with conversion headache”. 7th BALCONE congress , May 9-12, 2012,  Tartu Estonia.   Presentation.      
  14. Roja, I., „The effectiveness of using combined treatment for working ageing employees with psychosomatic pain.” 3rd International Symposium Pain in the Baltics 2012: Vilnius, April, 13-14, 2012.  Presentation.      
  15. Roja, I., „Cognitive hypnotherapy treatment for patients with functional gastrointestinal disorder”. 5th Latvian Gastroenterology Congress with International participation. Riga, November 12, 2011.
  16. Roja, I., „Cognitive hypnotherapy for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder”.  International Baltic Military Psychologists Conference, Riga, October 6-7, 2011.
  17. Roja, I., “The effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy in patients with chronic pain”.  United World Congress of Latvian Scientists. Riga, October 25, 2011. Thesis collection: 80.
  18. Roja, I., ”Rehabilitation treatment for victims of bullying in the workplace”. The 1st International Scientific-Practical Conference of the Latvian Ergonomic society„ Contemporary ergonomics and Business 2011”- October7th, 2011, Riga.        
  19. Roja, I., “The effectiveness of using cognitive hypnotherapeutic treatment for video-display-teminal employees with chronic neck-shoulder pain”. II International Conference: Pain in the Baltics: - Riga, November 12-13, 2010.
  20. Roja, I., “Combination therapy for patients with anhedonia”. Riga Stradiņš university, Latvia, 9th scientific conference. March 19, 2010. Presentation.
  21. Roja, I., ”Use of cognitive hypnodrama treatment in patients with depressive mood and psychogenic logoneurosis”. XVIII ISH International Congress “Hypnosis and Neurosciences” Rome, September 24-26, 2009. Presentation.
  22. Roja, I., „Use of cognitive hypnotherapy and therapy for couple in patients with posttraumatic stress syndrome after mastectomy". 6th Latvian Doctors` Congress. Riga, June 19-21, 2009. Presentation.
  23. Roja, I., ”Complex treatment for ageing patients with coital cephalgia , 6th BALCONE congress. Vilnius, May 13-16, 2009. Presentation.
  24. Roja, I., „Cognitive hypnotherapy treatment in postsurgical rehabilitation outcome for transgendered persons”. 8th scientific conference. Riga Stradiņš university. April 02-03, 2009.
  25. Roja, I., „Use of cognitive hypnodrama, couple therapy for female patients with psychogenic vaginismus”. 11th Congress of the European Society of Hypnosis "Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine”. Vienna, September 17-21, 2008. Presentation.
  26. Roja, I., "Use of cognitive hypnotherapy in adolescents who have suffered from sexual abuse in the family". Riga Stradiņš university, March 13, 2008. Presentation.
  27. Roja, I., „Medical hypnotherapy treatment in adults with atopic dermatitis”. 7th Baltic Dermatology congress, Riga, April 6, 2007. Presentation.
  28. Roja, I., „Use of Cognitive Hypnodrama, Couple Therapy and Antidepressant in the Combined Treatment of the Aging male and Female, who suffered from Mobbing and Bossing at Workplace”. 6th scientific conference. Riga Stradiņš university. March 29-30, 2007. Presentation.

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