"TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus"

Our next lecture

Friday, March 31, 2023, 3:00 pm,Faraday Lecture Hall

Dr. Barbara SchmidtUniversity Hospital Jena

Against anxiety, stress and memory problems - hypnosis in therapy

In this lecture you can expect an appealing mixture of scientific lecture, exciting stories from practice and a live demonstration. You will get a clear idea of what hypnosis is, how to study its effects and what it looks like in real life. Dr. Barbara Schmidt represents the subject of hypnosis with an infectious enthusiasm that will get you excited about a therapeutic method that has been around for a long time and deserves more attention. In her studies, the scientist at the University Hospital of Jena shows that accompanying ventilated persons in the intensive care unit with hypnosis can significantly improve the fear of the breathing mask and the feelings of suffocation when breathing against the machine. Hypnosis has also been shown to help with stress such as that experienced in job interviews and exam situations, reducing both psychological and physical indicators of stress. Even the subjectively perceived certainty in remembering learned content can be increased by hypnotic suggestions. These are convincing arguments for using hypnosis more intensively in therapy.

Current notes


Pre-registration for participation in the events is not required.

For further information, please contact us by e-mail at buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de or by phone at 03677 69-4675.

Spring semester 2023

The program for the Spring 2023 semester can be found here:

>Spring Semester 2023 Program<.

For further information, please contact us at the e-mail address buergercampus@tu-ilmenau.de.

Preview of the fall semester 2023

The events take place in the rooms of the Georg Schmidt Technical Center of the University of Ilmenau, Weimarer Straße, each Friday at 3:00 p.m. (see General Information - Map of the TU Ilmenau).

The following dates are planned for the fall semester 2023:

08.09. / 15.09. / 22.09. / 29.09. / 06.10. / 13.10. / 20.10. / 27.10. / 03.11. / 10.11. / 17.11. / 24.11. / 01.12. / 08.12.2023


Review of previous semesters

"Will drones fall on our heads in the future?", "Artificial intelligence - public perception and risk communication" or "The digitalization wave in medical care: Claim and Reality": The range of content covered by the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is diverse and includes socio-political and cultural-political topics, natural sciences and humanities, technical, economic, medical, historical and cultural topics.

In the review of previous semesters you will find an overview of the events and topics of the past years.

Review of previous semesters

General information

Founded in 2006, the Senior Citizens' Academy at the Ilmenau University of Technology, today's TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus, is an open continuing education program for all interested persons from Ilmenau and the surrounding area.

General information on participation in the TU Ilmenau Bürgercampus

Responsible for the program and organization of the TU Ilmenau Citizens' Campus is the Ilmenau University of Technology in cooperation with the Universitätsgesellschaft Ilmenau - Freunde, Förderer, Alumni e.V..