Education & Networking Events

    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lewis & Clark College, 615 Palantine Hill Rd., Albany Hall, Portland OR 97219

    The OSCH Basic Clinical Hypnosis course provides a solid foundation to get started using clinical hypnosis. 

    The course covers the principles and process of hypnosis for use in diverse clinical settings.  Participants will learn the principles and process of hypnotic inductions, suggestions, and treatment.

    Participants will learn about:

    •  The history of hypnosis,
    • Hypnotic Phenomena and hypnotizability
    • Induction, Deepening, and Alerting techniques
    •  The use of metaphor and hypnotic language, 
    • The application of hypnosis for stress and intro to pain, and 
    • The ethical considerations in using hypnosis

    The course is a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and opportunity to practice in safe, supervised faculty led small groups.  Small group practice is tailored to the learning needs and style of each participant.

    At the end of the course participants will have been taught the basic skills needed to utilize clinical hypnosis and begin using it in a practice setting.  

    Additionally, OSCH offers a mentor program for those who complete the course to have support and guidance in integrating course material into practice.  OSCH courses offer a diverse faculty from a range of health disciplines. 

    The OSCH Basic Course content is consistent with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) training guidelines.  The course meets guidelines for the ASCH certification program for clinical hypnosis.  21 hours of ASCH approve Continuing Education Credit pending. 

    Course Registration: 

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until April 1, 2017: $380 OSCH members, $470 non-OSCH members, and Students $200. Late registration from April 2 - 13: members $480, non-members $570 and $250 students.   Registration closes end of day 4/12/17.  

    GROUP RATES: $50 discount on above fees when 3 or more register together.  Contact course director for group registration. 

    Course Flyer

    Hypnosis: Clinical hypnosis is client centered, cost effective, appropriate for all ages, diverse healthcare disciplines, and  incorporates the science of neurobiology and brain plasticity. Hypnosis allows for more effective utilization of the client’s or patients innate resources and enhances a range of communication skills that facilitate reaching therapeutic goals.  Suggestion is an inevitable part of any treatment.  In learning hypnosis one is better able to understand current uses of language in treatment and how to increase and diversify the range of skills in suggesting therapeutic possibilities. 

    Questions?: Course Director Debbie Bensching, 503-944-5032 or debbensching@comcast.net

    Participants must be licensed health care providers (social workers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, dentists, physicians, etc. with a masters or above).  Residents, interns, and students are eligible if enrolled in a maters or doctoral program. 

    Event Cancellation Refund Policy: 

    Cancellation refund requests submitted in writing to info@oregonhypnosis.org at least 21 days before the start of the workshop will receive an 100% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  Cancellation refund requests received 20 -15 days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  No refund will be issued for requests made with 14 days notice or less. 

    OSCH reserves the right to provide a member or 'workshop registrant 'a full refund or credit toward a future workshop in special circumstances for compassionate relief at OSCH leadership board discretion.


    • 21 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 23 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lewis & Clark College, 615 Palantine Hill Rd., Albany Hall #220, Portland OR 97219

    The OSCH Intermediate Clinical Hypnosis course focuses on refining skills, strategies and treatment applications of clinical hypnosis.   There is some review of the foundational skills in the principles and process of hypnosis.  Completion of the Fundamentals course or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. 

    Strengthening skills and understanding in the principles and application process of hypnotic inductions, suggestions, and treatment is the focus. Additionally participants will:

    • Learn intermediate and advanced level inductions
    • Advanced level Hypnotic techniques for ego strengthening, pain management, anxiety, depression and hypnosis for specific mental health disorders and medical conditions, stabilizing and uncovering.
    • Working with Metaphors and indirect suggestion

    The course is a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and opportunity to practice in safe, supervised faculty led small groups.  Small group practice is tailored to the learning needs and style of each participant.

     Additionally, OSCH offers a mentor program for those who complete the course to have support and guidance in integrating course material into practice.  OSCH courses offer a diverse faculty from a range of health disciplines. 

    The OSCH Intermediate Course content is consistent with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) training guidelines.  The course meets guidelines for the ASCH certification program for clinical hypnosis.  21 hours of Continuing Education Credit  pending. 

    Course Registration: 

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until April 1, 2017: $380 OSCH members, $470 non-OSCH members, and Students $200. Late registration from April 2 - 13: members $480, non-members $570 and $250 students.   Registration closes end of day 4/12/17.  

    GROUP RATES: $50 discount on above fees when 3 or more register together.  Contact course director for group registration. 

    Hypnosis: Clinical hypnosis is client centered, cost effective, appropriate for all ages, diverse healthcare disciplines, and  incorporates the science of neurobiology and brain plasticity. Hypnosis allows for more effective utilization of the client’s or patients innate resources and enhances a range of communication skills that facilitate reaching therapeutic goals.  Suggestion is an inevitable part of any treatment.  In learning hypnosis one is better able to understand current uses of language in treatment and how to increase and diversify the range of skills in suggesting therapeutic possibilities. 

    Questions?: Course Director, Debbie Bensching 503-957-1164 or Email: debbensching@comcast.net 

    Participants must be licensed health care providers (social workers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, dentists, physicians, etc. with a masters or above).  Residents, interns, and students are eligible if enrolled in a maters or doctoral program. 

    Cancellation Refund Policy:

    Cancellation refund requests submitted in writing to info@oregonhypnosis.org at least 21 days before the start of the workshop will receive an 100% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  Cancellation refund requests received 20 -15 days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  No refund will be issued for requests made with 14 days notice or less. 

    OSCH reserves the right to provide a member or 'workshop registrant 'a full refund or credit towards a future workshop in special circumstances for compassionate relief at OSCH leadership board discretion.

    • 20 May 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1130 SW Morrison St, suite 220, Portland OR 97205

    Hypnosis Skills Enrichment Workshop 

    This workshop will provide opportunity for practitioners' to enhance the application of hypnosis skills. The goal of the hypnosis skills enrichment series is to support the use of clinical hypnosis in practice by providing mentored practice of hypnosis skills.  The focus will be on practical skill application, development and mastery based on the participants level of training and experience.  

    After short review sessions, participants will be in small groups for focused areas of mentored skills practice.  Each small group session will have an ASCH approved consultant as mentor/facilitator.

    All levels of training and experience are encouraged to participate.  Groups will be created based on similar practice needs and experience. 

    • Date: Saturday October 22, 2016
    • Location: 1130 SW Morrison St, suite 220 & 4th floor conference room
    • Time: 8:30 AM Welcome social and networking, Workshop: 9 AM - 1 pm 
    • 4 hours of ASCH CE approved for this workshop
    • Registration deadline Wednesday October 19th.

    OSCH members and ASCH approved consultants facilitating mentored practice: Deb Bensching LCSW, Linda Neshi-Strattner PhD, and Susan Rustvold DMD


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