Education & Networking Events

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Serenity Lane Outpatient Facility - 10920 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland 97219
    Register

    The 57th Annual OSCH Level 1 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis course provides a solid foundation to get started using clinical hypnosis. It is also a great course for anyone who has stepped away from hypnosis and is in need of a refresher. Registration includes the course and a post course optional follow-up practice session. 

    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 and elicitation, suggestions, and treatment.

    Participants will learn about:

    • The history of hypnosis
    • Hypnotic phenomena and hypnotizability
    • Trance Elicitation (Induction), intensifying, and reorienting techniques
    • The use of metaphor and hypnotic language
    • Handling resistance
    • Applying hypnosis in your practice 
    • Hypnosis with children
    • Memory and hypnosis
    • Screening, determining client fit for use of hypnosis - contraindications
    • The ethical considerations in using hypnosis

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

    At the end of the 3 day course participants will have been taught the basic skills needed to utilize clinical hypnosis and begin using it in a practice setting.  Course hours: Friday February 21st check in and late registration 8 am - 8:30 am. Friday & Saturday 8:30am-5:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am-3:15 pm. Lunch on your own. This course is held in Portland Oregon. 

    The Practice session follow-up: Saturday May 2, 2020 from 9 am to noon. This practice session will be held in two locations - Portland and Eugene. Details will be provided at the course and is optional. Cost to attend is included in your course registration fee. 

    Workshop Schedule Overview: Level 1 Basic Schedule.pdf

     Course Flyer Level 1 2020.pdf, please download and distribute. 

    Additionally, OSCH offers a mentor program for those who complete the course to have support and guidance in integrating course material into practice.  Post course practice skills groups are also available to OSCH members. 

    CE Credits:

    The OSCH Level 1 Course content is consistent with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) training guidelines.  The course meets guidelines for the 20 hours of Level 1 training for certification.

    The course is approve for 21  hours of Continuing Education Credits by NASW OR, (3.5 Ethics, 17.5 clinical).  Both are accepted by most licensing boards; check with your clinical board if you have questions.  

    Course Registration: 

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until January 31, 2020: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, Associate Members (Students/Interns) $220 and Students/Intern non members $250. Late registration from February 1-7, 2020: members $500, non-members $590 and $250 Associate member, $300 student non member.   Registration closes end of day 2/7/2020.  If you have missed the registration deadline please call the course director, Debbie Bensching, 503-957-1164 for possible late admission. 

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

    Hypnosis: Clinical hypnosis is evidence based, 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 or enrolled in a graduate program (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. 

    Course Review: If you have attended an OSCH Level 1 course in the past or are a current member of OSCH who has had Level 1 through ASCH or any component society and would like to take the course as review a discounted rate is available.  Please contact the course director for details.

    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 $25 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 $25 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.


    • 03 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05 Apr 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Serenity Lane SW Portland - 10920 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland OR 97219
    Register

    The OSCH Level 2 Clinical Hypnosis course focuses on refining skills, strategies and treatment applications of clinical hypnosis.   

    Completion of the Level 1 Fundamentals course or equivalent is a prerequisite for this course. 

    Strengthening skills and understanding in the principles and application process of hypnotic elicitation, suggestions, and treatment is the focus. A three hour post course (optional) practice session follow-up is included in registration fees.  Additionally participants will:

    • Learn intermediate and advanced level elicitation
    • Learn basic Ericksonian concepts
    • Learn  additional hypnotic techniques for ego strengthening, resourcing, pain management, psychophysiological & gut disorders, stress management, sleep problems, anxiety, depression and hypnosis for dental anxiety/concerns
    • Learn about working with metaphor and indirect suggestion
    • Learn about working with resistance
    • Learn about ethical issues with the use of clinical hypnosis
    flyer link ** (coming soon)

    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.  

    Course schedule Level 2_OSCH 2020.pdf

    Course Flyer Level 2 2020 .pdf, please download and distribute. 

    Additionally, OSCH offers a mentor program for those who complete the course to have support and guidance in integrating course material into practice.  

    OSCH Level 2 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.  20 hours of Continuing Education Credit approved by ASCH; accepted by most licensing boards.

    Course Registration: 

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until March 13, 2020: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, and Associate member $220, Student non member $250. Late registration from March 14-March 20: members $500, non-members $590 and $250 Associate member, $300 student non member.   Registration closes end of day March 20, 2020.  

    The Practice session follow-up: Saturday May 2, 2020 from 9 am to noon. This practice session will be held in two locations - Portland and Eugene. Details will be provided at the course and is optional. Cost to attend is included in your course registration fee. 

    GROUP RATES: $50 discount on above fees when 3 or more register together. Contact course director for group registration.  (debbensching@comcast.net)

    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 or in the process of seeking licensure (social workers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, dentists, physicians, etc. with a masters or above). Residents, interns, and students are eligible if enrolled in a masters 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.

Past events

19 Oct 2019 Creativity and Hypnosis
05 Apr 2019 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
30 Jan 2019 Webinar_Hypnosis for Behavioral Change in Chronic Pain Management
15 Sep 2018 Integrating Hypnosis into Dynamic Psychotherapy
19 May 2018 Utililization and Beyond: What does the concept look like in clinical practice?
20 Apr 2018 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
20 Apr 2018 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
03 Nov 2017 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment III with Introduction to Pain Managment
23 May 2017 CLINICAL HYPNOSIS DAY May 23rd
20 May 2017 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment II
21 Apr 2017 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
21 Apr 2017 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
18 Feb 2017 Emotional Regulation Using Signals of Self
22 Oct 2016 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment
24 Sep 2016 Integrating Hypnosis into the Treatment of Functional Illness
16 Apr 2016 Trials and Tribulations of Habit Formation & Habit Change: The Role of Self-Regulation, Self-Awareness Training, Hypnosis, and Pattern Interruption in the Clinical Encounter
15 Apr 2016 A Marriage Made in Heaven: Habit and Curiosity in the Pursuit of Positive Change
15 Apr 2016 Small Group Consultation with Dr. Alter
26 Feb 2016 Avoiding Memory Pitfalls in Hypnotic Work: The Nature of Memory and How this Informs Our Approach to Clients.
26 Feb 2016 Intermediate Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills and Treatment Applications
26 Feb 2016 Basic Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Fundamentals in Hypnosis
24 Oct 2015 Blending hypnosis with Gottman couples counseling
26 Sep 2015 Hypnotherapy: Hypnotic Induction Techniques (afternoon) + AM Session on Abreactive Techniques.
26 Sep 2015 How to Employ Abreactive Techniques and Scripts
25 Sep 2015 PTSD Treatment: Evidence based single session abreactive hypnosis
25 Apr 2015 Utilizing hypnosis and ego-state therapy: Applications for anxiety, sexual, somatic complaints and trauma related disorders, Wendy Lemke, MS, LP

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