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    • 10 Feb 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • 12 Feb 2023
    • 3:30 PM
    • Virtual online course via zoom
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    The 60th Annual Training 

     OSCH Level 1 Clinical Hypnosis: the Fundamentals

    This will be a virtual online course offering.   

    The 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 elicitation, suggestions, and treatment.

    Participants will learn about:

    • What hypnosis is: definitions, steps and misperceptions
    • Hypnotic phenomena
    • Trance elicitation, intensifying, and reorienting techniques
    • Hypnotic communication: the language and suggestion
    • Handling resistance
    • Applying hypnosis in your practice 
    • Hypnosis with adults and children
    • Neurophysiology of hypnosis
    • Screening, determining client fit for use of hypnosis - contraindications
    • The ethical considerations in using hypnosis
    • Mentored practice groups for application and skill development

    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 and Saturday 8:30 am- 6 pm, Sunday 8:30 am -3:30 pm (Listed hours: Pacific time zone)

    The practice session follow-up: Saturday TBD. This practice session will be held in an online virtual format. 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_OSCH 2023 draft.pdf

    Help us promote our course. Please download and distribute the Course Flyer Level 1 2023 web.pdf

    Course Scholarship: BIPOC Scholarship

    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 consultation and skills practice 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 is approved by ASCH for 22 CE hours. NASW OR has approval the course for 22 CE hours and meets guidelines for the 20 hours of Level 1 training towards certification. In the past NASW OR has identified 3 Ethics and 19 Clinical continuing education credits.    Both are accepted by most licensing boards; check with your clinical board if you have questions.  If your license requires specific information to get CE approval please contact the course director for assistance. 

    Course Registration:  

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until January 21, 2022: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, $220 OSCH Associate Members (Students/Interns) and Students/Intern non members $265. Late registration from January 17- 30, 2022: members $500, non-members $590 and Associate member 270, student non member $330.   Registration closes end of day January 30, 2022.  

    Member rates offered to: other ASCH component society members.

    GROUP RATES: $40 per person groups of 3-4, $50 discount per person groups of 5+. Groups must 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 debbie@debbiebensching.com

    Participants must be licensed health care professionals or mental health providers licensed for independent practice.  Residents, interns, and students enrolled in a graduate program may enroll for the course; proof of status will be required. 

    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 a component you may take the course as review at a discounted rate.  Please contact the course director for details. Verification of prior attendance is required.

    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.


    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • 23 Apr 2023
    • 3:30 PM
    • Online Virtual Webinar
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    Virtual Workshop: Registration will open in the near future

    The 60th Annual 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. 

    This course focuses on: Strengthening and expanding skills and deepening the understanding in the principles and application process of hypnotic elicitation, suggestions, and treatment . A  post course (optional) practice session follow-up is included in registration fees.  

    Additionally participants will:

    • Learn intermediate and advanced level elicitation
    • Learn how to work with metaphor
    • Learn  additional hypnotic techniques for resourcing,  stress management, sleep problems, anxiety, depression and more
    • Learn about ethical issues with the use of clinical hypnosis
    • Mentored practice and feedback

    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 sample Level 2 OSCH 2022_Final.pdf  Times listed in the schedule are PDT. 

    Course  _________, 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.  21 hours of Continuing Education Credit approval pending by ASCH; these hours count toward ASCH certification hours, accepted by most licensing boards. Please check with your own licensing board.  

    Course Registration: 

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until April 15, 2022: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, and Associate member $220 , Student non member $265. Late registration from April 16th - April 23, 2022, members $490, non-members $550 and $265 Associate member, $300 student non member.   Registration closes end of day April 23, 2022.  

    The Practice session follow-up: Date TBD,  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: debbie@debbiebensching.com 

    Participants must be licensed health care professionals or mental health providers licensed for independent practice.  Residents, interns, and students enrolled in a graduate program may enroll for the course; proof of status will be required. 

    Course Review: If you have attended an OSCH Level II course in the past or are a current member of OSCH who has had Level II through ASCH or equivalent training you may take the course as review at a discounted rate.  Please contact the course director for details. Verification of prior attendance is required.

    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.

    • 19 May 2023
    • 8:30 AM
    • 21 May 2023
    • 3:30 PM
    • Virtual online course via zoom
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    The 60th Annual Training (second one of 2023)

     OSCH Level 1 Clinical Hypnosis: the Fundamentals

    This will be a virtual online course offering.   

    The 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 elicitation, suggestions, and treatment.

    Participants will learn about:

    • What hypnosis is: definitions, steps and misperceptions
    • Hypnotic phenomena
    • Trance elicitation, intensifying, and reorienting techniques
    • Hypnotic communication: the language and suggestion
    • Handling resistance
    • Applying hypnosis in your practice 
    • Hypnosis with adults and children
    • Neurophysiology of hypnosis
    • Screening, determining client fit for use of hypnosis - contraindications
    • The ethical considerations in using hypnosis
    • Mentored practice groups for application and skill development

    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 and Saturday 8:30 am- 6 pm, Sunday 8:30 am -3:30 pm (Listed hours: Pacific time zone)

    The practice session follow-up: Saturday TBD. This practice session will be held in an online virtual format. 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_OSCH 2023 draft.pdf

    Help us promote our course. Please download and distribute the Course Flyer Level 1 2023 web.pdf

    Course Scholarship: BIPOC Scholarship

    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 consultation and skills practice 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 is approved by ASCH for 22 CE hours. NASW OR CE approval is pending for 22 CE hours and meets guidelines for the 20 hours of Level 1 training towards certification. In the past NASW OR has identified 3 Ethics and 19 Clinical continuing education credits.    Both are accepted by most licensing boards; check with your clinical board if you have questions.  If your license requires specific information to get CE approval please contact the course director for assistance. 

    Course Registration:  

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until April 30, 2023: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, $220 OSCH Associate Members (Students/Interns) and Students/Intern non members $265. Late registration from May 1-6, 2023: members $500, non-members $590 and Associate member 270, student non member $330.   Registration closes end of day May 6, 2023.  If you have missed the registration deadline please call the course director, Debbie Bensching, 503-957-1164 for possible late admission. 

    Member rates offered to: other ASCH component society members.

    GROUP RATES: $40 per person groups of 3-4, $50 discount per person groups of 5+. Groups must 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 debbie@debbiebensching.com

    Participants must be licensed health care professionals or mental health providers licensed for independent practice.  Residents, interns, and students enrolled in a graduate program may enroll for the course; proof of status will be required. 

    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 a component you may take the course as review at a discounted rate.  Please contact the course director for details. Verification of prior attendance is required.

    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.


Past events

29 Oct 2022 Creatively Integrating Trance in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation (Livestream Attendance)
29 Oct 2022 Creatively Integrating Trance in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation (In Person Registration)
21 May 2022 Expanding Your Hypnosis Toolbox: Hypnotically Enhanced Exploratory Approaches and Techniques (Livestream Registration)
21 May 2022 Expanding Your Hypnosis Toolbox: Hypnotically Enhanced Exploratory Approaches and Techniques (In-Person Registration)
29 Apr 2022 Level II Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills, and Treatment Applications
26 Mar 2022 Advanced Training: Hypnosis for Enhancing Comfort in Individuals with Chronic Pain (In-Person Registration)
26 Mar 2022 Advanced Training: Hypnosis for Enhancing Comfort in Individuals with Chronic Pain (Livestream Registration)
04 Feb 2022 Level 1 Course: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis Workshop
23 Sep 2021 Advanced Training: Application of the 49 Words Technique
05 Feb 2021 Level 1 Course: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis Workshop
01 Jan 2021 OSCH Educational Partners: Virtual Hypnosis Training Events Start
17 Oct 2020 Eric Spiegel, Ph.D. - Healing the Wounds of Development
26 Jun 2020 Level 2 Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills, and Treatment Applications
21 Feb 2020 Level 1 Course: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis Workshop
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 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
20 Apr 2018 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
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 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
21 Apr 2017 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
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 Basic Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Fundamentals in Hypnosis
26 Feb 2016 Intermediate Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills and Treatment Applications
24 Oct 2015 Blending hypnosis with Gottman couples counseling
26 Sep 2015 How to Employ Abreactive Techniques and Scripts
26 Sep 2015 Hypnotherapy: Hypnotic Induction Techniques (afternoon) + AM Session on Abreactive Techniques.
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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