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Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course

  • 20 Apr 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • 22 Apr 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Portland-Lake Oswego, 14811 Kruse Oaks Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 97035


  • The Basic Course in Clinical Hypnosis
  • Late registration 3/31 - 4/13
  • Late registration 3/31 - 4/13
  • Late registration 3/31 - 4/13

Registration is closed

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 management 
  • 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.  20.75 hours of ASCH approved Continuing Education Credit.  Accepted by most licensing boards for CEU's. 

Course Registration: 

Early Bird Pricing:  Until March 30, 2018: $380 OSCH members, $470 non-OSCH members, and Students $200. Late registration from March 31-April 13: members $480, non-members $570 and $250 students.   Registration closes end of day 4/13/18.  

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.

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