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Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis

  • 05 Apr 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 07 Apr 2019
  • 3:30 PM
  • Serenity Lane SW Portland - 10920 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland OR 97219


  • All OSCH members except students/associate members
  • will need to show prof of enrollment
  • Late registration 3/16-23
  • Late Registration 3/16-23
  • Late registration 3/16-23

Registration is closed

The OSCH Intermediate Clinical Hypnosis course focuses on refining skills, strategies and treatment applications of clinical hypnosis.   There is limited 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
  • Learn basic Ericksonian concepts
  • Learn  additional hypnotic techniques for ego strengthening, 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

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. 

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

Course Registration: 

Early Bird Pricing:  Until March 15, 2019: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, and Students $220. Late registration from March 16-March 23: members $500, non-members $590 and $270 students.   Registration closes end of day March 23, 2019.  

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 (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.

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