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Level 2 Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills, and Treatment Applications

  • 26 Jun 2020
  • 8:30 AM
  • 28 Jun 2020
  • 3:30 PM
  • Serenity Lane SW Portland - 10920 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland OR 97219


  • Associate member
  • All OSCH members early registration (except students/associate members)
  • Early registration for student, residents, intern non members
  • General public non member early registration
  • Associate member late registration
  • For members wishing to retake course
  • Late registration
  • Late Registration for members
  • Late registration non members at Student, Intern level. Proof of enrollment needed.

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 on May 2. 

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
  • 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 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: This may be rescheduled due to the current world wide health situation.  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 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 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.

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