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Level 1 Course: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis Workshop

  • 05 Feb 2021
  • 8:20 AM
  • 07 Feb 2021
  • 3:30 PM
  • Online Webinar format
  • 12


  • Associate level members of OSCH - Student, Interns and Residents
  • The Basic Course in Clinical Hypnosis 3 day training. Current member of OSCH.
  • Registration for the general public non member and non student.
  • Those enrolled in a graduate program and not an OSCH member. Must have proof of enrollment
  • Registration for members wishing to retake course
  • Associate member Late registration
  • Late registration
  • Late registration - Those enrolled in a graduate program, non member of OSCH
  • Late registration

Registration is closed

The 58th Annual Training 

 OSCH Level 1: Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis

Online webinar format

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

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 5th check in and late registration 8 am - 8:20 am. Friday 8:20 am-5:30 pm, Saturday 8:30am-6:00 pm, Sunday 8:30 am-3:15 pm. Lunch on your own.

This course is held as an online webinar video training. Participants must have video access; there is no phone only ability due to the required practice and demonstrations.

The practice session follow-up: Saturday March 13th from 9 am 11 am. 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_Course Schedule 2021.pdf)

Help us promote our course, Course Flyer Level 1 2021.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 has been approved by ASCH for 21 CE hours and meets guidelines for the 20 hours of Level 1 training towards certification. 

The course is approved for 21 hours of Continuing Education Credits by NASW OR, (3 Ethics, 18 clinical).  Both are accepted by most licensing boards; check with your clinical board if you have questions.  

Course Registration: 2021 Pandemic Special Reduced Pricing

Early Bird Pricing:  Until January 20, 2021: $260 OSCH members, $350 non-OSCH members, $145 OSCH Associate Members (Students/Interns) and Students/Intern non members $235. Late registration from January 21- February 2, 2020: members $360, non-members $450 and $245 Associate member, $335 student non member.   Registration closes end of day 2/2/2021.  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: $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 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.

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