A not-for-profit professional society providing education in the uses of hypnosis in clinical practice

 

"MINDFULNESS AND HYPNOSIS"

Marlene Levy, PhD, DAAPM

Course Description: Although Hypnosis and Mindfulness are beginning to achieve mainstream acceptance, many practitioners in each modality are unaware of the similarities between the two and the way knowledge of one can enhance the practice of the other.

 In this workshop the presenter will discuss the similarities, as well as the pertinent differences between them. Techniques important to each modality and how they can be blended together. As well as provide hypnotic inductions using mindfulness.

1-Students will understand the similarities and differences between hypnosis and mindfulness.

2-Students will learn MBSR [mindfulness based Stress Reduction}. Using the Mountain Meditation along with hypnotherapeutic technique.

3Students will learn Informal and Formal mindfulness practice.

 

Sunday, June 4th, 2017 : 2:30-4:30PM

“Inductions, Demonstrations and Practice” 
Faculty members will present varied induction demonstrations along with colleague participation. 
NYSCH Faculty 
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAIPM 
Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAIPM 
Ita O'Sullivan, RN, NP 
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS 
Richard M. Tuck, PsyD 
Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD 
Linda LaMarca, PhD 
Phyllis Gildston, PhD

Course Description:

This very successful program will once again be presented offering presentations of difficult and interesting cases. In the first part, senior professionals on the NYSCH Board will discuss their work. In the second section, attendees will question the speakers as well as present some of their own difficult cases in order to receive feedback from the group.

Objective: Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to:

1-Provide rationale for the selection of hypnotic techniques for two patients issues.

2-Demonstrate the application of techniques used for the treatments described above.

3-Discuss two areas of therapeutic resistance and resolution in the cases under discussion.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 1st & 2nd, 2017: 8AM-6PM [CANCELLED,will be recheduled in the Fall]

"NYSCH:  SMALL INTENSE GROUP:BASIC CLINICAL HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP"

Location: Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAIPM home [directions upon registration]

NYSCH Faculty

      [Course Work]       [Registration Form]

 

Sunday, February 5th, 2017: 2:30-4:30 PM

"INTERESTING CASE STUDIES"

Ita O'Sullivan, RN, NP and Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS

 

Sunday, November 6, 2016: 2:30-4:30 PM CANCELLED [will be rescheduled]

"MINDFULNESS and HYPNOSIS"

Marlene Levy, PhD, LCSW, DAAPM

 

 Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 : 2:30-4:30 PM

"Hypnosis: Cure? Suggestion? Placebo?"

Case Studies : NYSCH Faculty

 

Friday, April 15th & Saturday, April 16th, 2016: 8am-6pm

“Spring Basic Clinical Hypnosis Workshop” 
Location: Inn at Great Neck, 30 Cutter Mill Rd. Great Neck, NY  
      [Course Work]       [Registration Form]
NYSCH Faculty 
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM 
Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM 
Ita O'Sullivan, RN, NP 
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS 
Richard M. Tuck, PsyD 
Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD 
Linda LaMarca, PhD 
Phyllis Gildston, PhD

*20 credits toward ASCH Certification

*CEU's for Social Workers [granted by NASW] 


 Sunday, February 7th, 2016: 2:30-4:30PM

"Ericksonian Hypnosis"
Phyllis Gildston, PhD


Sunday, December 13th, 2015: 2:30-4:30PM
“The Use of Hypnosis With Anxiety Disorders”
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM


Sunday, November 1st, 2015: 2:30-4:30PM
“Medical Uses of Hypnosis” 
Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM


Sunday, June 7th, 2015: 2:30-4:30PM
“Inductions, Demonstrations and Practice” 
Faculty members will present varied induction demonstrations along with colleague participation. 
NYSCH Faculty 
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM 
Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM 
Ita O'Sullivan, RN, NP 
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS 
Richard M. Tuck, PsyD 
Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD 
Linda LaMarca, PhD 
Phyllis Gildston, PhD


April 18th & 19th, 2015: 8am-6pm
“Spring Basic Clinical Hypnosis Workshop” 
Location: Inn at Great Neck, Great Neck, NY 
      [Course Work]       [Registration Form] 

NYSCH Faculty


Sunday, February 15th, 2015: 2:30-4:30PM
“Ego State Therapy and Hypnosis” 
Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD


Sunday, December 7th, 2014: 2:30-4:30PM
“Hypnosis and the Medical Profession” 
Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM  [ Lecture ] 
Ita O'Sullivan, NP  [ Demonstrations ]


Sunday, November 2nd, 2014: 2:30-4:30PM
“ENTRANCED: Hypnosis, Health & Healing” 
NYSCH Faculty 
  This program is designed for new as well as seasoned practitioners. It presents powerful and challenging evidence on the uses of hypnosis in conjunction with convention medical treatments and approaches. Many of the procedures are shown during the presentation of this film entitled "Entranced, Hypnosis, Health & Healing". A panel discussion with questions and answers will follow this captivating, educational film.


Saturdays, September 6th & 13th, 2014: 9am-5pm   [Lectures]
Sunday, September 14th, 2014: 1pm-4:45pm   [Practicum]
“Fall Intermediate Clinical Hypnosis Workshop”
* Prerequsite: 20 hour Basic Clinical Hypnosis Workshop previously approved by ASCH.NET.
NYSCH Faculty
  Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
  Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM
  Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
  Richard M. Tuck, PsyD
  Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD
  Phyllis Gildston, PhD
  Ita O'Sullivan, RN, NP
  Linda LaMarca, PhD
      [Course Work]       [Registration Form] 


Sunday, June 8th, 2014: 2:30-4:30PM
“Taking Off the Training Wheels:
      Transitioning from 'Canned' Scripts to Individualized Hypnotic Suggestions”
 
NYSCH Faculty: 
  Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
  Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM
  Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
  Richard M. Tuck, PsyD
  Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD
  Phyllis Gildston, PhD


April 5th-6th & 12th, 2014: Spring Workshop 
“BASIC Clinical Hypnosis Workshop” 

  Saturday, April 5th: 9AM-5PM: Lectures 
  Sunday, April 6th: 1PM-5PM: Practicum 
  Saturday, April 12th: 9AM-5PM: Lectures 

    [Course Work]    [Registration Form] 
NYSCH Faculty: 
  Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
  Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM
  Ita O'Sullivan, RN, NP
  Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
  Richard M. Tuck, PsyD
  Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD


 Sunday, Feb. 2nd, 2014: 2:30-4:30PM
“Case Studies Utilizing Hypnosis”
NYSCH Faculty


Sunday, Dec. 8th, 2013: 7-9PM [cancelled due to weather]
“Case Studies Utilizing Hypnosis”
NYSCH Faculty


Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd & 3rd, 2013
Fall Workshop
 
"Intermediate Clinical Hypnosis Workshop" 
[cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances] 
NYSCH Faculty
    [Course Work]    [Registration Form] 


Sunday, Sept 22nd, 2013: 7PM-9PM 
“Hands on Techniques Utilizing Hypnosis for Physical Complaints”
Herbert Feldman, M.D., DABFM, DAAPM 


Sunday, June 2nd, 2013: 7PM-9PM
“Hypnosis, Placebos, & Physical or Emotional Pain”

  1. State 3 historical definitions for both the placebo effect and hypnosis.
  2. Summarize the reasons for considering why positive results in hypnosis for physical or emotional pain may or may not be due, in part or completely, to the placebo effect.

Phyllis Gildston, PhD 


Sunday, May 5th, 2013: 7PM-9PM
“Self Hypnosis for Chronic Pain” 
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM


Saturday and Sunday, April 6th & 7th, 2013: 8AM-6PM
"Basic & Intermediate Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis"
NYSCH Faculty
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM
Ita O'Sullivan, NP
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
Richard M. Tuck, PsyD
Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD
Phyllis Gildston, PhD


Click Here for complete information. 


Sunday, March 3rd: 7PM-9PM
1 - Amazing Scientific film "ENTRANCED"
2 - Lecture "Pet Facilitated Hypnosis"
Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD


Sunday, Oct. 28th, 2012: 7PM-9PM
“Pet Facilitated Hypnosis”
Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD

Course Description: Pet-facilitated therapy is a new and rapidly growing modality in the mental health field.  Although it mostly occurs in institutional settings (nursing homes, hospitals, prisons) the Presenter has found great benefit in integrating  her two cats, Boots and Tiger, into her psychotherapy practice, especially when using hypnosis.  In her presentation, she will discuss the human-animal bond, the way animals contribute to human well-being and an overview of Pet Facilitated Therapy.  Most importantly, she will describe how her cats contribute to patients' well being in a variety of ways, such as facilitating emotional expression and relaxation and serving as a projective screen, thus making hypnotic work especially effective.  She will give clinical examples from her own practice and suggest ways that attendees can involve their animals in their own practice.

Objectives:
      • Participants will understand three ways animals contribute to human well-being.
      • Participants will understand three ways animals can benefit clients in an institutional as well as private practice setting.
      • Participants will understand how to involve their own pets in their hypnosis practice.


*** The Basic/Intermediate Workshop has been cancelled due to the aftermath of the hurricane Sandy and its effect on many of our registrants. This will be offered again in the SPRING, 2013.***

Saturday and Sunday, December 1st & 2nd, 2012: 8AM-6PM

"Basic & Intermediate Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis"
NYSCH Faculty
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM
Ita O'Sullivan, NP
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
Richard M. Tuck, PsyD
Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD
Phyllis Gildston, PhD
 


Sunday Sept, 23, 2012: 7 PM-9 PM
“Case Presentations"
NYSCH Faculty:
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM
Ita O'Sullivan, RN, NP
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
Richard M. Tuck, PsyD
Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD
Phyllis Gildston, PhD.

Course Description: This evening will repeat last year's very successful program of presentations of difficult and interesting cases. In the first part, senior hypnotherapists on the NYSCH Board will discuss their work. In the second section, attendees will question the speakers as well as present some of their own difficult cases in order to receive feedback from the group.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Provide rationale for the selection of hypnotic techniques for two patients complaints.
  • Demonstrate the application of techniques used for the treatments described above.
  • Discuss two areas of therapeutic resistance and resolution in cases under discussion.

Sunday June 24th 2012 7:00 to 9:00P
“HYPNOSIS AND THE PLACEBO EFFECT”
Phyllis Glidston, PhD

Course Description: Both hypnosis and the placebo effect have been explained by some professionals as birthing from positive expectation. In this presentation we will review the theoretical and experimental literature on both phenomena to determine similarities and possible differences among hypnosis, suggestion, and the placebo effect. Excerpts from case studies will help to illuminate the discussion. 

Objectives:
1. State 3 historical definitions for both the placebo effect and hypnosis. 

2. Summarize the reasons for considering why positive results in hypnosis may or may not be due, in part or completely, to the placebo effect.

3. Describe scientific evidence that could explain possible differences among the following: hypnosis, suggestion, and the placebo effect.


Sunday, May 6th, 2012 7:00 to 9:00PM
“TREATING NEUROLOGIC PROBLEMS WITH HYPNOTIC TECHNIQUES”
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM

Course Description:
We know that most neurological disorders have generally been cared for with a Neurologist. However, there are many disorders that can be treated with the utilization of hypnotic techniques. This program will provide many of the answers to how this adjunctive treatment can be beneficial to your patients.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
evaluate their patients for suitability for treatment of their neurological disorder with hypnotic therapy and develop an understanding of which disorders require joint therapy with a neurologist.


Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th 2012
"NEW YORK SOCIETY OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS BASIC TRAINING WORKSHOP" 

NYSCH FACULTY
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM
Susan L. Bady, LCSW, BCD
Richard M. Tuck, Psy.D
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
Phyllis Gildston, PhD
Ita O'Sullivan, MS, RN-P


Sunday, January 29, 2012 7:00 to 9:00P
"Habits and Hypnotherapy"
Presented by Marlene Levy, PhD, DAAPM

Course Description: A SYMPTOM is a coping mechanism with a negative outcome.  A HABIT is a behavior, positive or negative, imprinted by repetition. Often the SYMPTOMS are no longer needed. They continue as a HABIT. So the repetitions of SYMPTOMS, which are negative coping behaviors are then maintained as HABITS. Although HABITS are difficult to change consciously, they respond very quickly to change when utilizing HYPNOSIS, when reframing and utilizing an appropriate trance experience.The workshop will be both didactic and experiential, in the utilization of HYPNOSIS AND HYPNOTHERAPY.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to: 
Describe  at least 3 habits that would benefit from using hypnosis to modify behavior [i.e. Weight issues, Trichotillomania  and Smoking Cessation.] 
Specify  the various hypnotherapeutic techniques used with the habits above.. 
State how the use of cognitive hypnosis  is of major consideration when treating habit disorders.


Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:00 to 9:00PM
"Ego State Therapy and Hypnosis"
Presented by Susan L. Bady, LCSW, BCD

Course Description: Ego State Therapy is a powerful technique that can be incorporated into clinical hypnosis. It looks at the different parts--or ego states--of the personality which cause us to act in different ways in different situations. By activating these states through hypnosis and using techniques of group and family therapy, the therapist helps patients explore and resolve internal conflicts and facilitate healing in many types of situations. The workshop will be both didactic and experiential.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to: 
Describe how ego states are formed. 
Specify how to activate the different ego states in a patient. 
State how to use techniques of family and group therapy to enhance communication and resolve conflicts within the patient's ego states


September 18th, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

"ENTRANCED, Hypnosis, Health & Healing"

NYSCH FACULTY
Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM
Susan L. Bady, LCSW, BCD
Richard M. Tuck, Psy.D
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
Phyllis Gildston, PhD
Ita O'Sullivan, MS, RN-P

Course description: This program is designed for new as well as seasoned practitioners. It presents powerful and challenging evidence on the uses of hypnosis in conjunction with convention medical treatments and approaches. Many of the procedures are shown during the presentation of this film entitled "Entranced, Hypnosis, Health & Healing". A panel discussion with questions and answers will follow this captivating, educational film.

Objectives:

  • All participants will have an understanding of the beginnings and role of the patient in the outcome of treatment utilizing hypnosis and modern medical approaches.
  • All participants will understand hypnotic physical and psychological phenomena, as well as an understanding of the many theories as the how hypnosis works.
  • Each participant will be able to understand how it can best be used with adults and children experiencing PTSD, Dental Phobias, Childbirth, Burn patients, common medical and surgical procedures, plus.[These procedures shown during the film]

June 26th, 2011 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hypnotherapy with Couples

Phyllis Gildston, PhD

Course description: Hypnotherapy can be applied with couples to enhance their relationship. It can be integrated into CBT, ACT, DBT, IRT, and other techniques as necessary. It appears best suited toward helping resolve issues regarding sex and intimacy, communication breakdowns, potential infertility, and disparate child rearing approaches. In this workshop we will review the literature on the subject and explore its use in several case studies.

Objectives:
 By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • State how hypnotherapy can be integrated into various intervention schemas.
  • Describe how hypnotherapy can help resolve couples' issues.
  • Summarize highlights of the literature on the topic.

Saturday, March 19th & March 20th 2011

"NEW YORK SOCIETY OF CLINICAL HYPNOSIS BASIC TRAINING WORKSHOP" 

NYSCH FACULTY

     Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
     Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM
     Susan L . Bady, LCSW, BCD
     Richard M. Tuck, Psy.D
     Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
     Phyllis Gildston, PhD 


Course Description:This course is a comprehensive learning experience in the use of Clinical Hypnosis as an adjunct to those licensed health care professionals with a masters degree or above. Both academic and practical sessions will be offered throughout. Click Here for complete details.


January 16th, 2011 - Richard Tuck, PsyD, Diane Haber, MS,RN, CS

"ETHICS USING HYPNOTHERAPY" Richard Tuck, PsyD 

Course description:
To facilitate understanding and the use of ASCH and other appropriate codes of ethical conduct in the provision of clinical hypnosis. A discussion of ambiguous areas and attendee's concerns will are encouraged.

"PRE-OPERATIVE & PRE-OBSTETRIC HYPNOSIS" Diane Haber, Ms, RN, CS

Course description:
Surgery and childbirth can elicit in patients, anxiety and fear of the unknown. It is frightening for people to believe they are out of control. By giving a preview, hypnosis can provide the comfort of knowing what to expect. Hypnosis also provides pain control, rapid healing and relaxation. This presentation will discuss applicable hypnotic techniques and illustrate inductions using sample scripts.

By completing this program, participants will
1. recall 3 fears common to both pre-operative and pre-childbirth patients.
2. understand 3 important elements of the assessment
3. identify 3 stages of labor and one hypnotic technique useful for each stage
4. state 3 important aspects to be covered in the pre-operative rehearsal.


November 28th, 2010: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
"Helping Medical Problems through Hypnotic Techniques"
Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM

Course Description: This presentation will discuss the use of hypnosis and self hypnosis for controlling bodily dysfunctions such as, dysphagia, irritable bowel syndrome and other related gastrointestinal disorders; controlling allergic reactions and atopic rhinitis and dermatitis; assessing the brain pain control centers through hypnosis. Techniques will be taught for controlling multiple pain syndromes; helping cancer sufferers help themselves without massive doses of narcotics through the use of ancillary hypnotic and relaxation techniques including visualization and inner advisor techniques.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify 3 commonly encountered somatic complaints that can be helped through hypnosis (headache, neck pain, back pain, and somatic disorders)
  • State clearly why hypnosis is a preferred method of treatment in many somatic complaints.
  • Identify those illnesses that requisite combined physical therapy or drug in conjunction with hypnosis for optimum control of their bodily dysfunctions. 

Sunday, Sept. 26th, 2010: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

”ENTRANCED, Hypnosis, Health & Healing”

NYSCH FACULTY
     Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM
     Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM
     Susan L . Bady, LCSW, BCD
     Richard M. Tuck, Psy.D
     Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
     Phyllis Gildston, PhD
 

Course Description: This program is designed for new as well as seasoned practitioners. It presents powerful and challenging evidence on the uses of hypnosis in conjunction with convention medical treatments and approaches. Many of the procedures are shown during the presentation of this film entitled “Entranced, Hpnosis, Health & Healing”. A panel discussion with questions and answers will follow this captivating, educational film.

    • All participants will have an understanding of the beginnings and role of the patient in the outcome of treatment utilizing hypnosis and modern medical approaches.

 

    • All participants will understand hypnotic physical and psychological phenomena, as well as an understanding of the many theories as the how hypnosis works.

 

  • Each participant will be able to understand how it can best be used with adults and children experiencing PTSD, Dental Phobias, Childbirth, Burn patients, common medical and surgical procedures, plus. [These procedures shown during the film]

Sunday, June 27, 2010: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Case Studies in Clinical Hypnosis

NYSCH Faculty:
Susan L. Bady, LCSW, BCD
Phyllis Gildston, PhD.
Diane Haber,. MS,RN,CS 


Course Description: This evening will repeat last year's very successful program of presentations of difficult and interesting cases. In the first part, senior hypnotherapists on the NYSCH Board will discuss their work. In the second section, attendees will question the speakers as well as present some of their own difficult cases in order to recieve feedback from the group.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the particpants will be able to:

  • Provide rationale for the selection of hypnotic techniques for two patients complaints.
  • Demonstrate the application of techniques used for the treatments described above.
  • Discuss two areas of therapeutic resistance and resolution in cases under discussion.

Sunday, May 23, 2010: 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Marlene L. Levy, PhD, DAAPM

TRANCE-formation for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Course Description: The National Center for Health Statistic estimates that 32.8% of the US general population has persistent or chronic pain symptoms. Clinical Hypnosis can alter the patient's pain experience and imprint more functional pain coping skills in order to produce alternative, adaptive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. This course will show how to construct the various trance states in order to help with the necessary changes needed in order to modify the pain experience.

Objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the underlying belief systems of the three most common chronic pain disorders [lower back pain, migraines and IBS].
  • How to verbalize within the trance states the methods of distraction, disconnection, diversion and separation from the experience of pain.
  • Will learn how to imprint positive cuing systems to produce alternate, adaptive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving in order to modify pain perception.

Sunday, March 21, 2010: 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD

Comparing Hypnosis Meditation

Course Description: Although both hypnosis and meditation are beginning to achieve mainstream acceptance, many practitioners of each modality are unaware of the similarities between the two and the way knowledge of one can enhance the practice of the other.

In this workshop the presenter will discuss the similarities, as well as pertinent differences between them. She will present some of the philosophy underlying the practice of meditation that can be blended into the practice of hypnotherapy. She will illustrate her points in two ways. First, by discussing specific techniques important to each modality - i.e. ego strengthening in hypnosis and loving kindness/skillful intentions in meditation, to again show how the two can blend together. And second by hypnotic inductions of ego strengthening and beginning instruction of meditation. 

Goals:

  • Students will understand the similarities and differences between hypnosis and meditation
  • Students will understand the principles of ego strengthening in hypnosis.
  • Students will understand the principles of loving kindness and skillful intentions in meditation.
  • Students will learn the basics of meditation.

Sunday, December 6, 2009: 7:00pm to 9:00 pm

Herbert Feldman, M.D., ABFP, DAAPM

Controlling Bodily Dysfunctions through Hypnosis

Course Description:This presentation will discuss the use of hypnosis and self hypnosis for controlling bodily dysfunctions such as, dysphagia, irritable bowel syndrome and other related gastrointestinal disorders; controlling allergic reactions and atopic rhinitis and dermatitis; assessing the brain pain control centers through hypnosis. Techniques will be taught for controlling multiple pain syndromes; helping cancer sufferers help themselves without massive doses of narcotics through the use of ancillary hypnotic and relaxation techniques including visualization and inner advisor techniques.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 commonly encountered somatic complaints that can be helped through hypnosis (headache, neck pain, back pain, and somatic disorders)
  • State clearly why hypnosis is a preferred method of treatment in many somatic complaints.
  • Identify those illnesses that requisite combined physical therapy or drug in conjunction with hypnosis for optimum control of their bodily dysfunctions.

Sunday, October 18, 2009: 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Phyllis Gildston, Ph.D. 

Applying Ericksonian Principles to the Treatment of Eating Disorders as Addictions 

Course Description: Milton Erickson’s noblest prescription concerned shaping therapeutic interventions to conform to the patient’s unique qualities and value systems. An integrative approach to the treatment of eating disorders does just that. The question of whether eating disorders should be placed on the addiction spectrum has been extensively debated. Many behaviors and cognitions suggest strong addictive components. Patients often report a sense of loss of control, may disguise their behaviors to avoid detection, and may continue the same self-defeating behaviors despite multiple conscious efforts to change and the realization that consequences could be dire. Furthermore co-morbidities are frequently diagnosed. Addiction to alcohol, drugs, laxatives, purging, and (or) excessive exercise are primary contenders. A review of the literature and case history data will demonstrate that no two patients with similar addictive eating disorders can be treated to the same sequence, quantity, or flavor of items in an enriched intervention smorgasbord which may include, in addition to hypnosis, psychodynamic approaches, CBT and its third wave variants, EMDR, guided imagery, and (or) art therapy. 

Objectives:
 Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain the basic principles underlying the potential value of integrative psychotherapy in the treatment of addictive eating disorders.
  • List the pros and cons with respect to proclaiming that eating disorders are addictions.
  • Describe how hypnosis, psychodynamic approaches, CBT and its third wave variants, EMDR, guided imagery, and (or) art therapy may be integrated into interventions for addictive eating disorders.

Sunday, May 31, 2009: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Susan Lee Bady, LCSW, BCD

Ego State Therapy and Hypnosis


Course Description: 
Ego State Therapy is a powerful technique that can be incorporated into clinical hypnosis.  It looks at the different parts--or ego states--of the personality which cause us to act in different ways in different situations.  By activating these states through hypnosis and using techniques of group and family therapy, the therapist helps patients explore and resolve internal conflicts and facilitate healing in many types of situations.  The workshop will be both didactic and experiential.

Objectives:  
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how ego states are formed.
  • Specify how to activate the different ego states in a patient.
  • State how to use techniques of family and group therapy to enhance communication and resolve conflicts within the patient's ego states

Sunday, March 22, 2009: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Richard M. Tuck, PsyD.

Hypnotherapy for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disorder)

Course Description: 
This two hour workshop will introduce hypnosis as an empirically-validated treatment for functional gastrointestinal disorders. Participants will learn basic similarities and differences among IBS and IBD diseases, as well as researched hypnotherapeutic counter-measures. Participants will also learn how hypnosis may be combined with behavioral, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic treatment approaches for amelioration of intestinal disorders.

Objectives: 
Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe three major bowel disorders.
  • Identify the primary underlying mechanisms of positive change attained utilizing hypnotherapy for these.
  • Explain how hypnosis can and has been combined with other psychotherapeutic interventions for intestinal difficulties.

December 7, 2008: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Diane Haber, MS,RN,CS 

Using Hypnosis and Other Therapeutic Modalities in the Treatment of Phobias 


Course Description: Hypnosis can be blended with cognitive-behavioral, EMDR and EFT techniques to effectively treat phobias. This presentation will illustrate the effectiveness of this by lecture, use of behavioral logs, discussion of case studies and demonstrations with participants. A fear of flying script will be distributed. 

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify 3 steps in the process of using hypnosis and desensitization.
  • Recall 3 behavioral techniques that can be used with hypnosis in phobia management.
  • Understand and be able to construct a fear hierararchy.
  • Describe the role of EMDR and EFT in hypnotic management of phobias.

October 19, 2008: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dr. Marlene Levy, Ph.D.

Hypnosis and Pain Management

Course Description: This two hour workshop will be an introduction to hypnosis for pain management. Participants will learn basic concepts of induction, intervention, and post-hypnotic suggestion relevant to treating chronic pain and its related issues. Participants will witness an induction for the alleviation of back pain.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Utilize multiple hypnosis techniques to enhance pain control in patients.
  • Apply three different models of hypnotic induction.
  • Perform three different inductions and provide post hypnotic suggestions applicable to pain reduction.

June 8, 2008: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dr. Phyllis Gildston, Ph.D.

The Maddening "Noises" of Tinnitus and the Vagaries of Perception


Course Description: Do you - or someone you know--hear noises in your ears? Technically labeled tinnitus, this disorder affects about 36 million Americans. More than 7 million of these sufferers feel the condition to be so intolerable they cannot lead normal lives. Some even threaten suicide if something cannot be done to lighten the noise load. Why should tinnitus cause such severe psychological consternation in some while others barely notice their auditory buzzing or whistling? Multiple suspected etiologies for tinnitus, including high impact exercise and stress, have forged a panoply of rehabilitation approaches. Hypnotherapy is among the more effective interventions, often inducing remarkable changes in perception which significantly enhances psychological well being. Video clips from hypnotherapeutic sessions with correlated perceptual aftermaths will complement a review of scientifically known facts about the disorder.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • List the multiple suspected etiologies for tinnitus and the rationale for each.
  • Explain how hypnosis can favorably alter the perception of tinnitus.
  • Describe the relationship, if any, of hypnosis to other approaches in the treatment of tinnitus.

March 30, 2008: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NYSCH Faculty:

Susan L. Bady, LCSW, BCD
Phyllis Gildston, Ph.D.
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS

Case Studies in Clinical Hypnosis


Course Description: This evening will repeat last year's very successful program of presentations of difficult and interesting cases. In the first part, senior hypnotherapists on the NYSCH Board will discuss their work. In the second section, attendees will question the speakers as well as present some of their own difficult cases in order to receive feedback from the group.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Provide rationale for the selection of hypnotic techniques for two patients complaints.
  • Demonstrate the application of techniques used for the treatments described above.
  • Discuss two areas of therapeutic resistance and resolution in cases under discussion.

January 20, 2008: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

DVD: "Entranced"

A showing of the DVD, "Entranced", previously presented at the 2006 ASCH conference. The film is suitable for both beginners and advanced students of hypnosis. It presents powerful and challenging evidence on the use of hypnosis in medicine including total pain control during major surgery, treatment of burns, dentistry, children's fears and phobias, and treatment of pain in childbirth. The program will combine viewing this hour long film with opportunities for questions and answers with the NYSCH Board.


December 2, 2007: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dorothy Larkin, Ph.D., RN, CS

Ericksonian Hypotherapeutic Approaches to Facilitating Power and Health Promoting Change in Groups and School Communities

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Ericksonian hypotherapeutic principles and strategies that can be integrated in support groups;
  • Identify research findings and implications for utilizing Ericksonian hypotherapeutic approaches in support groups for augmenting power and actualizing self defined health goals for persons living with chronic illness; and
  • Describe Ericksonian therapeutic communication strategies in evolving conflict resolution and peer mediation programs in schools.

October 21, 2007: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Susan Dowell, LCSW

Dreaming Pathways for Change


Course Description: Dreams have long been fertile soil for exploration in psychodynamic therapies. Hypnosis can provide clinicians potent strategies for deepening dream work. This workshop will explore innovative ways for using dreams to identify unconscious communication processes. Attendees will learn hypnotic techniques to help patients address untapped resources, experiment with changing dream experiences as well as identify new problem-solving strategies from their dream work. The workshop will be both experimental and didactic. All dreams are welcome. Please come prepared to have fun while learning.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe new strategies for inducing and exploring dreams.
  • Identify and work with split-off self states in dreams.
  • List ways to use dreams to access hidden resources and problem-solving strategies

June 10, 2007: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Helen Adrienne, LCSW, BCD

Using Hypnotic Techniques for Infertility: Creating an Eye and an "I" in the Storm


Course Description: Who hasn't ben shocked by an edict over which you have no control? Whether a devastating medical diagnosis, a sudden traumatic death of a loved one, a dramatic loss in finances or relationships, an accident of an act of God, most of us have experienced a surreal time when it seems as if the laws of physics have changed and we find ourselves in a frenzy. Infertility is one such edict. Using infertility as a template, participants will be able to extrapolate the need to and value of teaching patients to create an eye and an "I" in any emotional hurricane. This workshop will teach participants how to face frenzy. Hypnotic interventions and experiential exercises will be demonstrated which can shift the pathways of the mind from frenzy to fortitude.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the dynamics of the infertility struggle.
  • Describe a framework which can be utilized in healing the pathways of the mind with any patient who is faced with infertility or any shocking, unwanted edicts.
  • Demonstrate hypnotic interventions and experimental exercises, which are applicable for use with any edict.

March 18, 2007: 7:00pm to 9:00pm

NYSCH Faculty:

Susan L. Bady, LCSW, BCD
Phyllis Gildston, Ph.D.
Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS
Edward Schectman, Ph.D.

Case Studies in Clinical Hypnosis


Course Description: We each have a list of our most interesting and exciting cases. We are taking this opportunity to share some of these with each other. Members of the Executive Board will be coming prepared to discuss their most interesting work; work that required extra creativity and technical prowess. We are hoping that you will come to listen and to participate by sharing your work, too.

Objectives: Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Provide rationale for the selection of hypnotic techniques for two patients' complaints.
  • Demonstrate the application of techniques used for the treatments described above.
  • Discuss two areas of therapeutic resistance and resolution in cases under discussion.

19th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop for Health-Care Professionals
  Basic, Intermediate, & Advanced Workshops
September 8-9, 2007 
Adelphi University

ADVANCED WORKSHOPS:

Saturday  8:00 a.m –  12 Noon

“Using Ideomotor Signaling in Hypnoanalysis.”  Part I
Patients can be taught how to express feelings without verbal language using ideomotor signals which are one form of body language. We will discuss theory, body language in general, how to set up the signals, and how to interpret them. These signals can help identify what is most significant psychologically for individual patients, confirm or deny their acceptance of a suggestion, call up ego states, or review subconscious imprints of information not readily accessible to the conscious mind. Slides, demonstrations, and practice will complement the lecture material.

Dabney Ewin
, MD FACS

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how patients/clients can communicate with ideomotor signals.
  2. Name the seven common causes of psychosomatic disorders.
  3. Demonstrate the use of ideomotor signals as an adjunct to hypnoanalysis.

Saturday  12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.


Lunch Lecture:
“Comparing Hypnosis & Ego-Strengthening with Meditation and Loving Kindness/ Skillful Intentions.”  Part I

Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD


Participants will be able to:

  1. State the major principles of hypnotic ego strengthening.
  2. Name the major principles of loving kindness meditation and skillful intention in meditation.
  3. Describe the similarities and differences between hypnotic ego strengthening and meditative loving kindness/skillful intention.

Saturday:   1:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

“Hypnosis for Your Complaining Back and That Pain in your Butt.”


Conventional treatment for most back pain includes techniques geared to resting the injured part, promoting muscle strengthening and relaxation, increasing circulation, combating inflammation and (or) attempting to correct structural abnormalities. This workshop will demonstrate how a diagnosis of Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) can explain most back and butt pain and how hypnosis can potentially help alleviate symptoms.

Marlene Levy, PhD AAPM


Participants will be able to:

  1. Define TMS and describe how it differs from typical diagnoses.
  2. Outline the psychology and physiology of TMS and the standard treatment for TMS.
  3. Explain how hypnosis can be effectively incorporated into the treatment of TMS.

Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Using Ideomotor Signaling in Hypnoanalysis.”  Part II


See description and objectives above for 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon.

Dabney Ewin
, MD


Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

“Hypnosis and the Law.”


The workshop will focus on students learning how to do forensic hypnotic regression with defendants charged with crimes. Various guidelines will be explained. A video tape demonstration will be offered. 

Chuck Mutter, MD


Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe legal ramifications for forensic investigations.
  2. Conduct a pre-hypnotic interview and mental status exam.
  3. Conduct a hypnotic regression to obtain pertinent data for legal purposes.

Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

“Hypnosis and Self-Mutilation.”


This workshop will introduce the concept of using hypnosis in the treatment of self-mutilation, a most disturbing and intractable symptom.  Video clips and PowerPoint slides will complement the didactic presentation. 
Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe at least four meanings of self-mutilating behavior.
  2. Enumerate two hypnotic approaches to intervention.
  3. Explain the natural affinity between the experience of hypnosis and that of self-mutilation.

Sunday, 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Lecture:

“Comparing Hypnosis & Ego-Strengthening with Meditation and Loving  Kindness/ Skillful Intentions.”  Part II


Susan Bady, LCSW, BCD


See objectives above for Saturday Lunch Lecture.


Sunday 1:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Enhancing Performance in Sport, Sex, School & Beyond.” 


What are the determining factors in enhancing performance in any activity without arousing anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, unrealistic expectations, or negative thinking?  We will demonstrate how hypnosis can be incorporated into therapy to help achieve peak performance in many spheres.  Demonstrations & patient video clips will complement our reports of research on the topic. 

Daniel Araoz, EdD & Phyllis Gildston, PhD


Participants will be able to:

  1. State the findings of the major research studies on performance.
  2. Stipulate differences in goals among differing performance tasks.
  3. Describe three hypnotic intervention approaches for three different performance tasks.