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

We would appreciate PRE-REGISTRATION one week in advance.
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2018: 2:30-4:30 PM



Marlene Levy, PhD, LCSW, DAIPM

Ita O'Sullivan, NP

 Course Description:

Hypnosis was coined by James Braid in 1843, while Mindfulness was coined in 1910 by the Buddiist Scholar T. W. Rhys Davids. The commonalities between the two offer way in which the two modalities complement one another in treatment plans. This course will offer insight as well as a practical application using hypnosis with mindfulness..


1-To see a comparison of hypnosis and mindfulness using Jon Kabat-Zinn's seven steps toward learning Mindfulness.

2-How the terms 'decentering' and 'hypnotic dissociation" are related.

3-How 'ego receptivity, mindfulness and hypnosis can be understood.



SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 : 2:30-4:30 PM


Linda La Marca, PhD

Course Description: Recent finds from the field of functional neurology shed light on the neural mechanisms underlying hypnosis. Common hypnotic techniques can be modified and applied to treat symptoms related to a variety of neurological conditions.


1-Describe the neurological finds underlying hypnotic phenomena.

2-Discuss the general use of hypnotic techniques to lessen symptoms related to neurological conditions.

3-Described specific hypnotic techniques used to help patients suffering from conditions such as Parkinson's, Tourette's, Autism, Misophonia and Traumatic Brain Injury.  



SUNDAY, JUNE 10th, 2018

"Inductions, Demonstrations and Practice"

NYSCH Faculty: Various faculty members will present varied induction demonstrations along with colleague participation.

Course Description:

Once again our faculty members will present difficult and most 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 patient 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.




Location & Directions for Sunday 2hr training courses:

Port Washington Public Library 
One Library Drive, 3rd Floor [Hagedorn Room] 
Port Washington, NY 11050

The Port Washington Public Library is located at One Library Drive, opposite the Landmark on Main Street. 
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Registration Fees for each of the 2hr. training courses [not the annual WORKSHOP]:

Professional Participants: $20.00
Student Participants: $10.00
NYSCH Members: No Charge

*Participants sign in and pay their fee at the door upon arrival [cash or check].

 *A course evaluation form will be issued and must be filled out and handed in, to obtain a completion certificate.