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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  SEPTEMBER 17th, 2017  2:30-4:30 PM


Susan 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 may types of situations. The workshop will be both didactic and experiential.


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

1-Describe how ego states are formed.

2-Specigy how to activate the different ego states in a patient.

3-State how to use techniques of family and group therapy to enhance communication and resolve conflicts within the patient's ego states.



OCTOBER 15th, 2017: 2:30-4:30 PM


Phillis Gildston, PhD

Course Description:

Milton Erickson's noblest prescription concerned shaping therapeutic interventions to conform to the patients' unigue qualities and value systems. An overview of his most valued work in the field of Clinical Hypnosis will be reviewed.


1-Participants will come to the understand the subtleties, challenges, and benefits of Ericksonian hypnosis.

2-Participants will learn about Milton Erickson's enormous influence on many uses of hypnosis.

3-By the end of the course participants should be able to employ some basic Ericksonian techniques with current patients.



Saturday & Sunday, November 18th & 19, 2017  8AM-6PM

*"Fall NYSCH -Basic  Clinical Hypnosis Workshop"

Place: Inn at Great Neck

30 Cutter Mill Rd.

Great Neck, New York


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 session will be offered throughout. each day.


1- To examine the history of Clinical Hypnosis and the updated clinical findings pertaining to the use in the fields of Psychology, Social Work, Medicine and other health care provider needs.

2-To offer daily practical sessions having all students learn how to use clinical hypnosis in their various settings.

3-To view various presenters using hypnosis in their own disciplines.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018: 2:30-4:30 PM

"Is There a Link between MINDFULNESS and HYPNOSIS?

Marlene Levy, PhD, LCSW, DAIPM

 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 to this.


1-To see a comparison when studying 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, FEBRUARY 25th, 2018 : 2:30-4:30


Diane Haber, MS, RN, CS

Course Description

: Hypnosis is a powerful tool in the treatment of phobias. It can also be used with other treatment modalities to augment it's effectiveness. Although each phobia presents differently, they all have similar etiologies and effects.


1-Participants will be able to identify 3 possible etiologies of phobia formation.

2-Paticpant will recall 2 other therapies that can be used with hypnosis to obtain maximum benefit.

3- Participants will be able to apply hypnotic knowledge to 3 phobias: flying, driving and swimming.


SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 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. 
Check our location on the Yahoo! map, or get travel directions from other locations on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area.

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.