Saturday, March 18, 2017

2:00 pm   Plenary 1:Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy: Attunement; Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, 1 CME/CE
3:00  Break
3:30 Fundamentals Of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop begins (Click for program schedule)
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop begins (Click for program schedule)
Advanced Workshops begin

SP1: Top Gun Sessions with Joseph Zastrow, MD and Jeffrey Zeig, PhD; 3.0 CME/CE

You may be good but we will make you better. This seminar is designed to introduce or reintroduce you to induction techniques and allow you to practice with a partner. The seminar is scaled for those who are already in practice and have completed an intermediate course but wish to have further induction skill set. Bring a wing man If you're flying solo we will arrange to pair  with a partner.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Learn three new techniques of induction;
Practice 3 techniques of induction: and 
Understand where the new inductions may be best used. 

SP2: Future Focused Therapy With and Without Formal Hypnosis, Moshe Torem, MD, 3 CME/CE 

This workshop will review the various forms of hypnotherapy as related to the issue of time focus. Many therapies have focused on the present and the past, attention to the future has been rather minimal. However, future focused therapy can be a powerful strategy to bring about transformational change in patient’s behavior and symptoms in the present. What is unique and special about this workshop is that it provides participants with an opportunity to utilize hypnosis in modifying the experience of time orientation to facilitate therapeutic change. Hypnosis allows the patient to experience a desirable therapeutic outcome which is internalized on both a conscious and sub-conscious level. Participants will learn the use of future focused communication, suggestions, and a variety of age progression techniques enhanced by hypnosis.

The implementation of a future focused orientation will allow attendees of this workshop to work with their patients on the desired best possible outcome of treatment. The treatment may be medical, surgical or behavioral the focus on the best possible outcome enhanced by a Hypnotic Experience of the outcome provides the clininician and patient a powerful tool in treatment.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Understand hypnotic communication in terms of it’s time focus (past, present, or future). They will be able formulate a verbal communication focused on the Past, the Present and one on the Future;and
Develop an initial assessment of a focusing on the desired outcome of treatment rather than exploring the patient's past (childhood etc

SP3: Accessing and Healing Emotional Injuries in Anxiety Disorders, Assen Alladin, PhD, 3 CE

This Workshop is based on the recent publications: Integrative CBT for Anxiety Disorders: An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy (Alladin, 2016) and the AJCH Special Issue on Emotional Disorders and the Wounded Self (July 2016). The Workshop will describe a comprehensive evidence-based treatment protocol for the management of anxiety disorders, which can be easily applied to other emotional disorders. The treatment approach is based on the wounded self model of anxiety disorders (Alladin, 2016; Wolfe, 2005), which can be defined as patients' chronic struggles with their subjective distress. From this perspective, the onset, development, exacerbation and maintenance of anxiety symptoms are hypothesized to stem from two layers of psychological processes. The first layer comprises conscious awareness of symptoms resulting from cognitive distortions, while the second layer involves unconscious interpretations of what the symptoms mean to the patient. As this model embodies both explicit and implicit psychological processes in the etiology of anxiety disorders, it provides a theoretical rationale for integrating both conscious and unconscious strategies such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapies, etc., in the treatment of these disorders. As conscious therapies such as CBT and mindfulness are readily available, this Workshop will focus on unconscious strategies. Several methods for accessing and healing self-wounds will be described and demonstrated in the Workshop including: 

• Age regression. 
• Affect bridge. 
• Differentiating between accurate and inaccurate self-views. 
• Split Screen Technique. 
• Transformation of inaccurate self-views. 
• Learning to tolerate painful realities.

The attendees will have a better appreciation of the complexity of anxiety disorders. They will be able to differentiate between "simple" and "complex" anxiety disorders. For simple anxiety disorders, symptomatic approach (tool-kit) to treatment may suffice. But for patients with complex symptomatology, an integrated approach to treatment will be required. Attendees will be able to formulate their complex cases in terms of the wounded self perspective and utilize different techniques for accessing and healing emotional injuries.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
More skillfully acknowledge the concept of the wounded relaxation, self-hypnosis, CBT, etc; 
Help patients with "complex" anxiety disorders uncover and heal underlying emotional injuries;
Differentiate between "simple" and "complex" anxiety disorders. 2. Use several techniques to access and heal emotional injuries; 
Appreciate that a "tool-kit" approach to managing anxiety disorders will not be helpful to patients with "complex" disorders; 
Assess for emotional injuries in anxiety disorders; 
Take a symptomatic approach with "simple" anxiety disorders; and 
With "complex" anxiety disorders, explore the meaning of the symptoms.

SP4: Hipponosis:  Helping Children Help Themselves, Linda Thomson, MSN, CPNP, ABMH, ABNH; 3 CME/CE  

The workshop will describe hypnotic interventions that can be used with children and adolescents with medical or psychological challenges.   Hypnosis not only gives the child a tool to better cope with or solve the problem himself, but also increases self-esteem, bolsters a sense of accomplishment and gives the child a valuable skill that he can adapt to many new situations throughout life.  How to match hypnotic strategies to the developmental level of the child will be illustrated by using video clips.  The principles and practice of integrating hypnosis into clinical encounters in child and adolescent healthcare for a variety of common pediatric habit disorders, anxiety and pain will be presented.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to
Describe how to match hypnotic strategies to the developmental level of the child that enhance mastery
Cite and explain three (3) values of integrating hypnosis into common clinical encounters with children and adolescents
Develop increased skills in a child-centric approach to effect behavioral change through hypnosis and utilization of trance

SP5: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: Overview of theory, research, and practice, Gary Elkins, PhD; 3 CME/CE

Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy (HRT) is founded on an evidence-based approach to hypnosis. In clinical practice, hypnotic interventions very often utilize suggestions for mental, physical, and emotional relaxation and suggestions that the hypnotic state can be enhanced with focused attention and relaxation.  Further, there is persuasive evidence that relaxation based interventions (including hypnosis) have therapeutic benefit in treatment of a range of problems. Therefore, HRT emphasizes the use of relaxation based inductions and goal directed therapeutic suggestions are integrated into treatment. The methods are founded upon an approach to draws upon clinical research to inform “what works.” In this regard, the methods of HRT are dynamic rather than fixed.  HRT refers to an identified theoretical conceptualization and underlying principles for hypnotherapy.  In this workshop the theoretical foundations will be presented in which conscious and unconscious processes are considered.  The principles of HRT will be discussed as they related to clinical interventions. The process of HRT will be presented including guidelines for formulating hypnotic suggestions, consideration of hypnotizability, and teaching self-hypnosis. Applications of HRT in treatment of hot flashes, anxiety, sleep, and pain will be discussed. Demonstration and discussion will be used as a primary teaching methods.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Discuss the principles of hypnotic relaxation therapy
Demonstrate knowledge of hypnotic inductions and symptom relief; and 
Discuss the advantages of assessment of patients’ hypnotic abilities in clinical practice.

6:30 Recess
Attend the Welcome Reception

Sunday, March 19, 2017

7:30 am   Continental Breakfast
7:30 Plenary 2: Celebrating Histories of Hypnotic Practice and Research: Six generations of phenomena, ideas and puzzles; Amanda Barnier, PhD; 1 CME/CE
8:30 Break
9:00  Fundamentals Of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Resumes
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Resumes
Advanced Workshops Resume

9:00am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
POW: Power of Words: Effective clinical communications workshop  (Click for program schedule) 
TCW: Teaching and Consultation Workshop (Click for program schedule) (PDF Handouts)

9:00am – 12:00 pm, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
D1: Lessening Pre-surgical Anxiety and Enhancing Positive Surgical Outcomes, Carolyn Daitch, PhD and  Kent Massie, LPC; 5 CME/CE

Pre-surgical and surgical anxiety not only leads to considerable distress prior to surgery, but can affect post-surgery outcomes. Pre-surgery anxiety and panic is common, and specific phobias including fear of blood, contamination and anesthesia are often seen in our practices. These anxiety-based issues can lead to avoidance of surgery that, in some cases, can even threaten a patient’s survival. This workshop presents innovative hypnotic techniques to mitigate pre-surgery anxiety and lessen surgery avoidance. Special emphasis will be on the complications that arise if the client suffers from PTSD. A history of trauma can make routine surgical procedures particularly daunting. For example, onset of anesthesia can mimic sensory components of the freeze response (aka “tonic immobility”). Lying in a prone position can mimic components of a sexual assault. Following victimization at the hands of a trusted other, lack of trust can generalize to the medical team. Through mediation of the flight or fight response and bolstered ego strength, hypnotic therapeutic techniques can lead to increased patient participation (conscious and subconscious) in the surgical process resulting in enhanced outcomes. The presentation will illustrate hypnosis can be effective for decreasing anxiety, reframing past negative experiences, increasing tolerance for pre-surgical medical visits, and managing the days prior to the surgery itself, as well as post-surgical recovery. Specific hypnotic interventions will be taught to increase positive expectancy, enhance trust, and to manage fears and worries. A case presentation will also address the treatment of PTSD in which the precipitating trauma occurred in a medical setting. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Assist patients who have pre-surgical anxiety phobia, panic or a history of PTSD manage surgical interventions; and 
Demonstrate at least two specific interventions to tolerate pre-surgical distress as well as to use hypnosis to lessen post-operative pain (and reduce reliance on pain medication) and to speed recovery.

D2: Reorienting Hypnosis Education:  Relearning what you always knew that you didn't know that you always knew, Laurence Sugarman, MD, ABMH; David Alter, PhD, ABPH; and David Reid, PsyD; 5 CM/CE

Remember learning how to do an induction and prescribe suggestions at your first introductory workshop? Remember practicing the order of induction-deepening-suggestion-re-alerting? Was that the best way to start learning hypnosis? How well did it fit into practice then? How well does it now align with our evolving understanding of psychobiology? How well does it fit with how people actually change their minds? Wouldn’t it be great to emerge from an introductory workshop with more neurobiologically-based, client-focused skills that are usable across the spectrum of clinical practices? Come join us to discuss and experience new models of introductory education and training in clinical hypnosis. As described in“Reorienting Hypnosis Education” (AJCH, 59(3)), we will engage in experiential learning of newly proposed basic skills through the lenses of new learning foci intended to drive the psychophysiological plasticity that helps people change their minds in therapy. Together we will discuss and explore how to make clinical hypnosis education more relevant, practical and accessible. Like first learning to walk, draw and sing, hypnosis rests on the pursuit of the novelty, curiosity and uncertainty in each moment. This workshop builds these characteristics into clinical hypnosis training. Are you interested in changing your mind? Come play with us.

Participants can expect to come away from the workshop more able to: • Cultivate client resources in order to catalyze neurobiologically-based plasticity; • Effectively enhance the client’s trance experience with newly proposed basic hypnotic skills; • Teach themselves to improve their application of basic skills through learning foci that guide clinician and client attention and awareness; and, • Teach usable and practical clinical hypnosis skills to other clinicians.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Describe six neurobiologically-oriented principles, four basic skills and four learning foci that underlie a proposed change in introductory;
Cultivate client resources in order to catalyze neurobiologically-based plasticity; 
Effectively enhance the client’s trance experience with newly proposed basic hypnotic skills; and
Increase clinicians’ application of basic skills by framing them within learning foci.

9:00am – 12:00 pm
DA1: Age Regression for Working through Trauma; D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABPH; 3 CME/CE

This workshop will very briefly review hypnosis and memory research. Indications and contraindications for age regression and for insight-oriented hypnotic work will be outlined. Methods for facilitating age regression and for dealing with resistance to age regression will be taught. Participants will view a DVD of an actual age regression to traumatic material, with the subsequent therapeutic abreaction, cognitive reframing, and working through of the material. Methods will be illustrated for validating the adequate therapeutic resolution of material, and ego-strengthening suggestions illustrated.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Identify indications and contraindications for using an insight-oriented hypnotic approach;
Identify at least 6 contraindications for conducting age regression and abreactive work;
Discuss research literature on memory, and hypnosis and memory, and their implications for clinical work;
Recognize the clinical controversy regarding hypnosis and the possible creation of pseudomemory; 
Identify 3 different techniques for facilitating age regression; and 
Articulate methods for facilitating therapeutic abreaction and methods for modulating affective intensity in age regression.

DA2: Heal in the Space between the Words; Exploring the intersection of hypnosis, neurobiology, and quantum physics; Susan Pinco,LCSW; 3 CE Ineligible for CME

Ericksonian Hypnosis, NLP and Social Psychology teach us the importance of metacommunication and the power of tone,tempo, and numerous other paraverbal elements. This seminar will focus on a particular element of metacommunication silence. Silence as it occurs within the ontext of speech and within context of our sessions. In attending this seminar, participants will experience new ways of thinking about, eliciting and utilizing silence drawing from elements of Ericksonian Hypnosis, Brainspotting, mindfulness, quantum physics, interpersonal neurobiology, and somatically oriented therapies. Attendees will be encouraged to rethink their relationship to the space between words and to develop techniques that enhance their own palette and that of their clients; amplifying effectiveness both in and between sessions.

Most people look at a canvas and see the colors, the brush strokes, the form. This seminar will encourage attendees to look at the white space, those moments where the discourse slows down an all but disappears. This space is the fertile ground from which new experience grows. It is the field in which the residue of past experience can be met and transformed. In attending this seminar, participants will experience new ways of eliciting and utilizing that space by combining elements of mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, hypnosis and somatically oriented therapies. Attendees will be encouraged to rethink their relationship to the white space and given the space to develop their own fertilizer (techniques) so as to enhance their own palette and that of their clients amplifying effectiveness both in and between session. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Identify and explain the difference between working in the "space between words" in a structured and unstructured manner; and
Identify 2-3 outcomes found in the research of Cook, Gendlin, Lovelady & Pinco that support the premise that the space between the words is a key ingredient in resolution of psychological issues.

DA3: Transpersonal Dimensions of Hypnosis and Healing; Moshe Torem,MD and Philip Appel, PhD; 3 CE  Ineligible for CME (PDF Handouts for Appel) (PDF Handouts for Torem)

This workshop will focus on reviewing the intrapersonal, interpersonal and transpersonal dimensions of medicine and healing. In addition, the special role of adding transpersonal dimensions of healing to understanding human behavior in health and disease will be explained and discussed. Experiential exercises will be offered to illustrate the value of using a transpersonal dimension, such exercises will include guided imagery and selfhypnosis. The following topics will be covered: transpersonal medicine as a new paradigm, transpersonal imagery and healing, mutual resonance in the transpersonal field, a transpersonal perspective of healing imagery, coconsciousness and transformation and integrating hypnosis with transpersonal healing.

Attendees of this workshop wiil learn and practice new skills that may then be implamented in their clinical practice in the treatment of patients with a variety of clinical conditions. These may include; Anxiety Disorders, OCD, PTSD, Chronic Pain, Depression, Eating Disorders, Insomnia, and Dissociative Disorders; In addition, clinicians attending this workshop will be able to teach some of these skills to their own patients.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Discuss at least 3 key figures in the development of transpersonal healing; 
Explain the differences between intrapersonal, interpersonal and transpersonal dimensions of healing and hypnosis; and
Utilize 'Disidentification' with negative & dysfunctional thoughts.

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
12:30 - 1:00 pm ASCH Membership Meeting
ASCH Component Section Representative Meeting
Nurses' Networking Luncheon
1:30  Fundamentals Of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Resumes
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Resumes
POW: Power of Words: Effective Clinical Communications Workshop Resumes
TCW: Teaching and Consultation Workshop Resumes Advanced Workshops Resume

1:30 – 3:30 pm 
DP1: Writing and Publishing Your Hypnosis Articles in AJCH; Stephen Lankton, LCSW, DAHB; 2 CME/CE

This workshop is most appropriate for participants who work in behavioral/mental health and medicine who may or may not work with medical/surgical patients and are at least 2 years post basic course who seek a balance of theory and experiential exercises. Also appropriate for Physicians, Nurses and Dentists. People often consider the process of writing and publishing a formidable task. The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize clinicians, researchers, and students with the process of writing for publication in journals. The workshop will cover APA guidelines and style guidelines for articles submitted to the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (AJCH) and also how to properly use word processing commands for various style requirements. In addition, a realtime demonstration of how to electronically submit to AJCH via the publisher’s ScholarOne submission portal. There will be time for participants’ Q&A regarding specific questions on writing topics related to hypnosis to help participants understand the proper choice of article format and strategies for formulating and writing their ideas. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Provide specific illustrations and examples for proper formatting, APA style, and word processing including abstracts, titles, citations, references, and so on; 
Describe the editorial and review process; and
Describe the types of articles that can be published.

DP2: From Real Life to Cyberspace and Back Again: Helping adolescents/young adults develop a strong inner Selfie (Utilizing Hypnotherapy/Ego States): Tobi Goldfus, LCSW; 2 CE  Ineligible for CME

The balance of online presence, real life and inner states have dramatically shifted, as well as former definitions of boundaries and confidentiality in the lives of the adolescent/young adult world. While being plugged in, highly skilled and technologically adept is required today and keeps our world connected in phenomenal ways, too much time and activity on social media sites without time for reflection and real life interactions, have also been found to increase symptoms of depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation and compulsive/addictive behaviors and lower empathy toward others. This workshop will present a Social Media Assessment Form (SMA) to expand the clinician’s therapeutic effectiveness to include the digital world and experience of the young person in understanding their developmental tasks being mastered online with those in real life. Seven stages of smart phone attachment, cyber friendly scripts, and a new cyberspace glossary of terms will be given to increase tools in evaluating healthy and unhealthy uses and behaviors online. When to unplug, how to and when NOT to will be explored and discussed. Downregulation techniques such as the ego strengthening Inner Selfie Technique using mobile devices will be taught, as well as using cyberfriendly scripts/language for greater attunement. Experiential exercises, case examples and how comparing and contrasting online and therapeutic hypnotic phenomena can be utilized for greater emotional impact will be demonstrated.

The workshop participant will learn how to integrate the Social Media Assessment Form into evaluation and treatment goals, assess both patient and provider positions in the fluid 7 stages of smart phone attachment and be able to use cyberfriendly language in hypnotherapy scripts for increased impact, understanding and treatment. They will also be able to identify developmental tasks being practiced online, assess healthy, compulsive and addictive use of cyberspace, and identify and contrast hypnotic phenomena both online and in therapeutic trance. The Inner Selfie Technique using mobile devices will be taught as well as other practical downregulating techniques. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Assess and evaluate the young person's operating ego states, healthy to unhealthy use of social media sites; 
Use the Social Media Assessment Form in all stages of treatment, identify practicing online ego states and healthy/unhealthy use to be integrated into treatment goals; 
Demonstrate and use cyber friendly scripts/language, practical hypnotic downregulation techniques, including the Inner Selfie Technique using mobile devices with ease; and 
Provide therapeutic interventions that are salient, effective and can provide experiential opportunities for increased emotional impact. Working with developing ego states, online and off, and integrating with hypnotherapy techniques will provide the clinicians with practical tools to use in practice easily.

DP3: Doctor, I Know What I Need to Do, But I'm Just Not Doing It: Applying the ACE study findings to refine suggestions to bring different results; Bernard Plansky, MD; 2 CME/CE

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study is one of the largest epidemiological studies in the United States demonstrating how categories of adverse childhood experiences can affect future adult health and wellbeing. A simple questionnaire is given with 10 questions regarding specific categories of adverse experiences, occurring often or very often, by adults in the household before the age of 18. The number of ACEs a person scores has a proportional and exponential relationship to prevalence of misuse of alcohol, drugs, tobacco and food as well as the prevalence of many chronic medical and psychiatric conditions. Neurodevelopmental imaging studies continue to show that high ACEs shape the structure and function of the nervous system toward threat detection and response as well as diminished reward expectation. This is of great significance regarding self suggestions for health with thought, emotions and body often not in alignment with present intention " Doctor, I know what I need to do, but I'm just not doing it." We will be learning multiple hypnotic modalities for everyday practice to practically and rapidly apply the findings of the ACE study so that all ships move in a common direction. 
Participants will be able to impact patient care by bringing a highly specific trauma informed approach to helping patients rapidly develop and refine health objectives (self suggestions) to bring desired results. Participants will be able to better identify present suggestions not producing desired results, and through calculating an ACE score during an office visit, effectively work with patients to quickly move toward a more harmonious engagement of thought, emotion and body with intentions for health. Expected results from engagement with this session would be demonstrably better health outcomes in each participant's practices. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Rapidly identify key factors in the nonsuccess of patient's present health objectives (self suggestions);
Formulate with patients more successful health objectives using multiple hypnotic modalities;
Expeditiously apply the findings of the ACE Study to harmonize thought, emotions and body in the same direction of the health objective and 
Confidently demonstrate practical exercises for the strengthening of such health objectives

3:30  Break
4:00-6:00 pm

DP4: Hypnosis Research—The Ingredients of Hypnosis: A guide to research for clinicians; Amanda Barnier, PhD; 2 CME/CE

The aim of scientific hypnosis is to reveal the true nature of hypnosis and the value of its clinical and other applications. Given the “mere words” of the hypnotist, understanding the compelling behaviour and experience of hypnotized people is as demanding as it is captivating. Thankfully, generations of workers in our field have developed research tools and techniques to help us answer fundamental questions about basic and applied hypnosis. These research methods are as relevant in the clinic as in the laboratory. They are relevant to anyone who wishes to understand what hypnosis is and what it does. Research design – the ingredients of hypnosis – can be considered a common language for evaluating the contributions of others to the literature and making our own contributions.

In this workshop, I will: (1) enhance your knowledge of fundamental design issues in hypnosis research; (2) assist you in thinking through the balance between clinical realities and good research design; and (3) suggest ways of making useful contributions to the clinical and scientific literature.

First, I will describe and illustrate basic features of (clinically-based and laboratory) hypnosis research including: research questions, ingredients of hypnosis research, comparison groups, and independent and dependent variables. Second I will show how to use this information to critically appraise the quality of evidence in published hypnosis studies, which can inform your evidence-based practice. Third, I will introduce case study and time series research designs, which can transform your clinical practice into a source of research evidence. Fourth, I will highlight the benefits of sharing your clinical research contributions and give you tips on writing and publishing.

I invite you to bring your research questions, clinical ideas or findings, or any research data to workshop throughout the day.

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Enhance knowledge of fundamental design issues in hypnosis research, useful for evaluating research that can inform evidence-based practice;
Consider the balance between clinical realities and research design;
Learn about case study and time series design and how they might be put to work in a clinical practice; and
Discuss the benefits of sharing clinical contributions and gather tips for writing and publishing.

DP5: Introduction to Hypnosis Specialty Board Certification;  Marc Oster, PhD, ABPH; et el; 2 CME/CE

The American Boards of Clinical Hypnosis is an umbrella organization made up of professionals in medicine, dentistry, psychology, social work, and nursing who use hypnosis in their healthcare practice. Members of the various Boards establish and administer examinations of advanced competence. A clinician who passes the exam is designated a Diplomate, recognizing experience, and high skills. But more importantly, successful candidates deserve the feeling of confidence and satisfaction they get knowing they have done something beyond the usual, and have been so recognized by their peers. The process involves thought, study, and mentoring. In this workshop, the Facilitator will give a brief overview of the value of being a Diplomate. Then the participants will have a chance to talk with the President or members of their own specialty Board. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Evaluate their readiness to be a Diplomate;
Summarize the process for their specialty; 
Evaluate the pros and cons of themselves being a Diplomate; and 
Make a personal decision whether or when to apply.

DP6: How to Integrate Hypnosis in Pediatric Hospital and Clinical Settings; Daniele Lonchamp, MD; 2 CME/CE  

This workshop will help pediatricians and hospitalists be more confident integrating their hypnotic skills in their daily works to their own benefit and the patients' benefit (improve patient/doctor relationship and adherence to treatment plan, save time and bring a sense of humor to the encounter).   

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Identify when the trance has already started; 
Work hypnoticly during ward rounds, acute care interventions in emergency room;
Construct 3 metaphors for chronic pain; and 
Develop a plan to teach allied health workers (nurses) to integrate the conversational hypnotic language into their daily work.

DP7: Ethical Issues and the Use of Clinical Hypnosis: Part 1; Joel Marcus, PsyD; 2 CME/CE

Therapists are often faced with situations which require appropriate and sound ethical decision making ability. The use of hypnoisis can create challenges and issues surrounding responsibility, boundaries and competencies. Determining the appropriate course to take when faced with a difficult ethical dilemma can be a challenge for even the most seasoned professional. This workshop will cover the basics of the difference between laws and ethics. It will provide a model for ethical decision making. This workshop will provide an opportunity for clinicians to review ethical concerns from both medically and psychologically based perspectives. Variables such as children’s rights, end of life decision and research questions will be covered. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Identify and successfully navigate ethical issues that arise with the use of clinical hypnosis;
Identify and discuss the differences between relevant laws and ethical principals in the practice;
Articulate at least one (1) ethical decision making model as it applies to the use of clinical hypnosis; and 
Articulate three (3) possible ethical violations in the use of clinical hypnosis. 

DP8: Induced Altered States of Consciousness Experiences Related to Spiritual and Religious Aspects of Skin and Skin Disorders; Philip Shenefelt. MD. ABMH, 2.0 CME/CE

Skin and skin disorders have had spiritual and religious dimensions often derived from induced altered states of consciousness experiences since ancient times. Skin, hair, and nails are visible to self and others. The skin is a major sense organ for touch, pain, itch, heat, cold, pressure, and vibration. Skin also expresses emotions detectable by others through pallor, coldness, “goose bumps”, redness, warmth, or sweating. How much skin is covered with what kind of coverings, scalp and beard hair cutting, shaving, and styling, skin and nail and hair coloring and decorating, tattooing, and intentional scarring of skin all have had and continue to have spiritual and religious significance, often derived originally from visions or other altered state of consciousness experiences. Persons with visible skin disorders have often been stigmatized or even treated as outcasts. Spiritual and religious interactions with various skin disorders such as psoriasis, leprosy, and vitiligo are discussed.

The attendee can become more aware and attuned to how altered states of consciousness experiences and their derivatives with spiritual or religious significance can affect the patient’s personal and cultural beliefs with respect to what is meaningful and appropriate display of skin, hair, and nails, what clothing and decoration is meaningful and appropriate, and their beliefs about others based on what they see. The attendee can also become more aware of the personal and cultural beliefs about skin disorders and what spiritual or religious meanings may be attached to them. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Explain the connection between altered states of consciousness and spiritual and religious experiences;
Recognize the culturally specific contexts in which the spiritual and religious experiences occur; and 
Describe the interaction between skin and psyche and their spiritual and religious dimensions.

6:00 pm  Fundamentals Of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Recesses
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Recesses
Advanced Workshops Recess

7:00 - 11:00 pm  Board of Governors' Meeting

Monday, March 20, 2017

7:30 am Continental Breakfast
Plenary 3: Milton Erickson: Hypnosis As a Co-created Relationship, Betty Alice Erickson, MS, LMFT; 1 CE Ineligible for CME
8:30 Break
9:00 Fundamentals Of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Resumes
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Resumes
TCW: Teaching and Consultation Workshop Resumes Advanced Workshops Resume

9:00 – 11:30 am, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
M1: Musical Voyage: Inspire and Motivate by Adding Musicality to your Sessions; Anita Jung, LPC; 3.5 CE  Ineligible for CME

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul. – Plato 

The Greek philosopher Pythagoras was among the first to recognize the healing powers of music. Milton Erickson, the musician of mind, body and soul, was the first to structure communication for greatest effect so that clients could change many aspects of their life, not merely their presenting symptoms. Just as the cadence of voice and patterns of speech form the music of Ericksonian communication, repetition and rhythm create the emergence of a trance state in music, film, and in poetry. The utilization of all three within a hypnotherapy model functions as a catalyst accentuating the nuances of seeding, guiding associations, shifting perceptions, and inspiring change. In a combination of Ericksonian concepts gift-wrapped in landscapes of music, poetry, and film participants will master how to interrupt and transform symptomatic states to create memorable and mindful resilience. The latest research will examine the role of epigenetics, the link between melody and the mind that suggests that listening to and playing music alters how our brains, and therefore our bodies, function. 

By the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to 
Prioritize 3 songs, melodies, or rhythm as a tool to interrupt a pattern and transform a symptomatic state that you will incorporate in your current medical or therapeutic practice; 
Demonstrate and design a consistent method to add hypnotic rhythm to your voice changing the participant’s practice; 
Articulate and practice musical, hypnotherapeutic communication and interventions; and 
utilize at least 2 musical tools skillfully while being aware of the effects of music and rhythm on the mind and body.

9:00am – 12:00 pm; 1:30-3:30 pm
M2: Tools of Intention in Hypnosis
; Stephen Lankton, MSW, DAHB; 5 CME/CE

This workshop will teach four positive techniques for use in experiential hypnosis. Most families fail to teach children how to use their experiences to succeed. Consequently, clients learn dozens of self-defeating habits and later present in our offices as adults with depression, anxiety, phobias, etc. The desire to change, insight, and motivation do not counteract those habits nor does hypnotic suggestion create such change. Experience is the key to cure. The Tools of Intention protocols are designed to teach clients how to specifically use experiences. Using these tools with, and teaching them to, clients is valuable for overcoming learned limitations and achieving self-mastery in various desired situations. Therapy can proceed without them, but with them, the therapeutic process is more efficient and focused. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Perform the protocol for Vivid Symbolic Imagery; 
Perform the protocol for Self-Image Thinking; and 
Perform the protocol Emanated Imagery. 4. Perform the protocol the ‘HeartJoy’ exercise

9:00am – 12:00 pm
TCW  Teaching and Consultation Workshop Part 2
MA1: Lessons of Transformation from EFT, EMDR and NDEs to Enhance Your Clinical Hypnosis Practice; Larry Burk, MD, CEHP; Patricia Lyerly,LCSW; Angelina Kauffman, LPC; 3 CE/CME

Hypnosis is a time-tested tool for personal healing and transformation that can be synergistically combined with other new emerging methods such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Eye Movement Desentization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Both EFT and EMDR are evidence-based approaches to deal effectively with trauma, grief, and anxiety, as well as pain and psychosomatic disorders. 

In conventional medicine we treat these personal health crises the same way we treat our national healthcare crisis. Our attempts to fix the system using information technology work about as well as using high-tech methods to relieve symbolic physical symptoms. An underlying fear of death, physical or financial, drives futile attempts at suppression. Transforming these somatic and professional metaphors can become the basis for a new model of healthcare.

The medical profession tends to focus attention on how to help individuals “fix” a “problem”, while failing to consider that the “problem” may be part of an awakening process for the individual. Our beliefs about ourselves as medical practitioners and our beliefs about those we serve impact patient care more than we sometimes acknowledge. These beliefs are called into question by the reports of near-death experiencers (NDEers).

The four traits typical of NDEers; loss of fear of death, altruistic sense of purpose, enhanced intuition and energetic healing ability, can be symbolically instructive as we deal with the near-death of the healthcare system. In the medicine of the future, hypnosis, EFT and EMDR will be allow us to transform previously held paradigms of self-limiting beliefs, both for ourselves and for those we serve, to facilitate healing. 

Attendees will learn the Basic Recipe for EFT as well as EDANVIR tapping, an advanced approach combining EFT and hypnosis with breathwork and therapeutic shaking. The basic EFT process and these advanced steps can all be easily incorporated into routine history taking and therapeutic hypnosis sessions. EMDR requires more in-depth training, but some of the principles of bilateral sensory stimulation can be integrated into hypnotherapy including butterfly tapping. Insights from NDEs have practical applications in decreasing fear of death and dealing with grief and loss through metaphysical relationship restructuring. 

Attendees will recognize the value of assisting individuals in freeing themselves from self-limiting paradigms that have played a role in the creation of physical and emotional dis-ease. Perhaps, even more important than using the “right” hypnotic technique to induce “trance”, is assisting individuals in freeing themselves from the “trance” that they may already be in as a result of trauma. The importance of assisting ourselves, as well as our patients, in achieving a higher level of consciousness, without merely substituting one paradigm for another, is an important tenet of this program. The ultimate goal is to assist patients in having a more active role in experiencing a state of being that goes beyond healing; and a life that goes beyond belief.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Describe the EFT “Basic Recipe”, the EDANVIR tapping protocol, the “Butterfly Hug” (a form of bilateral sensory stimulation), and a new hypnotic induction for ascending beyond a fixed paradigm of belief;
Explain the theoretical neurophysiological mechanism of tapping to clients
List evidence-based indications for adding tapping to hypnosis sessions
Demonstrate to clients the EFT “Basic Recipe”; the EDANVIR tapping protocol; and the “Butterfly Hug” (a form of bilateral stimulation) to assist individuals in self regulation;
List indications for adding tapping to hypnosis sessions to assist individuals in healing from trauma; 
Describe the psychophysiological aftereffects of NDEs as a model for healing; and 
Articulate the model of NDE transformation as a template for incorporating EFT and EMDR into their hypnosis practice.

MA2: Rapid, Deep Stucture Resolution and Restructuring of Traumatic Memories; James Straub, EdD; 3 CE  Ineligible for CME

This is an integrative single session approach that facilitates resolution and restructuring without requiring the client to re-experience the trauma. It draws on current understanding of how memories, are continually recreated and reframed. By utilizing time and place, grounding, imagery, parts work and submodality checking the client restructures or reframes the memory in relation to beliefs and understanding about self and the world. This occurs at cognitive and affective levels,  These integrative approaches and techniques draw upon the works of Alfred Adler, Robert Goulding and Roberto Assagioli as well as techniques from Precision Cognitive Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy, Eriksonian Hypnosis, Imagery and Art Therapy.Classic imagery tools and techniques for reimprinting and memory modification can be applied to facilitate deeper level restructuring. It utilizes indirect hypnotic techniques for reframing and imagery. An overview of the neurological and symbolic storage and representation of memories will be discussed. Techniques for accessing key decision memories will be reviewed.

These tools can help therapists rapidly facilitate restructuring and resolution of key decision memories related to underlying beliefs and schemas about self, others and world. In addition, it helps clients resolve unresolved traumatic memories without having to revivify the experience thus reducing client emotional pain and reluctance to work with trauma memories. This approach also helps clients move the focus from what happened to them to their own resourcefulness thus enhancing their sense of self efficacy and reducing shame and internal conflict.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Apply a deep structure grounding technique, Work with memories based on current understanding of memories and functioning; 
Apply the basics of a hypnotic cognitive memory resolution strategy. Describe ways of extracting aspects (neuro networks or patterns) of the client from traumatic memories and initiating restructuring of limiting and traumatic beliefs related to the experience; and
Utilizing the framework and tools to identify individual clients with less complex target issues to gain skill comfort and understanding.

MA3: Age Regression; Dabney Ewin, MD, ABMH; 3 CME/CE

We start by reviewing Konrad Lorenz's Nobel Prize study on birth imprints in birds and recent fMRI's of 70 human newborns showing that the default mode network that is considered responsible for retrieving autobiographical memories is intact at birth. Evidence that it is not just a memory, but also a physiological response includes the return of the plantar reflex when regressed to two months of age, and Raginsky's report of temporary cardiac arrest with a regression to a previous Adams-Stokes arrest.

Then we will review some cases of affect bridge and age regression as far back as birth, with the technique of first doing ideomotor subconscious review, followed by verbal review. The technique for handling an abreaction will be discussed

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Describe the handling of a regression as far back as birth.
How to conduct a regression to the key incident causing a psychosomatic illness.
Explain how to adjust the technique when there is resistance to the regression.

12:00 pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30 Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Resumes
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Resumes
Advanced Workshops Resume

1:30-3:30 pm, 4:00-6:00 pm
MP1: Advances In Dental Hypnosis for Dentists and Psychology Professionals; Ashley Goodman, DDS, ABHD; Gabor Filo, DDS; ABHD; Edward Mackey, PhD, MSN, MS, CRNA, FAPA; 4 CME/CE

This workshop will review basic, intermediate, and more advanced hypnotic skills including rapid, time saving techniques as they apply to the providing of effective and comfortable dental care for both the providers (hygienists and RDAs) and patients. The uses of creative visualization, densensitization, restorative applicance acceptance, control of saliva and blood flow, more rapid healing, pain control, etc., will be demonstrated. Specific applications of clinical dental uses for behavior modifications, relaxation, pediatric situations, anxiety and oral habit control, minimizing gagging, enhancing personal communications, and self-hypnosis stress reduction methods for the dental patient, the dental care provider, and psychologists working with the dental team will be examined.

Patient care will be enhanced through a greater appreciation of therapeutic communication by dental personnel..Psychologists will have an insight into the dental milieu and its requirements. They will then be better able to assist their local dental colleagues and their patients. Dentists will walk away with Monday morning techniques for their phobic and anxious patients.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
identify and recognize appropriate uses of hypnosis to aid in the treatment of dental problems. They will develop different hypnotic techniques appropriate to the dental milieu and be able to assess which is appropriate for use in differing therapeutic situations Identify the uses of hypnotherapy for behavior modification, relaxation, anxiety control, fear elimination, quelling undesirable habits (tongue thrust, reverse swallowing, TMJ dysfunction, bruxism, clenching), amnesia, analgesia, anesthesia, pain control, prevention of gagging and nausea, control of saliva and bleeding, creative visualizing for healing, restorative appliance tolerance, pretreatment desensitization, selfimage, selfesteem,and confidence; and have approaches for utilizing various hypnotic techniques, metaphors, and therapeutic communication for the above listed; and 
Provide insight into the real world of the dental practitioner so that psychologists have a concrete method by which to approach, enlist and nurture dental referral sources; group discussion and practice of hypnotic techniques and phenomena.

1:30-3:30 pm
MP2: Ethical issues and the use of clinical hypnosis Part 2; Joel Marcus, PsyD; 2 CME/CE
MP3: A Few of My Favorite Things; Wendy Lemke, MS, LP; 2 CE  Ineligible for CME

I often say I’ve learned the most from my clients. In this workshop I’ll share some of my favorite case examples that demonstrate the effectiveness of hypnotic phenomena and I hope you will bring a few so that we can learn from each other. After a brief review of hypnotic phenomena, case examples will demonstrate effective applications for a variety of clinical issues. Case examples will include incorporating hypnotic phenomena such as dissociation, trance ratification, suggestion, ideomotor movement, time distortion, age progression, to name just a few. Workshop will be presented with a brief lecture but primarily will include case examples, experiential and discussion. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Discuss and demonstrate how to utilize hypnotic language with ‘seemingly’ resistant clients;
Demonstratehow to provide trance ratification and incorporate into effective posthypnotic suggestions; 
Demonstrate the use of incorporating ideomotor movement for unconscious exploration; and
Identify useful applications that incorporate time distortion.

MP4: Core Healing Techniques Supportive of Healthy Attraction; Joyce Glasser, PhD ; 2 CME/CE  

Theorization abounds but from an epistemology standpoint not much is actually known regarding the mystery of attraction fatal or otherwise.  Armed with such knowledge, however, knowledge gleaned through the practice of specific hypno-analytic and hypnotherapeutic skills presented here, allows a therapist to more quickly reposition a client for positive attraction. This Core Healing approach to significant other relationship optimization will be presented to offer the potent opportunity for realistic therapeutic counseling of those either bereft from failed relationships or wanting to utilize a prophylactic approach to experience positive attraction through this process of neuro-linguistic reprograming to foster not just passionate but enduring, healthy, quality, maturing, and truly loving relationships. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Describe the Core Healing construct of the minds functioning: the ‘con’, the ‘un’ and the ‘sub’ of it;  the rationale for hypnosis to be seen merely as the key to the kingdom of the subconscious; the kind of hypnotherapeutic skills awareness needed for fostering client luminosity with which to reformulate what a client prefers to actualize in a significant other relationship;
Incorporate these understandings into their orientation whether as psychiatric nurses, psychiatric doctors, psychologists, marriage and family counselors, mental health counselors or as social workers who employ hypnosis by heightening their arena of expertise through keener awareness of what attraction and its attendant concept of “love at first sight” is actually about; and
Use resources to meaningfully expand their planning and implementation for quality relationship facilitation. Moreover, the resources provided will better guide an attendee especially interested in where to meaningfully look to expand their expertise. 

MP5: Integrative Therapy With Gay Men: The Use of clinical hypnosis for optimizing treatment success; Richard Miller, LiCSW; 2 CE Ineligible for CME

Many gay men feel alienated from their families of origin, society, and themselves, sometimes in subtle ways that are unrecognizable. Clinical hypnosis offers a powerful approach to enhancing and increasing sensory awareness, creating a powerful resource for restoring connections within. Such connections provide a bridge between the self and body, something that is often disowned by gay men. This workshop defines and illustrates successful hypnosis facilitated interventions to enhance the treatment of gay men. These beneficial therapeutic processes indirectly address unresolved issues that may not even be in these patients’ awareness. Addressing this provides integrative healing to clients, offering a profound sense of happiness in new ways. Effective scripts targeting self-esteem issues related to development, religion, HIV and the urban gay male stereotype will be provided. Videos of treatment sessions will be shown in order to optimize communicating these methodologies.

Attendees will feel more confident in speaking to gay male patients about unique facets of personal history, relationships, and in addressing topics related to gay sexuality and attachment. In addition, authenticity in the treatment relationship will be part of the treatment success. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Offer specific hypnotic scripts targeted to gay men to promote internal happiness;
Differentiate benefits and drawbacks of working with either a gay or a nongay therapist toachieve the best therapeutic match;
Use specific strategies for discussing the norms regarding gay sexuality with their gay male clients; and 
Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan specific to the needs of each gay client, incorporating hypnotic scripts for self integration.

3:30 Break
4:00-6:00 pm
MP6: Self, Other and Circumstance; Deconstructing utilization;
Robert Staffin, PsyD, ABPH; 2 CE Ineligible for CME

Utilization is more than a technique. It is an attitude of faith and an interactive awareness that exponentially increases a state of readiness and receptivity. This workshop will highlight the importance of noticing sensations, associations and experiences so we can use the gifts that clients give us. This workshop will emphasize the relevance of utilization and its role in empowering the therapeutic encounter. Clinical vignettes will be used to demonstrate ways in which utilization fosters rapport, promotes attunement and maximizes the impact of the therapeutic encounter. Strategies and techniques for how to cultivate ones talents in weaving utilization into one’s clinical practice will be taught didactically and supported by video clips.

Being mindful of and developing skills in utilization can broaden the range of intervention points such as intra and interpersonal behavior or use of the environment. Through the use of didactic presentation and video clips, this workshop will provide participants with examples of ways to harness and employ aspects of the therapeutic encounter to make that encounter more impactful. Beyond a conceptual framework, specific skills that clinicians can incorporate into their therapeutic work immediately, will be demonstrated, highlighted and discussed. In addition to clinical examples of utilization, attention will be paid to subtleties such as attunement, rapport and use of self, which have broad implications for working strategically in the therapeutic matrix.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Use heightened awareness of the intrapersonal, interpersonal and environmental domains from which to draw opportunities for utilization;
Identify ways in which they can intervene through observable behaviors, experiences or environmental circumstances thus ensuring greater impact of their clinical work; and 
Be mindful of their ability to enter into a state of readiness to utilize what is offered. Clinicians will feel better prepared to accept and employ what is inherent in the therapeutic encounter.

MP7: Application of Hypnosis within a 4-Step Solution Method and a Self Directed Neuroplasticity  Model to treat emotional/behavioral problems; Gary Kelley, PhD; 2 CME/CE

The purpose of this presentation is to describe a 4 Step Solution intervention method used to treat psychological problems that are routinely seen in a practitioners office on a daily basis. Various neurologic centers will be reviewed. This model is based on conditioning and reinforcement however the treatment is cognitive/behavioral in nature and is easily integrated into a hypnotic framework. The basic approach to treatment is set up as a 4 step process to include: Relabeling, Reframing, Refocusing, and Reevaluation.

The concept of splitting (mind vs brain, true self vs false self, deceptive brain messages vs desired messages, etc) and a parts concept (wise advocate/inner guide/hidden observer) are employed. Of importance to clinicians and researchers alike is improved treatment outcomes. This approach was developed by Schwartz and Gladding (2011) who have demonstrated the efficacy of their 4 Step Solution model with individuals who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and have generalized it's use to other conditions. All of these steps are amenable to hypnotic use. Relabeling is a way of changing the meanings of problem or situation. Aspects of this theory (reframing) are solidly rooted in Ericksonian hypnosis as well as the writings of Watzlawick et al (1974, p. 95). Refocusing (not this, but this) is a common hypnotic strategy (for example, figure/ground, distraction with chronic pain). The end result of this process is the creation of new brain circuits and pathways which became stronger while problem circuits and pathways go dormant. Although this approach has been well researched, the integration of hypnosis is a novel application. There will be an emphasis on participant involvement, practice, and skill development.

As a result of the presentations clinicians will be armed with a new framework in which the clinician can treat clients utilizing their hypnotic training with the result being changes in the neuro structure, referred to as Self Directed Neuroplasticity by Schwartz and Gladding. The clinician will be able to identify how and what neuro structures are being affected and activated. This approach allows the clinician to capitalize on much of their already existing knowledge and apply it in a new paradigm.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Name at least four neurologic centers involved in psychological problems;
Apply the 4 Step Solution Model to a common clinical problem;
Implement this approach with common clinical problems; and 
Accomplish changes in their clinical practice by utilizing the material presented and workshop handouts.

MP8: Clinical Hypnosis in Psychosocial Oncology and in Palliative Care: Neural correlates, taxonomy and techniques, a scientific perspective; M. Paola Brugnoli, MD; 2 CME/CE

Hypnosis is an effective and efficient means of developing the resources of people suffering from serious illness. After an average of few hypnotherapy sessions in Psychosocial Oncology and in Palliative Care, patients are able to locate previously unexploited resources within themselves and are able to become autonomous in the use of self-hypnosis. Clinical hypnosis represents an increasingly popular area of research in neuroscience and cognitive science, including prominent projects in the fields of perception, attention, concentration, consciousness, memory, motor control, pain and suffering control, in adults and children. What are the conscious and unconscious sensations that accompany neural activities of the brain during hypnosis? Our awareness refers to the basic knowledge that something is happening, to perceive or feeling, or cognizing in its simplest form. The science of consciousness has been accompanied by a recent emphasis on the problem of taxonomy, measurement and classification. Having a dependable classification of the modified states of consciousness and hypnosis’ stages is essential both for mapping evidence of new techniques and for understanding results of scientific studies. Hypnotic treatment should be offered in psychosocial oncology and in palliative care to any individual, who expresses an interest in this approach, to promote the enhancement of the patient/clinician relationship and a better quality of life.

Clinical Hypnosis is recognized in Psychosocial Oncology and in Palliative Care as an effective complementary therapy for pain and symptom's relief. This paper wants to highlight the neurophysiology and taxonomy of clinical hypnosis, to better understand its significant impact on the treatment goals in psychosocial oncology and palliative care at the end of life. The attendee can learn the many different techniques for relieving physical, psychological and spiritual suffering. The attendee learned will affect change in their performance in practice thus changing patient care from this session: 1. How to integrate the physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care and offer a support system to help patients and their families to live with a better quality of life; 2. How to apply and assess clinical hypnosis early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies and 3. to create a group approach to address the needs of patients and their families.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Integrating the neurophysiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care and offer a support system to help patients and their families to live with a better quality of life;
Assess and develope new techniques after a better understanding of the different stages of consciousness;
Apply and assess the techniques of clinical hypnosis early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies; and 
Assess and analyze a new classification of the modified states of consciousness, the stages of hypnosis, and their application in therapy.

MP9: How to Run a Successful Self-Hypnosis Group for People in Pain;Eric Willmarth, PhD and Joseph Zastrow, MD; 2 CME/CE

6:00 Fundamentals Of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Recesses

Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Recesses
Advanced Workshops Recess

6:15 Plenary 4 – Practice Makes Perfect? Norma Barretta, PhD
7:15 Cocktail Reception
8:00 Awards Dinner with Entertainmen

Tuesday. March 21, 2017

7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Resumes
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Resumes
Advanced Workshops Resume

8:00 -10:00 am, 10:15 am -12:15 pm
T1: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Narcissistic Wounds in Psychotherapy: A relational approach;
Eric Spiegel, PhD; 4 CE  Ineligible for CME

The dimension of narcissism influences a wide-range of character presentations and treatment issues occurring in psychotherapy in our modern age.  Although clinical and public attention is often focused on the categorically-derived DSM-V diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, narcissistic wounds stemming from attachment failures are a more frequent occurrence in the development of the self.  These arrests in the full formation of the self and their subsequent re-appearance in later relationship interactions are often referenced in a wide range of treatments.  

In this workshop, we will consider how Kohut’s self psychology and current innovations in attachment theory can help us understand narcissistic wounds and treatment issues across the dimension of narcissism.   Further, we will focus on the role that hypnosis can play in a relationally attuned therapeutic relationship towards facilitating attachment repair in patients with developmental arrests associated with narcissistic wounds (e.g. false-self identify formation, affect dysregulation, boundary difficulties, etc.).  Through a mixture of didactic and experiential training, participants will develop increased competency in (1) understanding how the therapeutic relationship in general, and clinical hypnosis from an attachment frame in particular, can be utilized to re-build developmental structure and re-engage reflective functioning in this population of patients and (2) utilizing specific applications of clinical hypnosis towards this aim. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Enhance their recognition of diagnostic presentations in the narcissistic spectrum; 
Increase their knowledge and associated skills in a relational model for treating such pathology; 
Master hypnotic skills designed to treat features of narcissistic spectrum pathology; 
Develop targeted relational and hypnotic approaches and interventions in working with narcissistic wounds; and 
Deliver tailored hypnotic interventions in such a model when working with narcissistic wounds

T2: Motivational Interviewing and Directive Hypnosis for Change; Michael McGee,MS, LPC; 4 CE Ineligible for CME

This presentation provides a framework in which Motivational Interviewing (MI) and/or Motivational Enhancement therapy  (MET) combined with hypnosis creates significant client change. The hypothesis being that as these two therapies are combined, we can assist our clients with maximum therapeutic effect. Research is referenced that supports both methods as being statistically effective. Participants will then learn the techniques in detail that have led to my personal clinical success in combining these techniques.

Motivational Interviewing is designed with the intention of assisting people to navigate the change process. It always begins with meeting the client where they are in the change process. This creates the foundation for a client centered approach to formulating suggestions. By utilizing the client’s own motivations and vision for change, suggestions are more easily assimilated and outcomes improved. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Describe the stages of change and how they relate to client's readiness for change. Instruction is given on how to elicit material for suggestions at each stage. A framework for scripting or adding the client's own suggestions into therapy is presented;
Explain stages of change and how they relate to therapeutic intervention success;
Utilize basic MI techniques in their practice. As a result of using client centered techniques the chances for resistance are greatly diminished and suggestions are accepted more readily resulting in improved outcomes;
Describe the theoretical foundations and demonstrate the creation of client centered approaches to improve client actions/behaviors thus leading to client success. Have participants actively create motivational client centered scripting based on hands on interviewing techniques; and
Provide the information and tools necessary for integration of Motivational Interviewing techniques into individual practices. Participants will be coached and educated through the entire process of assessment and interview to create client centered techniques that should result in improved success.

8:00 -10:00 am

TA1: Borrowing from Peter to Pay Paul:  Application of infertility-tested mind-body stress-reduction strategies to any adversity; Helen Adrienne, LCSW; 2 CME/CE

Training both in hypnosis and mind/body strategies together have been the tools that have served me most effectively in my 38year career in working with the agony of infertility. But as a generalist, these tools have proved invaluable to me in working with any adversity where intense stress has become all consuming. You will learn how to use three creative hypnotic techniques: 1) “The Labyrinth”, 2) “The Protective Egg” and 3) how to guide a “Fantastic Voyage” inside the body for relief from stress. Throughout, emphasis will be put on the power of the breath as a built-in tranquilizer. These methods will serve those of your patients who are vulnerable to believing that traumas big and small are insurmountable obstacles. Instead, they can build self-awareness, confidence, empowerment and resiliency in the face of emotional turmoil with these surefire, easy to learn, effective methods to neutralize the inevitable stress of life. This workshop will be a boon to your practice and your patients who are suffering.

The attendees will leave the session prepared to work hypnotically in novel ways with women, men, couples and groups so that frenzy in the face of adversity can be tamed. Intense stress can send the mind into the ionosphere, as the body walks the planet. The separation of mind from body only contributes to and ratchets up the stress. Hypnosis in general, and the innovative hypnotic techniques presented in this workshop in particular, are powerful in their ability to guide the mind back into the body for unity resulting in stress reduction. The combination of hypnotic tools with mind/body awareness can be the charm when other approaches fail to break into the spasm of stress. These practical shortcuts to stress reduction are easy to learn and therefore easy to teach. These novel approaches will create intrigue, which is known to facilitate the impact of hypnosis. Attendees will learn in this experiential workshop how powerful these strategies are as distractions from the demands of stress and how they can reorient their patients into a mind/set of self-care. These techniques have broad application for reversing the mental and physical anguish of stress.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Explain and experience original hypnotic interventions that will add to their armamentarium of choices to use with their highly stressed patients;
Articulate and demonstrate these approaches to patients based upon in class experience and handouts that reinforce the procedures; 
Articulate and practice new and original hypnotic approaches to stress reduction; and
Assess these approaches and determine creative ways in which they can adapt what they learn in a way that feels authentic to their own style.

TA2: Galvanizing and Cultivating Wellness-Oriented Epigenetic Changes in Adolescents and in Adults Trough Mindful, Embodied Biopsychosocial-Spiritual Experiences in Clinical Hypnosis: A practitioner’s guide to epigenetic psychology theory, research, and practice; Marina Smirnova, PhD, LPC and Eric Willmarth, PhD; 2 CME/CE

This interdisciplinary, highly experiential workshop capitalizes upon aligning clinical hypnosis practice with notable contemporary advances in epigenetics and behavioral epigenetics, in neuroscience, and in the emerging epigenetic psychology theory and research. It fosters integration of interdisciplinary theoretical, empirical, and clinical perspectives and data supporting an understanding that transformative, mindful, and skillful clinical hypnosis application and practice ignite and cultivate wellness oriented epigenetic changes, which may render multigenerational effects and benefits. While emphasizing the role of behavior and environment in human development and delineating epigenetic mechanisms of psychopatholody and of psychological health and wellbeing, this workshop highlights “top down” pathways to wellness, offering clinically relevant therapeutic foundations for providing transformative, mindful and embodied, bio-psycho-social-spiritual experiences to adolescent and adult clients. The workshop includes group hypnosis, small group hypnosis, and individual demonstrations that illustrate and exemplify mindful and embodied bio-psycho-social-spiritual experiences designed to galvanize and to cultivate wellness oriented epigenetic changes.

Attendees will enrich their professional and personal knowledgebase. They will learn how to optimize patient care through innovative hypnosis interventions and how to assist clients in enhancing their self-knowledge, self-regulation, and education with respect to human gene expression modulation, to “topdown” pathways to wellness, and to wellness oriented epigenetic changes that may offer multigenerational effects and benefits. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Articulate key epigenetic mechanisms of psychological health, wellbeing, and wellness; 
Demonstrate 3 mindful and embodied bio-psycho-social-spiritual interventions designed to promote and to cultivate wellness oriented epigenetic changes; and 
Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate 2 scripts that support wellness oriented epigenetic changes in adolescents and in adults.

TA3: Hypnotically Enhanced Addictions Treatment: Alcohol abuse, dug abuse, gambling addiction and weight loss; Joseph Tramontana, PhD; 2.0 CME/CE

The goal of this workshop is to present his techniques, including scripts, for working with alcohol abuse, drugs and gambling. Smoking and weight loss will
be briefly addressed, specifically his modifications and combinations of other approaches. Attendees will learn how to develop scripts or modify existing scripts for working with addiction. The title includes the work “enhanced” because the presenter stresses that hypnosis is not in and of itself the treatment, but rather a way
of more intensely utilizing a variety of other treatment approaches including CBT, 12step, hypnoanalysis, age regression therapy, and others. Attendees will better be able to work with this clientele including with smoking and weight loss packaging sessions to increase income flow 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Develop innovative ways to deal with these population and be able to provide services to this clientele; and 
Describe approaches and scripts for working with alcohol, drug abusers and gambling addicts

10:15 am Break
10:15 am -12:15 pm

TP1: Trance Ratification in Traditional Healing Ceremonies: Lessons for contemporary practice; Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICSW; 2 CE  Ineligible for CME

In this workshop I will show video material of traditional healing ceremonies involving trance in 4 cultures: a Cambodian shaman, miraculous healing in Lourdes, John of God in Brazil, and trance healing in Bali. I will discuss the “active ingredients” in all these examples. We will then look at how powerful elements in traditional healing methods can be applied to contemporary clinical hypnosis practice to increase our effectiveness. 

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Understand the importance of “trance ratification;”
Observe 4 examples of traditional healing;
Understand the active ingredients in the therapeutic relationship; and
Describe how powerful elements found in traditional healing methods can be applied to contemporary clinical hypnosis practice.

TP2: Hypnosis and poetic dialogue: A multimodal, whole person approach to healing and transforming trauma utilizing the grounding & resource development protocol (GRDP), hypnotherapeutic drumming and embodied writing; Lawrence Graber, MA, C-BT, and Katherine Rosemond, M. Ed., LPC; 2 CE  Ineligible for CME

Hypnotic procedures represent salient historic dimensions of healing and remain prominent within indigenous healing traditions. Music, dance and poetry also represent universal healing modalities that emphasize embodiment, emotion and meaning across cultures. Though the role of hypnosis and the body in trauma treatment was prominent at the outset of modern psychotherapy, only recently have interventions focusing on sensorimotor and expressive arts been recognized among best practices for complex trauma. Persons living with posttraumatic stress are often troubled by experiences encoded nonverbally. Difficulty verbalizing trauma reveals the importance of body-based therapies as a bridge between nonverbal and verbal meanings of trauma. Body psychotherapies and some indirect hypnotic approaches utilize minimal words to support experiential exploration, establishing a felt-sense of safety and grounding as foundational to processing emotional and traumatic content. Furthermore, hypnotic methods are effective for ego-strengthening and building resources to potentiate cognitive, interpersonal and emotional regulation skills in trauma treatment. We integrate hypnosis into a culturally congruous, phase-oriented, multimodal approach to trauma psychotherapy that shares elements of cognitive hypnotherapy and creative arts. We draw from the construct of soul wounding within indigenous cultural epistemologies and reflected in western depictions of the wounded self as an underlying dimension in phase-oriented integrative treatment. This workshop will provide didactic and experiential focus on cultural and somatic dimensions of trauma and present examples that integrate clinical hypnosis into phase-oriented trauma treatment. Embodied writing, the GRDP, along with hypnotherapeutic music making will be used to demonstrate braiding client resources and somatic resonance in trauma resolution. 

Persons living with posttraumatic stress are often troubled by experiences encoded nonverbally. Participants will learn about the use of creative and expressive arts in psychotherapy, with an additional emphasis on incorporation of arts and body-based approaches adjunctive with current standards of practice in the treatment of trauma- and stressor-related disorders. Participants will be introduced to research on the health benefits of expressive writing. They will also learn to incorporate poetry into brief and long-term psychotherapy. The use of hypnotherapy in a phase-oriented approach will help the attendee with theoretical and practical skills relevant to ethical trauma treatment with hypnosis as an adjunctive method.  Participants will also learn deepening techniques that focus on embodied experiencing and draw from (a) somatic focus during hypnotic communication; (b) indirect methods and minimal word cues; and (c) music making and/or embodied writing to improve emotional attunement and embodied reflection. Participants will learn hypnotherapeutic and body/creative arts methods to help client’s feel calm, centered and a more coherent sense of themselves as embodied organisms, which can reduce the impact of trauma triggers and improve emotional regulation. This workshop will embrace a culture-informed approach to posttraumatic stress in emergency responders (Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical) from the presenters’ own research and their collaborative treatment model. Therefore, attendees will acquire an introduction to emergency responder culture and learn aspects of trauma and trauma treatment commensurate with this population.  The attendee may acquire hypnosis and arts-based techniques that can be integrated with their own personal therapeutic approach.  

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Describe several factors important to trauma work with emergency responders;
Demonstrate using hypnosis and expressive writing to address symptoms of grief, loss or trauma; 
Demonstrate new therapeutic skills employing experiential methods using inexpensive (or hand-made) percussion instruments and/or expressive writing; and 
Explain the importance of nonverbal approaches in trauma treatment.

TP3: Hypnotic Covert Sensitization Treatment of Substance Use Disorders; Ralph Elkins, PhD; 2.0 CME/CE

Hypnotic Covert Sensitization (HCS) is an evidence based anticravings treatment for alcohol, cocaine, heroin and other substance use disorders. .HCS is appropriate for those who have at least temporarily resolved a substance use disorder via abstinence, but who still struggle with substance cravings and preoccupations that compromise their lives and threaten their continued abstinence. This workshop will provide participants with treatment skills that are necessary to add HCS anticravings treatments to their clinical offerings. HCS, which pairs hypnotized patients imagined substance use rituals with genuine verbally induced nausea, is based on the sound theoretical and empirical foundations of conditioned taste aversion (CTA) learning. CTA learning has evolved as a powerful protective adjustment that deters the continued ingestion of substances that have been paired with strong nausea. Naturally occurring CTAs are prevalent within humans and are well known to most HCS candidates. The treatment rationale therefore makes good sense to them and typically is very well received.

Upon completing this session, the participant should be able to: 
Develop patient specific substance use histories to guide hypnotized patients' imagined substance procurement and use for pairings with verbally induced nausea. Attendees also will be instructed with respect to verbal nausea induction with special attention being given to the importance of attaining and using patients' personal nausea histories; and 
Write usage scenes for two commonly abused substances (e.g., alcohol, heroin, cocaine), and to list three essentials for successful verbal nausea induction

12:15 pm Fundamentals Of Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Concludes
Refining Skills and Treatment Applications Workshop Concludes
Advanced Workshops Conclude

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