Fundamentals of Hypnosis (Basic)
Why pursue training in Clinical Hypnosis? What are the benefits?

Clinicians who are trained in clinical hypnosis learn a range of communication skills that facilitate reaching the therapeutic goal through more effective utilization of the patient’s or client’s innate resources. Clinical hypnosis incorporates the science of neurobiology and brain plasticity, and its principles are trans-theoretical. Suggestion is an inevitable part of any treatment. Learning hypnosis allows you to better understand how you currently use suggestive language in your treatment approaches and how to increase and diversify your range of skills in suggesting therapeutic possibilities.

Benefits:
• Rapidly establish rapport and the hypnotic relationship across developmental ages;
• Facilitate change, Ego-strengthen and reduce impediments to change;
• Cost-effective, collaborative, person centered treatment; and
• Provide clients and patients with life-long skills for better health.

The Fundamentals of Hypnosis (Basic) training is the first part of a series of workshops in the certification program for clinical hypnosis. A diverse faculty from a range of health disciplines will teach you the principles and process of hypnotic inductions, suggestions and treatment. The workshop is a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises and faculty-led small group practice tailored to the specific needs and learning style of each participant. At the conclusion of the workshop you will have been taught the basic skills required to utilize clinical hypnosis and begin to apply it to your practice.

Workshop Schedule (20 CME/CE)

Chairs: Mary Wells, PhD; Judy Thomas, DDS
Faculty: George Glaser, MSW, DAHB; Delle Jacobs, MSW, LCSW; Kent Massie, LPC, David Reid, PsyD

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017 – 
2:00 pm Attend the Opening Plenary
3:00 Break
3:30 Introduction
(Wells)
3:45 History, Definitions, Myths and Misperceptions of Hypnosis (Massie)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Outline major historical events in hypnosis and mesmerism.
– Provide a definition of hypnosis related to relevant scientific research.
– Identify the major myths and misconceptions regarding hypnosis.

4:45   Hypnotic Phenomena and Applications, with Demonstration (Thomas)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Identify the main principles of formulating suggestions for eliciting hypnotic phenomena.
– Identify five different hypnotic phenomena.
– Discuss and describe how the concept of trance logic and other hypnotic phenomenon can be used therapeutically.

6:00 Group Hypnotic Experience (Jacobs)

Educational Objectives for this session:\
– Provide illustrative suggestions for eliciting hypnotic phenomena
– Demonstrate the concept of trance logic
– Illustrate applications of hypnotic phenomena in a first trance experience

6:30 Recess
Attend the Welcome Reception


SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017 
7:30 am  Continental Breakfast Attend Plenary 2
8:30 Break
9:00   Rapport, Induction and Re-alerting
(Wells)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Describe three specific behaviors or communication skills that are helpful in the development of rapport with patients
– Describe at least two reasons for removing suggestions and re-alerting patients

10:15 Introduction to Small Group Practice (Thomas)
10:30 Small Group Practice (SPG) 1 (Induction, Re-Alerting) 

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Personally experience to the degree they are capable, one hypnotic induction and re-alerting.
– Demonstrate the ability to build rapport with the subject.
– Demonstrate the ability to facilitate at least one induction method and re-alerting from the lectures with a member of the group, describe his/her responses, and what they observed in the behavior of the participant
.

12:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 Stages of Hypnosis, Intensification and Deepening Techniques and Demonstration
(Glaser)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Define and describe identifiable stages of hypnotic experience
– Describe at least four traditional methods for deepening or intensifying hypnotic involvement

2:15 Understanding and Utilizing Resistance (Glaser)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Discuss the therapist, patient, and context variables that may contribute to resistance.
– Identify at least six alternative techniques for bypassing or working through resistance to hypnosis.

3:30 Break
4:00 Demonstration of Induction #2 (Eye Fixation)
4:15 SGP 2 (Induction, Deepening, Re-Alerting
)  

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Personally experience to the degree they are capable, one hypnotic induction, deepening and re-alerting.
– Demonstrate the ability to build rapport with the subject.
– Demonstrate the ability to facilitate at least one induction method, one deepening method and re-alerting from the lectures with a member of the group, describe his/her responses, and what they observed in the behavior of the participant.

6:00 Recess

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
7:30 am  Continental Breakfast Attend Plenary 3
8:30 Break
9:00 am Fundamentals of Hypnotic Language and Formulating Suggestions (Reid)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Identify and define at least six principles of hypnotic communication and suggestion.
– Cite at least four types of hypnotic suggestions.
– Describe a hypnotic session including therapeutic suggestions.

10:00 Ego Strengthening (Wells)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Verbalize at least one method for re-alerting from hypnosis
– Define what is meant by ego-strengthening procedures and how they may be used in clinical practice.
– Identify several different types of ego-strengthening

11:00 Self-Hypnosis (Jacobs)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Define self-hypnosis.
– Describe at least three therapeutic applications of self-hypnosis in clinical practice
  Describe the process of teaching self-hypnosis to patients.

12:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 Neurophysiology of Hypnosis
(Thomas)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Review how stress and pain affect body systems.
– List three brain regions or networks that research shows may be altered with hypnosis.
– Detail three implications of neurophysiological research on the practice of clinical hypnosis.

2:15 Hypnosis and memory (Massie)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Discuss the clinical controversy regarding hypnosis and the possible creation of false or pseudomemory
– Discuss the research on hypnosis and memory.

3:00 Presenting Hypnosis to the Patient; Informed Consent (Jacobs)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Summarize at least three key points about hypnosis to discuss in a non-technical manner with a client or patient.
– Explain the difference between self-hypnosis and hetero-hypnosis.
– Discuss the importance of informed consent when including hypnosis in t
reatment.

3:30 Break
4:00 Demonstration of Induction #3:  (Eye Roll)
4:15 SGP 3 (Induction, Deepening, Suggestion, Re-Alerting)
 

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Personally experience to the degree they are capable, one brief hypnotic induction, deepening, a simple suggestion and re-alerting.
– Demonstrate the ability to build rapport with the subject.
– Demonstrate the ability to facilitate at least one induction method, one deepening method, a simple suggestion and re-alerting from the lectures with a member of the group, describe his/her responses, and what they observed in the behavior of the participant.

6:00 Recess
6:15  Attend Plenary 4
7:15 Cocktail Reception
8:00  Awards Dinner with Entertainment

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
7:30 am  Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Treatment Planning Strategies and Integrating Skills into Practice
(Wells, Glaser)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Identify clinical conditions where hypnosis may be used as an effective adjunctive therapy
– List at least 4 hypnotic techniques that may be best suited to achieve a specific therapeutic goal.
– Differentiate when to use a suggestive hypnotic approach and when to use an insight-oriented or exploratory hypnotic approach
– Discuss the variables that determine whether hypnotic techniques may be indicated or relatively contraindicated in a treatment plan

8:30   Demonstration of Induction #4 (Hand/Arm Levitation)
8:45 SGP 4 (Induction, Deepening, Hypnotic Phenomenon, Ego-Strengthening, Suggestion, Re-alerting)
 

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Personally experience to the degree they are capable, the entire hypnotic cycle - one hypnotic induction, deepening, simple suggestion and re-alerting,
– Demonstrate the ability to build rapport with the subject,
– Demonstrate the ability to facilitate at least one induction method, one deepening method, a simple suggestion and re-alerting from the lectures with a member of the group, describe his/her responses, and what they observed in the behavior of the participant.

10:00 Break
10:30 Integrating Hypnosis into Practice
(Wells, Thomas, Glaser, Jacobs)

Educational Objectives for this session:
Describe the different types of therapeutic goals to which hypnotic techniques may be applied in clinical practice
Identify the obstacles and strategies to introduce hypnosis into practice 
Outline the issues around billing and documenting for services

11:00 Ethics and Professional Conduct (Ethics); Q & A (Wells, Thomas)

Educational Objectives for this session:
– Identify pertinent ethics standards and concerns with respect to the clinical use of hypnosis
– Become familiar with clinical hypnosis standards of training, levels of, and requirements for, ASCH certification.

12:15 ADJOURN  (Thank you very much for your participation in this training experience)