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Mind-Body Innovations: New Developments and Clinical Applications in Hypnosis

April 20-23, 2017   /  Caribe Hilton  /  San Juan, Puerto Rico

(Workshop limited to 35 registrants.)



In response to the suggestions made by our members on the recent ASCH Education Survey, the ASCH Education Committee has developed an outstanding advanced workshop in Puerto Rico at the Caribe Hilton, April 20 - 23, 2017. This workshop will combine both continuing education and plenty of time for recreation in this tropical destination.

Our distinguished faculty will be Dr. Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Health Psychologist, who will present Mind-Body Innovations: New Developments and Clinical Applications in Hypnosis (detailed course outline to follow). In beautiful Puerto Rico, participants will learn about topics rated by workshop attendees as being of most current interest. Topics include: how to approach hypnosis from a mind-body medicine orientation, polyvagal considerations in hypnosis, psychoneuroimmunology, treating chronic and acute pain, digestive disorders (IBS, inflammatory bowel diseases), preparation for surgery and procedures, autoimmune conditions. Then, how to apply hypnosis effectively in these different conditions. 

Detailed schedule to come soon.  This advanced Workshop will earn you 12 CE.  Plan to be in class for a couple hours on Thursday and a few hours each morning Friday-Sunday.  You will have lunch time and beyond to explore and enjoy yourself in sunny Puerto Rico. 

For purposes of travel arrangements, assume that you will need to be prepared to begin the workshop at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 20 and that the workshop will conclude at noon on Sunday, April 23.  All times referred to are local to Puerto Rico - Atlantic Time  or UTC-04:00

Mark B. Weisberg, Ph.D., ABPP is a Board-Certified Clinical Health Psychologist in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is Adjunct Community Faculty, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota. Dr. Weisberg is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology. He has been involved in clinical practice, writing, and consultation in integrative mind-body medicine for over 25 years, and teaches on related topics nationally and internationally.

He is a clinician and co-owner of the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, where he consults in the treatment of a wide variety of adults and adolescents with back pain, headache, temporomandibular disorders, autoimmune syndromes, and other widespread pain conditions.

Dr. Weisberg is a Fellow and Approved Consultant of ASCH, and has served on the Executive Committee as Secretary, Member at Large, and Vice President. He is also Past President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Dr. Weisberg is the co-author of Trust Your Gut: Get Lasting Healing from IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Problems Without Drugs (Conari Press, 2013), a consumer book on integrative treatment of digestive disorders. He also conducts a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in Minneapolis.

Caribe Hilton (Online Reservation Link)

This Regional Workshop will be held at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, located at 1 San Geronimo Street in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  A unique history. An expansive resort. 17 exotic acres filled with exhilarating activities and convenient amenities. Caribe Hilton is where comfort and beauty combine.

Built as the first international Hilton hotel, this Gem of the Caribbean has been dazzling guests since 1949. The grand opening was attended by celebrities of the day, including David Rockefeller and Gloria Swanson. As well as being home to the first Piña Colada cocktail ever made, the resort has featured in many popular TV shows and films.

Lie by the oceanfront pools in one of the  pool cabanas or try a thrilling scuba diving or snorkeling adventure at the beach. With an Olas Spa on-site, Caribe Hilton is the perfect place to unwind with a massage, facial or beauty treatment. A variety of indoor and outdoor attractions include a video arcade, mini golf, kids’ playground and tennis courts, making the resort ideal for family vacations. Within the resort you’ll find tropical gardens and a bird sanctuary with exotic plants, peacocks and ducks.

At Caribe Hilton, a family vacation is just that – a vacation for the entire family. Here, kids receive their own special VIP treatment, including a free gift given to any child under 12 and access to daily games and activities in our Kidz Paradise Club including Kids’ pool; an outdoor playground; video arcade; and mini golf.

ASCH has contracted a limited number of rooms at a discounted room rate of $$208.06 per night inclusive of all taxes, resort and hotel fees.  You must book within the ASCH block to receive is rate Reservations will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis until the contracted block is full. Any unbooked rooms will be released to the general public on April 6, 2017 . So book early to receive the group rate.

REVISED : For telephone reservations, call +1-787-721-0303   and select 1 for english; 2 for room reservations; 1 for english; 1 for Caribe Hilton and the answering representative can help you book your room. When calling, please refer to the group name of American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.