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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. 9 spaces available in the course.)



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. 

OUTLINE AND SCHEDULE  (12 Continuing Education Hours)

Note: didactic material will be interwoven with experiential exercises and demonstrations. Bring your most difficult cases for us to discuss, suggest helpful interventions, and apply principles and hypnotic techniques from this workshop

Friday, April 21, 2017
8 am – 8:30 am   Introductions, overview of the workshop, introductory experiences, bring up your challenging cases that we will address in the course of the workshop
8:30 am – 10 am Updates from Psychoneuroimmunology: Polyvagal models, epigenetics, brain structure and how this informs hypnotic interventions
10 am – 10:15 am   Break
10:15 am – 11 am   Clinician variables: what are the factors in the clinician that maximally stimulate self-healing capacities and make your hypnosis more effective
11 am – 12:15 pm   Treating Chronic and Acute Pain: “Updates from the Trenches”. Treating intractable pain, effects of the opioid crises and related developments on new
hypnotic techniques for intervening in pain conditions. How to use hypnosis to increase the effectiveness of medications.

12:15 pm Adjourn for the day

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8 am – 10 am   Direct and indirect hypnotic techniques for reducing pain and suffering in: migraine and tension headache, TMD and craniofacial pain, widespread
bodily pain, rebound pain.
10 am – 10:15 am   Break
10:15 am  - 11:15 am   Hypnotic approaches for reducing pain and inflammation, including treatment of symptoms of autoimmune conditions 
11:`15 am – 12:15 pm  Helping patients prepare for surgery and diagnostic procedures (such as biopsy, colonoscopy, endoscopy, etc.)
12:15 pm   Adjourn for the day 

Sunday, April 23, 2017
8 am – 10 am   Digestive disorders: recent developments on addressing effectively with hypnosis (including hypnotic intervention with IBS, inflammatory bowel disorders, GERD and gastritis)
10 am -  10:15 am   Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am   Working with resistance to healing, demonstrations
11:15 am – 12:15 pm   Integration, questions, applications to your practice
12:15 pm   End of Workshop

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.