56th Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops

56th Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops
March 21-25, 2014 • Town & Country Resort and Convention Center •
San Diego, CA 

Coping With the Hand You're Dealt: Surviving & Thriving After Trauma with Resiliency, Mindfulness and Resolve


Hotel InformationRegistration ♦ PDF BrochureSchedule-at-a-GlancePower of Words Workshop

The 56th ASCH Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops will offer a review of the impact of hypnosis on the treatment of trauma. Our theme Coping With the Hand You're Dealt: Surviving & Thriving After Trauma with Resiliency, Mindfulness and Resolve will emphasize how trauma has affected clinical practice, education, and research specifically where resiliency, coping strategies, problem solving, and life sustaining attitudes are needed in order to survive.

During this meeting we will explore how to facilitate mindfulness and resiliency for individuals, families and organizations who strive to thrive after the most unfortunate circumstances. We have witnessed advances in technology such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), virtual reality therapy, and internet search engines and their effects on clinical hypnosis. Now we wish to better connect science, patient care, and family health.  From neurophysiologic effects of hypnosis to techniques in therapy, we are looking to explore the latest developments in the field.

Workshop Evaluation

Please follow the link below that corresponds to the workshop level that you attended to complete your workshop evaluation. The links below will remain open until 9:00 AM Monday, April 14, 2014.

Thank you very much for assisting ASCH in its endeavors to go green. 

CE certificates 

I will be emailing the Certificates of Continuing Education when I get into the office on  Friday, April 18, 2014. Please make certain I have the correct email address for you. If you need hard copy and have not already requested one, email me directly and I will forward one to you.




Friday, March 21, 2014   Saturday, March 22, 2014 Sunday, March 23, 2014   Monday, March 24, 2014 Tuesday, March 25, 2014 
Registration Opens Plenary Speaker Plenary Speaker Two Plenary Speakers Scientific Symposia
Two Plenary Speakers Basic Workshop Basic Workshop Basic Workshop Basic Workshop
Welcome Reception Intermediate Workshop Intermediate Workshop Intermediate Workshop Intermediate Workshop
  Advanced Workshops Advanced Workshops Advanced Workshops Advanced Workshops
  Power of Words Workshop   Teaching & Consultation Workshop   Teaching & Consultation Workshop  
    Membership Meeting Awards Dinner with Entertainment  
    Board of Governors' Meeting    


Please make plans to attend the ASCH Membership Meeting at the Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops Meeting!  The Membership Meeting will occur on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 11:30am - 12:30 pm.  Important topics will be discussed, including: 

  • the possible expansion of ASCH membership eligibility to bachelor's level trained registered nurses; 
  • amending the ASCH Code of Conduct to include as ASCH members individuals who practice under supervision; and 
  • the possible merger of ASCH and SCEH. 

Let your voice be heard.  Take part in the governance of your society.

Call +1-630-980-4740 or email mwhite@asch.net with any questions or concerns.


For more information and to register for the Power of Words Workshop click here.


This 56th Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops will be held at the Town & Country Resort  and Convention Center at 500 Hotel Circle North in beautiful, sunny San Diego, CA. 

ASCH has contracted a limited number of rooms at a discounted room rate of $159 single/double per room per night, plus applicable taxes for your choice of a Garden Room; Regency Tower; Royal Courtyard; or Palm Tower. View a property map.  A deposit of one night stay will be required at the time of reservation.  Check in for the hotel is 3:00 pm and check out is 11:00 am. 

The discounted group rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after the workshop on a space available basis. 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 Monday, February 24, 2014. So book early to receive the group rate.

To make your reservation online or call the hotel at 1-800-772-8527.  

If you have any questions related to meeting content or logistics, contact ASCH at +1-630-980-4740 or education@asch.net. 


Regular registration has closed. You may register on-site

On-Site Registration Fees
As of March 7, 2014, all registrations must be submitted on-site at the meeting

  Member     Non-Member     Resident/Intern     Student
 Full Registration* $790 $940 $655 $445
 2-day Advanced $520 $595 $480 $445
 1-day Advanced $400 $475 $365 $445
 Faculty Fee ^ $405 $405 N/A N/A
 1-day Faculty Fee        $300 $300 N/A N/A

* Basic, Intermediate and 4-Day Advanced require full registration.
^ All Basic, Intermediate, Scientific and Advanced Workshop presenters should select the FACULTY fee when registering.

If you have any questions related to registration please contact ASCH at +1-630-980-4740 or education@asch.net.