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PR-C - Metaphors Be With You: Using Stories in Hypnosis For a Change
Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT Thursday, 8/20/20, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CDT Come hear Bill O’Hanlon, a master of therapeutic storytelling who was trained directly by Milton Erickson, use stories in a way that may surprise and delight you.
PL01 - Ecstatic Trance: From the Campfire to the Clinic
Gabor Filo, DDS, ABHD Thursday, 8/20/20, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., CDT In this session we will peruse a long and rich history by climbing the axis mundi, the world tree, by exploring man’s earliest utilization of altered states of consciousness.
TCW - Teaching and Consultation Workshop
Holly Forester-Miller, PhD Thursday 8/20/20, and Friday 8/21/20 This course will review basic information on the art of teaching adults for those who wish to be Approved Consultants and/or to prepare and lead hypnosis training courses.
TA01 - Understanding Subconscious Connectedness
Olafur Palsson, PsyD Thursday, 8/20/20 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. CDT - This workshop will explain how measuring and understanding subconscious connectedness is valuable for guiding therapy approach, evaluating suitability for hypnotherapy, and for comprehending how different individuals experience and react to their lives very differently and need dissimilar things for success and wellbeing. 3 CE/CME Credits
TA02-1 - Hypnotic Techniques to Provide Healing-Centered Medical Care
Danielle Lonchamp, MD Thursday, 8/20/20 - 4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CDT During this workshop, clinical vignettes will illustrate how hypnotic interventions can be quick, effective, and even fun and have long-lasting positive effects for both the clinician and the patient. Video clips will illustrate some of those points.
TA02-2 - Depression
Moshe Torem, MD; George Glaser, LCSW Thursday, 8/20/20, 4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CDT This workshop will provide attendees a brief review of Depression in terms of classification, etiology and available evidence-based treatments.
TA03 - Managing Anxiety: Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Hypnosis
Carolyn Daitch, PhD Thursday, 8/20/20, 4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CDT This workshop will explore the subtleties of working with this pervasive category of disorders that affects an estimated 20% of the population with an emphasis on integrating hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness for a comprehensive treatment model.
FA01-1 - Hypnosis and the Treatment of Trauma
Louis Damis, PhD, ABPP Friday, 8/21/20, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., CDT This workshop will provide an overview of the impact of trauma, a phase-oriented treatment approach, and specific hypnotic intervention strategies relevant to each stage of recovery.
FA01- 2 - Mind-Body Medicine
Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP Friday, 8/21/20, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., CDT In this 90-minute segment we will address how to approach hypnosis from a mind-body medicine orientation.
FA02 - Neurophysiology, Social Psychology and Dissociation as a Basis for Creating Generative Clinical Hypnosis
David Patterson, PhD, ABPH Friday, 8/21/20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (pt 1), 2:45 - 6:00 p.m.(pt 2), CDT This two-part, intermediate and advanced workshop will use a platform of neurophysiology (particularly brain function), social psychology and the process of dissociation to create generative inductions in clinical hypnosis.
PL02 - Evocation: Finding the Creativity Within the Client to Have Them Solve Their Own Problems
Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT Friday, 8/21/20, 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., CDT In this provocative session, Bill O'Hanlon will make the case that hypnosis does not involve suggestion but instead involves evocation of already existing resources and solutions.
FA03 - Ethical Principles and Applications in the Modern Medical Milieu: The Ethics of Good Care in Advanced Illness
Joel Marcus, PsyD Friday, 8/21/20, 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CDT This workshop will cover the basics of the difference between laws and ethics.
FA04 - Principles and Techniques of Age Regression
Maureen Turner, LCSW, LMHC Friday, 8/21/20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This workshop will demonstrate how age regression techniques can elucidate the possible causes of the symptoms and provide a strategy for treatment, including symptom reduction, and, in many cases, symptom extinction.
FA05 - Metaphors Be With You: Using Stories in Hypnosis to Transform Pain - Demonstration
Bill O'Hanlon, MS, LMFT Friday, 8/21/20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., CDT Come hear Bill O’Hanlon, a master of therapeutic storytelling who was trained directly by Milton Erickson, use stories in a way that may surprise and delight you.
SA01-1 - Functional Disorders
Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN Saturday, 8/22/20, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., CDT This workshop will discuss hypnotic techniques that can be used effectively to treat psychosomatic disorders.
SA01-2 - Hypnosis and IBS
Olafur Palsson, PsyD Saturday, 8/22/20, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CDT This workshop is designed to give therapists who wish to start using the North Carolina Protocol to treat IBS, or who have used it in the past and would like to start doing so again, all the information they need to do so confidently.
SA02 - Climbing a Mountain with Self-Hypnosis: Creative Uses of Self-Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis for Creativity
Holly Forester-Miller, PhD Saturday, 8/22/20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., CDT In this workshop we will discuss the use of language to develop suggestions for the outcomes you desire. And how to apply that to your issues and concerns whether it be performance enhancement, creativity, anxiety, or physical healing.
SA08 - The Use of Hypnoanalysis in Common Medical Problems Seen in a Primary Care Setting
Joseph F. Zastrow, MD Saturday, 8/22/20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., CDT This workshop will discuss the use of the clinical hypnosis tools of hypnoanalysis and ideomotor signaling in common family practice issues.
PL03 - Time Distortion Techniques in Mental Training, Medical Treatments and Stuttering Therapy
Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl. Psychologe Saturday, 8/22/20, 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., CDT The session will demonstrate an innovative way of trance induction and, at the same time, training the patient in time distortion.
SA03 - Mirroring Hands - A Client-Responsive Experience
Richard Hill, MA, MEd, MBMSc Saturday, 8/22/20, 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., CDT The workshop will share both the therapeutic experience of Mirroring Hands and learn about some of the unique aspects of the approach - language principles; natural rhythms and cycles; sensitivity and how we are able to stimulate natural problem-solving and mind-to-body healing.
SA04 - Hypnosis at Our Creative Edge
Laurence Sugarman, MD, ABMH Saturday, 8/22/20, 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., CDT Participants will encounter hypnosis not as a procedure or ritual, but as a set of skills that build rapport, disrupts the encoding of experiential engrams, then cultivates them as resources for renewal.
SA09 - The Cubans Sent Energy Waves to Damage My Brain: An Examination of Mass Functional Disorders and a Role for Hypnosis in Their Treatment
Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICW Saturday, 8/22/20, 2:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., CDT This session will discuss how hypnosis can be utilized both as an acceptable and compassionate way of connecting with the patient, as well as a mind body healing modality.
SA05 - Insight Oriented & Exploratory Techniques, Psychodynamic Exploration & Ideomotor Signaling
George Glaser, LCSW Saturday, 8/22/20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., CDT This 90-minute presentation provides attendees with information about using unconscious exploration in clinical work, with discussion and demonstration of methods for engaging with the client for such discovery.
SA06 - Creativity, Hypnotic Utilization, and Acceptance in Treating Chronic Pain (and Other Disorders)
Thomas Rostafinski, PhD Saturday, 8/22/20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., CDT The session will demonstrate how utilization becomes essential when typical or first-string inductions fail to bring about a satisfactory state of absorption or receptivity in any subject, when pain or intrusive mentation interferes with the focus we are trying to bring about, or when therapeutic suggestions do not produce the desired effect.
SA07 - A Fire to Be Kindled: Healing Trauma with Hypnosis
Carol Juul, LCSW Saturday, 8/22/20, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., CDT This session, based on the best loved stories of trauma patients themselves and using film clips and interviews with two women of color, "A Fire to Be Kindled: Healing Trauma with Hypnosis" threads multiculturalism through a format of ‘idea/example’ to provide a richly textured presentation.
SUA01 - Utilizing Hypnosis in Cancer Care and Preparing for Surgery
Holly Forester-Miller, PhD Sunday, 8/23/20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., CDT This workshop is designed to provide participants with “How to” skills for helping to prepare clients/patients for surgery and other treatments and aspects of cancer care.
SUA02 - The Next Wave in Chronic Pain Treatment: Central Sensitization and the Value of Clinical Hypnosis
Alfred Clavel, Jr., MD; Mark B. Weisberg, PhD, ABPP Sunday, 8/23/20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., CDT This session will demonstrate how clinical hypnosis has been shown to be very helpful for maximizing autonomic balance, often leading to reductions in pain and central sensitization.
PL04 - Milton Erickson on being Ericksonian
Stephen R. Lankton, LCSW, DAHB, FASCH Sunday, 8/23/20, 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., CDT In this keynote the speaker will describe in his own words Milton Erickson’s work regarding naturalistic induction, utilization, speaking the client’s language, conscious-unconscious dissociation, techniques for depotentiating conscious sets, and the evolution of his direct and indirect induction techniques over the years from 1929 to 1980.
L2020-005 - A physician and a psychologist walk into a bar
David M. Wark, PhD, ABPH; Maryanna Polukhin, MD In this 90-minute webinar to be held September 22, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CST, two experienced clinicians will model an interactive approach to treatment, emphasizing both mind (psychological) and body (medical) approaches. The presenters will organize a presentation around a single case. In a casual setting they will summarize their approach and share ideas with each other. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
L2020-004 - Integrating Hypnotic Approaches Within the Dimensions of Palliative Care
Sylvain Néron, PhD and Daniel L. Handel, MD This 90-minute webinar held on July 21, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT will focus upon patient-centered care incorporating therapeutic suggestion in the care of patients with advanced and terminal conditions. Integrating hypnotic approaches to the physical, psychological, spiritual and temporal dimensions of palliative care offers the opportunity to transform an experience often defined by its losses and suffering to an opportunity for new meaning and growth. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
L2020-003 - Incorporating Suggestion into Effective Pain Management
Daniel L. Handel, MD In this 90-minute webinar held on July 14, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT, advanced hypnotic techniques will be demonstrated and discussed in the context of a stepped approach to mastering hypnotic analgesia. This material will be presented in a case-based context, and issues regarding practicality, utility for specific clinical problems, and modification of approach based on patient response. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
L2020-002 - Clinical Hypnosis: Serving Our Clients Effectively in An Online World
George P. Glaser, LCSW, DAHB, BCD In this special 90-minute webinar held on July 7, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT, Level 1 (Basic) and Level 2 (Intermediate) hypnosis practitioners will be provided with information about preparing themselves and clients to engage in hypnotic therapies while working remotely via video software. The webinar presents information about pertinent technical and clinical practices when using internet-based video services to conduct hypnotic sessions with clients. This includes working with clients who are familiar with hypnosis and those for whom it is a new therapeutic experience. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2020-1 - Systemic Trance Work
Stephen Gilligan, PhD In this webinar originally held April 7, 2020, Dr. Stephen Gilligan presents his latest work of Systemic Trance, which organizes around the premise that we generate our realities via the mostly unconscious maps of who we are, and what the world is. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2019-5 - Constant Pain "I Live with It"
Dabney Ewin, MD, ABMH In this Plenary presentation from the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops, Dr. Ewin discusses the treatment of patients who present with the complaint of constant pain. This session has been approved for 1.25 credits. Presented: 3/31/19; Last Reviewed: 4/30/20; Next /Review/Termination Date: 4/29/23.
2019-4 - Hypnotic Ego Strengthening: Where We’ve Been and the Road Ahead
Shirley McNeal, PhD, ABPP The presentation will discuss the use of hypnotic ego strengthening techniques in psychological and medical treatment. This session has been approved for 1.5 credits. Presented: 3/29/19; Last Reviewed: 3/8/20; Next Review/Termination Date: 3/8/23.
2019-3 - Practical Lessons I’ve Learned from the Old Masters
Cory Hammond, PhD In this Plenary presentation from the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops, Dr. Hammond summarizes practical clinical lessons he has learned in the past forty years of careful study of the work of older master clinicians in the field. This session has been approved for 1.5 credits. Presented: 3/30/19; Last Reviewed: 2/4/20; Next /Review/Termination Date: 2/3/23.
2019-2 - Where’s the Strength in Ego-Strengthening?
Michael Yapko, PhD This session will provide a consideration of the process of empowering patients through hypnosis. This session has been approved for 1.5 credits. Presented: 3/28/19; Last Reviewed: 11/11/19; Next Review/Termination Date: 11/10/22
L2019-001 - Hypnosis for Behavioral Change in Chronic Pain Management
Mark P. Jensen, PhD This session will provide a description and demonstration of a strategy (“Listening for Effective Hypnotic Suggestions” or LESH) for identifying powerful hypnotic suggestions for helping clients make desired behavioral changes (e.g., eating healthy food in healthy portions, maintaining an active lifestyle) associated with chronic pain reduction and management. It will begin with a brief presentation of research findings demonstrating the central role that client’s “self-talk” (i.e., self-suggestions) plays in facilitating or suppressing goal attainment. The facilitator will then demonstrate the use of two strategies (open questions and reflective listening) to identify the helpful self-suggestions (to be nurtured) and less than helpful self-suggestions (to be gently altered), followed by a demonstration of how these suggestions can be incorporated into a formal hypnosis session. Time will be available for questions and discussion regarding the technique and how can be incorporated into clinical practice. This session has been approved for 1.5 credits. First Presented: 1/30/19; Last Reviewed: 5/8/19; Next Review/Termination Date: 5/7/22
L2018-001 - Power of Words: The Art of Suggestion in Medicine
Dan Handel, MD We will explore hypnotic interventions and specific strategies for weaving suggestion into medical settings, and will give specific examples of brief, “just in time” approaches to address acute pain and anxiety, chronic pain, and progressive symptoms associated with advanced or terminal illness. Techniques will include hypnotic relaxation; sensory modification such as analgesia or anesthesia or dissociation of the affected body part; distraction; temporal manipulation such as dissociation from pain experience, time distortion, time progression or regression; suggestions to modify one's relationship to the pain experience (such as Meares’ awareness of pain experience without intent to change); and rehabilitation approaches to improve performance and lessen dread. We will discuss methodology to incorporate future-focused imaging to build confidence/expectancy and use of motivational interviewing skills as well. This session has been approved for 1.75 credits. First Presented: 11/13/18; Last Reviewed: 2/28/19; Next Review/Termination Date: 2/27/22
ASCH Shorts - Clinical Training Series
Max Shapiro, PhD Max Shapiro, PhD, presented “The NESCH Teaching Model” over the course of four ASCH Newsletter issues in 2010-11. Please take a look at the articles/videos at your leisure.
2014 ASCH Shorts - Naturalistic Induction and Deepening
George Glaser, MSW, DAHB Clinical Demonstration Video
2014 ASCH Shorts - Alert Hypnosis to Improve Performance and Learning
David Wark, PhD This exercise will get you get ready to do alert hypnosis.
2014 ASCH Shorts - Alert Hypnosis with Trauma
Bruce Eads, LCSW The Lever Induction
2014 ASCH Short - Demonstration of Ideomotor Signaling
Dabney Ewin, MD
2014 ASCH Shorts - Dental Hypnosis
Ashley Goodman, DDS Dental hypnosis demonstration.
2015 ASCH Shorts - Demonstration of Self-Image Thinking
Stephen Lankton, MSW The Self-Image Thinking protocol consists of two major phases: creating a central self-image and creating rehearsal scenarios.
2016 ASCH Shorts - Ideomotor Exploration of Asthma
Dabney Ewin, MD Clinical Demonstration Video
2016 ASCH Shorts - Hypnotic Preperation for Surgical Procedures
Dan Handel, MD Clinical Demonstration Video
S2017-001 - Cory Hammond Demonstration
Cory Hammond, PhD, ABPH; Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICW Dr. Hammond does a clinical demonstration of positive age regression.
S2017-002 - Interview with Amanda Barnier
Amanda Barnier, PhD; David M. Wark, PhD, ABPH David Wark, PhD, ABPH interviews 2017 Plenary Speaker Amanda Barnier, PhD.
S2018-001 - A Clinical Demonstration Using an Ericksonian Approach
Stephen R. Lankton, LCSW, DAHB Stephen R. Lankton, LCSW, DAHB performs a demonstration using an Ericksonian Approach.
ACO-2011-002 - RealAge and You: The Cleveland Clinic Experience on Controlling Your Genes and What it Means for You
Michael Roizen, MD  This 69-minute video is a fast-paced and powerful presentation by Dr. Michael F. Roizen, who serves as Chief Wellness Officer for the Cleveland Clinic, and Chair of its Wellness Institute. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2011-003 - Analgesic Effects of Hypnosis and Virtual Reality Distraction
David Patterson, PhD & Hunter Hoffman, PhD This 45-minute video contains lectures by David Patterson, Ph.D., and Hunter Hoffman, Ph.D., about their work with pain patients at the University of Washington in Seattle. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2011-004 - Principles and Practice of Stress Management: Hypnosis, Autogenic Training, and Biofeedback 
Paul Lehrer, PhD In this 60 minute video, Paul Lehrer, PhD develops the theme that disease is characterized by rigidity in biological rhythms, and that increasing variability, especially in heart rate, is helpful. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-001 - An Integrated Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Douglas Drossman, MD Our understanding of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has changed considerably, and the pathophysiology is no longer understood in terms of any single etiology. Rather, IBS adheres to a biopsychosocial framework where the integrated effects of dysmotility, visceral hypersensitivity, inflammation with altered mucosal immunity and abnormalities in braingut regulation contribute to symptom generation. These effects may be mediated through neurotransmitters, including serotonin (5-HT) and cytokines (e.g., IL1-β, IL-10) or altered bacterial flora of which both may affect motility and sensation producing the bowel dysmotility and abdominal discomfort or pain of IBS. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-002 - Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Guideline and Updates
Steven Smith, PhD Participants will learn evidence-based behavioral and medication approaches to treating tobacco use and dependence. Participants also will learn how to assess tobacco use/dependence and ascertain patient motivation for quitting tobacco use; and, for patients motivated to quit, how to provide appropriate interventions. In addition, the evidence for hypnosis as a treatment for smoking cessation will be reviewed along with new developments in cessation treatment. Approaches for intervening with patients not motivated to quit using tobacco will also be discussed. Lastly, recommendations for intervening with special populations such as tobacco users with psychiatric comorbidities will be discussed. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-003 - Tranceformation: Hypnosis in Brain and Body
David Spiegel, MD David Spiegel is a leader in the field of psychosomatic research, treatment, and development with particular interest in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology/oncology. Since beginning research on the effects of support groups for women with metastatic breast cancer in 1976, Spiegel has published numerous studies showing that group psychotherapeutic interventions have positive effects on mood disturbance, coping, and pain among these patients. He is the author of a landmark study, Effect of Psychosocial Treatment on Survival of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Lancet; Oct. 14, 1989; p. 888-891) which studied the effects of psychotherapeutic intervention in women with metastatic breast cancer. This study demonstrated that the use of supportive-expressive group therapy in women with terminal disease not only improved quality of life, it also significantly enhanced survival time. This research spawned a new line of research on the health effects of psychosocial support. This work was the subject of a segment on the Bill Moyers’ Emmy Award-winning special Healing and the Mind. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-004 - From Nociception to Zen Meditation: Experiential Neurophenomenology of Pain Regulation
Pierre Rainville, PhD This 70-minute video is likely to be useful for all health professionals interested in understanding and modifying the experience of pain. It is filled with data-rich descriptions of neurological functioning observed during pain and its regulation. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-003 - Change It Any Way You Want: Rescripting Trauma Nightmares with Imagery Rehearsal
Anne Germain, PhD This presentation aims to review the evidence that highlights the clinical relevance of nightmares and empirical findings regarding the efficacy and limitations of imagery rehearsal therapy. The practical application of imagery rehearsal therapy will also be demonstrated. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-004 - Current Approaches to the Treatment of Trauma
John Briere, PhD In this plenary presentation, Dr. Briere will outline the various short- and long-term effects of exposure to trauma, and describes the central principles of modern trauma therapy. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-005 - The Potential of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Care of Veterans with Trauma
David Kearney, MD The VA leadership has identified as its number one strategic priority to provide personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care to our Veterans. The VA recognizes that the current medical model is not optimally designed to achieve this, and that to succeed we must be willing to rethink the fundamental construct of “health care.” Until we employ a personalized strategy that considers the Veterans’ unique conditions, needs and circumstances, addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences, we will not optimally help our Veterans to minimize disease and regain and optimize their health. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
S2019-001 - Level 1 - Basic Elicitation Using Diaphragmatic Breath
Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN ASCH is pleased to present you with the demonstration video by Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN entitled "Level 1 - Basic Elicitation Using Diaphragmatic Breath".
S2019-002 - Level 1 - Elicitation Using Eye Fixation
Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN ASCH is pleased to present you with the demonstration video by Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN entitled "Elicitation Using Eye Fixation".
S2019-003 - Level 1 - Eliciting Hypnosis Using Arm Levitation
Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN ASCH is pleased to present you with the demonstration video by Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN entitled "Eliciting Hypnosis Using Arm Levitation".
S2019-004 - Level 1 - Hypnotic Elicitation Using Eye Roll
Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN ASCH is pleased to present you with the demonstration video by Linda Thomson, MSN, APRN, ABMH, ABHN entitled "Hypnotic Elicitation Using Eye Roll".
ACO-2012-001 - An Integrated Approach to Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Douglas Drossman, MD Our understanding of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has changed considerably, and the pathophysiology is no longer understood in terms of any single etiology. Rather, IBS adheres to a biopsychosocial framework where the integrated effects of dysmotility, visceral hypersensitivity, inflammation with altered mucosal immunity and abnormalities in braingut regulation contribute to symptom generation. These effects may be mediated through neurotransmitters, including serotonin (5-HT) and cytokines (e.g., IL1-β, IL-10) or altered bacterial flora of which both may affect motility and sensation producing the bowel dysmotility and abdominal discomfort or pain of IBS. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
2011-0001 - Hypnosis Facilitated Psychotherapy - Mind Over Matter?
Eric Vermetten, MD, PhD We can harness the power of the mind with techniques and tools that can help us change the function of discrete brain functions that may contribute to pain reduction, and also symptom relief. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2011; Last Review: 2015; Expires: 2017)
2011-0005 - Hypnotic Analgesia: Clinical Implications and Research Findings
Mark Jensen, PhD This presentation will guide the viewer on a compelling journey of how hypnosis impacts the experience of pain in direct and indirect ways, with overwhelmingly positive effects. In fact, imaging studies have shown that hypnosis influences all of the cortical areas and neurophysiological processes that underlie pain. Moreover, recent well-controlled clinical trials have demonstrated that hypnotic treatment for chronic pain has specific effects on pain intensity over and above any effects based on placebo (expectancy) alone. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2011; Last Review: 2014; Expires: 2017)
2013-0001 - The Expansive Spirit of Hypnosis: Doing Hypnosis vs. Being Hypnotic
Michael Yapko, PhD When hypnosis has so much to offer clinicians and their clients in the domains of psychotherapy and behavioral medicine, why is hypnosis still so frequently treated as the unwelcome relative at a family gathering? This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2013; Last Review: 2015; Expires: 2017)
2014-0001 - Taming Terror: Trauma, Dissociation, and Hypnosis
David Spiegel, MD There is growing recognition of the relationship between trauma and dissociation, providing a strong rationale for the use of hypnosis as part of treatment for trauma-related disorders. Changes to the definitions of the Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5 and the rationales for them will be presented. This will include discussion of recent epidemiological data on dissociative symptoms associated with PTSD, and neuroimaging data on frontal-limbic interactions in relation to trauma-related material. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 12/31/14; Expires: 12/31/17)
2014-0002 - The Art and Science of Mindfulness
Shauna Shapiro, PhD The workshop offers scientific research and meditative practices for therapists interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, we will investigate the effects of mindfulness meditation on decreasing pathology and increasing positive psychological and physiological states. Further, we will explore ways of integrating mindfulness and meditation into clinical practice as well as applying mindfulness personally cultivate greater health, well being and freedom. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits. (Release Date: 2014; Expires: 2017)
2015-0001 - Developing Hypnotic Minds: Investing in Psychophysiological Adaptability and Resilience
Laurence Sugarman, MD Clinical hypnosis needs empiric grounding and clear definition if it is to achieve its potential to transform heath and care. This presentation starts by redefining “hypnosis,” “trance” and “mind” in an effort to drive consensus. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2015-0002 - Spirtual Elements in Mind-Body Healing
Dabney Ewin, MD Before the New Age movement, spirituality was generally considered synonymous with religion, but a 2005 poll indicated that 24% of Americans identified themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious.’ Spirituality, by its very nature, is purely subjective. It has come to be associated with our unselfish senses of kindness, compassion, altruism, forgiveness, and charitable love, which may or may not be based on religion. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2015-0003 - Self-Regulation Training for Children and Adolescents with Chronic, Recurrent, or Constant Headache
Daniel Kohen, MD, ABMH Through lecture and discussion and video vignettes of children and youth discussing and demonstrating their self-hypnosis, this workshop will review the effective approach reflected in these studies. This session has been approved for 2.00 credits.
2016-003 - Prevention as the New Frontier: What Can Hypnosis Do to Prevent Depression?
Michael Yapko, PhD Have we learned enough yet about effective depression treatment to begin to shift our focus in the direction of prevention? Hypnosis has much to contribute to prevention strategies as will be explored in this plenary address. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
2016-004 - Brain Oscillations and Hypnosis: Implications for Enhancing Outcome Efficacy
Mark P. Jensen, PhD The human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons. Brain oscillations represent the combined electrical activity of groups of these neurons. Hypnosis has been most closely linked to activity in the theta band and changes in gamma activity. This session has been approved for 1.50 credits.
ACO-2011-002 - RealAge and You: The Cleveland Clinic Experience on Controlling Your Genes and What it Means for You
Michael Roizen, MD  This 69-minute video is a fast-paced and powerful presentation by Dr. Michael F. Roizen, who serves as Chief Wellness Officer for the Cleveland Clinic, and Chair of its Wellness Institute. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2011-003 - Analgesic Effects of Hypnosis and Virtual Reality Distraction
David Patterson, PhD & Hunter Hoffman, PhD This 45-minute video contains lectures by David Patterson, Ph.D., and Hunter Hoffman, Ph.D., about their work with pain patients at the University of Washington in Seattle. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2011-004 - Principles and Practice of Stress Management: Hypnosis, Autogenic Training, and Biofeedback 
Paul Lehrer, PhD In this 60 minute video, Paul Lehrer, PhD develops the theme that disease is characterized by rigidity in biological rhythms, and that increasing variability, especially in heart rate, is helpful. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-002 - Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: Clinical Guideline and Updates
Steven Smith, PhD Participants will learn evidence-based behavioral and medication approaches to treating tobacco use and dependence. Participants also will learn how to assess tobacco use/dependence and ascertain patient motivation for quitting tobacco use; and, for patients motivated to quit, how to provide appropriate interventions. In addition, the evidence for hypnosis as a treatment for smoking cessation will be reviewed along with new developments in cessation treatment. Approaches for intervening with patients not motivated to quit using tobacco will also be discussed. Lastly, recommendations for intervening with special populations such as tobacco users with psychiatric comorbidities will be discussed. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-003 - Tranceformation: Hypnosis in Brain and Body
David Spiegel, MD David Spiegel is a leader in the field of psychosomatic research, treatment, and development with particular interest in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology/oncology. Since beginning research on the effects of support groups for women with metastatic breast cancer in 1976, Spiegel has published numerous studies showing that group psychotherapeutic interventions have positive effects on mood disturbance, coping, and pain among these patients. He is the author of a landmark study, Effect of Psychosocial Treatment on Survival of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer (Lancet; Oct. 14, 1989; p. 888-891) which studied the effects of psychotherapeutic intervention in women with metastatic breast cancer. This study demonstrated that the use of supportive-expressive group therapy in women with terminal disease not only improved quality of life, it also significantly enhanced survival time. This research spawned a new line of research on the health effects of psychosocial support. This work was the subject of a segment on the Bill Moyers’ Emmy Award-winning special Healing and the Mind. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2012-004 - From Nociception to Zen Meditation: Experiential Neurophenomenology of Pain Regulation
Pierre Rainville, PhD This 70-minute video is likely to be useful for all health professionals interested in understanding and modifying the experience of pain. It is filled with data-rich descriptions of neurological functioning observed during pain and its regulation. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-003 - Change It Any Way You Want: Rescripting Trauma Nightmares with Imagery Rehearsal
Anne Germain, PhD This presentation aims to review the evidence that highlights the clinical relevance of nightmares and empirical findings regarding the efficacy and limitations of imagery rehearsal therapy. The practical application of imagery rehearsal therapy will also be demonstrated. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-004 - Current Approaches to the Treatment of Trauma
John Briere, PhD In this plenary presentation, Dr. Briere will outline the various short- and long-term effects of exposure to trauma, and describes the central principles of modern trauma therapy. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2014-005 - The Potential of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Care of Veterans with Trauma
David Kearney, MD The VA leadership has identified as its number one strategic priority to provide personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care to our Veterans. The VA recognizes that the current medical model is not optimally designed to achieve this, and that to succeed we must be willing to rethink the fundamental construct of “health care.” Until we employ a personalized strategy that considers the Veterans’ unique conditions, needs and circumstances, addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences, we will not optimally help our Veterans to minimize disease and regain and optimize their health. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2017-003 - Developments in Integrative Mind-Body Medicine and Hypnosis: Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction
Mark B. Weisberg, PhD, ABPP and Alfred Clavel, Jr., MD This webinar was recorded on October 3, 2017. Many clinicians are interested in treating chronic pain more effectively. More recently, the problem of opioid addiction and chronic pain has emerged as a major problem nationally. In this webinar, Dr. Weisberg will address elements necessary to intervene hypnotically with chronic pain. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on points of intervention with opioid addiction, and how hypnosis can be valuable towards this goal. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-2017-002 - Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT):Improving the Quality and Outcome of Behavioral Health Services One Person at a Time (Including Hypnosis)
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. It’s not a pretty picture. Available evidence indicates that the effectiveness of psychotherapy has not improved in spite of 100 years of theorizing and research. What would help? Not learning a new model of therapy or the “latest” so-called “evidence-based” treatment approach. And no, not attending another CEU event or sorting through that stack of research journals by your desk. A simple, valid, and reliable alternative exists for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment based on using ongoing feedback to empirically tailor services to the individual client needs and characteristics. Research from multiple randomized clinical trials documents that this simple, transtheoretical approach as much as doubles the effectiveness of treatment while simultaneously reducing costs, drop-out rates and deterioration. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
2017-001 - Helping Young Clients Absorbed in Cyberspace
Tobi Goldfus, LCSW-C Wednesday, February 8 @ 8pm EST (archive access will also be available) The digital activities of an adolescent/young adult are a large part of today’s life. This webinar focuses on the essential need for therapists to invite this new reality into treatment. Developmental tasks, as well as ego states, are being mastered and practiced on social media sites multiple times daily. This session has been approved for 1.5 credits towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
2016-001 - Innovations in Chronic Pain Management
Mark P. Jensen, PhD Recent research suggests that hypnotic treatments for chronic pain can be enhanced through the use of strategies and suggestions that alter patients’ automatic processing of thoughts related to their life goals. This session has been approved for 1.75 credits towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
2016-006 - Power Tools for Self Regulation
Carolyn Daitch, PhD This 75-minute recording of a live webinar will feature lecture material, a demonstration and Q & A with the online audience. This session has been approved for 1.25 credits towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-DL-001 - A Conversation About Dissociation
Richard Kluft, MD; Julie Linden, PhD ASCH and the Distance Learning Task Force is pleased to present an interview with Richard Kluft, MD, one of the most renowned experts on the condition of Dissociative Identity Disorders, or DID. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-DL-002 - Integrative Medicine and Hypnosis: Putting Them Into Practice
Marc Oster, PsyD, Mark Weisberg, PhD and Sheryll Daniel, PhD ASCH and the Distance Learning Task Force are proud to present this highly acclaimed 1-hour program featuring Marc Oster, PsyD, Mark Weisberg, PhD and Sheryll Daniel. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
ACO-DL-003 - Mindfulness and Hypnosis Podcast
Michael Yapko, PhD, Pam Kaiser, PhD, David Alter, PhD ASCH and the Distance Learning Task Force invite you to listen to this podcast with Michael Yapko, PhD, regarding his latest book, Mindfulness and Hypnosis: The Power of Suggestion to Transform Experience. It will provide you with important parallels and distinctions between guided mindfulness methods and clinical hypnosis, and provide a framework for thinking about how to use these skills clinically. You will have a strong basis for appreciating the core aspects of hypnotic practice so central to promoting the process of change. This session has been approved for 1 credit towards ASCH membership and certification requirements.
2016-005 - Power of Words (No Credit)
Linda Thomson, MSN, CPNP; Holly Forester-Miller, PhD; Judith Thomas, DDS What you say, how you say it, and when you say it has powerful implications.