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The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) was founded by Milton H. Erickson, MD in 1957. ASCH promotes greater acceptance of hypnosis as a clinical tool with broad applications. Today, ASCH offers professional hypnosis training workshops, certification, and networking opportunities that can enhance both professional and personal lives.  ASCH is unique among organizations for professionals using hypnosis. Members must be licensed healthcare workers and, at a minimum, must hold a doctorate, PA Certification, APRN, CRNA, or master's degree in a health care discipline considered appropriate by the Society. 

As an interdisciplinary organization, ASCH provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with colleagues in other health and mental health care disciplines. This allows for a cross-fertilization of ideas and applications that meshes neatly with current trends, such as mind-body health and integrative medicine. Regardless of whether you are a professional wanting to learn hypnosis, or a patient wanting help with a problem, take your time and enjoy the visit to our site.

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September 22 - December 31, 2021

Hypnosis 101 for Practitioners & Patients: Putting the Body-Mind Connection to Work

Presenters: Maryanna Polukhin, MD; Mark Weisberg, Ph.D., ABPP

Delivered via Zoom

December 2-5, 2021

(In-Person) Level 1, Level 2 & Advanced Workshops

Wyndham Orlando Resort and Conference Center (Celebration Area), Kissimmee, FL

Latest News view all news

11/23/2021

Registration Now Open for ASCH-ERF’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshop, Jacksonville Site of “Resiliency in Action” Themed Program

For Immediate Release

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), in partnership with the ASCH Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF), will host its 64th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshops (ASMW) on March 3-6, 2022, at the Marriott Jacksonville Downtown in Jacksonville, Florida.

07/28/2021

President's Letter on Proposed Changes to ASCH's Governance

ASCH President Dr. Bridget Bongaard discusses proposed governance changes in a detailed letter provided to the membership on July 27, 2021

06/01/2021

President's Letter on ASCH Management Changes

For Immediate Release

Whether you are new to the organization or a long-term member, and regardless of the professional discipline from which you hail, there is a common thread that runs through us all as members of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH): we are change agents.