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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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January 24 - June 15, 2024

100-Hour Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy Training

Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.

Online

February 22 - 25, 2024

ASCH-ERF Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops (ASMW)

Virtual

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11/20/2023

Registration for the 2024 ASCH Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops is now OPEN!

Running Through February 22-25, 2024

The 2024 ASCH Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops will focus on the ways that hypnosis can help maximize the potential of the healing relationship. It will provide participants with opportunities to gain both hands-on skills to use in their daily patient care and in-depth knowledge of the science that underlies change in clinical hypnosis.

10/01/2023

ASCH Diversity Statement

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis welcomes members and training participants of all faiths and religious backgrounds, people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities and expressions, sexual or affectional orientations, and political beliefs. As a professional organization focused on the highest standards of clinical hypnosis training and research, we are committed to multiculturalism and stand against all forms of discrimination. We at the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis believe everyone deserves to feel safe, valued, and equipped to thrive. Our overarching goal is to provide healthcare professionals with the skills to promote healing, growth, autonomy, and empowerment in those we serve.

Introducing the New ASCH eLearning Center
08/04/2023

Introducing the New ASCH eLearning Center

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the new ASCH eLearning Center! This innovative platform offers a wealth of resources, interactive courses, and expert-led webinars, accessible anytime, anywhere. Dive into the world of clinical hypnosis at your own pace and convenience.