Education & Networking Events

    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Feb 2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Serenity Lane Outpatient Facility - 4211 W 11th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402

    The OSCH Fundamental Clinical Hypnosis course provides a solid foundation to get started using clinical hypnosis. 

    The course covers the principles and process of hypnosis for use in diverse clinical settings.  Participants will learn the principles and process of hypnotic inductions, suggestions, and treatment.

    Participants will learn about:

    • The history of hypnosis
    • Hypnotic phenomena and hypnotizability
    • Induction, deepening, and alerting techniques
    • The use of metaphor and hypnotic language
    • Handling resistance
    • Applying hypnosis into your practice 
    • Hypnosis with children
    • Memory and hypnosis
    • Screening, determining client fit for use of hypnosis - contraindications
    • The ethical considerations in using hypnosis

    The course is a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and opportunity to practice in safe, supervised faculty led small groups.  Small group mentored practice is tailored to the learning needs and style of each participant.

    At the end of the 3 day course participants will have been taught the basic skills needed to utilize clinical hypnosis and begin using it in a practice setting.  Course hours: Friday & Saturday 8:30am-5:30 pm, Sunday 8:00 am-3:15 pm. Lunch on your own. This course is held in Eugene Oregon.

    Workshop Schedule Overview: 2019_Fundamentals Hyp Sch.pdf

    Additionally, OSCH offers a mentor program for those who complete the course to have support and guidance in integrating course material into practice.  OSCH courses offer a diverse faculty from a range of health disciplines. 

    The OSCH Fundamental Course content is consistent with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) training guidelines.  The course meets guidelines for the ASCH certification program for clinical hypnosis.  21  hours of Continuing Education Credits have been approved by NASW OR, (3.5 Ethics, 17.5 clinical).  ASCH CEU credit approval is pending.   Both are accepted by most licensing boards; check with your clinical board if you have questions.  

    Course Registration: 

    Early Bird Pricing:  Until February 1, 2019: $400 OSCH members, $490 non-OSCH members, and Students $220. Late registration from February 2-9, 2019: members $500, non-members $590 and $270 students.   Registration closes end of day 2/9/19.  

    GROUP RATES: $50 discount on above fees when 3 or more register together.  Contact course director for group registration. 

    Course Flyer Link

    Hypnosis: Clinical hypnosis is evidence based, client centered, cost effective, appropriate for all ages, diverse healthcare disciplines, and  incorporates the science of neurobiology and brain plasticity. Hypnosis allows for more effective utilization of the client’s or patients innate resources and enhances a range of communication skills that facilitate reaching therapeutic goals.  Suggestion is an inevitable part of any treatment.  In learning hypnosis one is better able to understand current uses of language in treatment and how to increase and diversify the range of skills in suggesting therapeutic possibilities. 

    Questions?: Course Director Debbie Bensching, 503-944-5032 or

    Participants must be licensed health care providers (social workers, counselors, nurses, psychologists, dentists, physicians, etc. with a masters or above).  Residents, interns, and students are eligible if enrolled in a maters or doctoral program. 

    Event Cancellation Refund Policy: 

    Cancellation refund requests submitted in writing to at least 21 days before the start of the workshop will receive an 100% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  Cancellation refund requests received 20 -15 days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund of the amount paid less a $20 administrative charge.  No refund will be issued for requests made with 14 days notice or less. 

    OSCH reserves the right to provide a member or 'workshop registrant 'a full refund or credit toward a future workshop in special circumstances for compassionate relief at OSCH leadership board discretion.

Past events

05 Apr 2019 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
30 Jan 2019 Webinar_Hypnosis for Behavioral Change in Chronic Pain Management
15 Sep 2018 Integrating Hypnosis into Dynamic Psychotherapy
19 May 2018 Utililization and Beyond: What does the concept look like in clinical practice?
20 Apr 2018 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
20 Apr 2018 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
03 Nov 2017 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment III with Introduction to Pain Managment
23 May 2017 CLINICAL HYPNOSIS DAY May 23rd
20 May 2017 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment II
21 Apr 2017 Refining Skills, Strategies and Treatment Applications in Clinical Hypnosis
21 Apr 2017 Fundamentals in Clinical Hypnosis: The Basic Course
18 Feb 2017 Emotional Regulation Using Signals of Self
22 Oct 2016 Hypnosis Skills Enrichment
24 Sep 2016 Integrating Hypnosis into the Treatment of Functional Illness
16 Apr 2016 Trials and Tribulations of Habit Formation & Habit Change: The Role of Self-Regulation, Self-Awareness Training, Hypnosis, and Pattern Interruption in the Clinical Encounter
15 Apr 2016 A Marriage Made in Heaven: Habit and Curiosity in the Pursuit of Positive Change
15 Apr 2016 Small Group Consultation with Dr. Alter
26 Feb 2016 Avoiding Memory Pitfalls in Hypnotic Work: The Nature of Memory and How this Informs Our Approach to Clients.
26 Feb 2016 Intermediate Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Refining Skills and Treatment Applications
26 Feb 2016 Basic Course in Clinical Hypnosis: Fundamentals in Hypnosis
24 Oct 2015 Blending hypnosis with Gottman couples counseling
26 Sep 2015 Hypnotherapy: Hypnotic Induction Techniques (afternoon) + AM Session on Abreactive Techniques.
26 Sep 2015 How to Employ Abreactive Techniques and Scripts
25 Sep 2015 PTSD Treatment: Evidence based single session abreactive hypnosis
25 Apr 2015 Utilizing hypnosis and ego-state therapy: Applications for anxiety, sexual, somatic complaints and trauma related disorders, Wendy Lemke, MS, LP

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