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2022 Max Shapiro Level 1 Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis, Oct. 8-9 & 22-23, 2022

  • 2022-10-08
  • 10:00 AM
  • 2022-10-23
  • 6:00 PM
  • Virtual Workshop via Zoom
  • 10


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Check or cash payment should be mailed to
    NESCH, c/o Russell Chin
    1288 Newport Avenue
    Pawtucket, RI 02861.
  • Verification letter from supervisor must be provided to confirm student/trainee status. Email letter to

    Check payments may be mailed to
    NESCH, c/o Russell Chin,
    1288 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861


The New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis presents:

2022 Max Shapiro Level 1 Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis (formerly known as the Level I Training)

Max Shapiro, Ph.D. is the Director Emeritus of Training and Research for the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  This program was renamed in recognition of Max’s many years of dedicated service to the Society, as well as to the community at large.  Max was more than an exemplary teacher, he carried on the legacy of his own mentor, Harold Golan, in his dedication to the advancement of hypnosis for the benefit of patients and clinicians alike.

Where: Live via Zoom.  Login information will be provided the week of the training. 

Workshop Description: Clinical hypnosis deepens the work of mind-body practices such as mindfulness meditation. Adding hypnosis allows clients/patients to become even more deeply aware of their inner states and fosters awareness of their own strengths, resources and problem-solving abilities. Extensive research has been done demonstrating its effectiveness in treating a number of mind-body conditions, expediting habit change, facilitating pain management and enhancing treatment of depression and anxiety.

This intensive workshop will allow participants to receive in-depth training in both the theory and practice of clinical hypnosis.  The didactic includes presentations, demonstrations and experiential exercises.  The practices and tips will be from some of New England’s leading hypnosis practitioners.  They will act as teachers and mentors in small group practice sessions tailored to the specific needs, interests, and learning styles of participants.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to incorporate the following in their clinical practice:

  • Identify and demonstrate four ways to facilitate hypnotic trance and appropriately reorient patients from a trance state.
  • Demonstrate three strategies for facilitating intensification of trance.
  • Describe four conditions in which hypnosis might be successfully utilized.

Eligibility requirements: Registrants must hold a master's degree or higher in a health care discipline deemed appropriate by the Society from a college or university accredited by its appropriate regional accrediting body. In addition, registrants must be licensed or certified in the state in which they practice.

Students enrolled full-time in master's level or higher programs are eligible to attend at a reduced rate. Students must have completed a minimum of one full semester of the program and must submit proof of full-time enrollment at an ACE-approved institution of higher education on school letterhead that clearly identifies the individual’s program of study, area of concentration (if applicable), level of degree pursued and date of intended graduation.

Full-time residents or interns participating in a recognized residency or internship program may also register to attend at a reduced rate. Residents/interns need to submit correspondence from their supervisor on official letterhead explaining the nature of the residency/internship and the date of intended completion of the program.

CE hours/CMEs: This two-weekend course has been approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 22 CE hours and CMEs for mental health counselors and physicians have been applied for.  Approvals will be posted when received. 

Attendance at all four sessions is required to earn continuing education credit for this program. No partial credit will be given.

Social Workers: The above listed Standard program has been approved in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Registration of Social Workers, 258 CMR 31.00. Multiple dates listed above means participants must attend all dates to receive the above noted credit. NO PARTIAL CREDIT IS TO BE GIVEN. Authorization number D91326 is applicable ONLY to the program date(s) listed above.

Psychologists: This event is approved by the Massachuetss Psychological Association. 

Cost:  Regular: $650 

Students/trainees: $300 (verification letter from supervisor must be provided to confirm student status)

Cancellations must be made in writing to  There is a $30 administrative fee for any cancellations made less than 30 days before the training.  

You may review our Cancellation Policy for more information about our process.

Workshop Questions? Email Staisha Stephens-Brown at

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