New England Society of  Clinical Hypnosis

A Component Section of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)

Apply for NESCH Membership

NESCH offers professional hypnosis training workshops and networking opportunities that can enhance both professional and personal lives.

Members may attend Quarterly Meetings to promote excellence in the ethical practice of hypnosis. We meet four times during the academic year to provide continuing professional education in hypnosis and related topics. Each Quarterly Meeting earns members a total of 3.0 ASCH credits that can be used towards Certification in Clinical Hypnosis.

Members are a part of a community of health care professionals who are committed to utilizing and promoting the use of hypnosis as an effective and evidence-based clinical tool.

Members may enroll in skills practice and consultation groups run by senior faculty.

NESCH also provides information about hypnosis and related topics to the public.

Membership benefits include:

  • Attendance at Quarterly Meetings at no charge

  • Tuition reduction for workshops and training

  • Opportunities to attend  Skills Training and Consultation Groups

  • Opportunities to earn ASCH continuing education credits free of charge for all events

  • Opportunities to earn continuing education credits (psychologists, social workers) for a nominal fee

  • Access to online resources such as video, presentations, handouts

  • Access to an amazing network of clinical hypnosis professionals

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Membership Levels 

Regular Member 

To be eligible for Regular Membership you must be a healthcare professional with a license to practice in your state or province. In addition, such professionals must have completed an ASCH approved Basic Training and experience in clinical or experimental hypnosis. Evidence of training must be provided at the time of application. 

Associate Member

To be eligible for Associate Membership you must be a healthcare professional with a bachelor's degree in nursing or an allied health profession who will utilize hypnosis under the supervision of a licensed professional who meets the requirements of a NESCH member. In addition, such professionals must have completed an ASCH approved Basic Training and experience in clinical or experimental hypnosis. Evidence of training must be provided at the time of application. 

Associate members may include other credentialed professionals as determined by the NESCH Board of Directors. Such Associate Members must have professional licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or in such state or province in which they practice. 

Student Member

To be eligible for Student Membership you must have successfully completed a minimum of one graduate semester in accord with the program and university in which you are enrolled. You must be in active pursuit of a doctoral degree OR an advanced degree (master's, or bachelor's degree) that does not require a doctoral degree for independent practice. You must be able to qualify for NESCH membership upon completion of your program. 

Retiree Member

Retired members must be NESCH members who have paid dues for 5+ years prior to application for Retiree Member status and must have retired from practice. 

Membership Application Fee

Regular Member $150

Associate/Retiree/Student Member $75


Application fees are payable online with Paypal, by check, or using Square cash. 

**Processing Application Fee with Square Cash

Square Cash is a service that allows you to literally send and request money via email. There is no need to create a login name or password. All you need is an email account and debit card (Squarecash does NOT accept credit cards) and to follow the steps below.

1.       Draft an email with recipient’s email address in the “to” field

In this case, the email should be addressed to

2.       Enter in the “Cc” field

3.       Enter the fee amount in the “Subject” field

4.       Add a note to the body of the email saying why you are sending the money i.e. NESCH New Member Application Fee

5.       Send the email


Typically, transactions can take one or two business days to process, but it sometimes happens faster. Please note that if you have not used Squarecash before, you will get an email prompting you to add your Visa or MasterCard debit card information. Once that is set, Square will withdraw the money from your debit card and credit it to the NESCH account.

Paper Applications 

You may download a membership application here and mail  your application materials to the address on the form OR email your membership materials to neschmsc@gmail.comAdobe Reader is required to access this application. 


The NESCH office still requires a copy of your license/student status, proof of completion of a 20 hour introductory hypnosis course, as well as two sponsoring signatures before your membership is approved. An email endorsement from each of your sponsors is also sufficient. Email endorsements can be sent to fees are payable by check made out to NESCH or can be processed using Squarecash.  


NESCH New Member Application

If you have any questions about NESCH membership or the status of your application, please email  

Address: 89 Abbottsford Road, Brookline, MA 02446


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