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    • 2021-10-16
    • 10:00 AM
    • 2021-11-14
    • 6:00 PM
    • Virtual Workshop via Zoom
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    October 16-17, 2021 & November 13-14, 2021 (4 day workshop)

    October 16th, 10am-6:15pm

    October 17th, 10am-5:15pm

    November 13th, 10am-5pm

    November 14th, 10am-4:45pm

    All are in Eastern Time

    Open to physicians, doctoral or master’s level licensed healthcare professionals, and dentists.

    This two-weekend virtual workshop is comprised of a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and faculty-led small group practice tailored to the specific needs, interests, and learning styles of workshop participants.


    Clinical hypnosis deepens the work of mind-body practices such as mindfulness meditation. Adding hypnosis allows our clients/patients to become even more deeply aware of their inner states and fosters awareness of their own strengths, resources and problem-solving abilities. There has been extensive research demonstrating its effectiveness in treating a number of mind-body conditions, and in expediting habit change,  facilitating pain management and enhancing treatment of depression and anxiety. In this intensive workshop participants receive in-depth training in both the theory and practice of clinical  hypnosis from some of New England's leading hypnosis practitioners.  The workshop is composed of a mix of didactic presentations, demonstrations, experiential exercises, and faculty led small group practice tailored to the specific needs, interests, and learning styles of workshop participants.


    This two-weekend course is co-sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, North Shore Medical Center, and the R. Cassidy for 22 Continuing Education Credits.  Accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. 




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

    Workshop Questions? Email Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICSW at Lmckp@bu.edu


    • 2021-11-07
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Live Webinar via Zoom
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    Presented by Louis F. Damis, PhD, ABPP, FASCH

    Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology

    Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology

    Fellow, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

    Sr. Fellow, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance

    Licensed Psychologist


    Research increasingly supports clinical experience that many, if not the majority, of clients treated for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, actually have Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).  CPTSD is associated with histories of prolonged trauma, abuse, and neglect and is considered a form of developmental trauma. Such Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders include disturbances of self-organization that overlap with attachment deficits and pathologies requiring specialized interventions to modify.


    This program will review the nature of the unrepressed unconscious, related memory systems, and the use of clinical hypnosis to facilitate relevant change. The presentation will focus on attachment conceptualizations and methods of repair espoused by Albert Peso (1991) and Brown & Elliot (2016).  The application of the polyvagal theory will be reviewed to modulate the neurophysiological substrate of the ANS for the promotion of trauma stabilization and attachment repair.  Examples of specific interventions and management of potential issues that may emerge as the process unfolds will be reviewed.  In addition to modification of attachment issues, the range of strategies covered will also assist with the promotion of positive self-regard, ego-strengthening, and self-efficacy.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1.     Distinguish PTSD from CPTSD and describe the three aspects of Disordered Self Organization that characterizes CPTSD.

    2.     Describe the two major human memory systems and explain how different hypnotic strategies can modify each.

    3.     List three types of insecure attachment and describe two hypnotic strategies to facilitate repair of each.

    4.     List the functions of secure attachment and describe how they are incorporated into hypnotic attachment repair interventions.

    Continuing Education:

    This webinar is co-sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, North Shore Medical Center, and the R. Cassidy for 3 Continuing Education Credits. Accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


    This event is free for members and $45 for non-members 


    Virtual Meeting via Zoom. Log in info will be provided when registration is complete. 

    Please direct questions to neschmsc@gmail.com

    Dr. Damis works extensively with developmental trauma and attachment disorders and was recently a Guest Editor for a special issue of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis on Hypnosis and Trauma. He is an Advisory Editor for the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and has conducted research on hypnosis, trauma, persistent pain, neuropsychological functioning in medically ill individuals, aging, and psychotherapy process.

    Dr. Damis is a Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology, the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and holds ASCH Certification in Clinical Hypnosis with Consultant Status. Dr. Damis is a Past President of the Florida and Washington DC Societies of Clinical Hypnosis and has taught hypnosis for over 25 years for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.  Dr. Damis has served on the Executive Committee of ASCH and is a Prime Reviewer.

    Dr. Damis is a Clinical Health Psychologist who established Integrative Health Psychology, PA, in 2003 and specializes in the integration of psychophysiological, mind-body, interpersonal, and experiential therapies to promote physical, emotional, and relational wellness. He maintains a private practice along with his work as an instructor, author, and consultant.

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