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    • 2020-11-08
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting
    • 8
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    NESCH virtual Meeting 

    November 8, 2020, 10 a.m.


    "Integrating Mindfulness Meditation in Your Hypnosis Practice"


    Dr. Akira 

    Presented by: Akira Otani, Ed.D., ABPH 


    Description of the Workshop:

    Mindfulness meditation has become popular in recent years as an effective strategy to treat a wide range of physiological and psychological disorders. Although it differs from hypnosis in terms of the etiology, procedure, and therapeutic mechanisms, mindfulness can be easily incorporated and integrated in hypnotic practice. This webinar will: (1) summarize basic concepts and styles of mindfulness, (2) discuss similarities and dissimilarities between hypnosis and mindfulness, (3) provide a simple, yet effective, 4-step Touch-and-Return mindfulness protocol (with online experiential practice), (4) examine possible ways to integrate mindfulness with hypnosis, and, finally (5) introduce a case example. No prior mindfulness experience or knowledge is necessary.  Advanced meditation practitioners are welcome.


    Learning Objectives:

    (1) Comprehend 4 fundamental concepts of mindfulness meditation, i.e., open monitoring, focused attention, decentering, and compassion.


    (2) Gain familiarity with at least 3 similarities and differences between clinical hypnosis and mindfulness.


    (3) Acquire the 4 steps of the Touch-and-Return mindfulness protocol.


    (4) Master at least 2 ways of integrating mindfulness with hypnotic trance induction and utilization.



    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Otani is a licensed psychologist whose professional interests include clinical hypnosis and mindfulness meditation, as well as anxiety disorders and psychological trauma. He has authored/co-authored four books and published more than 60 journal articles on these topics. 


    He received a Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Counseling Psychology from West Virginia University and is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis (ABPH).


    He joined Spectrum Behavioral Health, Annapolis, Maryland in 2008 after serving on the graduate faculty at The Johns Hopkins University (1986-1988), and on the Senior Psychologist staff at the University of Maryland Counseling Center (1988-2008).


    Dr. Otani is bilingual in English and Japanese. He spent several months in Japan receiving advanced training in meditation.



    Bibliography:

    Lynn, S. J., Das, S. L., Hallquist, M. N., & Williams, J. C. (2006).  Mindfulness, acceptance, and hypnosis: Cognitive and clinical perspectives.   International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 54, 143-166.


    Otani, A. (2003).  Eastern meditative techniques and hypnosis: a new synthesis.   American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 46, 97-108.


    Otani, A. (2016).  Hypnosis and mindfulness: The Twain finally meet.   American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 58, 383-398.


    Raz, A., & Lifshitz, M. (Eds.). (2016).   Hypnosis and meditation: Towards an integrative science of conscious planes. New York: Oxford University Press.


    Semmens-Wheeler, R., & Dienes, Z. (2012).  The contrasting role of higher order awareness in hypnosis and meditation.   The Journal of Mind-Body Regulation, 2, 43-57.


    Payment/Registration: 

    Pre-registration for quarterly meetings is now required of members and non-members. This meeting is free for NESCH members in good standing. 


    Non members must pay a $45 fee to attend meeting. Fee is payable online with a credit card or by cash/check which can be mailed in or presented on the day of the event. 



    Location:
    Virtual Meeting via Zoom. Log in info will be provided the week of the training. 


    Other Questions? Email neschmsc@gmail.com

    • 2021-01-10
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting
    • 36
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    NESCH virtual Meeting 

    January 10, 2021, 10 a.m.


    "Transforming Traumatic Memories with Hypnosis and Memory Reconsolidation"



    Presented by: Courtney Armstrong, LPC, NBCCH


    Description:

    Memory reconsolidation is a recent neuroscience discovery that has revealed how to heal trauma at its roots by recalling a memory and updating it with new information. In this webinar, Courtney will discuss the research regarding this exciting discovery, then demonstrate how to use hypnosis to elicit reconsolidation with a simple five-step protocol that is both gentle and empowering for your clients.


    Presenter bio:

    Courtney Armstrong, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and National Board-Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnosis who specializes in grief and trauma recovery. Known for her engaging teaching style, she has developed hypnosis training programs for the Veterans Health Administration and trains healthcare professionals both nationally and internationally. She is the Founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and the author of  Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011),  The Therapeutic “Aha!” (2015), and her latest book  Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation and Resilience (2019).


    Objectives:

    After completing this workshop participants will be better able to:

    1. Describe the difference between implicit and explicit memory.
    2. Summarize research regarding memory reconsolidation and its clinical implications for treatment.
    3. Utilize age regression and progression to more effectively resolve traumatic memories.
    4. Utilize metaphorical imagery to more effectively resolve traumatic memories


    Payment/Registration: 

    Pre-registration for quarterly meetings is now required of members and non-members. This meeting is free for NESCH members in good standing. 


    Non members must pay a $45 fee to attend meeting. Fee is payable online with a credit card. 


    CEUs and CMEs will be available. 


    Location: Virtual Meeting via Zoom. Log in info will be provided the week of the training. 


    Registration at NESCH.org.  Please direct questions to neschmsc@gmail.com




    Other Questions? Email neschmsc@gmail.co

    • 2021-02-06
    • 8:30 AM (EST)
    • 2021-02-07
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
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    2021 Advanced virtual workshop

     

    "Changing Our Minds About Changing Our Minds"
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    Speaker: Laurence Sugarman, MD 


    Dr. Sugarman is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-regulation in the College of Health Sciences and Technology at RIT. He produced an internationally acclaimed video-documentary, Hypnosis in Pediatric Practice: Imaginative Medicine in Action, and has authored over 40 papers and book chapters. He co-authored the text, Therapeutic Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents. His new book, coauthored with Julie Linden and Lee Brooks, is Changing Minds with Clinical Hypnosis: Narratives and discourse for a new health care paradigm.

     

    Continuing Education:
    Course is co-sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, North Shore Medical Center, R. Cassidy Seminars, for 8 Continuing Education Credit Hours. Accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


    CEUs: This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars For Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, MFTs and Counselors – All Levels 


    CMEs: This course is also co-sponsored by North Shore Medical Center 


    Dates:

    February 6-7, 2021

    The workshop will run on two days from 10:00am-12:00pm & 12:30-2:30pm each day 

     

    Location: 

    Virtual via Zoom

     

    Cost:

    NESCH members: $195 (NESCH Membership must be active and in good standing)
    Non members: $245
    Students/trainees: $99 (Students must provide letter from clinical supervisor verifying student status)


    Cancellation Policy: Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the start of the training are subject to a $30 cancellation fee. 


     

    For more information email neschworkshops@gmail.com 

     

    • 2021-03-13
    • 8:30 AM (EST)
    • 2021-03-21
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
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    Level II (Intermediate) Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis  


    The Level II Workshop enables practitioners who have taken a basic hypnosis workshop to add to and refine their clinical skills in the use of hypnosis and its applications in medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and dentistry.   

     

    Topics to be covered include advanced inductions, working with children, treatment of pain, functional disorders, anxiety, and psychological trauma. We will also cover the use of metaphors and creativity in hypnosis. Includes 20 hours of lectures and small group practice sessions.

     

    Continuing Education:
    Course is co-sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, North Shore Medical Center, R. Cassidy Seminars, for 20 Continuing Education Credit Hours. Accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


    CEUs: This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars For Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, MFTs and Counselors – All Levels 


    CMEs: This course is also co-sponsored by North Shore Medical Center 


    Dates: 
    March 13-14, 2021 & March 20-21, 2021 (2 weekends)

     

    Location: 

    Either virtual or in person depending on health conditions

     

    Cost:

    NESCH members $450 (Membership must be active and in good standing)
    Non members $525
    Students/trainees  $210(Students must provide letter from clinical supervisor verifying student status)


    Cancellation Policy: Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the start of the training are subject to a $30 cancellation fee. 


    An ASCH approved Level II Workshop is required for ASCH certification in clinical hypnosis

     

    For more information email neschworkshops@gmail.com 

     

    • 2021-05-01
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 2021-05-02
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Details to Come

    64th annual rev. thomas w. martin, psyd. advanced workshop in clinical hypnosis 



    Featuring: Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D.

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    More Details to be announced.


    For the 64th Annual Rev. Thomas W. Martin Advanced Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis  with Carolyn Daitch, PhD on May 1 and 2, 2021. Dr. Daitch is the Director of the Center  for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Farmington Hills, Michigan.  She is the author of  The Road to Calm Workbook, Anxious in Love, Anxiety Disorders: The  Go-to Guide For Clients and Therapists  and  Affect Regulation Toolbox. 

     

    Continuing Education:
    Course is co-sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, North Shore Medical Center, R. Cassidy Seminars, for 20 Continuing Education Credit Hours. Accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


    CEUs: This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars For Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, MFTs and Counselors – All Levels 


    CMEs: This course is also co-sponsored by North Shore Medical Center 


    Dates: 
    March 13-14, 2021 & March 20-21, 2021 (2 weekends)

    Location: 

    Either virtual or in person depending on health conditions

     

    Cost:

    NESCH members: $450 (Membership must be active and in good standing)
    Non members: $525
    Students/trainees:  $210(Students must provide letter from clinical supervisor verifying student status)


    Cancellation Policy: Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the start of the training are subject to a $30 cancellation fee. 


     

    For more information email neschworkshops@gmail.com 

     

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