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The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) was founded by Milton H. Erickson, MD in 1957. ASCH promotes greater acceptance of hypnosis as a clinical tool with broad applications. Today, ASCH offers professional hypnosis training workshops, certification, and networking opportunities that can enhance both professional and personal lives.  ASCH is unique among organizations for professionals using hypnosis. Members must be licensed healthcare workers and, at a minimum, must hold a doctorate, PA Certification, APRN, CRNA, or master's degree in a health care discipline considered appropriate by the Society. 

As an interdisciplinary organization, ASCH provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with colleagues in other health and mental health care disciplines. This allows for a cross-fertilization of ideas and applications that meshes neatly with current trends, such as mind-body health and integrative medicine. Regardless of whether you are a professional wanting to learn hypnosis, or a patient wanting help with a problem, take your time and enjoy the visit to our site.

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 January 2022 
January 29, 2022

The Hands Have It: Ernest Rossi’s Ideodynamic Hand Techniques for Mind/Body Communication and Healing

Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Presenter: Delle Jacobs

January 30, 2022

Mindful Hypnotherapy: The Basics and Clinical Applications Webinar

Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Gary R. Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH

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Switch to Virtual for ASCH-ERF’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshop, “Resiliency in Action” Themed Program Keeps March 3-6, 2022 Dates

For Immediate Release

Based on member feedback, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), in partnership with the ASCH Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF), has decided to switch to a full-virtual format for the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops (ASMW) With this change, the program will offer more than 30 Advanced Workshops and plenary sessions.


President's Letter: Our Current Structure and Proposed Reorganization

In a December 9 letter to members, ASCH President Dr. Bridget Bongaard discusses ASCH's current governance structure, proposed changes, and next steps.


Registration Now Open for ASCH-ERF’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshop, Jacksonville Site of “Resiliency in Action” Themed Program

For Immediate Release

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), in partnership with the ASCH Education and Research Foundation (ASCH-ERF), will host its 64th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshops (ASMW) on March 3-6, 2022, at the Marriott Jacksonville Downtown in Jacksonville, Florida.