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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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 May 2022 
June 2, 2022

Age Regression and Rescue Mission Integration Overview: Theory, Techniques & Cases (ASCH Approved)

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June 3, 2022

Promoting Mind-Body Interface with Combining Clinical Hypnosis and Chakra Balancing: Inductions, Techniques, Cases, and Practice (ASCH Approved)

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Call for Volunteers

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At the start of the year, ASCH began a new chapter, sunsetting its former leadership structure and launching a new Board of Directors. The goal of this change was to allow the organization to nimbly adapt, change, and provide more leadership opportunities for the ASCH membership.


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.