New England Society of  Clinical Hypnosis

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

NESCH Events Calendar 

NESCH has a robust offering of professional events and training sessions throughout the year. We offer intensive hands on training workshops for clinicians at every level of hypnosis practice. Training workshops are open to licensed clinicians looking to learn effective treatment techniques for contemporary practice or to enhance their use of hypnosis and its applications as a clinical tool. All events are posted on the website and appear on our calendar (below). 

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Quarterly Meetings

NESCH hosts four Quarterly Meetings per year. Quarterly Meetings are FREE and open to NESCH members in good standing. 

Hypnosis Training Sessions

Basic Training (Fall)

The Basic Training is a two-weekend training open to physicians, doctoral, or master's level licensed healthcare professional, and dentists. In this intensive training, participants will receive in-depth training in both the theory and practice of hypnosis from some of New England’s leading clinical hypnotherapists. Unlike any other hypnosis basic training program, we offer a full 28 hours of guided skill practice to prepare clinicians to begin using hypnosis immediately in their practices. 

Intermediate Training (Spring)

The Intermediate Workshop is a three-day workshop allows practitioners who have taken a basic workshop the opportunity to add and refine their clinical skills in the use of hypnosis and its applications as a clinical tool in medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, or dentistry. This workshop includes 20 hours of lectures and hands-on practice sessions in small groups.

Advanced Training (Spring) 

The Advanced training is a weekend training that allows participants to learn from a masters level practitioner of hypnosis (i.e. Dabney Ewin, MD; Michael Yapko, PhD) This workshop earns participants 14 hours of training. 

****In the case of inclement weather, event cancellations will be listed on the homepage of the website by 8 am on the day of the event.

Upcoming events

    • 2016-10-22
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2016-11-13
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange

    NESCH Basic Workshop in Hypnosis 

    October 22-23, 2016 and November 12-13, 2016 (4 days)
    The Walker Center 
    144 Hancock Street
    Auburndale, MA 02466

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

    About the Basic Workshop: 

    Hypnosis is a highly effective, evidence-based clinical tool with broad applications for the treatment of anxiety, phobias, depression, pain and trauma-related disorders. In medical and dental settings hypnosis is an excellent way to prepare patients for procedures and has long been associated with improved outcomes. In this intensive workshop, participants will receive in-depth training in both the theory and practice of hypnosis from some of New England’s leading clinical hypnotherapists. Unlike any other hypnosis basic training program, we offer a full 14 hours of guided skill practice to prepare clinicians to begin using hypnosis immediately in their practices.

    If you have questions about how hypnosis might serve you in your clinical practice, please contact Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICSW at to be connected to a NESCH hypnosis expert.


    This two-weekend course is co-sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Bournewood Hospital, the Institute for Continuing Education, and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association for 28 Continuing Education Credit Hours. Physicians, psychologists, social workers and licensed mental health counselors are eligible. Accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.


    Early Registration (before September 16th): $700

    Registration (after September 16th): $799

    Student/Trainee (must provide proof of student/trainee status): $399

    Workshop Questions? Contact Staisha Stephens-Brown at 


Past events

2016-04-10 Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICSW, "Trance Ratification in Traditional Healing Ceremonies" - April 2016 Quarterly Meeting
2016-03-18 Intermediate Workshop
2016-01-10 Steven Hassan, MEd, LMHC, "Cult Mind Control" - January 2016 Quarterly Meeting
2015-11-15 Anne Webster, PhD of the Benson Institute, "Mind/Body Medicine Techniques: Applications and Components" - November 2015 Quarterly Meeting
2015-10-24 NESCH Basic Workshop
2015-09-27 September 2015 Quarterly Meeting - Pearls from Practice
2015-06-06 NESCH 60th Annual Advanced Workshop, Dabney Ewin, MD,FACS
2015-05-17 NESCH May 2015 Quarterly Meeting - "Strengthening Willpower: Practical tips for using hypnosis to help the brain help us," Speakers: Drs. Pamela Devaney & Rebecca Johnston
2015-04-26 NESCH April 2015 Quarterly Meeting - "Center Core Phenomena: How Can We Use Them and What do they Do?" with Dr. Claire Frederick
2015-03-14 NESCH 60th Annual Basic Workshop: Part 2
2015-02-28 NESCH 60th Annual Basic Workshop: Part 1
2014-12-07 NESCH December 2014 Quarterly Meeting - Another Way of Looking at Patients/Clients with Chronic Conditions of Unclear Etiology, Speaker: Dr. Harvey Zarren
2014-10-26 NESCH October 2014 Quarterly Meeting - "Hypnotic techniques and the patient experience" with Dr. Elvira Lang
2014-06-14 NESCH 59th Annual Advanced Workshop, Claire Frederick, MD
2014-05-18 NESCH May 2014 Quarterly Meeting - "Pearls from Practice, Presenters: NESCH Members"
2014-01-26 NESCH January 2014 Quarterly Meeting - "Inviting the Muse: Trance Enhancement of Creativity,” Presenter: Carol Ginandes, Ph.D., ABPP
2014-01-12 Skills Workshop: "Alert Hypnosis and Anxiety Management” with Max Shapiro PhD
2013-12-08 NESCH December 2013 Quarterly Meeting - "Hypnosis and Trauma Treatment," Presenter: Lorna McKenzie-Pollack, LICSW
2013-09-29 NESCH September 2013 Quarterly Meeting, "Unwrapped: The Transformative Impact of Experiential Learning Using Hypnosis with Gay Men," Presenter: Richard Miller, LICSW
2013-05-18 NESCH 58th Annual Advanced Workshop, Michael Yapko, PhD
2013-03-03 NESCH February Quarterly Meeting: Presenter: Max Shapiro, PhD“What we can learn from single-session resolution of a presenting complaint”
2013-01-20 Trauma Workshop
2012-12-02 NESCH December Quarterly Meeting: Presenter: Larry Peltz, MD; The Dr. Tom Martin Memorial Lecture generously sponsored by the Martin Family
2012-10-20 NESCH 58th Annual Basic Workshop
2012-09-30 Sunday, September 30th Dr. Zarren Presents Framework of Patients with Fibrmyalgia
2012-06-10 Half Day meeting, "Pearls from Practice"
2012-04-21 Stuck in Deep Trance: Trauma and Hypnosis, Presenter Nancy Riemer, LICSW
2012-02-12 Eva Szigethy, MD, Hypnosis and GI Disorders
2012-01-22 Hypnosis Skills Refresher Workshop
2011-12-04 "The Dr. Tom Martin Memorial Lecture" FULL DAY - Alert Hypnosis, David M. Wark, PhD, ABPH
2011-10-22 NESCH 57th Annual Basic Workshop
2011-09-25 Hypnosis and Dreams with Deirdre Barrett, PhD
2011-05-14 NESCH 56th Annual Advanced Workshop with Daniel Brown, PhD
2011-04-03 Insomnia and Preparation for Medical, Dental & Surgical Procedures, Max Shapiro, PhD
2011-02-13 Hypnosis and Mindfulness Meditation: Common Ground and Divergence
2010-12-12 Pearls from Practice
2010-11-10 55th Annual Basic Workshop: Hypnosis in Clinical Hypnosis
2010-10-03 Chronic Pain: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Related Syndromes
2010-06-13 Pearls from Practice, Max Shapiro, PhD
2010-05-01 NESCH 55th Annual Advanced Workshop with Peter Bloom M.D.
2010-02-07 Hypnotic Enhancement of Creativity, Nancy Riemer, LICSW
2009-12-06 Pediatric Hypnosis in the Hospital and in the Office, Bob Deutsch, PhD
2009-10-11 Hypnosis and Weight Mangement, Deirdre Barrett, PhD
2009-09-12 NESCH Basic Workshop

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