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). 

Questions? Email us at

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

    • 2016-03-18
    • 2016-03-20
    • 3 sessions
    • Allen Riddle Hall, Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02462

    Intermediate Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis


    The Intermediate Workshop allows practitioners who have taken a basic workshop the opportunity to add to 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.


    Allen Riddle Hall

    Newton Wellesley Hospital

    2014 Washington Street

    Wellesley, MA 02462 


    March 18, 2016, 3pm to 9pm

    March 19, 2016, 8:30am to 6pm

    March 20, 2016 from 8:30am to 6pm


    Continuing Education:

    CEUs/CMEs will be available. Course is accredited by the American Society of Clinical

    Register Now:

    NESCH members before 2/25/2016   $375
    Non members before 2/25/2016         $450
    NESCH members after 2/25/2016      $450
    Non members after 2/25/2016            $525
    Students/trainees  $200

    For more information email 

    • 2016-04-10
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Allen Riddle Hall, Newton Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

    April 2016

    NESCH Quarterly Meeting 

    Trance Ratification in Traditional Healing Ceremonies: Lessons for Contemporary Practice

    Presented by:

    Lorna McKenzie-Pollock, LICSW


    Allen Riddle Hall

    Newton Wellesley Hospital

    2014 Washington Street 

    Wellesley, MA 02462

    Questions? Email Staisha Stephens-Brown at

    NOTE: Quarterly meetings are open to NESCH members. If you are interested in becoming a member, click here or email for more information. 

    • 2016-05-14
    • 8:30 AM
    • 2016-05-15
    • 5:00 PM
    • Shipley Auditorium, Newton Wellesley Hospital

    The New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis
    61st Annual
    Advanced Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis

    Neural Correlates of Altered Consciousness in Hypnosis and Meditation

    Speaker: Amir Raz, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair, McGill University 

    Dr. Amir Raz

    May 14-15, 2016

    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Shipley Auditorium

    Newton Wellesley Hospital 

    2014 Washington Street

    Newton, MA 02462

    Open to physicians, licensed healthcare professionals and dentists who have completed an ASCH approved basic training in clinical hypnosis. Workshop fulfills 14 credit hours of Continuing Medical Education Credits, and 14 CEUs for psychologists and social workers. This year, due to scheduling problems, CEUs are not available for LMHCs.

    Price Information 

    $300  NESCH Members before April 10th

    $400      Non-members before April 10th

    $399      NESCH Members after April 10th

    $499      Non-members after April 10th

    $199 Student Registration (verification of student status required) 

    For more information or to register, email: Staisha Stephens Brown at

Past events

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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