The New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis

64th Annual Basic Workshop in Hypnosis

 September 29-30 and October 13-14 2018 At the Walker Center Newton, MA

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 small group guided skill practice to prepare clinicians to begin using hypnosis immediately in their practices.

CEUs/CMEs: This two-weekend course is co-sponsored by the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis, North Shore Medical Center, and the Institute for Continuing Education for 25 Continuing Education Credits.  Accredited by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

 Register Now:   

Early registration (on or before 9/30): $650

Registration after 9/20: $750

Students/Trainees: $399

Some overnight accommodations are available at the Walker Center

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I also teach the following trainings and workshops:


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For more information about any of my trainings or workshops, please contact me by telephone at (617)734-5042 or by email at:


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