I hope that you are all having an amazing summer. I want to update you on some exciting news in the hypnosis world. The Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis is offering a fall workshop on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in South Burlington from 9am to 5pm. With the legalization of marijuana, as clinicians we are faced with many questions from our patients/clients, friends and even colleagues concerning the how, when, where, and why of cannabis use. We hope that you will join us for this Fall NMSCH Workshop:
ABCs of the Synergy of CBD, THC & HYP
Beyond talk therapy – you will learn when it’s appropriate and how to be able to recommend CBD, THC and clinical hypnosis when talk therapy isn’t enough. You will apply your new knowledge to a case presentation. There will also be a demonstration, where you will have the opportunity to experience hypnosis!
The documented use of plants as medicine dates back at least 5,000 years and is common to all races and peoples through-out history. Using the power of the mind through suggestion, imagination and belief to enhance health and healing and ease suffering is also timeless and cross-cultural.
This one day workshop will describe the synergistic benefits of clinical hypnosis and the endocannanaboid system in the treatment of physical and emotional distress. Many states have legalized marijuana for medical and/or recreational uses. It is important for health professionals to understand the law, the differences in the effects of CBD and THC, and which patients might benefit from use. The efficacy of clinical hypnosis as a therapeutic modality is well established and can be used in addition to ease pain, decrease anxiety, reduce inflammation and improve sleep . New research based on technological modalities, neuroimaging and physiological studies have paved the way to better scientific understanding of the mechanisms of hypnosis and the effects of CBD and THC on the brain and the body.
The workshop will include presentations by experts in the fields of clinical hypnosis and medical marijuana. There will be a panel discussion and the demonstration of hypnotic techniques that can immediately be incorporated into clinical practice.
The workshop is open to those trained and untrained in the art and science of clinical hypnosis.
We hope that you will join us for the workshop. The Registration form can be found in the Workshops page of the NMSCH website. If you register by October 1, 2019 and your membership is current, the cost is $139, for non-members $149. Registration after October 1, 2019 is $159 for members and $169 for non-members.
Speaking of membership - Your membership in NMSCH, the only professional clinical hypnosis society in our area, not only will give you reduced registration at the workshop, but also allows you to post your bio on the Membership Directory on the NMSCH website. Another member benefit with your $35 dues to NMSCH, a component section of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, you are eligible to receive discounts at any ASCH sponsored workshops and meetings.
The upcoming workshops sponsored by ASCH include:
September 19-22, 2019: ASCH-ERF Regional Workshop; DoubleTree Hotel Chicago Oak Brook; Oak Brook, IL Advanced Workshop Title: “Hypnosis for Treatment of Trauma, Attachment Issues, and Related Integrative Medicine Applications" with Louis Damis, PhD, ABPP
October 17-20, 2019: ASCH-ERF Regional Workshop; Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Park Central Area; Dallas, TX Advanced Workshop title: “Mastering Informal Uses of Hypnosis a la Milton Erickson and Kay Thompson" with Holly Forester-Miller, PhD and Ron Havens, PhD.
December 5-8, 2019: ASCH-ERF Regional Workshop; Rosen Plaza; Orlando, FL Advanced Workshop title: "Wake Up to Better Sleep: Hypnosis, Neuroscience, and the Role of Sleep in Common and Uncommon Clinical Conditions” with David Alter, PhD, ABPP, ABPH and Mary Wells, PhD.
May 7-10, 2020: ASCH-ERF Regional Workshop; Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord Golf Course; Concord, NC
June 25-28, 2020: ASCH-ERF Regional Workshop; Hilton Alexandria Mark Center; Alexandria, VA
ASCH is also offering continuing education at sea on a Holland America Alaskan cruise:
Helping Others to Make Lifestyle Changes:
Weight Management and Smoking Cessation
with Cheryl Beighle, MD & Linda Thomson, APRN
There are three behaviors (poor diet, tobacco use and no physical activity) that lead to four diseases: cancer, heart disease / stroke, type 2 diabetes and lung cancer which cause more than 50% of all deaths in this country. Health and mental health care providers play the most important role in improving the health of their patients by moving them along the path to behavior change. If you would like to improve your skills in helping your patients/clients make life-saving, lifestyle changes, then this is the workshop for you.
Obesity is an epidemic. Not only does it affect people in a medical sense with increased disease and shortened life span, it has a psychologic toll as well. Join Cheryl Beighle, MD to learn about the current research on weight in America, interventions that work for weight loss as well as hypnotic interventions to create a healthy vital future. She has developed and has been teaching a group weight loss class using mindfulness, hypnosis and education for the past 10 years. During this training the basics of a 7-session class will be covered so that participants will have a structure to develop a weight loss program in their community or use these strategies to enhance their effectiveness with individual patients/clients.
Smoking is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among Americans. Clinicians trained in smoking cessation can have a critical impact on saving the health and lives of people addicted to nicotine. Linda Thomson, PhD, APRN, ABMH, ABHN will describe interventions that can be used by medical and mental health practitioners to promote smoking cessation through counseling, motivational interviewing and hypnosis. Helping patients overcome nicotine addiction can make a remarkable change in the state of the patient’s health and a positive impact on the increase of the number of referrals and the growth of one’s practice.
While the ship is at sea, 10 hours of continuing education will be offered. Learning how to better help our patients make lifestyle changes, while combining continuing education with vacation is a win - win.
For more information on any of the ASCH sponsored workshops go to www.asch.net
Finally, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis is celebrating its 70th Anniversary at their annual meeting in New Orleans, LA. October 16 - 20, 2019. Our NMSCH Treasurer, Maureen Finnerty Turner, MEd, LCMHC, RNBC, LCSW, will be presenting at this conference on October 18th. Advanced Workshop Title: "Techniques of Age Regression: Research, Theory, Techniques - Applications and Practice! Practice! Practice!"
For more information go to www.sceh.us
Time to Renew your Membership!
NMSCH dues year runs from August 31, 2019 to August 31, 2020. Dues remain at $35 and can be mailed to the NMSCH Treasurer:
31 Main St Suite 6
Burlington, VT 05401
Membership forms and registration forms for the NMSCH fall workshop can also be downloaded on this website. See Workshops and NMSCH Membership.
Linda Thomson, PhD, APRN, ABMH, ABHN