Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis

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Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis 


ABCs of the Synergy of CBD, THC and HYP

October 25, 2019 


Holiday Inn
1068 Williston Road
South Burlington, Vermont

Beyond talk therapy – you will learn when it’s appropriate and how to be able to suggest 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 self-hypnosis!


Paul Jerard, PA-C
Founder- Director, Vermont Cannabinoid Clinic; Educational Consultant

Jessilyn Dolan, RN, CMT, ADS
Founder, Vermont Cannabis Nurses Assoc; Organic hemp farmer

Linda Thomson, PhD, APRN, ABMH, ABHN
President, NMSCH; Co-Director, Hypnovations; ASCH Approved Consultant

Maureen Turner, MEd, RNBC, LCMHC, LCSW
President, Motivation Hypnosis; Co-Director, Hypnovations; ASCH Approved Consultant 

Workshop Chair: Cherie Troyen, MEd, ASCH Approved Consultant;  Vice President, NMSCH; Independent Practitioner    

6 CEUs
Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors

Open to Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, as well as Doctors, Nurses and PAs
Grad Students in the above mentioned disciplines also welcome

NMSCH Members: $159
Non-Members: $169 

Registration fee includes continental breakfast & lunch

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8:30-9:00am Registration and Breakfast 

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions 

9:15-10:15 Paul Jerard  - Addressing the science and evidence behind the medicinal use of cannabinoid and a briefing on the rules surrounding the Vermont Marijuana Registry.

10:15-10:45 Linda Thomson - Video:  "Psychobiology of the Endocannabinoid System and Hypnosis"

10:45-11:00 Break 

11:00-11:45 Jessilyn Dolan - Conscious Cannabis: organic growing practices and the importance of consumer safety.

11:45-12:25 Maureen Turner – Usefulness of hypnosis for treating pain, anxiety and sleep issues and the synergy with CBD/THC to enhance effectiveness. Participation in hypnosis demonstration (optional).

12:25-12:30 Q & A

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30 -1:45 Short film clip from historic comedy film, “Reefer Madness,” inventing craziness caused by using marijuana...  and brief discussion. 

1:45- 2:45 Panel discussion -  Bringing Together the ABCs of the Synergy of CBD, THC and HYP                                                                            Panelists including:  Paul Jerard, Jessilyn Dolan, Maureen Turner, 2 Lay persons providing information on 
their actual own experiences with CBD, THC, and hypnosis.

2:45-3:15 Maureen Turner - Teaching and demonstrating the Turner Self Hypnosis Technique© (participation optional). 

3:15-3:30 Break 

3:30-4:45   Case Presentation/Applied to Clinical Practice 

4:45-5:00pm Q & A, Evaluations

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 NMSCH Treasurer, Maureen Finnerty Turner, will be speaking at the SCEH Conference on October 18 in New Orleans!

Clinical and Applied Hypnosis: Evidence-based Practice and the Therapeutic Relationship
October 16-20, 2019 -- Ace Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Introductory, Skills and Advanced Workshops plus Scientific Program

October 18, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Techniques of Age Regression and Age Progression: Research, Theory, Techniques- Applications and Practice! Practice! Practice!                         
Maureen Turner, MEd, LCMHC, RNBC, LCSW

 An Age Regression technique is any technique that connects present belief and behavior to the past and past to the present and encourages insight. Hypnosis can augment that connection to belief change and therefore, behavior change. The main focus will be to teach, apply and practice the techniques most utilized, adapted and developed  by the presenter and now used by colleagues she has trained in the practice of Age Regression hypnosis. 

Hypnosis has been utilized for trauma-release intuitively cross-culturally for centuries (Harms, 1967).  In 2007, Lynn and Cardena reviewed empirically supported evidence-based principles and practices that suggests that hypnosis can be a useful adjunctive procedure in the treatment of post-traumatic conditions. Their conclusion was that more research on hypnosis, hypnotic-suggestibility, and post-traumatic conditions is urgently needed.  This workshop will briefly review the still sparse hypnosis research in applications fostering connections from the past to present and future (Rotaru and Rusu, 2016; Turner, 2016, 2017, 2018; Grogan, Barabasz, and Christensen, 2017).

The applications of theory and techniques will include:

  • Assessing for timing and conditions for age regression.

  • Deepening inductions that can also double for self-hypnosis, such as the Elman-Turner and Chakra Inductions.

  • Teaching clients to anchor positive mind states and set triggers for self-soothing self-talk.

  • Demonstrating techniques that help facilitate age regression like the Somatic-Affect Bridge, adaptations of the Meeting Room, the Magic Sieve and Turner’s Rescue Mission protocols.

  • Handouts, demonstrations, videos, case presentations, supervised experiential exercises, practice and practice will be included in the workshop experience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. State timing issues and three conditions where age regression would be appropriate treatment.

  2. Describe techniques to induce and deepen to induction, for both use as self-hypnosis for the client and a means of establishing a deep trance state by the therapist.

  3. Describe how to anchor positive mind states and set them to be triggered for self-soothing self-talk.

  4. Describe the Turner Rescue Mission and describe the roles of the therapist and the client .

  5. Demonstrate at least 2 technique(s) to facilitate age regression.

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