NYBLUENOW Volume 2, Issue3 Fall 2013

Cover Story: Interview with the editor

Additional information

The following organizations offer trainings and workshops to professionals as well as comprehensive referral services for the public seeking reputable professionals well trained in hypnosis professionally.


The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

From the ASCH website:

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis is the largest U.S. organization for health and mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis. Founded by Milton H. Erickson, MD in 1957, ASCH promotes greater acceptance of hypnosis as a clinical tool with broad applications. Today, ASCH offers professional hypnosis training workshops, certification, and networking opportunities that can enhance both professional and personal lives. ASCH is unique among organizations for doctoral and master's prepared professionals using clinical hypnosis. Our members are psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, medical doctors, master's level nurses, dentists and chiropractors. As an interdisciplinary organization, ASCH provides an opportunity to learn from and interact with colleagues in other health and mental health care disciplines. This allows for a cross fertilization of ideas and applications that meshes neatly with current trends, such as mind-body health and integrative medicine. Regardless of whether you are a professional wanting to learn hypnosis, or a patient wanting help with a problem, take your time and enjoy the visit to our site.

New York City

The New York Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis

From the NYSEPH website:

Training: The NYSEPH Training Program is one of the most intensive and comprehensive programs in the country. It offers a 100-hour supportive training program, chartered by the NY State Board of Regents. In five 10-week segments, the training course provides hands-on integration and a thorough grounding in hypnotic work, covering all aspects of multilevel unconscious communication. NYSEPH's hypnosis classes are open to health professionals such as: psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, physicians, dentists, nurses, masters-level physical therapists, and nutritionists. A full range of Ericksonian hypnotherapy techniques and therapeutic material are covered in the training program, including:

Referrals: All the therapists on the NYSEPH referral list are certified social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists or other health care professionals who have completed the NYSEPH 100-hour Training Program and who incorporate Ericksonian hypnosis into their therapeutic work.