Every year CSCH-OD presents a sequenced progression of training workshops in clinical hypnosis. Workshops included didactic presentations, videos, demonstrations of hypnotic inductions, and small group practice sessions with an experienced faculty member present to provide guidance and feedback.
Using the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) training model as a guideline, CSCH-OD has invited distinguished researchers and practitioners such as Dr. Leora Kuttner, Dr. Claire Frederick, Dr. Mark P. Jensen, Dr. Carol Ginandes, Dr. Gary Elkins, and others to provide interactive workshops on a variety of topics of interest to the health care community.
The Introductory Workshop: The Fundamentals of Hypnosis, is usually held in the spring and provides clinical training in both the theory and application of hypnosis in the clinical practice of medicine and psychotherapy for those who have never practiced hypnosis. Based on evidence-based practices, the workshop uses a combined format of lecture, demonstration and supervision to develop clinical hypnosis skills. The goal of the workshop is to provide the requisite training so attendees can begin utilizing hypnosis in their clinical practice.
Please note: there is a follow-up assignment for this workshop. Participants writes a one-page summary of the use of hypnosis in their own practice and submits it to a “mentor”. The mentor then provides constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.
The Introductory Workshop is a prerequisite to participation in the Intermediate and Advanced level workshops.
Please be sure to review the eligibility requirements before registering for the Introductory Workshop.
The annual Intermediate Workshop can take one of two forms:
The second level, sequenced course following the Introductory Workshop. This is a didactic and practical course, which builds upon the skills learned in the introductory course. The focus is on refining skills of hypnotherapeutic communication and utilizing these skills to assist in treating problems such as anxiety, pain, trauma, habit control, ego strengthening and chronic illness.
A guest clinician presents an intermediate-level workshop on a specific topic related to use in clinical practice.
The Introductory Workshop, or recognized equivalent, is a prerequisite to participation in the Intermediate level workshops.
Please be sure to review the eligibility requirements before registering for the Intermediate Workshop.
The Advanced Workshop is usually presented by a distinguished researcher and practitioner addressing a specific approach to the use of hypnosis in medicine or psychotherapy.
The Introductory Workshop, or recognized equivalent, is a prerequisite to participation in the Advanced level workshops.
The Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis -Ontario Division offers an umbrella certificate in association with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. The program is offered to health professionals who have completed a minimum of 39 hours of College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1 credits through participation in the CSCH-OD Intermediate and Advanced Workshops. The Advanced Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis consists of a minimum of three accredited Intermediate and Advanced didactic and experiential workshops (one of which must be Advanced), for a minimum of 39 hours.
To view past workshop topics follow the link to the Brochures page.