Hypnosis Organizations

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American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)

"ASCH was 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 and hypnotherapy training workshops, certification, and networking opportunities that can enhance both professional and personal lives.  ASCH is unique among organizations for professionals using hypnosis. Members must be licensed healthcare workers and, at a minimum, must hold a doctorate, PA Certification, APRN, CRNA or masters degree in a health care discipline considered appropriate by the Society."

The Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH)

"SCEH is an international association whose mission is to promote excellence and progress in hypnosis research, education, and clinical practice.  A distinguishing feature of the Society is its emphasis on empirical inquiry and the evidence-base of hypnosis."

The National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NHPTI)

"After working, learning, and teaching together in a variety of venues over the past 25 years, we have come together as the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute to provide a forum and resource for the provision of state-of-the-art quality education and skill development in the art and science of hypnosis and hypnotherapy for children and adolescents."

American Psychological Association (APA) Division 30

"Division 30: Society of Psychological Hypnosis is devoted to exchanging scientific information, advancing appropriate teaching and research, and developing high standards for the practice of hypnosis. Areas of interest of the membership are diverse, including topics such as mind/body connections; dissociation; and hypnosis with women, children, and adolescents."

The International Society of Hypnosis (ISH)

"ISH  is the world headquarters for researchers and clinicians interested in hypnosis. ISH serves as the umbrella and meeting place for its members and 34 (still growing) Constituent Societies from around the world."

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

The Milton H. Erickson Foundation's "mission is to promote and advance the contributions made to the health sciences by the late Milton H. Erickson, MD. The Foundation is dedicated to training health and mental health professionals through conferences, workshops, and programs."