ASCH Level II Training in Clinical Hypnosis - Skills and Applications

Arlington, VA US
June 10, 2022 to June 12, 2022

Attending the second level of training in Clinical Hypnosis is an important step towards proficiency and confidence in offering hypnotic interventions to diverse populations and symptom presentations.

Whether your Fundamental – Level I (Basic) training in Clinical Hypnosis was 6 months or 6 years ago, this training will meet you where you are and help you build on to your “how to” techniques from the Fundamental course, and refresh, solidify, broaden, and refine your hypnotic skills and strategies.

This training is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in clinical hypnosis. Prior clinical hypnosis training is required such as an approved ASCH Level I course. Focus will be placed on advancing skills and confidence with elicitations, reorienting, and integrating hypnotic applications into practice, along with several supervised practice opportunities. Hypnotic applications include exploratory strategies such as ideomotor signaling, an introduction to ego state therapy, applications for children or child states, trauma, habit disorders, anxiety, and somatic concerns including pain management.

Similar to the Fundamental training, the Level II course will offer you learning through didactic presentations, demonstrations and small-group practices, so that new information can be integrated and become available to you in your clinical practice. Your instructors will be ASCH approved consultants with decades of clinical experience offering hypnosis.

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06/10/2022 - 9:00am EDT
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06/12/2022 - 4:15pm EDT
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DAY 1     Friday June 10, 2022

9.00 am – 9.30 am       BLOCK 0:  Welcome and Orientation to Level II                                                  RDM 

9.30 am – 10.30 am     BLOCK 1: Review and Practice of Formal Evocation Techniques         RDM, WL, DB

10.30 am – 10.45 am   Break   

10.45 am – 12.15 pm   BLOCK 2: Hypnotic Language: Creating Metaphors and Indirect
                                     Suggestions for Change                                                                                      RDM

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm     Lunch (On Own)

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm       BLOCK 3: Ideomotor Signaling as an Exploratory Technique               WL, RDM, DB

2.30 pm – 2.45 pm       Break

2.45 pm – 4.45 pm       BLOCK 4: Small Group Practice 1         
                                     Ideomotor Signaling
                                     Suggestions for Change

                                     Reorienting                                                                                                          ALL

4.45 pm – 5.00 pm       Break

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm       BLOCK 5: Hypnotic Strategies Based on Ego State Therapy-
                                     Principles for the Treatment of Trauma                                                                 WL

DAY 2    Saturday, June 11, 2022

9.00 am – 10.00 am       Insight-Oriented and Exploratory Hypnotic Techniques
                                       Creativity, Playfulness and Safety for Self-Discovery                         

10.00 am – 10.15 am     Break

10.15 am – 12.15 pm     BLOCK 7: Small Group Practice 2                                                                      ALL
                                       Arm Levitation/Catalepsy/Drop Evocation

                                       Utilization of an Exploratory Technique

12.15 pm – 1.15 pm       Lunch (On Own)

1.15 pm – 2.45pm          BLOCK 8: Hypnotic Strategies for Pain Management                                       RDM

2.45 pm – 3.00 pm         Break

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm         BLOCK 9: Small Group Practice 3                                                                       ALL
                                       Glove Anesthesia-Intensification-Suggestions for Pain Management             

5.00 pm – 5.30 pm         Processing the Day’s Learnings                                                                            ALL


DAY 3      Sunday, June 12, 2022

9.00 am – 10.30 am       BLOCK 10: Hypnotic Interventions for Trauma and Dissociate Symptoms           WL    

10.30 am – 10.45 am     Break

10.45 am – 12.15pm      BLOCK 11: Working With Children and the Child Within                                     RDM

12.15 pm – 1.15 pm       Lunch (On Own)

1.15 pm – 2.15 pm         BLOCK 12: Hypnotic Interventions for Anxiety and Habit Disorders                WL, DB  

2.15 pm – 2.30 pm         Break

2.30 pm – 4.00 pm         BLOCK 13: Ethical Integration of Hypnosis into Practice                                     RDM

4.00 pm – 4.15 pm         Next Steps, Wrap-Up, Certificates                                                                        RDM


Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street
Masters Ballroom - 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22203
United States
+1 (703) 528-6000

ISSTD has secured a reduced room rate of $139 King Room or $159 Two Double Room. 

Closest Metro Stops
Ballston-MU (Orange and Silver Lines)
This metro stop is connected to the hotel.

Hotel self-parking: $20/day

Training Staff

Reinhild Draeger-Muenke, PsyD, LMFT, is a licensed psychologist and licensed family therapist in Private Practice in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. She provides trauma informed psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families across the life span, consultation and training nationally and internationally. She is a certified ASCH approved consultant in clinical hypnosis, past ASCH Moderator, past co-chair and member of the ASCH Education Committee, and has served as chair and faculty of regional and annual ASCH conferences. She has been an active member of the Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis and has served as their President. She is an active member of ISSTD and has chaired the training in clinical hypnosis at ISSTD since 2014.

Wendy Lemke, MS, LP is a licensed psychologist at Lemke Counseling & Consulting.  She also serves as adjunct faculty for St. Cloud Technical Community College in MN. She has expertise in the fields of clinical hypnosis, ego state therapy, and trauma related disorders. She is an American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) certified approved consultant, an active member and former Vice President of the ASCH. She is also an active member of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH). She is a fellow and an active member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and is a certified therapist and trainer through Ego-State Therapy International (ESTI). She has published articles in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation and the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis. She also produced the documentary, You’re Not Crazy & You’re Not Alone: Inside the Inner World of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and has produced Self-hypnosis CD’s.

Group Practice Facilitator

J. Gina Manlove, ACSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW is a clinical social worker with a private practice in Arlington, VA. She has provided psychotherapeutic and mental health services for over 30 years. Ms. Manlove continues her work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families as well as providing consultation in school, medical, and mental health settings.  Ms. Manlove has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.  She has presented at professional conferences and workshops for the Virginia Department of Education, the National Association of Social Workers- Virginia, and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociative Disorders. She is certified to provide Clinical Supervision in the state of Virginia. She is also an American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Approved Consultant certified to provide professional consultation.

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Early bird registration for this training will end February 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time. Prices will increase $100 after the early bird registration deadline. 

ISSTD Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to the training are subject to a $45 cancelation fee. No refund are provided for no shows. The deadline for cancelations with a refund is May 31, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.