2024 MSCH Annual Conference with David Spiegel, MD

The Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis is delighted to welcome Dr. David Spiegel as our speaker for the 52nd Annual Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Spiegel’s will speak on: “Tranceformation: Neurobiology, Clinical Applications, and Dissemination of Hypnosis ”


Title:Tranceformation: Neurobiology, Clinical Applications, and Dissemination of Hypnosis
Dates:June 21, 2024 (8:30 AM – 4:45 PM CST)
June 22, 2024 (9:00 AM – 4:45 PM CST)
Times:See Agendas Below (all times CST)
CEUs:ASCH: Seeking 12 ASCH Approved CEs
Minnesota Boards: Seeking 12 CE hours approval (see below)
Location:Online Via Zoom
Registration:Register to attend online

Continuing Education Credits

*This MN Society of Clinical Hypnosis conference is designed to meet continuing education requirements for many clinical disciplines. We are requesting CEH approval from the following boards:

  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Currently approved for 13 of 15 hours
  • MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MN Board of Psychology

Professionals in other related clinical disciplines, as well as those working outside of Minnesota can submit CEH certificates to their corresponding boards for independent approval. Actual CEH amounts will be dependent upon your specific licensure board and attendance.

MSCH 2024 Annual Conference

Tranceformation: Brain, Body and Apps
David Spiegel, MD


Hypnosis was the first concept of psychotherapy introduced into Western medicine and psychology. While it has been shown to be safe and effective for more than two centuries, hypnosis is an under-appreciated means of controlling consciousness with enormous therapeutic potential.  We will examine the nature of hypnosis, its efficacy, brain mechanisms underlying it, the importance of measuring hypnotizability, and the uses of hypnosis for problems such as stress management, enhancing focus, improving sleep, controlling pain, stopping smoking and vaping, treating phobias, eating well, dealing with grief and loss, and treating traumatic stress.  Novel means of dissemination involving interactive hypnosis apps that are making safe and effective hypnosis skill training widely available will be presented


  • Define hypnosis, giving one example of what it is, and one example of what it isn’t.
  • Outline three components of the neurobiology of hypnosis
  • Discuss the importance of hypnotizability and describe one clinical measurement tool for hypnotizability
  • Outline three important principles of treatment when employing hypnosis
  • Summarize the evidence of outcomes for using hypnosis with three clinical problems 
  • Explain the potential impact of app-based dissemination of hypnosis


 Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Center on Stress and Health and the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He has published thirteen books, 425 scientific journal articles, and 175 book chapters on hypnosis, psychosocial oncology, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy for stress, anxiety, and depression.   His research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, and a number of foundations.  He is Past President of the American College of Psychiatrists and the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and is a Member of the National Academy of Medicine.  He spoke on hypnosis at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, 2018.  

Eligibility & Target Audience

This conference is ideal for health professionals who have had previous formal training in clinical hypnosis. Participants should have previous experience in performing hypnotic inductions and facilitating hypnotic phenomena.

Our Target Audience includes Health care professionals with a Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Dentistry, or Psychology; persons holding a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology who are licensed by the state/province in which they practice; Registered Nurses with advanced sub-specialty training and certification or a Master’s Degree; or students actively enrolled in a graduate program leading to a degree in any of the foregoing or a four-year bachelor’s degree that ends in certification in such a field. Master’s level, licensed health professionals (e.g., Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, et. al.) are also welcome and encouraged to attend.


Note: This is an approximate schedule that will be updated over time.


Registration Information

This event will be recorded, and the recording will be available for two weeks after the event for those registered. By participating in this event you consent to being recorded.

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Cancellation Policy: Before May 15, 2024 Full Refund MINUS $50 Admin fee.



Annual Conference with David Spiegel, MD
Regular Price$560
ASCH Member Price$530
MSCH Member Price$470
Course speaker/faculty$280

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