2023 Annual Conference with Carolyn Daitch, PhD

The Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis is delighted to welcome Dr. Carolyn Daitch as our speaker for the 51st Annual Workshop in Clinical Hypnosis. Dr. Daitch’s presentation is titled: “The Taming Anxiety Toolbox: An Integrative Approach.”

Carolyn Daitch, PhD


The Taming Anxiety Toolbox: An Integrative Approach
Dates:June 15-17, 2023
Times:See Agendas Below (all times CST)
CEUs:ASCH: 15 ASCH Approved CEs (2 for Thursday evening workshop)
Minnesota Board of MFT & MN Board of Psychology: 15 hours
Location:St. Paul, Minnesota or Online Via Zoom
Registration:Register to attend in-person or online at our Early Bird Rates

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 15 hours
  • MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy – Currently approved for 15 hours
  • MN Board of Psychology – Currently approved for 15 hours

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 2023 Annual Conference

Carolyn Daitch, PhD


Based on hypnosis, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral approaches, the
workshop provides an integrative treatment model that has specific and
individualized applicability to a broad array of anxiety disorders and related
conditions including panic, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, post-
traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Also included is a discussion of how anxiety affects relationships.
Participants will be able to apply practical interventions to patients who
experience anxiety and stress. Mental health and medical professionals can
enhance their sensitivity to such patients, as well as expand their intervention
repertoire because of this course.

The Toolbox provides practical, easy-to-use tools that Dr. Daitch has employed
successfully with her patients for decades.


“The Taming Anxiety Toolbox” Objectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of an integrative
    model in the treatment of anxiety
  • Articulate the benefit of hypnosis in the treatment of anxiety
  • Demonstrate two techniques to manage worry and uncertainty
  • Identify two interventions that can help clients observe somatic
    manifestations of panic attacks with less reactivity
  • Identify and implement two interventions that can help clients
    diminish catastrophic thinking and avoidance behaviors
  • Articulate the rationale for the use of age progression in the
    management of panic attacks
  • Identify and implement one intervention that can help clients access
    mature ego states in clients with PTSD
  • Apply two cognitive approaches in the treatment of anxiety
  • Articulate self-statements for clients with social anxiety disorder
  • Demonstrate the tight fist technique to release tension and anxiety
  • Explain how hypnosis can be used in conjunction with cognitive
    behavioral therapy
  • Recognize and manage the fear of relaxation
  • Delineate the benefits of mindfulness to manage worry
  • Demonstrate the use of mindfulness to manage distressful physical
    sensations, emotions, and thoughts
  • Summarize the challenge of working with clients with obsessive
    compulsive disorder
  • Explain the impact of anxiety on relationships
  • Demonstrate hypnotic interventions that enhance empathy and
    attunement for relationships that are affected when one partner has


Please join us for a conference with Dr. Carolyn Daitch, internationally renowned psychologist, trainer, author, and presenter!

Dr. Carolyn Daitch is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, Michigan and teaches individuals and groups to recognize and manage stress and anxiety.  She is the author of four books and the producer of seven audio recordings on anxiety, sleep and emotional management.  

Dr. Daitch offers a set of practical and effective tools that empower people to manage a variety of emotional triggers in their lives. With the right tools, individuals can stay calm in stressful situations and learn to tone down and manage their emotional responses.

Dr. Daitch is a certified and approved consultant and an elected fellow with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  She was further honored as an elected fellow of The Michigan Psychological Association. Carolyn is a consultant with the University of Michigan School of Medicine’s Department of Complementary and Alternative Research. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Michigan.

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.



Faculty for Special Topics (Thursday Evening)

Metaphor and Story in Hypnosis: Reflections in Trance-formation
Jennifer Stoos, M.DIV, LMFT and Ann Schissel PhD LP

As our world increases in diversity and complexity it becomes even more important to move nimbly with our clients as they share their perspectives, experiences, and values. Clients bring a wealth of new metaphors and stories from their personal and cultural landscapes. Their reflections become a prism for generating individualized hypnotic language to create powerful trance-formations. In this workshop we will share a conceptual framework, apply it to the hypnotic process, and teach a method to integrate client language and perspective into hypnosis.


  • Name two ways that metaphor or storytelling can increase the efficacy of hypnosis
  • Define and discuss how the concept of Dynamic Sizing can be used effectively in developing a treatment plan in hypnosis
  • Using a case sample, identify culturally relevant information that can be used to create individualized experience for a specific client

Ann Schissel is a Doctoral-level Licensed Psychologist. She is currently in private practice at CenterLife Counseling and teaches as an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in the Counseling Psychology Doctorate Program. Anne also serves on the Board of Directors as MSCH Secretary.

Jennifer Stoos is a member of MSCH and ASCH, and an Approved Consultant. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MN Board and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Approved Supervisor, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Approved Consultant, and Past-President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH). In 2019 Jennifer was the recipient of the Kohen Outstanding Clinician Award from MSCH for outstanding leadership in clinical practice, teaching, and utilization of therapeutic hypnosis. She has been using hypnosis with couples and individuals since 2007. Jennifer has a private practice at Rekindle Counseling

Registration Information

This event will be recorded, and the recording will be available for two weeks after the event for those registered.

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



Annual Conference with Carolyn Daitch, PhD Before April 1After April 1
Regular Price520560
ASCH Member Price490530
MSCH Member Price430470
Course speaker/faculty280280

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