2023 Shep Myers w/Linda Thomson PhD

April 29, 2023, 9-4:30 PM CST

Potpourri of Effective Hypnotic Skills and Techniques for Children and Adults

The following program offered by the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis has been approved for 6 CEUs towards ASCH membership and/or certification

Please join the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis in welcoming Linda Thomson for our 8th Annual Shep Myers Memorial Workshop via Zoom on Saturday April 29, 2023, as she presents a “Potpourri of Effective Hypnotic Skills and Techniques for Children and Adults.”

This event is being recorded, and will be available for two weeks to those who register.

DateSaturday April 29, 2023
Time9 AM – 4:30 PM CST
ASCH Approved CEUs6
Member Cost$85
Non-Member Cost$125


Agenda – All Times CST

9 – 10:00 AMMUPS “Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms”
10:00 – 10:30 AMCOMPISS & Ideomotor Signaling
10:30 – 10:45 AMBREAK
10:45 – 11:15 AMIdeomotor Practice
11:15 – 12:15 PMPreparation for Surgery
12:15 – 1:15 PMLUNCH
1:15 – 3:00 PMGiving Kids Skills instead of Pills
3:00 – 3:15 PMKey Elicitation
3:15 – 3:30 PMBREAK
3:30 – 3:45 PMPractice with Key Elicitation
3:45 – 4:10 PMJust Breathe
4:10 – 4:20 PMPractice with Breathing Techniques
4:20 – 4:30 PMWrap Up

Topic Description and Objectives


COMPISS and Ideomotor Signaling

Preparation for Surgery

Giving Kids Skills Instead of Pills

Just Breathe


Linda Thomson has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for nearly 5 decades.  She is an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis, a Diplomate of both the American Board of Medical Hypnosis and the American Board of Hypnosis in Nursing and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Linda is a past president of ASCH and was the Moderator of ASCH’s Board of Governors.  She is a past president of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the current president of the Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Linda has published on a wide variety of subjects in professional journals in the United States, Europe, and Australia, has contributed book chapters, and is the author of 2 books on pediatric hypnosis: Harry the Hypno-Potamus: Metaphorical Tales for Children, Volume I and Volume II., Harry the Hypno-Potamus Imagination Cards and Learning the Lingo of Language Cards.  She created “Stress Free Surgery: A Self Relaxation Program to Help Prepare for and Recover from Surgery.” She received the Josephine Hilgard Award for Best Paper on Pediatric Uses of Hypnosis. She received the Community Impact Award for her multimedia production of “COVID 19, a Hypno-Potamus and You” and the Outstanding Achievement Award for “Harry Goes to Help the Children of Ukraine” Linda was awarded the prestigious William Wester Award for her significant contributions to the field of hypnosis as applied to the treatment of children and research in the application of hypnosis with children. In 2022 ASCH awarded Linda the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Linda has lectured and taught workshops across the country and around the world. She is passionate about teaching health care professionals how to incorporate clinical hypnosis into their practices to help people help themselves.


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