Upcoming Workshops: Registration is Open!

The deadline for booking your hotel at a reduced rate is September 19! See below for information on booking.

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SPECIAL NOTICE: NPHTI is resuming in-person workshops in 2022! We will have safety measures in place for COVID-19.

NPHTI currently has the following workshops scheduled. 

Fundamentals of Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis Workshop

October 13-15, 2022

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Utilization & Expanded Clinical Applications Workshop

October 13-15, 2022

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Individualized Consultation Workshop

October 13-15, 2022

Minneapolis, MN, USA



NPHTI has a block of hotel rooms available to book at a reduced rate, but the block is only available until September 19If you have not booked your hotel reservation, please do so as soon as possible. In order to get the reduced rate, reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 19. You may reserve your room with these steps:

1. Copy/paste the link here to make online reservations: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/plymouth/msppm/hoteldetail?fromRedirect=true&qSrt=sBR&qIta=99801505&icdv=99801505&qSlH=MSPPM&qGrpCd=NP2&setPMCookies=true&qSHBrC=CP&qDest=3131%20Campus%20Drive,%20Plymouth,%20MN,%20US&srb_u=1  
2. Instructions:
- Copy/paste the link above into your browser.
- Enter arrival and departure dates
- The discounted rate of $139 will populate
- Select a room type and complete the reservation.


Overview of Workshops

Clinical Hypnosis is a therapeutic intervention with empirical support for a variety of clinical issues: including procedure-related and chronic pain, anxiety disorders, stress-related conditions, habit problems, sleep disturbance, and a wide variety of medical problems.

Throughout our NPHTI Workshops, a very strong emphasis is placed on experiential learning, with supervised practice of hypnotic techniques and strategies suitable and appropriate for children/teens, while integrating a developmental perspective.

NPHTI workshops provide training in the use of clinical hypnosis and its applications for children and teens with various conditions in a variety of pediatric clinic/office and/or hospital settings.

Our workshops are offered at three levels: Fundamentals, Utilization and Expanded Clinical Applications, and Individualized Consultation.  It is not uncommon for clinicians to take another round of these levels to further expand their confidence and comfort in using skills from prior pediatric hypnosis workshops. 

Fundamentals Workshop

This workshop, which is for those without prior pediatric-specific hypnosis training. teaches basic skill-building in hypnosis as a therapeutic intervention for children and teens experiencing a variety of clinical conditions. Particular focus is on pain, anxiety, and sleep, as well as examples of other pediatric conditions. Instructional videotapes and case vignettes are an integral component of presentations.

Experiential learning is strongly emphasized (this workshop provides more than double the amount offered in most introductory hypnosis workshops), including group exercises and supervised small group practice focused on the structure and elements of clinical hypnosis with children/teens.

Educational Objectives

  • List the stages of hypnosis
  • Describe hypnosis as a process of therapeutic communication
  • Describe three pediatric hypnosis “invitation” methods
  • Demonstrate three appropriate “invitation” techniques
  • Describe methods for intensification of and re-alerting from hypnosis
  • Outline applications for pediatric hypnosis
  • Describe and demonstrate the use of hypnosis for pain control for procedures and for chronic, recurrent pain
  • Describe and demonstrate how to teach a child/parent the skill of self-hypnosis and how to practice it regularly
  • Describe and demonstrate a therapeutic hypnosis approach for sleep onset insomnia/anxiety and forcircadian rhythm disorders in teens
  • Outline a strategy for getting started using hypnosis in clinical practice
  • Using therapeutic language, design a hypnotic suggestion for children and teens with clinical anxiety

Utilization and Clinical Applications Workshop

This workshop focuses on refining and expanding existing hypnosis skills in broader clinical applications, and refining assessment and individualized treatment plans that promote the development of self-regulation for patients and their families. Clinical videos and case vignettes are integral components of presentations.

This workshop level highlights the utilization approach to clinical hypnosis — the “how and why to do what, and when” — as pioneered by Milton Erickson, MD.

This is not a beginning level course. A “Prior Learning/Needs Assessment” questionnaire must be completed prior to registering for this workshop, as well as documenting evidence of previous training in pediatric hypnosis (minimum of 20 hours specific to pediatric hypnosis, e.g. NPHTI Fundamentals level)Participants must also have experience in using clinical hypnosis with pediatric patients.

Educational Objectives

  • Refine therapeutic language skills to be used during hypnosis sessions
  • Identify individualized and specific hypnosis goals and design and deliver goal-driven suggestions
  • Utilize a patient’s resources and needs when designing an individualized treatment plan
  • Apply hypnotic utilization techniques: conversational invitations, pacing & leading, talking in trance, fractionation, reframing, and age progression & regression
  • Apply hypnosis strategies to more complex and mental health issues (such as anxiety disorders, stress, fears, pain, respiratory, gastro-intestinal symptoms)
  • Incorporate hypnotic self-regulation strategies during hypnosis sessions. 

Individualized Consultation Workshop

The Individualized Consultation (I-C) Workshop, is for clinicians interested in enhancing their knowledge and expertise in the use of pediatric hypnosis through faculty and peer mentorship of video-recorded case presentations.

This unique small group format is comprised of 3-6 clinicians, each receiving dedicated time for and individualized consultation regarding 1-2 video-recorded case presentations. The faculty, all ASCH-approved consultants, are individually matched to one of the participants (based on their practice, specialty, and individual case(s)) and serve as a mentor about the use of hypnosis throughout the case presentation during this comfortable and special learning opportunity.

This model also features peer consultation for participants to learn from one another, to affirm and expand their own expertise, and to foster networking.

This 23-hour intensive seminar is designed to fulfill the requirements for attaining ASCH Certification in Clinical Hypnosis and/or to obtain the hours of consultation necessary to become an ASCH Approved Consultant.

Clinicians must submit the following materials for review and approval in order to participate in this workshop:

  1. Evidence of previous pediatric hypnosis training (ASCH-approved Fundamentals and Utilization Workshops) and regular use of pediatric hypnosis in their practice
  2. A video of their hypnotic work with a pediatric patient
  3. A corresponding typed case vignette of the video
  4. A “Prior Learning /Needs Assessment” questionnaire


Educational Objectives

  • Reflectively evaluate one’s own clinical skills/language with video review, critique, and discussion with peers/colleague advanced learners and carefully matched faculty mentors.
  • Problem-solve challenging clinical situations regarding application of hypnotic strategies with peer learners and closely matched faculty mentors.
  • Review, evaluate and offer guidance regarding (others’) clinical hypnosis encounters with (their) patients/clients with peer advanced learners and personally matched faculty mentors.


Workshop Eligibility

NPHTI workshops are ideal for skill development for clinicians with:

  • Doctoral Degree in Medicine, Psychology, Nursing, or Dentistry
  • Masters Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Registered Nurse with a Masters’ Degree in Nursing and subspecialty training or certification (e.g. APRN, CPNP, CNS)
  • Other advanced degree clinicians (e.g. Occupational & Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Art Therapists, et al.)
  • Child Life Specialists holding a Doctoral, Masters, or Bachelor’s degree
  • Full-time Interns/Residents/Fellows or graduate students in accredited programs leading to any of the clinical degrees above will be accepted when they provide a letter from their department on letterhead stationery, attesting to their current full-time status training, specifying timing of training(month and year).


Attendee Safety Plan

We take your health and safety seriously. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all in-person participants of NPHTI Workshops to the best of our abilities. To promote the safety of everyone at the event, NPHTI will follow the guidance and requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Minnesota, City of Plymouth, the Crowne Plaza Hotel and other local regulations regarding COVID-19 safety practices.

This Attendee Safety Plan may change from time-to-time until the start of and during NPHTI Workshops. By registering to attend the NPHTI Workshops in person, you are agreeing to abide by all applicable COVID-19-related requirements, advisories, policies, procedures, and protocols put in place by NPHTI, hotel, the city and state, as well as the CDC for the duration of the event.

IMPORTANT: In light of events surrounding COVID-19, this is an appropriate time to remind ourselves of the risks incident to participating in the NPHTI Workshops. Even with every reasonable precaution to keep you safe as outlined for you by the CDC, NPHTI cannot fully eliminate all risks of harm to attendees or guarantee their safety, especially from risks posed by COVID-19 or its variant strains. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own safety. 

Vaccination Requirements 

Vaccination Requirement for all attendees, faculty and vendors, who seek to gain access to the in-person meeting. All individuals will need to be up-to-date on vaccinations. According to the CDC, people are considered up to date on COVID-19 vaccines two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (e.g., Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson’s/Janssen).

Mask Requirements

NPHTI will require masks for in-person attendees, faculty and vendors during non-food events. This is primarily is due to the meeting space and the small group interactions that are recurrent throughout the meeting. As a member of the NPHTI community, please be respectful of fellow workshop attendees and requests from local businesses regarding mask requirements. As a disclosure, this requirement could change as we get closer to the event.

Do Not Attend if...

All attendees, faculty and vendors should NOT ATTEND if they are:

  • Exhibiting any symptoms or signs of sickness.
  • Having been in contact with known positive COVID-19 cases within 10 days of the NPHTI Workshops.
  • Testing positive for COVID-19 within the last 5 days from the start of the NPHTI Workshops.
  • Have had contact with a person that has or is suspected of having COVID-19 within five (5) days from the start of the Workshops and have not completed a quarantine protocol.

On-Site Health and Safety Measures

Proof of vaccination AND pre-event COVID Test (48 hours in advance of arrival)

  • During registration, you can upload your vaccination card to begin the validation process.
  • On October 11, 2022, you can upload your pre-event test results in the registration system. An email will be sent out to all registered attendees with further instruction.
  • Please be prepared to bring your vaccination card AND results of a pre-event COVID rapid or PCR test (48 hours in advance of arrival) when you pick up your materials at the NPHTI registration desk at the hotel. You can either show your original vaccination card and pre-event test or you can take a screenshot of them both to gain access.
  • Anyone who does not bring their vaccination card or proof of pre-event test, will be denied entry to the NPHTI Workshops and will not be able to pick up their badge until proof of vaccination has been verified.
  • You must wear your name badge at all times during the event as visual proof of vaccination status.
  • NPHTI reserves the right to deny such entry to anyone seeking admittance or remove them from the venue should they not provide proof of vaccination or if they present any COVID-19 like symptoms.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please email [email protected] We appreciate your cooperation and diligence to the disclosed safety plan in advance and during the NPHTI Workshops.