January 20, 2017
Issue #8
We are in the middle of winter, dear readers, and some of us have it really tough with the snow, ice and cold. This is a perfect time to plan something that one can look forward to. We hope that the events we are informing you about will do just that - give you something really good to look forward to.    

February 8, 2017 @ 7pm CST


Obsessions and dependence on technical gadgets have affected youth and adults alike.

Our young are more vulnerable as their sense of self has not yet formed. Teens and young adults are at risk of failing to develop a real support system to strengthen and protect a sense of personal identity while caught in cyberspace.

Tobi Goldfus will help webinar participants identify stages of smart phone attachment, introduce a new glossary of terms and discuss down-regulation techniques such as the ego strengthening Inner Selfie Technique.

We believe that the webinar will be helpful to all our readers who are proud owners of smart phone devices!

To facilitate registration, we are offering Herald's take on the problem:

ASCH Members pay only $35.  Registration will close on 4pm CST on 2/8/17.

Click here to register.
Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshops  

"Celebrating Applied Hypnosis: Research, Theory, Practice"
March 18-21, 2017 Phoenix, Arizona

- Registration is open.  Click here to register 
- Don't miss opportunity to register at the Early Bird rate.  
- Detailed registration brochure available.  Click here.

Special double-secret information for ASCH members only....

- Dr. Eric Spiegel (our president-elect) will return this year as your favorite DJ!

- There will be a dancing as well as music performance area available, and movement between the two will not be restricted!

- Lovely blue ASCH fleece jacket will be available (stay comfortable and support the educational activities of ASCH at the same time)

- You will have a chance to learn about some of the ASCH Task Forces and committees at the special "ASCH FORCES" table. Stop by!!!

ASCH-ERF Advanced Workshop
Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 20-23, 2017 

In response to the suggestions made by our members on the recent ASCH Education Survey, the ASCH Education Committee has developed an outstanding advanced workshop in Puerto Rico at the Caribe Hilton, April 20 - 23, 2017. This workshop will combine both continuing education and plenty of time for recreation in this tropical destination.

Our distinguished faculty will be Dr. Mark Weisberg, PhD, ABPP, Clinical Health Psychologist, who will present Mind-Body Innovations: New Developments and Clinical Applications in Hypnosis (detailed course outline to follow).

The workshop will begin on Thursday evening and continue each morning for a few hours for the next three days. The rest of the time attendees will be free to enjoy everything Puerto Rico and the Caribe Hilton have to offer.

As the temperatures are plunging and snow shovels have been working overtime, the prospect of learning and resting under the Caribbean sun has become more and more attractive.

***Herald Project***  
ASCH members are working tirelessly to educate the public and professionals in all fields about hypnosis. In every state, professionals in the medical, dental and mental health fields can practice hypnosis as part of their professional activity.
Still a lot of misconceptions persist however. Not a small part of it is the fact that hypnosis could be practiced in many states without any license or formal professional education.

In the next few issues, we will present to you various state requirements to practice hypnosis.

Please, correct us if you discover that the status has changed recently.  Email Herald@asch.net.

Alabama -no regulation of hypnosis 
Indiana - no regulation of hypnosis 
Nebraska - no regulation of hypnosis 
South Carolina - statement of non-therapeutic use required 
Alaska - no direct restriction 
Iowa - no regulation 
South Dakota - no regulation 

(Please, submit interesting quotes, original photography, recipes, cartoons for our readers' enjoyment.)


"Wit and humor do not reside in slow minds"  

- Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote
What happened when the practitioner forgot to take Santa out of a deep trance? 


Send the answer to herald@asch.net