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Issue #16, February 2018
The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis is right around the corner!  This year's meeting will be held Thursday March 15th through Sunday March 18th in sunny Orlando, Florida!

This year's theme is "Hypnosis & The Treatment Relationship: Applications, Processes, and Outcomes."  We will have well-known presenters in and out of the hypnosis world offering plenary addresses, including:

Some more information about the meeting
See old friends, meet new ones, and converse with colleagues over a relaxing drink at our welcome reception!
AWARDS and DINNER  on Saturday! A wonderful tradition that helps us appreciate and support the wonderful work that is being done by our members.
And than, President-Elect Eric Spiegel, aka DJ E-Chill The Babyface Lova, will turn back the clock and then bring it back to the future with the best music from the 60's through today!   

We hope to see colorful outfits and enthusiastic dancing!

I f you haven't already registered, there is still time do do so here.

Special In This Issue

Herald ASCH QUIZ - bring your answers to the Herald desk at the Annual Meeting!
You will have a chance to win an Amazon $11 gift card or an ASCH fleece!

1.      What was Milton Erickson's favorite color?


2.      How many presidents of ASCH have there been? (tricky!)


3.      Who was the first editor of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (AJCH)?


4.      Where was the first Scientific Meeting held?


Component Section News


Incorporated in June 1981, the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis (FSCH) is completing its 36th year of "providing and encouraging education programs to ethically further the knowledge and understanding of clinical hypnosis."

Comprised of members from all over Florida, FSCH provides two Intermediate/Advanced Clinical Hypnosis workshops per year, and endeavors to provide a minimum of one Basic Workshop each year. In May of this year, we were delighted to have our own President-Elect and ASCH Approved Consultant, Louis Damis, Ph.D., ABPP, present "Hypnosis for Maladaptive Coping, and Anxiety" in Naples, Florida. The workshop registrants enjoyed a poolside wine and cheese reception on Friday evening, followed by a two-day intensive learning experience with Dr. Damis on Saturday and Sunday.

FSCH originally scheduled its 20 hour Basic Workshop to be held September 15-17 in St. Petersburg, however, Hurricane Irma stormed the whole state the weekend before and left a lot of debris in the aftermath. Accordingly, the workshop was rescheduled for October 27-29, just one weekend prior to our Fall Workshop in Cocoa Beach. The Basic was very well received and FSCH now has eight new members from those who registered! Two of those in attendance even registered for the Intermediate/Advanced workshop the following weekend!

Our Fall Workshop was held November 3-5 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cocoa Beach. A bonus three hour workshop, "Core Healing Techniques Supportive of Healthy Attraction," was presented by FSCH member Joyce Glasser, Ph.D. on Friday afternoon, followed by our wine and cheese reception where many long-term members reunited and socialized. We were so pleased to have G. Lane Wagaman, Ed.D., ASCH Consultant and Chair of the ASCH Education Committee, present "Clinical Hypnosis in Integrated Health Care: Eliciting Hypnosis and Being Hypnotic" on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Wagaman referred to FSCH members afterward as a "welcoming, accomplished, and committed group of professional colleagues."

Sadly, FSCH lost three of its beloved members during 2017. On May 7, Fred Williams, LCSW, a FSCH Life Member and former Board Member, succumbed to a valiant battle with cancer. ASCH member Christine Clark, LCSW, passed away October 17, and John "Jack" Lee, LMHC died on November 2 after a long illness. Each of these members served as dedicated professionals who took every opportunity to learn and grow as counselors.

FSCH will be electing new officers in March. Proudly serving for the past two years are President, Marty Nathan, LMHC, LCPC, an ASCH Approved Consultant; President-Elect, Louis Damis, Ph.D., ABPP; Vice President, Chip Schaaff, LMHC; Secretary, Elizabeth Bonet, Ph.D., and Treasurer, Diane Lindner, LCSW.

FSCH continues to grow in its professionalism, conviviality, and fellowship among colleagues!
Clinical Hypnosis Day
May 23rd will be here before we know it, start planning your Clinical Hypnosis Day event today!

Interested in holding an event or submitting a proclamation request to your local govern ment?  Find resources on how to do so here .   Have you already set something up that you want to sh are?  

Send the information to Elizabeth Goins at

Upcoming Changes to Approved Consultant Requirements

Beginning on July 1, 2019, the requirements for the initial application for Approved Consultant will include completing the 10-hour Teaching and Consultation Workshop (TCW) within the 100 hours already required.

The TCW will be offered at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact Peter Kasper at
On a Lighter Note

"I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now."
Bob Dylan

Where in the World?

Congratulations to last month's winner: Afik Faerman

The correct answer was Amsterdam.


And Now...

All aboard!  Hop in your 60's old school automobile... or just fly coach... but either way, we'll see you in Orlando!