James Madison University

Clinical Hypnosis and the Relaxation Response    

Thursday June 29       
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
6 NBCC hours, including 1 hour of ethics
Ice House, Room 117

Presenter: Kent Massie, LPC, ASCH in Clinical Hypnosis

This workshop is an introduction to the use of relaxation and hypnotic techniques in clinical settings. Interventions related to deep focus and relaxation can be beneficial for counselors working with clients regarding anxiety, distraction, and related-concerns. This session will provide an overview and foundation for counselors who have not had formal training in clinical hypnosis. Participants who complete this session are welcome to participate in the second day of training: Advanced Interventions in Clinical Hypnosis.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of engaging in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use the relaxation response to mediate emotional arousal;
  • Use guided imagery; and
  • Induce hypnosis in appropriate clinical settings.

Presenter Information:

Kent Massie, LPC, is an approved consultant in clinical hypnosis (ASCH) and member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis permanent teaching faculty. He has experience providing clinical hypnosis and counseling in health and private practice settings, more than 2000 hours of specialized training in clinical hypnosis, and multiple years of experience training counselors in the use of hypnosis for a range of client concerns.