Two major organizations that are recognized as having high professional standards are The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
(ASCH) and The Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH).
of New Hampshire; American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
) present reprinted papers by many of the active researchers in this field from 1961-1970.
Written by clinical psychologist and approved consultant of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
In the last 20 years over 100 review articles have been published by a diverse membership in both the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis and the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, which are the respective journals of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
and the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
Although the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
requires a twenty-hour training course, and there are several other societies for those with professional training in psychology or medicine, there are neither standards nor licensing procedures accepted nationwide.
Neither the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Park Ridge, Ill., nor the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
in Des Plaines, Ill., has exact figures on how widely hypnosis is used in surgery, but at least some of the clinical society's 3,900 members use it for surgical anesthesia.
According to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
, the "state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention" brought on by hypnosis may help people use their minds more powerfully.
The author gratefully acknowledges that the passages quoted from Hartland's 1971 paper (1971c)--Hartland, John, "Further Observations on the Use of 'Ego-Strengthening' Techniques", American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Volume 14, Issue 1, (July 1971), pp.1-8--and the passages quoted from Silber's (1980) paper--Silber, Samuel, "Induction of Hypnosis by Poetic Hypnogram", The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Volume 22, Issue 4, (April 1980), pp.212-216--have been reprinted by the permission of The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
We've got two societies dedicated to it--the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Dr Yapko is a member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapies, a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
. He is recipient of The Milton Erickson Award of Scientific Excellence for Writing in Hypnosis, and the 2003 Pierre Janet Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society of Hypnosis, a lifetime achievement award honouring his many contributions to the field.