2022 Classes

Designated Courses receive CE’s for NYS Licensed Social Workers and/or Approval from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Judy provides live online courses to educate and support people in health, mental health, and healing professions using ideas derived from hypnotic principles.

She also teaches a complete training program in Clinical Hypnosis, for licensed health and mental health professionals and graduate students in these fields. The training program includes the Introductory Course, the Intermediate Course,  Individual and Group Consultation, and Advanced Workshops on topics in Clinical Hypnosis.

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Lessons From Hypnosis

These live online courses support people in health, mental health and healing professions using ideas derived from hypnotic principles.


National Institute of the Psychotherapies Mini-Course: 

Stabilization and Ego-strengthening Using Hypnotic Principles (Live Online Course)

With Judith Kurzer, LCSW

Utilizing principles and tools derived primarily from clinical hypnosis, the course will focus on techniques for increasing stabilization and resilience, affect regulation, and ego strengthening. Participants will be introduced to the basic phenomena and principles of clinical hypnosis, the process of induction, and inducing relaxation. We will discuss how language, suggestion and the use of the imagination can be applied to influence sensation, imagery, behavior, affect, and cognition. Brief practical techniques for grounding will also be discussed and demonstrated. These introductory methods, derived from hypnotic principles, may be integrated with various theoretical frameworks, including psychodynamic practice, as well as techniques such as EMDR and Somatic Experiencing.

The course is taught on Wednesdays, from 12:30 – 2:00pm, March 16, 23, 30, 2022 (meets 3 times)

Learning Objectives

I. Participants will learn 3 specific tools for inducing centering and grounding. 

II. Participants will be able to describe the importance of suggestion and self-talk. 

III. Participants will be able to describe two protocols for ego-strengthening. 

Register for Stabilization and Ego-strengthening Using Hypnotic Principles via Eventbrite!

Continuing Education

This class is approved for 4.5 CE contact hours for psychologists, social workers, and psychoanalysts:

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for psychologists. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0018.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts #Psyan-0004.

The National Institute for the Psychotherapies is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0131.

Personalized CE certificates will be emailed at the end of this event after completing and passing an online quiz and evaluation form (as required by NYSED). Attendance on all days are mandatory for CE credits.

Refunds, & Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests made more than a week prior to the event will be given a full refund of registration fees. Refunds will not be granted for cancellation requests made within a week of the first day of the event or for no-shows on any of the days event take place.

Postponed until in-person meetings can resume.
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Clinical Hypnosis Training Program


These courses are available to licensed health and mental health professionals and graduate students in these fields.

Introductory Course in Hypnosis (3 full days)

In this course, we focus on the theory of hypnosis and hypnotic phenomena. Students will learn and practice basic hypnotic techniques and will develop an understanding of basic hypnotic styles, including the use of Permissive and Ericksonian approaches. In this course, we will discuss Hypnotic Language and Suggestion, Trance Inductions and Deepenings, Ego-Strengthening, and Self-Hypnosis. We will have lecture, demonstrations, practice, and discussion. (ASCH – 20 hours) (21 NYS CE Hours)


Intermediate Course in Hypnosis (3 full days)

We will focus on learning advanced hypnotic theory and techniques and clinical applications of hypnosis. Topics will include exploratory techniques, the theory and use of various types of suggestion, and ego state work. Treatment applications will include work with anxiety and panic disorders, depression and habit control. We will have lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice. (ASCH – 20 hrs) (21 NYS CE Hours).


Approved Consultation


I offer the required ASCH Approved Consultation in hypnosis in both individual and group format. In both formats, students will have the opportunity to focus on the integration of hypnosis into their clinical practice. Individual Consultation and Group Consultation may be arranged by emailing [email protected] or contacting me here


Judith Kurzer, LCSW is recognized by the New York State’s Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW0207