2021 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.

Ego-Strengthening Using Hypnotic Principles (4 hours)

Live Online Course via Zoom – 4 CE hours for NYS Licensed Social Workers

This course is intended to educate and support people in health, mental health, and healing professions using ideas derived from hypnotic principles. Prior experience with hypnosis is not required.

In this course we will focus on techniques for promoting ego-strengthening, using tools derived from clinical hypnosis.  The course will include both didactic presentation and demonstration.   Introductory ideas about clinical hypnosis will be reviewed, and specific protocols for ego-strengthening will be presented conversationally/experientially.

Ego-strengthening is a method that is central to work in clinical hypnosis.  As hypnotherapists, we facilitate the individual’s ability to increase confidence, self-esteem, self-reliance, the ability to cope, and to diminish anxiety.

Hypnotic techniques to achieve ego-strengthening include direct and indirect suggestion, metaphor, age regression and progression to positive experiences, symbolic imagery, affect regulation, and exploration.  Participants in this course will learn the applications of these tools to clinical and healing work, without the utilization of formal hypnosis. The practice of clinical hypnosis will not be taught in this course. (4 NYS CE hours)                      

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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