Intensive Training Online

The Intensive Training Program is a unique opportunity to learn principles and applications of one of the most rapidly growing treatment models in contemporary psychotherapy. For the past 30 years, the Intensives have drawn professionals from around the world. The scope of the program is comprehensive; its incremental structure facilitates progressive acquisition of competence.

We are now moving our Intensive Training program to a more safe and convenient online format.

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What You Will Learn

The Fundamentals of Ericksonian Hypnosis:

No prior knowledge or experience in Ericksonian approaches is needed for this level. Primary emphasis is upon elicitation of therapeutic trances, and ways to utilize these states in focused treatment. You will be able to begin to integrate hypnosis into your practice at the conclusion of the Fundamental Training.

Attendees will increase their overall communication skills by learning:

  • Techniques of inducing and utilizing hypnosis from an Ericksonian perspective.
  • The ability to use techniques of Ericksonian hypnotherapy naturalistically in their clinical practice.
  • Ericksonian principles of diagnosis thereby improving observational skills.
  • The use of multilevel therapeutic communication.
  • Methods of utilizing hypnosis in specific situations encountered in the practice of medicine, dentistry, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and counseling.
  • Click here to download a PDF overview of the Intensive Training Online program.

The Fundamentals Level of the Intensive Training Program is divided into two sections:

Level A

  • Oct 7, 2020 – History of Hypnosis

    Brent Geary, PhD

  • Oct 14, 2020 – Observational Processes

    Brent Geary, PhD

  • Oct 21, 2020 – Fundamentals of Induction I

    Brent Geary, PhD

  • Oct 28, 2020 – Fundamentals of Induction II

    Brent Geary, PhD

  • Nov 4, 2020 – ARE Format

    Jeff Zeig, PhD

  • Nov 11, 2020 – Language of Hypnosis I

    Jeff Zeig, PhD

  • Nov 18, 2020 – Language of Hypnosis II

    Jeff Zeig, PhD

  • Nov 25, 2020 – Hypnotic Phenomena

    Brent Geary, PhD

Level B

  • Jan 6, 2021 – Lanuage of Hypnosis III

    Jeff Zeig, PhD

  • Jan 13, 2021 – Utilization

    Lilian Borges, MA

  • Jan 20, 2021 – Hypnotic Phenomena I

    Brent Geary, PhD

  • Jan 27, 2021 – Hypnotic Phenomena II

    Brent Geary, PhD

  • Feb 3, 2021 – Metaphor and Storytelling

    Wei Kai Hung, MEd

  • Feb 10, 2021 – Habit Control

    Lilian Borges, MA

  • Feb 17, 2021 – Depotentiating Conscious Sets

    Stephen Lankton, LCSW

  • Feb 24, 2021 – Treatment Planning

    Brent Geary, PhD

How the Class Will Work

Each class will be 2 hours in length, held one Wednesday per week. Classes will be held from 10am – 12pm MST – Arizona Time. 

The first hour of each class will be focused on content. The second hour will be a combination of practice groups, discussion, Q&A, and homework.

Classes will be conducted over our Zoom online video chat platform.

Each class will be recorded by the Erickson Foundation. Registrants will be able to view these class recordings for two months, which will be distributed with an English text transcript.


Level A:

  • Classes begin October 7, 2020
  • 8 Classes held on Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm PST
  • 16 CE Credits included*
  • Live Class, Class Recordings, Transcripts Provided
  • Normal Price: $499

Level B:

  • Classes Begin January 6, 2021
  • 8 Classes held on Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm MST – Arizona Time
  • 16 CE Credits included*
  • Live Class, Class Recordings, Transcripts Provided
  • Normal Price: $499


Lilian Borges


Brent Geary


Wei Kai Hung


Stephen Lankton


Jeffrey Zeig


Continuing Education Accreditation

The Intensive Training Program is open to professionals in a health-related field with a master’s degree or higher, and students currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in a health-related field. 

Each level of the Intensive Training Program provides 16.0 hours of continuing education credit. Level A and Level B of the Intensives combine for 32.0 hours of CE credit.

  • A.C.C.M.E.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • A.M.A.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 32.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • A.P.A.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • A.S.W.B.
    • PENDING RENEWAL The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., #1489, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2018 – 05/02/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
  • B.R.N.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc., is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing in California to offer continuing education for nurses (Provider no. CEP 9376). This program is eligible for a maximum of 32.0 contact hours.
  • N.B.C.C.
    • The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5056. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NOTE: Please tell us if you are physically challenged and about any accommodations you require.


If the Milton H. Erickson Foundation (hereby referred to as MHEF) cannot hold the Intensive Training seminars due to acts of nature, war, government regulations, disaster, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilitating other emergencies making it inadvisable, illegal, or impossible to provide the facilities or to hold the meeting, each prepaid attendee will receive a copy of related handouts and any other materials that would have been distributed. Fixed expenses will be paid from the pre-registration funds. Remaining funds will be refunded to pre-registrants. MHEF is not responsible for any other costs incurred by pre-registrants in connection with the Intensive Training.

The views and opinions expressed by presenters are their own and do not necessarily represent those of MHEF.

MHEF disclaims any responsibility for the use and application of information presented at this training.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing and are subject to a $50 administrative fee per transaction. Full refunds, less the $50 administrative service charge will be made if the request is postmarked 30 days prior to the first day of each class. No refunds will be issued after that date.