TranceScience organises Conferences and Webinars on trance states and their applications.


Upcoming events

You can attend our events either remotely or in person.

Webinar: “Evaluating the Effect of Self-Induced Cognitive Trance on Stress Sensitivity”

June 18, 2024 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Date: June 18, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Speaker: Sabrina Rodrigues, PhD student in Biology and Health, specialising in Neuroscience, Ecole Doctorale Sciences de la Vie et de la Santé (Aix-Marseille)Participation Fee: €15
The event will be in French.
To participate, make sure to reserve your spot in advance.

Scientific Conference | Non-ordinary states of consciousness: interdisciplinary perspectives and neurophenomenological decoding

May 16, 2024

The proposed conference aims to explore Non-ordinary States of Consciousness (NOSC) from historical, conceptual, neurophysiological, phenomenological, and clinical perspectives, mobilizing experts from various fields for an in-depth multidisciplinary study of NOSC.

Online – Free admission
Organiser: Victor Oswald, Ph.D.

Upon registration, you will receive the zoom link and full conference program via email.

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April 24, 2024 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Theme: “Analysis of the effects of TCAI on electrophysiological markers and their implications for cardiac, respiratory, and cerebral functions.”

Speaker: Victor Oswald, PhD., Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of Liège, Belgium

Registration Fee: 15 euros


Webinar | “Creativity, Play, and Freedom of Expression: Reducing Self-Censorship with TCAI”

March 28, 2024 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Virginie Pfeiffer: TCAI Trainer, Illustrator/Author, and Teacher at the École Supérieure des Arts in Liège, Belgium
Simon Mayer: Choreographer, Performer, and Musician, Austria

Fee: €15

The event will be conducted in French.

8e journée AFTD

8th AFTD Conference

March 22-23, 2024 in Nice, Hôtel Le Saint-Paul
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 (Conferences)
2:30 PM
Corine Sombrun, Co-founder of TranceScience Research Institute, Paris, France, and Frédérique Balland Béranger, Clinical Psychologist, France)

Self-Induced Cognitive Trance (TCAI): Methodology, ongoing research, and potential avenues for dealing with psychotrauma and dissociation.


WORKSHOP with students from ESAAIX in partnership with TranceScience Research Institute

Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix-en-Provence – March 4th to 8th, 2024
On the agenda:
– ​TCAI Training Sessions
– ​Study of the immediate effects of TCAI on creativity
These workshops are coupled with a research protocol, providing an opportunity to explore creativity through TCAI.

Webinar | Self-Induced Cognitive Trance: A Non-ordinary state of Consciousness Conducive to Well-Being ?

February 21, 2024 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Amandine Fernández, Researcher – Clinical Studies Coordination, TranceScience Research Institute

The event will be in French. To participate, make sure to reserve your spot in advance. Participation Fee: 15€

Institut Raphael

Conference at the Rafael Institute

January 25, 2024

The Influence of Self-Induced Cognitive Trance on Stress and Well-being: Examples of Applications in the Professional and Clinical Fields


  • Audrey Breton: Researcher – Director, TranceScience Research Institute
  • Amandine Fernandez: Researcher – Clinical Studies Coordination, TranceScience Research Institute

Patients and Caregivers from the Rafael Institute

La Trance : Science, Arts, Health - Symposium at the Grand Rex, Paris - April 01, 2022

The Trance: Science, Arts, Health

Symposium under the aegis of the TranceScience Research Institute

Le Grand Rex, Paris – April 01, 2022 at 4 pm

For the first time, 17 researchers, clinicians and artists will present their discoveries and explorations of Self-Induced Cognitive Trance in the fields of science, arts and health. Their testimonies will take the form of stand ups, films, performances and round tables…

“Je est un autre” – Corine Sombrun, Co-fondatrice de TranceScience

“The Science behind Trance” – Dr Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse et Dr. Olivia Gosseries, Neuropsychologues, CHU de Liège et Université de Liège

“Trance and the artistic process: the amplified artist” – Virginie Pfeiffer, Enseignante à l’École Supérieure des Arts de Liège

“Trance and psychotherapy: the path to the future?” – Dr Valérie Picard, Psychiatre et psychothérapeute

“Danse transformed by trance” – Simon Mayer, Chorégraphe, performeur et musicien (Autriche)

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Congrès Scientifique

1er Congrès scientifique sur la transe de type TCAI – Lyon, Neurocampus, 03/05/2023

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