Full Course Description
Hypnosis for Trauma & PTSD Certificate Course
- Breakdown the basics of clinical hypnosis to incorporate into your practice.
- Analyze the research on hypnosis as it relates to the clinical treatment of trauma.
- Describe advances in mind/body research as it relates to trauma.
- Determine the efficacy of focused attention on alleviating symptoms of trauma and PTSD.
- Analyze the neurophysiology of trauma in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
- Integrate three hypnotic strategies to facilitate trauma- symptom resolution with clients.
- Demonstrate how deep hypnotic states can help calm a client’s anxiety, panic and reactivity.
- Describe how trauma symptoms may act as negative hypnotic trances and how that may affect therapeutic outcomes.
- Intervene on emotional instability with three hypnotic protocols to improve client level of functioning.
- Describe how you can alter client’s emotional states with hypnosis to help reduce trauma symptoms.
- Determine how the differences among secure, ambivalent, anxious and disorganized attachment categories can better inform clinical assessment of trauma.
- Modify attachment patterns with hypnosis to help move clients forward in clinical treatment.
Neurophysiology of Trauma/PTSD
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
- Impact on the nervous system
- Impact of trauma on the brain
- Impact of stress on the brain
- Vagal Nerve Activation-Stephen Porges
Trauma and Attachment
- Intense and prolonged trauma
- Developmental trauma
- Seizure activity with trauma
Latest Neuroscience Research on Body/Mind Healing
- Attachment styles
- Trauma and dissociation style attachment
- Attachment and relationships
Long-Term Stress and Its Impact on the Limbic System
- Body/Mind as frequency, light and innate healing abilities
- Discovery of filament structures in body carrying information
- Cellular biophoton release
- Limitations with research
Essentials of Clinical Hypnosis
- Symptoms of limbic over arousal: Anxiety, startle response, panic, obsessive-compulsive patterns, anger, insomnia
- Symptoms of limbic under arousal: Depression, negative thinking and altered perception of experiences
Put Clinical Hypnosis to Practice
- Definition of hypnosis as resource activator
- Focused attention and suggestion
- Hypnotic language
- Conversational hypnosis
- Psychotherapy as hypnosis
- EEG hypnosis
Strategies for Developing Traumatic Memory Reconsolidation
- Simple Inductions
- Changing Mental States
- Strategies to Interrupt Rumination
- Strategies for Anxiety, Depression, Calming the Nervous System
- Experiential exercises to practice the skills learned
- Demonstration: EEG Hypnosis
- Retrieval and disruption
- How to move a memory from short term to long term
- State dependent memory and learning
Focused Attention as a State of Negative or Positive Hypnotic Trance
Simple Biofeedback Tools Paired with Hypnosis to Support Post Traumatic Growth
- How optical system may play a role in symptom formation and removal
- Focus on “nothing” helps eliminates negative thought
How to Avoid Common Mistakes in Talk Therapy that May Make Trauma Symptoms Worse
- Heartmath HRV training
- Temperature training
- Breath training and meditation
- Galvanic skin response training
- Too much attention on feelings
- Too much emphases on the trauma story