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Clinical Hypnosis Training: Advanced Interventions for the Effective Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, Pain, and More

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP
Approx. 6 Hours
Nov 16, 2023
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Many leading clinics worldwide are using hypnosis to help people with trauma and co-morbid conditions, such as anxiety, chronic pain, and those generally feeling stuck in deep-rooted dysfunctional patterns.

But for many therapists, hypnosis is shrouded in mystery, can seem difficult to learn, and finding good training can be tough.

That’s why we’re offering this training with expert Courtney Armstrong who will dispel hypnosis myths and show you simple ways to integrate hypnotic induction into your current treatments.

You’ll learn:

  • When and how to introduce hypnosis to your clients
  • A step-by-step foundational guide for integrating hypnosis into sessions
  • What hypnosis can and can’t help with
  • How to use it to safely help clients re-process traumatic memories

After this training, you’ll have the potential to improve your treatment outcomes by 60-70% and help clients transform toxic attachment schemas, destructive habits, and painful emotional memories-- leaving them with deeply felt corrective experiences.

And don’t worry--in this training, only evidence-based hypnosis strategies will be covered, so you can be sure you are offering clients the most proven interventions.

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CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Courtney Armstrong, LPC, MHSP's Profile

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Courtney Armstrong, LPC-MHSP, is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in grief and trauma recovery with over 25 years’ experience. Certified as an approved consultant by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), she is the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy and has developed clinical hypnosis training programs for the Veterans Administration, serves on the ASCH Education and Training committee, and has trained thousands of clinicians worldwide.

Courtney is also bestselling author of the books, Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience, The Therapeutic “Aha”, and Transforming Traumatic Grief. She has been featured as a trauma and grief expert on national television and radio programs and contributes to publications such as Psychotherapy Networker, Counseling Today, and The Science of Psychotherapy.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Courtney Armstrong is the founder and president of Courtney Armstrong Consulting and Training Services and the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Courtney Armstrong serves on the Clinical Hypnosis Education and Training Committee of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselor's Association, the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and the Chattanooga Area Psychotherapy Association.


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  1. Understand clinical hypnosis and its mechanisms for therapy.
  2. Explore how hypnosis can aid trauma treatment, enhancing healing, and resilience.
  3. Learn effective hypnosis techniques for therapeutic trance states.
  4. Apply neuroscience insights to memory reconsolidation in trauma therapy.
  5. Utilize metaphor and imagery to rescript trauma memories and beliefs.
  6. Apply benefits of age progression techniques in trauma therapy.


Foundations of Hypnosis: Definitions, Research & Mechanisms

  • Definition, theories, and models of modern hypnosis
  • Noteworthy research outcomes and benefits
  • Debunking myths and misconceptions
  • Neurophysiology of hypnosis and why it matters
  • Clinical applications of hypnosis research, such as trauma
  • Comparing hypnosis outcomes with other therapeutic interventions

Conducting a Hypnosis Session: Step by Step

  • Identifying suitable candidates for hypnosis (and when you shouldn’t use it)
  • Three foundational hypnosis inductions (and how to choose based on the client)
  • Hypnotic suggestions: regulate the nervous system, identify resources, rescript traumatic memories, and reduce distress
  • How to open, facilitate, close, and process a hypnosis session

Hypnosis for Trauma (and co-morbid disorders)

  • 3 stages of trauma therapy
  • Unpacking the “Act of Triumph” for trauma healing
  • The effect of hypnosis on the traumatized client
  • How “felt” experience can update subcortical brain regions
  • Knowing how to choose: meditation, hypnosis or guided imagery for your client?
  • Using hypnosis to enhance CBT, and other therapies you use

Hypnosis Interventions for Trauma Treatment

  • Techniques for establishing a sense of safety
  • Emotional regulation and self-soothing strategies
  • Instilling hope, motivation, and positive expectations
  • Containment and reducing the distress of traumatic images
  • Evoking self-compassion and self-care practices
  • Internal resources and strengths-based interventions
  • Empowerment techniques for trauma clients

Safely Reprocess Memories with Hypnosis

  • Hypnosis for safe memory reconsolidation
  • Five-step process for reprocessing trauma memories
  • Prevent re-traumatization during memory review
  • Techniques for fewer trauma triggers and safe memory recall
  • Imaginal rescripting for updating negative beliefs
  • Reparenting techniques that treat attachment trauma
  • Ego-states and parts work for integration and healing
  • Techniques to foster positive post-trauma identity

Ethical Considerations in Clinical Hypnosis

  • Culturally responsive approaches, adaptations and considerations
  • Staying within the scope of practice
  • State regulations and legal requirements
  • Understanding per se exclusion rules in hypnosis practice
  • Risks, limitations and contraindications

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

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