Carol Kershaw, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston and co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation (2012 WW Norton), co-author of The Worry Free Mind (Career Press) and author of The Couple’s Hypnotic Dance (Brunner/Mazel). She is board certified in Neurofeedback, a member of the American Psychological Association, and approved consultant for the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. She is an international trainer and is a frequent presenter in the states on the most cutting-edge interventions based in neuroscience and hypnosis. Carol has been featured on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC for her cutting-edge work.
Financial: Dr. Carol Kershaw has an employment relationship with Milton Erickson Institutes of Carlsbad and receives a speaking honorarium from Tatra Training Australia and Feelink.MX. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Kershaw receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Carol Kershaw is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Bill Wade, MDiv, LPC, LMFT, is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, author and international trainer. Co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston he is also a co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self-Transformation and The Worry-Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm The Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You. Bill has taught extensively in the states on neuroscience and has also taught meditation and given Dharma lectures at various Buddhist temples.
Financial: J. William Wade is a trainer with Tatra Training and the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston. He receives royalties as a published author. J. William Wade receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: J. William Wade is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the American Counseling Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the International Society of Hypnosis.
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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
- 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.
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