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Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy
Level One Course

Harness the power of clinical hypnosis to relieve anxiety, reduce pain, and transform traumatic memories.

An 8-week online + live course

October 5-November 30,  2022

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Calm Anxiety

Discover how hypnosis can calm the nervous system, increase positive emotional states, and empower clients so they can find inner peace.

Relieve Pain

Get evidence-based tools to relieve chronic pain and help clients feel more safe, comfortable, and secure in their bodies.

Transform Trauma

Transform traumatic memories with a 5-step memory reconsolidation protocol to clear trauma triggers and instill a positive sense of self.

A Gentler Way to Help Clients Transform Trauma

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Discover how to use clinical hypnosis to help your clients relieve anxiety, ease pain and heal the negative effects of trauma in shorter periods of time.

Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy is a positive, uplifting approach that is grounded in neuroscience and addresses the mental, emotional and physical effects of trauma by updating memory networks and learned patterns at both conscious and subconscious levels.

In this unique training program developed by Courtney Armstrong and recognized by organizations like the Veterans Administration and the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, you’ll get:

  • Over 35 instructional videos that you can view at your own pace
  • Eight weekly webinars with small group practice sessions so you gain confidence using the techniques
  • Dozens of evidence-based techniques for relieving anxiety, reducing pain, and increasing positive emotional states
  • A five-step protocol for safely reprocessing traumatic memories that uplifts and empowers clients
  • A supportive community- we limit the class to 36 clinicians and create a positive, friendly atmosphere where you can relax and have fun!

What we cover in the course:
Weekly Agenda and Course Objectives.

Week 1 objectives: Describe clinical hypnosis and summarize theories about how it works to calm anxiety, relieve pain, and elicit positive emotional states.

Week 2 objectives: Explain five basic steps for eliciting effective inductions, identify observable signs of trance, and demonstrate methods for safely reorienting your clients from hypnosis.

Week 3 objectives: Discuss methods for safely deepening hypnosis and assessing hypnotic responsiveness. Identify 9 types of trance phenomena and how they can be used therapeutically.

Week 4 objectives: Create and apply four types of hypnotic suggestions: direct, indirect, metaphorical, and post-hypnotic. and identify when to use each.

Week 5 objectives: Demonstrate evidence-based hypnotic techniques to reduce anxiety and increase feelings of calm, safety, and confidence in your clients.

Week 6 objectives: Discuss how hypnosis can alter pain perception and demonstrate evidence-based  techniques to reduce pain and increase physical comfort.

Week 7 objectives: Explain the emerging science of memory reconsolidation and demonstrate a 5-step protocol for safely reprocessing trauma memories & instilling a sense of resilience.

Week 8 objectives: Demonstrate and critique the three phases of a clinical hypnosis session. Explain ethical standards for using hypnosis clinically and how to document hypnosis interventions.

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It's not just a course, it's a practice circle!

What makes our course unique is our weekly 90-minute practice sessions where you'll gain confidence as you practice inductions in small groups with 2-3 peers and supportive coaching from Courtney.

Check out our practice agenda

Wednesdays from 1:15-3:00 p.m. ET

Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Online Course

Oct. 5: Practice rapid rapport building and demonstrate how to introduce hypnosis to your clients

Oct. 12: Apply progressive muscle relaxation and counting inductions to relieve pain and anxiety 

Oct. 19: Utilize eyes-open inductions for clients who prefer not to close their eyes

Oct. 26: Use imagery inductions that help clients access hope and self-compassion

Nov. 2: Use ideomotor based inductions that help clients release anxiety

Nov. 9: Apply hypnosis techniques for creating corrective emotional experiences

Nov. 16: Apply techniques for reconsolidating a negative memory

Nov. 23: Off for Thanksgiving Holiday 

Nov. 30: Apply hypnotic techniques for relieving pain & befriending the body

How it works: A message from Courtney

 

Why Our Course is Different

Fits with your schedule: You'll get five 20-minute instructional videos delivered each week you can watch at your own pace. No need to give up weekends or full workdays to get training.

Eight live 90-minute practice sessions: Each week you'll get to practice the techniques in small groups of 2 to 3 peers with guidance from Courtney and our supportive coaches.

Proven results: In pilot-testing this virtual course with 100 clinicians at the U. S. Veterans Administration in 2020, 95% reported the course gave them useful new tools, doubled their confidence using clinical hypnosis, and yielded positive results with clients.

Trauma-informed: We teach you how to safely adapt hypnosis for clients who've experienced trauma, so they don’t experience flashbacks or negative abreactions.

Small and supportive: We limit this course to only 36 clinicians at a time so you can feel safe, supported, and have fun while you learn!

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Check out what our clients have to say...

“This was a really well-done course, far exceeded my expectations and is in a completely different league than most trainings I attend. I looked forward to this time each week and was instantly able to apply new techniques and ideas immediately after leaving class. I loved the ‘micro-skill’ and competency-based focus of our sessions--it really led to being able to instantly improve.”

“I am used to learning new skills via in- person multiday workshops so I wasn't really sure if this online format over multiple weeks would work and it really worked well! It was especially nice to be able to do this without having to travel, especially during this time of COVID. I am really looking forward to intermediate and deepening my knowledge and skills.”

“This was the highest quality training I have ever received in 12 years at the VA. It was up to date; beautifully managed and conducted and aligned with American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) teachings. It allowed enough time to practice all the skills to competence.”

“This was one of the best trainings ever! The small groups were so valuable and the ability to practice with our colleagues very important. Lastly it was so effective to have the coaches move from small group to small group, so helpful. I am grateful for the ability to attend this training.”

Meet Courtney

COURTNEY ARMSTRONG is the founder and President of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy, which is committed to teaching healthcare professionals clinical hypnosis interventions that are evidence-based, trauma informed, and empower clients to reclaim their own inner strength, wisdom, and resilience.

Certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Courtney has studied under clinical hypnosis masters such as Bill O'Hanlon, Michael Yapko, and Jon Connelly. Known for her warm and engaging teaching style, she has trained thousands of mental health professionals nationally and internationally and has developed successful training courses for organizations such as PESI and the Veterans Health Administration.

Courtney also enjoys writing and sharing creative ideas for healing trauma. You may have read one of her articles in the Psychotherapy Networker or checked out one of her books such as Transforming Traumatic Grief (2011), The Therapeutic “Aha!” (2015), and Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience (2019).

Courtney and her work have been featured with:

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$745

Best Value

  • Over 35 instructional videos (5 released each week)
  • Eight weekly  practice sessions
  • Video demonstrations
  • Downloadable MP3’s, scripts, and worksheets
  • Access to members only community page
  • 25 CEs for mental health professionals in many states* 
  • *See the CE Accreditation Statement below for organizations who have approved CE-Classes.com to sponsor continuing education
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TWO MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$385

Two Installments

  • Over 35 instructional videos (5 released each week)
  • Video demonstrations
  • Eight weekly practice sessions
  • Downloadable MP3’s, scripts, and worksheets
  • Access to members only community page
  • 25 CEs for mental health professionals in many states*
  • *See the CE Accreditation Statement below for organizations who have approved CE-Classes.com to sponsor continuing education
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Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$745

Best value

  • Over 35 instructional videos (5 released each week)
  • Eight weekly  practice sessions
  • Video demonstrations
  • Downloadable MP3’s, scripts, and worksheets
  • Access to members only community page
  • 25 CEs for mental health professionals in many states* 
  • *See the CE Accreditation Statement below for organizations who have approved CE-Classes.com to sponsor continuing education
Register Now!

TWO MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$385

Two installments

  • Over 35 instructional videos (5 released each week)
  • Video demonstrations
  • Eight weekly practice sessions
  • Downloadable MP3’s, scripts, and worksheets
  • Access to members only community page
  • 25 CEs for mental health professionals in many states*
  • *See the CE Accreditation Statement below for organizations who have approved CE-Classes.com to sponsor continuing education.
Register Now!

CEs sponsored by CE-Classes.com

CE-Classes.com is the provider of CEs for this course. Certificates are awarded after completion of the course. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form. 

Licensed professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. See the section below for organizations who have approved CE-Classes.com to sponsor continuing education.

*CE Accreditation Statement

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid the full tuition fee, demonstrate completion of all 8-home study modules including passing all the course post-tests, attended at least 7 out of 8 live webinars in their entirety, and complete the course evaluation, in order to receive a certificate. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

This course is sponsored by CE-Classes.com, 304 Indian Trace, Suite 816, Weston, FL 33326. 

Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Psychologists
CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 25 CE hours.

Social Workers/Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit
  • This training does not offer AWSB ACE credit to social workers
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider #852, BAP- Expires 3/31/2023.
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2614
  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which CE-Classes.com is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. We recommend you contact your state's CE board directly to obtain a ruling. 

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Disclosure Statement 

Courtney Armstrong receives a royalty from W. W. Norton for sales of her books, but none of her books are required for this course. There is no known commercial support for this program or conflicts of interest for this course.

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