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Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy
Level 2 Course

Techniques for working with complex trauma, attachment issues, phobias, clearing inner conflicts, and breaking bad habits.

An 8-week online + live course

March 12-April 30, 2024

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Improve Relationship Patterns

Identify techniques to help clients resolve negative relationship experiences and develop healthy self-esteem and relationship skills.

Break Maladaptive Habits

Utilize evidence-based tools to help clients replace maladaptive habits with healthy coping tools, clear cravings, and improve impulse control.

Reduce Anxiety, Depression and Pain

Apply hypnotic strategies that can help clients break recurring cycles of anxiety, depression and pain and experience a positive sense of self.

Clinical hypnosis techniques for clients with complex trauma

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Complex trauma such as repetitive exposure to abuse, neglect, loss, or other traumatic events can take a toll on a person's nervous system and ability to build healthy relationships. This can leave a person vulnerable to anxiety, depression, pain, dissociation, and substance abuse. Fortunately, studies have shown that integrating hypnosis can enhance therapy outcomes by as much as 60-70%!

Our Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Level 2 course is an 8-week, multi-session virtual course with both live and online content to train mental health practitioners in intermediate clinical hypnosis and trauma reprocessing techniques. 

After taking this course, you will be better able to: assess your client's attachment style and identify effective strategies for repairing attachment traumaclear inner conflicts blocking changeapply techniques for managing dissociation and get more techniques for alleviating anxiety, pain, and maladaptive habits. Limitations, cultural considerations, and ethical use of  hypnosis will also be addressed.

In this unique training program developed by Courtney Armstrong, LPC that follows our Level One course you'll get: 

  • Over 30 instructional videos, audios, and transcripts 
  • Eight weekly webinars and small group practice sessions 
  • Evidence-based techniques for safely resolving attachment and complex trauma
  • Protocols for safely reprocessing managing dissociation and fragmented trauma memories 
  • A supportive community- we limit the class to 36 clinicians and create a positive, friendly atmosphere where you can relax and have fun  while you learn!

Intended audience: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists

Skill level: Intermediate and Advanced

Pre-requisite: Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Level One

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

Week 1 objectives: Describe how complex trauma can impact the brain and attachment behavior. Compare four attachment styles and identify techniques to build rapport with each.

Week 2 objectives: Apply three strategies to help clients with an anxious attachment style set boundaries, improve self-worth & reduce fears of abandonment.

Week 3 objectives: Demonstrate three strategies to help clients with avoidant-dismissive attachment improve emotional expression, cultivate compassion, and balance  needs for control in relationships.

Week 4 objectives: Demonstrate three strategies to help clients with disorganized attachment manage social anxiety, dissociative episodes, and feelings of mistrust.

Week 5 objectives: Demonstrate how to use ideomotor signals to identify and explore subconscious conflicts blocking change and safely work with trauma related amnesia or fragmented memories.

Week 6 objectives: Demonstrate how to integrate hypnosis with imaginal exposure and imagery rescripting to reduce anxiety, phobias, and nightmares.

Week 7 objectives: Demonstrate how to use hypnosis as an adjunct to treatment for trauma related chronic pain, and traumatic medical diagnoses like cancer.

Week 8 objectives: Demonstrate three strategies to help clients break maladaptive habits, clear cravings to enhance success with smoking cessation and weight management.

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

What makes our course unique is our weekly live webinar and practice sessions where you'll gain confidence as you practice the skills in small groups with supportive coaching.

Check out our practice agenda and objectives!

Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. US Eastern time

Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Online Course

3/12/24: Assess attachment style tendencies using evidence-based instruments and interview skills

3/19/24: Create two or more hypnotic suggestions to increase a person’s sense of how to nurture, protect, and guide themselves.

3/26/24:  Create two or more hypnotic suggestions to reduce overly critical self-talk and increase one’s capacity for self-compassion and reassuring self-talk.

4/2/24: Apply an ego-state hypnosis technique to explore the function of a symptom or behavior.

4/9/24: Practice one technique to elicit an ideosensory or ideomotor signal.

4/16/24: Create three hypnotic suggestions to reduce anxiety and increase self-agency.

4/23/24: Apply one hypnosis technique to either increase motivation to change a habit, or reduce a craving/urge.

4/30/24: Create three hypnotic suggestions to reduce pain and increase physical comfort.

How it works: A message from Courtney

 

Why Our Course is Different

 Fits with your schedule: You'll get five 15 to 20-minute instructional videos each week that you can watch at your own pace. No need to give up weekends or full workdays to get training.

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

 Proven results: In pilot-testing our courses with over 200 clinicians at the U. S. Veterans Administration, 95% of clinicians reported our course gave them new tools they could use right away, improved their clinical confidence, 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 inner strength, wisdom, and resilience.

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 is author of Transforming Traumatic Grief , The Therapeutic “Aha!” , and Rethinking Trauma Treatment: Attachment, Memory Reconsolidation, and Resilience.

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EARLY BIRD RATE

$795

Register on or before 2/20/24

  • 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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REGULAR RATE

$895

Register on or after 2/21/24

  • 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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EARLY BIRD RATE

$795

Register on or before 2/20/24

  • 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!

REGULAR RATE

$895

Register on or after 2/21/24

  • 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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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. 

*See the CE Accreditation Statement below for organizations who have approved CE-Classes.com to sponsor continuing education.

Licensed professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

*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 3/31/2025.
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Approval from a state licensing board for counselors, social workers, amarriage and family therapists is accepted by the OH CSWMFTB.
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2614
  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board CE-Classes.com, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0260.
  • New York Psychology Board CE-Classes.com, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211
  • 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.