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
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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.
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 trauma; clear inner conflicts blocking change; apply 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.
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 the skills in small groups of 2-3 peers and supportive coaching from Courtney.
Check out our practice agenda and objectives!
Wednesdays from 1:15 - 3:00 p.m. US Eastern time
August 9: Assess attachment style tendencies using evidence-based instruments and interview skills
August 16: Create two or more hypnotic suggestions to increase a person’s sense of how to nurture, protect, and guide themselves.
August 23: Create two or more hypnotic suggestions to reduce overly critical self-talk and increase one’s capacity for self-compassion and reassuring self-talk.
August 30: Apply an ego-state hypnosis technique to explore the function of a symptom or behavior.
September 6: Practice one technique to elicit an ideosensory or ideomotor signal.
September 13: Create three hypnotic suggestions to reduce anxiety and increase self-agency.
September 20: Apply one hypnosis technique to either increase motivation to change a habit, or reduce a craving/urge.
September 27: 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 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 our courses with over 150 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!Notify me when the next course opens!
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.”
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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Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
When are the weekly webinars and practice sessions, again? And, are they required?
Do I need to take the Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy Level One Course before I can take this course?
Will I be able to use hypnosis after this workshop?
Will I be certified in clinical hypnosis after I complete this course?
Can I count this course towards annual CE's for my mental health license?
Do you provide accommodations for people with disabilities?
How long do I have to complete the course?
What about refunds and cancellations?
What if I have a grievance related to the course?
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*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
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.
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 – Provider # RCST031201
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2614
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- 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.
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.