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Doing Hypnosis: Interventions to Immediately Transform Clients with Anxiety, Trauma, Stress, Pain, Addiction & Obesity
Doing Hypnosis: Interventions to Immediately Transform Clients with Anxiety, Trauma, Stress, Pain, Addiction & Obesity


When:  Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Hypnosis can be a useful tool within psychotherapy. It allows the clinician to dissolve resistance, turn on better neuro-pathways for change, and help change occur often in a brief time frame.

This workshop teaches you how to go in and out of the hypnotic state, use suggestive language directly and indirectly, and employ a 4-step method to alter negative self-suggestions. You will experience varied hypnotic phenomena and learn helpful, powerful interventions for anxiety, stress, trauma, substance abuse, pain, sleep and weight issues.

If you are new to hypnosis, you will gain the skills you need to start adding hypnosis to your practice. Or if you are an experienced hypnotherapist, you will learn innovative methods to enhance your work. Through the process, you will gain hypnotic skills you can use for enriching your own personal development.

Bill and Carol have spent over 25 years in research, psychotherapy, neuroscience, and the practice of hypnosis. They have used hypnosis and meditation for personal growth, stress reduction, pain management, and exploration of the optimal mind. As co-directors of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston, Bill and Carol have taught hypnosis throughout the U.S. and abroad and presented at numerous major conferences on hypnosis. In addition to their work with the Erickson Institute, they are members of the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Their cutting edge book, Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation published by WW Norton in 2012 examines the neuroscientific research about how change occurs with the brain in mind.

Carol Kershaw, EDD and Bill Wade, PHD
  1. Recognize the intelligent unconscious brain pathways and how hypnosis accesses them for therapy.
  2. Explain how hypnosis changes the brain.
  3. Evaluate direct and indirect suggestions, practice each form, and learn a 4-step method to apply them therapeutically.
  4. Demonstrate how to induce and come out of a hypnotic trance.
  5. Practice key trance phenomena to deepen hypnosis using sensory, motor, time and visual alterations.
  6. Apply protocols for psychological problems to pain, anxiety, trauma, addiction, stress, sleep problems, psychosomatic disorders and eating disorders.


Carol Kershaw, Ed.D., 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) and author of The Couple’s Hypnotic Dance published by Brunner/Mazel in the U.S. and in South America in Spanish. She is an international trainer and is a frequent presenter in the states on the most cutting edge interventions based in neuroscience.


Bill Wade, Ph.D., is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist and co-director of the Milton Erickson Institute of Houston. He is co-author of Brain Change Therapy: Clinical Interventions for Self Transformation (2012 WW Norton). He is an international trainer and has taught extensively in the states on cutting edge neuroscience approaches to change. He has taught meditation and given Dharma lectures at various Buddhist temples.

Speaker Disclosures:

Speaker Disclosures: Financial: J. William Wade maintains a private practice. He receives royalties from W.W. Norton, Amazon Books and CDS. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: J. William Wade is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; American Counseling Association; and Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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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.

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